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#Saudi ends lower on weak oil, others gain on UK vaccine nod | Reuters

Saudi ends lower on weak oil, others gain on UK vaccine nod | Reuters Saudi shares retreated for a second straight session on Wednesday, tracking weaker oil prices, while some markets cheered Britain’s approval of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, which raised hopes of a faster-than-expected global economic recovery.Britain became the West’s first country to formally endorse a jab it said should reach the most vulnerable people early next week.However, oil prices slipped as the market awaited a pact fr...
Tags: Travel, UK, Opec, Qatar, West, Britain, United States, Dubai, Pfizer, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Kuwait, Reuters, Riyad Bank, Qatar National Bank, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


#Saudi shares ease, other markets gain after UK's Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine approval | Reuters

Saudi shares ease, other markets gain after UK's Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine approval | Reuters Saudi shares edged down on Wednesday, tracking lower oil, while other Gulf markets were buoyed by encouraging news in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic as Britain became the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine rollout.Britain said the vaccine developed by Pfizer and partner BioNTech will be rolled out from early next week, a boost for investors worldwide.Oil prices exte...
Tags: Travel, UK, Saudi Arabia, Opec, Qatar, Britain, United States, Dubai, Pfizer, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Kuwait, Gulf, Reuters, Index, Saudi Aramco


Oil prices slip but traders cheer vaccine approval | Reuters

Oil prices slip but traders cheer vaccine approval | Reuters Oil prices fell early on Wednesday but later pared some of the losses on news that Britain has become the first country in the world to approve a vaccine for use and that it will be rolled out from early next week.Prices had been hit earlier by a surprise build in oil inventories in the United States and as OPEC and its allies left markets in limbo by delaying a formal meeting to decide whether to increase output in January.Brent crude...
Tags: Travel, Opec, Britain, United States, Reuters, Reuters Oil, American Petroleum Institute, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Petroleum Exporting Countries OPEC Russia


Facebook’s Oversight Board announces first batch of cases, will consider matters of hate speech, nudity

Facebook’s Oversight Board, an independent body that reviews moderation decisions by the social media giant, has chosen six cases concerning hate speech by politicians, nudity, politico-religious speech, and “dangerous organisations”, as the first batch of cases it will review in the coming days. None of these cases concern India directly. The OSB was first proposed in November 2018, in response to several years of criticism faced by Facebook over its unsatisfactory content moderation activity. ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, France, China, Germany, India, US, United States, Malaysia, Brazil, Nazi, Hate Speech, Misinformation, Baku Azerbaijan


U.S. shopping app downloads on Black Friday reached a record 2.8M installs

Many U.S. consumers spent this year’s Black Friday sales event shopping from home on mobile devices. That led to first-time installs of mobile shopping apps in the U.S. to break a new record for single-day installs on Black Friday 2020, according . The firm estimates that U.S. consumers downloaded approximately 2.8 million shopping apps on November 27th — a figure that’s up by nearly 8% over last year. However, this number doesn’t necessarily represent faster growth than in 2019, which also saw...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, Cyber Monday, Black Friday, Google Play, Mobile, Ecommerce, Apps, Business, Shopping, Marketing, Nike, Walmart, E-commerce, Online Shopping


China’s Chang’e-5 lunar lander successfully lands on the Moon

Chinese state news agencies are reporting a successful landing of the Chang’e-5 lunar robotic lander, which will seek to return lunar rock samples back to Earth. The launch took off on November 23, and attained lunar orbit on November 28. It launched the lander vehicle on November 30, and the reports today from the China National Space Administration (CNSA) says that at shortly after 10 AM EST it achieved its goal of touching down on the Moon’s surface intact. China’s Chang’e-5 mission will b...
Tags: Travel, TC, Space, Science, China, Nasa, Earth, United States, Moon, Lockheed Martin, Robotics, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Spacecraft, Soviet Union, Chang


