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‘Tiger King’ on Netflix

In 2017, I visited Tampa’s Big Cat Rescue and had a private media tour led by Susan Bass. Bass appears in the mega-hit Netflix documentary Tiger King, which premiered to great enthusiasm earlier this month. I heard from friends that the organization run by Carole Baskin (a central and not entirely sympathetic figure in the documentary), is not positively portrayed, but I wanted to decide for myself. From my experience at the sanctuary, I believed Big Cat Rescue had its heart in the right plac...
Tags: Travel, Congress, US, Netflix, Tigers, Peta, Costa Rica, Tampa, All, Don, Goode, Cardi, Carole, Don Lewis, Baskin, Joe Exotic


Airline Industry to Get $50 Billion From the $2 Trillion Congress Stimulus Bill

America's airline industry will be getting the bailout it asked for. Congress has agreed to pass a $2 trillion stimulus bill that will help lift the economy through the disruption and turbulence caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The agreement was announced late on Tuesday evening. After partisan debate pushed the vote through the weekend,...
Tags: Travel, Congress, Advertising, America, Airline Industry, Coronavirus, Stimulus Bill


MIDEAST STOCKS-Wall St surge boosts Gulf as investors pin hopes on U.S. stimulus | Nasdaq

MIDEAST STOCKS-Wall St surge boosts Gulf as investors pin hopes on U.S. stimulus | Nasdaq:Stock markets in the Gulf rose on Wednesday, following a sharp rebound on the Wall Street as the U.S. Congress reached an agreement on a massive economic stimulus package to mitigate the economic blow from the fast-spreading coronavirus pandemic.The Senate will vote on the $2-trillion package later in the day and the House of Representatives is expected to follow suit soon after.Saudi Arabia's benchmark ind...
Tags: Travel, Congress, Saudi Arabia, Senate, House Of Representatives, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Gulf, Emirates NBD, TAS, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Al Rajhi Bank, Dar Al Arkan, First Abu Dhabi Bank, Emaar Properties EMAR DU, Emirates Telecommunications ETISALAT


Oil Finds Firmer Ground on Hopes for U.S.- #Saudi Price Detente - Bloomberg

Oil Finds Firmer Ground on Hopes for U.S.-Saudi Price Detente - Bloomberg:Crude rose for a second day after the U.S. signaled it was open to the possibility of an alliance with Saudi Arabia to stabilize prices.Futures in New York gained as much as 4.1%, after advancing 3.2% in Monday’s session. U.S. Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette said that a joint U.S.-Saudi oil alliance is one idea under consideration to steady the market after the worst crash in a generation. The market was also supported by...
Tags: Travel, New York, Congress, Saudi Arabia, Federal Reserve, U S Energy, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Dan Brouillette, U S Saudi Price Detente Bloomberg


Stock Market Today: Dow, S&P Live Updates for March 22, 2020 - Bloomberg

Stock Market Today: Dow, S&P Live Updates for March 22, 2020 - Bloomberg:U.S. equity futures tumbled at the start of trading Monday after a surge in the global death toll from the coronavirus and a failure as yet by Congress to agree on an aid plan. Crude oil slumped.S&P 500 futures dropped 5% and hit limit down after the index lost more than 4% on Friday. Asian contracts pointed lower. The dollar climbed against major peers. New Zealand’s dollar fell with the country’s bond yields after its cen...
Tags: Travel, Congress, Bloomberg, New Zealand, Treasury, Fed, Goldman Sachs Group Inc, Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis, James Bullard, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Zach Pandl, Kamakshya Trivedi


Markets are mixed in morning trading as industries adjust to the new normal

After yesterday’s news that the U.S. automakers would temporarily close their doors and the US President Donald Trump invoked the Defense Production Act to shift manufacturing capacity to meet equipment shortages, trading on the major markets was mixed investors adjust to a global slowdown in trade. Warnings regarding the current economic situation are coming fast, and are increasingly dire. Several large domestic banks are now anticipating a double-digit percentage decline in GDP for the US in ...
Tags: Travel, TC, Lyft, Europe, Congress, White House, US, SaaS, Stock Market, Donald Trump, Us Federal Reserve, Stonks, COVID-19


Hawaii governor asks tourists to stay away, restaurants, bars, libraries close, state employees to stay home, more COVID-19 news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii pool party in pre-COVID days ©2020 All Hawaii News Ige calls for tourism halt for 30 days. Gov. David Ige on Tuesday took the extraordinary step of asking all visitors planning to come to Hawaii to postpone their trips for the next 30 days and reschedule “for another date” to curb the further spread of the new coronavirus across the islands. Star-Advertiser.State Wants Tourists To Postpone Visits As Coronavirus Cases Climb to 14. Gov. David Ige said today the state is encouraging t...
Tags: Travel, Congress, California, Cdc, Washington, Hawaii, Associated Press, Kim, Big Island, Maui, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Centers for Disease Control, state Department of Education, Sarah Park, Kona


