Honolulu TSA worker tests positive for COVID-19, state mulls inter-island quarantine, some make masks, others buy guns, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Honolulu TSA workers ©2020 All Hawaii News TSA worker in Hawaii tests positive for COVID-19. A Transportation Security Administration worker at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport has tested positive for COVID-19. KITV4.Hawaii Interisland Travel Restrictions Next. Now that a 14-day self-quarantine is in effect for all arrivals to the State of Hawaiʻi, officials are going ahead with restrictions on interisland travel, too. Big Island Video News.Hawaii Updates: Case Total Now At 175;...
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#Dubai Property Prices, Middle East Coronaviru News: Latest Update - Bloomberg

Dubai Property Prices, Middle East Coronaviru News: Latest Update - Bloomberg: Residential properties stand in the Al Satwa area of Dubai.   Photographer: Christopher Pike/Bloomberg The widening coronavirus pandemic could see Dubai property prices falling to levels last seen 10 years ago, according to S&P Global Ratings.“We believe real estate prices are approaching levels seen at the bottom of the last cycle in 2010, and are even lower on an inflation-adjusted basis an...
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Taking Your Tea On The Road With You

Freelance contribution by: Lucy Wyndham Recycling in America is up by an impressive 35%, and this includes the paper cups that you get in most stores that serve drinks. Customers are becoming more aware of the amount of waste that they are responsible for. Rather than taking away disposable drinks cups, they are looking for alternative ways of transporting their tea. From travel mugs to Thermos flasks, you can always have a delicious brew, no matter where you are.  Trave...
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Getty museum home art challenge

The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles wants you to remain inspired by art even during your time in self-isolation. So, on March 25, the museum sent out a tweet asking individuals to recreate their favorite works of art using everyday household items. And people have stepped up to the challenge. We challenge you to recreate a work of art with objects (and people) in your home. 🥇 Choose your favorite artwork🥈 Find three things lying around your house⠀🥉 Recreate the artwork with those items...
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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 ...
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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...
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Qarnot raises $6.5 million for its computer servers that heat buildings

French startup Qarnot has raised a $6.5 million (€6 million) funding round. The company manufactures heaters and boilers with a special trick — they pack computers as computers tend to generate a lot of heat. Qarnot then lets companies leverage that computing power by running tasks on those unusual servers. Banque des Territoires, Caisse des Dépôts, Engie Rassembleur d'Énergies, A/O PropTech and Groupe Casino are participating in today’s funding round. When you design a data center, you t...
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Ritesh Agarwal, Founder & Group CEO, OYO to Forego 100% of His Annual Salary, and the Executive Leadership Team to Take Voluntary Salary Cuts

COVID-19 has impacted the global hospitality industry significantly with occupancies of various hotel chains being affected drastically. In this unprecedented and difficult period, Ritesh Agarwal, the Founder & Group CEO, OYO Hotels & Homes, has decided to forego 100% of his salary for the rest of the year. The company's entire executive leadership team has taken a voluntary pay cut starting at 25%, with many opting for an additional uncapped amount, and some going up to 50% to enable bui...
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Public workers seek hazard pay, 2nd COVID-19 victim dies, Supreme Court balks at mass inmate release, masks urged for Honolulu residents, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii roadwork ©2020 All Hawaii News Hawaii Public Workers Want Hazard Pay During Coronavirus Pandemic. Public sector leaders are also criticizing Gov. David Ige for what they see as shoddy communication and coordination during the crisis. Civil Beat.Lawmakers push for ‘shovel-ready’ projects to give economy badly needed lift. Lawmakers have made public a long list of state construction projects worth $1.57 billion that state departments believe are “shovel ready” so that construction ...
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Hawaii's first confirmed COVID-19 death, inter-island quarantine begins, unknown number of idle state employees collect paychecks, may forego raises as economy tanks, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii beach scene in happier times ©2020 All Hawaii News New study makes dire predictions about human toll of coronavirus in Hawaii. A new study is issuing dire predictions about the death toll in the islands from coronavirus, but the governor said the projections don’t take into account Hawaii’s 14-day mandatory quarantine for all visitors and returning residents, which went into effect last week. Hawaii News Now.=====State sees first death. An older Oahu man recently hospitalized with ...
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How Travel Brands Are Approaching TV Advertising Now

While some travel sectors such as airlines have virtually eliminated U.S. national TV advertising because of the coronavirus pandemic, there are some companies that are outliers in that they quickly pivoted their spots, or keep running the routine ads at the risk of brand damage.
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List of fines for coronavirus lockdown violations in Dubai

Dubai is going through a phase to impose precaution and prevention measures against the deadly Coronavirus. To make sure the residents take these measures seriously, which are totally for their benefit, the government has implemented a set of fines against violations these measures. List of fines for CoronaVirus lockdown violations in Dubai: • Dh50,000 fine […] The post List of fines for coronavirus lockdown violations in Dubai appeared first on Dubai Expat Blog.
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Covid-19: How The Hospitality Industry Can Find A Way Through | By Gareth Ogden

The hospitality industry has been one of the sectors most badly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Across the UK, all pubs, bars and restaurants have had to close their doors and shut up shop, in order to abide by the unprecedented measures ordered by the Government.
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Coronavirus, Work Flexibility, and Mindsets: How do you Like Working From Home Now? | By Sowon Kim & Valentine Lunel

The Covid-19 crisis has thrown SMEs, which account for 99% of companies in Switzerland, into a state of emergency. In response, the Swiss government released a Covid-19 Credit of CHF 20 billion for SMEs: up to CHF 500,000 per company with 0% interest rate. The pandemic has also accelerated digitalization (F&B delivery services, well-being goes digital), compelled people to make donations(Swiss Solidarity's "Coronavirus Campaign", Roger Federer's CHF 1 million pledge for the country's most...
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Is Your Business Hard-Wired for Panic or Innovation? | James Houran and Keith Kefgen | By James Houran