The Asia Pacific Construction Pipeline, excluding China, remains steady year-over-year

According to the recent Asia Pacific, excluding China, Hotel Construction Pipeline Trend Report from Lodging Econometrics (LE), Asia Pacific's total construction pipeline, excluding China, remained steady year-over-year (YOY) to end the third quarter of 2020 at 1,820 projects/385,194 rooms, up 2% by projects and down slightly by 1% by rooms YOY. While coronavirus cases surge again across Europe and the United States, the Asia Pacific region has been one of the few regions of the world to ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, China, United States, Asia Pacific, COVID


Facebook to pay news publishers in UK for content from 2021

Facebook will launch its curated news platform, Facebook News, in the United Kingdom in January 2021. The social media giant announced on Monday that it will begin paying news publishers in the UK for featuring content — that is not already on the platform — in a dedicated news tab in the Facebook app. The company said some of UK’s biggest news publishers such as Conde Nast, The Economist, Guardian Media Group and so on will feature on Facebook News. “We expect many more partners to join prior t...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, UK, News, Australia, France, Germany, US, United States, United Kingdom, Antitrust, Conde Nast, Google Facebook, Facebook News, Interestingly Facebook


Japanese companies to help India with 5G wireless tech, submarine fiber optic: Report

Japanese companies will support the introduction of 5G wireless networks, submarine fiber-optic cables and other technologies in India, the country’s officials told Nikkei Asia. The two countries, as reported earlier, are set to work closely on developing 5G and future technologies to counter China’s dominance in telecommunications. Officials told the publication that Ravi Shankar Prasad, India’s IT minister, and Ryota Takeda, his Japanese counterpart, will sign a memorandum of understanding (Mo...
Tags: Travel, Japan, News, Sweden, Australia, China, India, Israel, Narendra Modi, US, NEC, United States, United Kingdom, Rakuten, Huawei, Airtel


The best Cyber Monday 2020 travel deals for domestic getaways — with flexible booking dates through the end of 2021 and beyond

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Getty Images/Yumi mini Due to COVID-19, the travel industry has been upended and the landscape continues to shift.Hotels, booking sites, and tour operators are still offering significant savings for Cyber Monday 2020 and Travel Tuesday 2020 (December 1). However, with the ongoing pandemic, many people aren't sure if travel is safe right now, or when they will be ...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Cyber Monday, Florida, New York, Budget, California, Cdc, New York City, US, Trends, United States, Alaska, Avis, Marriott, Seaworld


The road to smart city infrastructure starts with research

Dominik Schiener Contributor Dominik Schiener is co-Founder and Chairman of the IOTA Foundation. He has been in the blockchain space since 2011, with several startups in Switzerland, UK and Germany. His primary focus is how to improve physical infrastructure with digital infrastructure such as DLT and AI. Mathew Yarger Contributor Mathew is Head of Mobility and Automotive at the IOTA Foundation, where he develops strat...
Tags: Travel, TC, Transportation, Mobile, Column, Smart City, Germany, Singapore, Policy, United States, Urban Planning, Smart Cities, Blockchain, Mathew, DLT, Urban Infrastructure


UK bans installation of new Huawei equipment in 5G networks from September 2021: Reports

Telecom providers in the United Kingdom will have to stop installing Huawei equipment for 5G network infrastructure from September 2021. Oliver Dowden, the country’s Digital Secretary, called for the “complete removal of high-risk vendors” from UK’s 5G networks, reported The Guardian and BBC News. The government also unveiled a “5G Supply Chain Diversification Strategy” that hopes to ensure UK is “never again dependent on a small number of suppliers.” Dowden’s announcement comes a day ahead of t...
Tags: Travel, Japan, UK, News, Sweden, Australia, India, Nokia, US, BBC News, United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Boris Johnson, Huawei, Ericsson


Google-FitBit deal should go forward only with human rights due diligence, safeguards: Amnesty to EU