Stock Market Today: Dow, S&P Live Updates for Mar. 12, 2020 - Bloomberg

Stock Market Today: Dow, S&P Live Updates for Mar. 12, 2020 - Bloomberg:Asian stocks and U.S. equity futures extended declines, the yen climbed and bond yields slid after President Donald Trump suspended all travel from Europe and stopped short of offering a detailed U.S. economic rescue package.S&P 500 futures slumped over 2% after the index tanked almost 5% Wednesday. Trump announced a number of stimulus measures, including urging Congress to approve an undefined payroll tax relief measure, sa...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Japan, Congress, Bloomberg, Donald Trump, Trump, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Congress MP arrested for using drone over private property: Reports

Congress’s Malkajgiri MP Revanth Reddy was arrested and subsequently sent to a 14-day judicial custody for illegally using a drone to record a farmhouse allegedly owned by Telangana Chief Minister’s son K.T. Rama Rao in Janwada village, the Quint reported. Reddy has reportedly been accused of violating privacy by flying a drone over a private […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Privacy, Congress, Surveillance, Drones, Telangana, Reddy, Quint, K T Rama Rao, Malkajgiri, Revanth Reddy, Janwada


US response to the COVID-19 coronavirus moves from ‘containment’ to ‘mitigation’

In interviews across major television networks on Sunday, U.S. officials all but admitted that efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, have failed and that the country now needs to move to mitigate the effects of the continuing spread of the disease on the nation’s health and economy. “We now are seeing community spread and we’re trying to help people understand how to mitigate the impact of disease spread,” U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said on CBS’ Face the Na...
Tags: Travel, TC, South Korea, Florida, Nbc, Obama, Congress, California, Washington Post, Cdc, Stanford, White House, China, US, United States, New York Times


AHLA Urges Congress to Pass COVID-19 Supplemental Appropriations Package

The following is a statement from Chip Rogers, AHLA president and CEO, on an emergency supplemental appropriations package to address the threat of COVID-19.
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Ige seeks $7.2M for coronavirus measures, House briefing set; court rules against Maui streetlight project; Ballard pleads for gun limits, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii Gov. David Ige Gov. Ige asks lawmakers for $7.2 million to cope with coronavirus. Gov. David Ige has asked lawmakers to earmark $7.21 million for the next four months to support state efforts to cope with the threat posed by the coronavirus outbreak. Star-Advertiser.State takes proactive approach with virus, prepares for worst.  At a news conference Wednesday, Gov. David Ige and other state administrators announced they will be switching the state’s response to the global COVID-19 ...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Japan, Congress, Senate, US, Idaho, Hawaii, House, Seoul, Sam, DOE, Hitachi, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Hawaiian Airlines


Reforesting Hawaii, Kealoha allegedly assaulted in family fight, UH medical school may expand to Maui, vacation rentals to be curbed on Lanai, more news from all the Hawaiian islands

Old growth forest on the Big Island ©2020 All Hawaii News State reforestation effort hits milestone. A unique initiative partly fueled by charitable contributions has helped return a half-million native trees to deforested Hawaii ranch lands over the last decade. Star-Advertiser.Legacy Reforestation Initiative Plants a Half Million Native Trees. More than 1,200 acres of former pastureland on both O‘ahu and Hawai‘i Island have been reclaimed and returned to native forest. Big Island Now.==...
Tags: Travel, Congress, Senate, Hawaii, House, Bill, Pacific, Lanai, Big Island, Hawaiian Airlines, North Shore, Maui, Hawai, Honolulu, U S Senate, Legislature


African American heritage sites 2020

2020 is the 155th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the United States. Here’s the list of museums, memorials, and historic sites you’ve got to see this year. We pored over the websites of all the best-known African American cultural and heritage institutions to find those that are running fantastic exhibits, like the Negro Motorists Green Book at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. We also considered the legacies of luminaries and the experiences of everyday peop...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Congress, Mahershala Ali, California, US, Alabama, America, Barack Obama, United States, Washington Dc, Smithsonian, Denmark, Nashville, Omaha, Jordan


laundromats, underground libraries, and criminal charges: a library link round-up