The COVID-19 pandemic has now become the most disruptive event in our lifetime. Understandably, virtually all organizations are bogged down in "immediate" decision-making. It is all tactical right now, because there is no place to run and no place to hide; there is no safe haven. But once the immediate circumstances settle, will your organization be hard-wired for panic or innovation?
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“Print media is in a deep mess. The time has come for every business to press ‘reset’”: newspapers and magazines in India are suddenly gasping for breath as #CoronaVirus strikes multiple blows

*** In 1988, Andrew Grove, the founder and former CEO of the American chip-manufacturing giant Intel, wrote a book titled Only the Paranoid Survive, in which he floated the concept of the “strategic inflection point”. “A strategic inflection point is a time in the life of a business when its fundamentals are about to change. That change can mean an opportunity to rise to new heights. But it may just as likely signal the beginning of the end.” Shorn of the jargon, a strategic inflection point is ...
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Flower Power

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U.S. hotel RevPAR forecasted to drop 50.6% for 2020

Due to the impact from the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. hotel industry is projected to report a 50.6% decline in revenue per available room (RevPAR) in 2020, according to a special forecast revision from STR and Tourism Economics.
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NHS and Frontline Medical Staff Get Free Places to Stay on Airbnb

Hosts on Airbnb are offering NHS and other frontline medical staff free places to stay while they carry out their critical work, and Airbnb is waiving all fees for the stays. Hosts across the UK can opt into the programme and offer an entire home property through Airbnb's Open Homes platform, created in 2012 to meet the needs of people requiring emergency housing.
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European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #SaudiArabia #Qatar

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg:Updated stock indexes in Europe, Middle East & Africa. Get an overview of major indexes, current values and stock market data in Europe, UK, Germany, Russia & more. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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Jim Fruchterman raises $1.7M for Tech Matters, a new effort to help nonprofits do tech better

Social entrepreneurship pioneer Jim Fruchterman has launched a new nonprofit, Tech Matters , with $1.7 million in backing from corporate and foundation sources, including Twilio, Okta, Working Capital, Facebook and Schmidt Futures. Tech Matters is Fruchterman’s new vehicle to address what he sees as a crippling weakness in the social good sector: the failure to use technology the way technologically savvy for-profits do.  “The social change sector has huge problems and is 10-20 years beh...
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Best cannabis dispensaries LA

When you think about a visit to Los Angeles, top attractions like the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the La Brea Tar Pits likely come to mind. But more and more tourists are heading to LA to enjoy its ever-expanding selection of marijuana dispensaries since recreational sales started in early 2018. Whether it’s your first time visiting a dispensary or you’re a high-end connoisseur, the City of Angels won’t disappoint. (Though if you’re a first timer, be sure to know the basics before walking in....
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Kalsarikännit, drinking in underwear

Winters are brutal in Finland. The warmest month in the south of Finland, July, only gets between 55 and 63 degrees Fahrenheit, while the coldest, February, averages between minus 7 and 26 degrees Fahrenheit. The north has two-month-long sunless winters, while the south sees only around six hours of daylight. It’s the type of weather that will make you seriously consider staying inside rather than going out with your friends, social distancing guidelines or not. So perhaps it’s not surprisin...
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HFTP Presents “Best of HFTP” with Co-Located Events in October 2020, Including HITEC San Antonio, HFTP Annual Convention, Club Forum and Entrepreneur 20X

In response to the guidance for slowing the spread of Covid-19, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) restructured its 2020 event calendar, moving early 2020 events to the second half of the year, and co-locating them for one eventful week. First it rescheduled the North American Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®) to October 26-29, 2020, originally set to take place in June. Next, the association relocated its Annual Convention, which w...
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UNWTO Launches A Call For Action For Tourism’s COVID-19 Mitigation And Recovery

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released a set of recommendations calling for urgent and strong support to help the global tourism sector not only recover from the unprecedented challenge of COVID-19 but to 'grow back better'. The Recommendations are the first output of the Global Tourism Crisis Committee, established by UNWTO with high-level representatives from across the tourism sector and from within the wider United Nations system.
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Virtual Visits to Italy’s Museums and UNESCO Sites

Many Italian museums and galleries have made it easier to take virtual visits of their works of art and historical relics.The post Virtual Visits to Italy’s Museums and UNESCO Sites appeared first on Italofile.
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Indoor adventure Instagram trend

Visiting the great outdoors during a lockdown might not be impossible, but it’s certainly more complicated. Many parks and trails are closed, and we’re highly discouraged from adventuring too far from home on trails that may attract too many people. As the weather warms, sitting indoors will get tougher and tougher as we crave an outdoor experience. One outdoor Instagram influencer is proposing a solution: indoor adventures. Erin Sullivan is creating the #OurGreatIndoors challenge, inviting f...
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Expo 2020 Dubai organisers seek one-year delay due to coronavirus

Expo 2020 Dubai, slated to begin in October this year, is likely to be delayed by one year due to the coronavirus situation.
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Rebooting and revaluing the global Hospitality Industry - Hospitality Unsettled Podcast

In addition to questions such as: How can we, as a future leader, imagine and create a new and improved future hospitality industry? And why it's necessary now with Covid-19 to ask the crucial but difficult questions?
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STR: Preliminary Caribbean Hotel Results For Week Ending 28 March

The Caribbean hotel industry experienced its steepest year-over-year declines yet in the three key performance metrics during the week of 22-28 March 2020, according to preliminary data from STR.
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