Global human rights NGO Amnesty International the European Commission to block Google’s acquisition of wearables company FitBit, unless it integrates meaningful safeguards. The letter comes as the Commission’s investigation into the deal for competition concerns is expected to close in early December.  addressed to the Commission’s competition policy chief Margrethe Vestager, the NGO said that the European Commission must ensure that the merger does not “proceed unless the two business en...
Tags: Travel, Health, Google, Facebook, News, Eu, European Union, United States, Commission, European Commission, Amnesty International, Fitbit, NGO, Ftc, Margrethe Vestager, Amnesty


Govt invites proposals for design, manufacture of 10 lakh NavIC chips

The Indian government has invited proposals for the manufacture of receiver chips that have GPS and NavIC, in an attempt to improve the overall signal availability of positioning systems, and increase the use of the indigenous positioning system. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) has floated a request for proposal (RFP) for the manufacture of 10 lakh receiver chips. The government hopes to use the NavIC-integrated receivers for areas such as navigation on land, air a...
Tags: Travel, Google, News, Russia, India, US, United States, Xiaomi, Gps, RFP, Qualcomm, ISRO, Kargil, Indian Space Research Organisation ISRO, Delhi HC, IRNSS


UK to set up new Big Tech regulator to address Google, Facebook dominance

The United Kingdom (UK) government will set up a new body exclusively for the purpose of regulating Big Tech companies. The country’s competition regulator Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) new dedicated Digital Markets Unit (DMU) will enforce a new statutory code to ensure “acceptable behaviour” by technology companies such as Google and Facebook. It will begin operating from April 2021. The new code, the UK government claims, will support the sustainability of the news publishing indus...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Japan, UK, News, Microsoft, US, Eu, European Union, Competition, United States, United Kingdom, Antitrust, Biden, Competition And Markets Authority


US Intelligence Chief warns of China’s dominance in crypto-currencies: Report

The United States’ Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe warned of China’s growing influence in the crypto-currency universe in a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Washington Examiner reported. Ratcliffe, in his letter, says that more than half the world’s crypto-currency mining operations take place in China and that China’s own Central Bank-backed Digital Currency (CBDCs) would make it tough for US-based companies to compete. The report says that Ratcliffe ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, News, China, India, US, Bitcoin, United States, Deutsche Bank, SEC, Cryptocurrencies, Ethereum, Bis, Bahamas, Digital Currency, Central Bank


Despite Calls To Stay Home For Thanksgiving, US Air Travel Sets Pandemic-Era Record

(CNN/CBS13) — The number of travelers passing through airport security checkpoints in the United States reached its highest level since mid-March on Wednesday despite urging from federal health officials for Americans to spend Thanksgiving at home. In a pandemic-era record, more than 1 million people passed through security at America’s airports on the day before Thanksgiving. That number is just 40% of last year’s passenger volume on the same day when 2,602,631 people were screened. The US Cent...
Tags: Travel, Business, News, Thanksgiving, US, America, Cnn, United States, Tsa, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Johns Hopkins University, Airlines for America, Cable News Network Inc, WarnerMedia Company, Coronavirus, Stay Home For Thanksgiving US Air Travel


France to levy digital service tax on tech giants: Report

The French government is planning to re-introduce a digital service tax (DST) on big tech companies from this year onward, reported Reuters. Though the policy to impose a 3% tax on revenue from digital services was introduced by the French government last year, tax collections were suspended as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) had begun negotiating an overhaul of the global tax system. However, in a conversation with journalists on Wednesday, French Finance Minist...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Facebook, Europe, News, France, India, US, Bloomberg, European Union, Czech Republic, United States, United Kingdom, WTO, OECD, Financial Times


Thanksgiving Day

Today is Thanksgiving in the United States. It's a national holiday, second only to Independence Day as far as secular national days go. The traditional meal is stuffed turkey. The traditional sport is sitting on the couch watching (American) football on television. The traditional w(h)ine is, "I can't believe I ate the whole thing." LOL. Some birds flying south between the contrails. Ken and I will roast our traditional leg of lamb and maybe watch some tennis or CNN or Dr. House on television...
Tags: Travel, Holidays, Cnn, United States, Wildlife, Ken, WCS