I have so many cool stories about libraries and librarians, scattered through multiple email and social media accounts. Lucky for you, I wanted to gather them all in one place. Thanks to everyone who ever sent me one of these.* * * * *Librarians in laundromats! Community librarians are all about taking literacy to the people. In library jargon, we're trying to reach the non-users. If that sounds a bit drug-dealer-ish, it's not a bad analogy: come get a taste, then come back for more.The puns jus...
Tags: Travel, Google, Congress, Washington Post, New York City, US, San Francisco, Syria, Chicago, Austin, Idaho, Socialism, New York Times, Reddit, Ohio, Philadelphia


Travel News: February 20, 2020

AAA Reveals 2020 Five Diamond Awards, Adds New Hotels and RestaurantsTravel Pulse AAA has unveiled its 2020 Five Diamond awards, and the annual list has added six hotels and five restaurants for this year. The exclusive group features just 119 hotels and 67 restaurants across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. That’s less than 1% of the 60,000+ plus AAA Diamond establishments. Lawmakers introduce bill to soften impact of Real ID’s October deadlineTravel Weekly Ci...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Japan, Congress, Colorado, Washington Post, Norway, AAA, Department Of Transportation, News And Deals, United States Canada Mexico, Sagebiel, RestaurantsTravel Pulse AAA, AAA Diamond, Anne Sagebiel


FDA allows lab animals to be adopted

The practice of using animals for lab research is incredibly controversial, but at least now there’s a future for some of the dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, and farm animals that have been subject to experiments. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently changed its policy to allow healthy lab animals to be adopted, transferred, or retired to shelters or sanctuaries, after they have been used for research, The Hill reported. Previously, all lab animals were euthanized after they were...
Tags: Travel, Congress, Animals, United States, Maine, Adoption, Va, Fda, Nih, Susan Collins, All, Hill, The Hill, The Food and Drug Administration FDA, Lab Testing


Airlines for America urges Congress to reject new airport tax hikesAirlines for America urges Congress to reject new airport tax hikes

Fee hikes could impact jobs and air services, trade group says
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Weekly Roundup, Friday 7 February 2020

Glorious Chambord Castle in France’s Loire Valley. Come visit it with us in May. Good morning News came out on Thursday that because of New York state’s policies shielding the state records of illegal aliens from federal organizations, the Department of Homeland Security announced that no-one in New York state will now be eligible for any of their Trusted Traveler programs (the best known of which is Global Entry), and those currently enrolled will not be able to renew when their current membe...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, New York, Congress, Australia, California, Washington, Mexico, France, Scotland, Hotels, China, Berlin, Miscellaneous, US


This Week in Apps: Apple’s record quarter, dating apps under investigation, Byte launches to problems

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever with a record 204 billion downloads in 2019 and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019, according to App Annie’s recently released “State of Mobile” annual report. People are now spending 3 hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a bi...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Ios, Google, Android, Mobile, Apps, Congress, Funding, Dating Apps, App Annie, Byte, Tiktok, This Week In Apps


Losing Design Entries For the United States Capitol Building

As the heart of American political life in the District of Columbia, the “symbol of the American people and their government” known as the United States Capitol building in Washington was originally completed in the year 1800. The design of the building was chosen via a competition to design a meeting place for the Congress of the United States; and — as shown by the losing entries — the Capitol could have looked very different. In fact, George Washington was disappointed with... The post Losing...
Tags: Travel, Congress, Washington, United States, District Of Columbia, Health And Environment, George Washington, Capitol, United States Capitol, United States Capitol Building


ETW #47 Exploring the National Parks with the National Park Foundation

Learn all about the National Park Foundation & how to better enjoy the National Parks. This week we’re chatting with the National Park Foundation to learn more about their mission and work around the country. We also interview a ranger from a very special park in Texas to learn more about his work and why it’s important to preserve the hundreds of protected sites around the US. You can listen to the podcast here on this page or on any of these services: iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, S...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Congress, Washington, US, America, Weber Shandwick, National Parks, Accenture, San Antonio, National Park Service, Nps, Tom, Eric, Bucknell University, National Park Foundation


If Baba Ramdev can get Babul Supriyo a BJP ticket in 3 days, what’s the big deal over a Lingayat mutt head demanding cabinet berths for 3 Lingayat MLAs?

  The most touching aspect of a Lingayat mutt head publicly “threatening” Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa to include Lingayat MLAs in his cabinet, failing which he would incur the wrath of the entire Lingayat community, is the faux outrage—first from Yediyurappa himself on stage, and then from the outside world. On social media there has been a welter of criticism at the audacity of the swami to upbraid an elected politician—and grudging appreciation of Yediyurappa’s angry comeback...
Tags: Travel, Supreme Court, Congress, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, Caa, EC, Hinduism, Ahmedabad, Rss, Karnataka, Modi, Rakesh, Saraswati, South India


At the latest science “circus”, Narendra Modi’s yoga consultant urges scientists to study the influence of “external forces” on man

The Nobel Prize-winning scientist of Indian origin Venkatraman Ramakrishnan rightly dubbed the Indian Science Congress a “circus” after he had to sit and watch an audience applaud Narendra Modi‘s mantra of five “E’s” in Mysore three years ago. Pseudo-science dressed up in ideology is in great demand at these gabfests of sycophancy, and at previous editions of the “circus”, all manner of claims have been made by jokers in all seriousness, and gone mostly unchallenged by the devout. # In 2014, Mod...
Tags: Travel, Congress, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, Nasa, Yoga, New York Times, Stephen Hawking, Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Union, Bangalore, Freud, Modi


Exclusive: Manish Tewari to replace S. Jothi Mani in the Joint Parliamentary Committee on PDP Bill

You are reading it here first: Congress Lok Sabha MP S. Jothi Mani has submitted her resignation from the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, Mani told MediaNama. She will be replaced by Congress MP Manish Tewari, she said. Mani’s resignation was not a party decision, but a personal one, owing […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Congress, Bill, PDP, Manish Tewari, Congress Lok Sabha, Mani, Personal Data Protection Bill, Joint Parliamentary Committee, Personal Data Protection Bill 2019, Jothi Mani


Where to travel in 2020

The 25 places you need to travel in 2020 Photo: Scott Sporleder W e are now at the dawn of a new decade. And though today might not feel much different than yesterday, for some reason years that end in zero always make us think a little harder about what the future will hold. Some think about marriage and children. Others wonder about their career paths. But nearly all of us wonder where the next 10 years will take us around this beaut...
Tags: All, 2020, 2020 Destinations, 2020 Travel, 2020 Travel Guide, Where To Travel In 2020


Hawaii population slips in latest estimate, auditor suspends OHA audit, most mental patients used meth, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Food court at Ala Moana Center ©2019 All Hawaii News State's Continuing Population Decline Raising More Concerns About Economic Impacts. A new report from the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism highlights the migration of residents during a five-year period using data from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey. Hawaii Public Radio.Amid ongoing cost of living woes, Hawaii’s population shrinks for third year. New Census estimates show that Hawaii’s populat...
Tags: Travel, Congress, Hawaii, Pahoa, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, State, Honolulu, Hawaii County, National Transportation Safety Board, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now, U S Census Bureau, Maui News


Abercrombie calls for Tulsi Gabbard's resignation, more doctors leave the state, Case wants changes to Jones Act, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Matson container ship off Oahu ©2019 All Hawaii News Case Calls For Changes To Jones Act But There's Already Opposition. Hawaii Congressman Ed Case wants amendments to the Jones Act, the maritime shipping law that requires only American-owned and built ships transport cargo between the U.S mainland and Hawaii as well as other American territories and states. Hawaii Public Radio.Rep. Case Wants To Reform The Jones Act. The purpose, he says, is to bring down the costs of shipped goods in Ha...
Tags: Travel, Congress, Navy, Senate, Virginia, India, United States, Hawaii, Arizona, Donald Trump, Pacific Ocean, Pearl Harbor, Maui, West Hawaii, Oahu, Abercrombie


TikTok’s national security scrutiny tightens as U.S. Navy reportedly bans popular social app

TikTok may be the fastest-growing social network in the history of the internet, but it is also quickly becoming the fastest-growing security threat and thorn in the side of U.S. China hawks. The latest, according to a notice published by the U.S. Navy this past week and reported on by Reuters and the South China Morning Post, is that TikTok will no longer be allowed to be installed on service members’ devices, or they may face expulsion from the military service’s intranet. It’s just the latest...
Tags: Travel, Google, Social, Startups, Apps, Asia, Shutterstock, Congress, Government, China, Policy, Missouri, Nba, Pacific, Grindr, Sequoia


Bill introduced to end draft registration

Yesterday, just before Congress recessed until the new year, U.S. Representatives Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Rodney Davis (R-IL) introduced H.R. 5492, a bill "To repeal the Military Selective Service Act, and thereby terminate the registration requirements of such Act and eliminate ... the Selective Service System." This bill is the most comprehensive anti-draft proposal introduced in Congress since the reinstatement of Selective Service registration in 1980. H.R. 5492 (text of bill) would...
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