13% of travelers to Hawaii test positive for COVID-19, Kauai seeks to opt out of Safe Travels program, Honolulu limits Thanksgiving parties to 5 people, unemployment tax expected to triple, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Travelers get screened at Honolulu airport PC:state of HawaiiTravelers testing positive up fourfold in November. Travel-related COVID-19 cases in Hawaii have more than quadrupled since the state began allowing nonessential travel in October, according to new data released by the state Department of Health. State health officials said Tuesday that 13% of travelers to Hawaii tested positive for COVID-19 in November, up from 3% in October, even though the total number of COVID-19 cases in g...
Tags: Travel, US, United States, Hawaii, Airbnb, Pacific, Expedia, Vrbo, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, State, Adams, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands


The best Black Friday 2020 travel deals for domestic getaways — with flexible booking dates through the end of 2021 and beyond

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Getty Images/Yumi mini Due to COVID-19, the travel industry has been upended throughout 2020.Hotels and booking sites are still offering significant savings for Black Friday 2020, Cyber Monday 2020, and Travel Tuesday 2020 (December 1). However, with the pandemic continuing, many people aren't sure if travel is safe right now, or when they will be able to safely ...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Black Friday, Florida, New York, Budget, California, Cdc, New York City, US, Trends, United States, Avis, Marriott, Richard Branson, East Coast


MIDEAST STOCKS-Major Gulf shares extend gains on upbeat global outlook | Nasdaq

Major Gulf markets rallied on Wednesday as investors cheered the prospects of a faster-than-expected global economic recovery, driven mainly by encouraging news on the COVID-19 vaccine development front.Financial markets worldwide have gained in the past couple of weeks as U.S. drugmakers Pfizer Inc PFE.N and Moderna Inc MRNA.O as well as British firm AstraZeneca AZN.L released positive data on the effectiveness of their vaccine candidates.Aiding sentiment, the uncertainty over presidential tran...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Joe Biden, United States, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Donald Trump, Gulf, Adi, Tasi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Industries Qatar, QSI, National Commercial Bank, Al Rajhi Bank, Pfizer Inc PFE N


Mubadala seeks Israeli partners on technology investment | Reuters

Mubadala seeks Israeli partners on technology investment | Reuters Abu Dhabi state investor Mubadala Investment Co plans to identify potential fund partners in Israel and find high-growth companies to co-invest in, the head of its ventures unit said on Wednesday.“There will be interesting opportunities with joint funds or joint ventures, but we are still early on in evaluating this,” Ibrahim Ajami told a financial technology conference in Abu Dhabi.He said Mubadala has co-invested with Israeli i...
Tags: Travel, Europe, China, India, Israel, United States, Middle East, Silicon Valley, Abu Dhabi, Uae, Reuters, United Arab Emirates UAE, Reuters Abu Dhabi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Mubadala, Mubadala Investment Co


MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf markets rally on upbeat global economic outlook | Nasdaq

MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf markets rally on upbeat global economic outlook | Nasdaq Most major Gulf markets extended gains on Wednesday as investors cheered prospects of a faster-than-expected global economic recovery, driven mainly by encouraging news on the COVID-19 vaccine development front.Financial markets worldwide have gained in the past couple of weeks as U.S. drugmakers Pfizer Inc PFE.N and Moderna Inc MRNA.O and British firm AstraZeneca AZN.L released positive data on the effectiveness of the...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Joe Biden, United States, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Donald Trump, Gulf, Saudi Basic Industries Corp, Tasi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, QSI, National Commercial Bank, First Abu Dhabi Bank, Pfizer Inc PFE N, Moderna Inc


Nearly the same amount of planes are in the air above North America ahead of Thanksgiving this year compared to last year. Here's what that looks like.

An Alaska Airlines Airbus A320. Angel DiBilio.Shutterstock.com Millions of people are flying ahead of Thanksgiving this week, and Flightradar24, a live air travel tracker, shows what that looks like.  Although the airlines are seeing their busiest stretch yet since March, air travel is still at a fraction of last year's levels.  The US Centers for Disease Control is advising that people avoid Thanksgiving travel to protect themselves and others from COVID-19.  Visit Business Insider's home...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Cdc, US, Trends, United States, Tsa, Airlines, North America, Holiday Travel, Transportation Security Administration, US Centers for Disease Control, COVID-19, Tim Levin, BITranspo


IT Ministry bans another 43 apps, leading to a total of 267 banned apps since June

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) has blocked another set of mobile applications, taking the total number of mobile apps blocked by the government to 267 as of date. The 43 apps banned on Tuesday include apps from the Alibaba universe, Snack Video, CamCard and others. “This action was taken based on the inputs regarding these apps for engaging in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public ord...
Tags: Travel, Asia, News, China, India, Softbank, United States, Alibaba, Nikhil Pahwa, MeitY, PUBG, IT Ministry, Ministry Of Information and Boradcasting, App Ban, TikTok Shein Clash of Kings Shareit, Digital Economy Policy Research


Recycling robotics company AMP Robotics could raise up to $70 million sources say

AMP Robotics, the recycling robotics technology developer backed by investors including Sequoia Capital and Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners, is close to closing on as much as $70 million in new financing, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the company’s plans. The new financing speaks to AMP Robotics’ continued success in pilot projects and with new partnerships that are exponentially expanding the company’s deployments. Earlier this month the company announced a new deal that repr...
Tags: Travel, TC, Asia, Europe, Florida, New York, Texas, Minnesota, Colorado, California, China, Virginia, Toronto, Articles, Spain, Materials


what i'm reading: beaten down, worked up: the past, present, and future of american labor

Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor by Steven Greenhouse is exactly what the subtitle says: a history and analysis of the rise, decline, and re-emergence of the labour movement in the United States. Although the context is American, the lessons in the stories easily apply to Canada, and perhaps globally, to labour movements everywhere. Greenhouse covered labour issues for The New York Times for more than 30 years. It's obvious that the research for Beaten D...
Tags: Travel, Florida, New York, Activism, Obama, Mexico, Kaiser Permanente, White House, US, America, Los Angeles, History, Earth, Chicago, Canada, United States


Southwest just announced 12 new routes to leisure destinations like Hawaii and Mexico as it prepares to fly the Boeing 737 Max again — here's the full list

Southwest Airlines will launch 12 new routes in 2021. Carlos Yudica / Shutterstock.com Southwest Airlines is expanding with 12 new leisure routes across the United States and Mexico.  Savannah, Georgia and Sarasota, Florida are the focus of the expansion, with nine new routes to those cities. Hawaii and Mexico will see three new routes as Americans seek vacations in tropical locales. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Southwest Airlines is continuing a nationwide expansion...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, California, Mexico, Planes, Trends, Chicago, Flying, United States, Hawaii, George Bush, Long Beach, Nashville, John Wayne


Guest Post: Linda Morrison

  I am a finder, and maker. I am a 67-year-old woman,  I am lucky  I am happy And I found my tribe.     I hate to travel, but the opportunity to spend a week roaming around Provence  with Corey as a guide seemed like a worthwhile endeavor.   Corey took us to a small market in her village,   while the others in the group shopped and wandered,   I watched as the vendors did a dance that was familiar to me.   I loved being a street vendor,        For many years I sold at a weekly flea market in ...
Tags: Travel, France, United States, Seattle, Provence, Joe, Corey, Linda, Spokane Washington, Tacoma Washington, Elsie de Wolfe, French la Vie, Linda Morrison, Luluz, Frona, Facebook Linda



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