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simple but amazing experiences healing dogs from past trauma

Cookie recently had a fear reaction, and we're working on desensitization. I thought I would share our experience with changing fearful behaviour.  Diego Not long after we adopted Diego, we learned he had an extreme fear reaction to anything involving his ears. Neither Allan nor I can remember exactly how we learned this, whether he growled at the vet during an exam, or something else. But I distinctly remember that, when he saw a Q-tip in my hand, Diego showed his teeth for a split-secon...
Tags: Travel, Dogs, Ptsd, Allan, Cookie, Diego, Buster, NP, Laura K, Cookie Cookie, Hopefully Cookie, New Person, Buster s head Buster

Finding Home

Our friends Rodger and Arnelle have generously offered their home away from home to us for a holiday shortly after we arrived we took an impromptu nap that lasted two hours! The warm breeze passing through the wisteria, the lullaby’s silence, the sturdy stone walls gave haven and we took advantage of its gift.                   [Author: French la Vie]
Tags: Travel, Rodger, Arnelle, French la Vie

Hawaii shows that mail-in voting can work. Record turnout, smooth election. Plus latest COVID-19 counts and more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

More than 406,000 ballots were cast. That’s a record number for a Hawaii primary. More than half of Hawaii’s registered voters, about 51 percent, cast their ballots in the state’s first mail-in primary. According to Political Analyst, Colin Moore, the last time we saw a turnout like this was in 1996. Hawaii News Now.Hawaii sees more than 40 percent increase in voter turnout with all mail-in primary. This year's primary saw a record turn out in voters for the state. Over 400,000 ballots were cas...
Tags: Travel, Walmart, Hawaii, Kim, City Council, Alm, Kauai, Maui, Department Of Health, Honolulu, Hawaii County, West Hawaii, Oahu, Maui County Council, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now

#Dubai's DGCX, Nasdaq technology deal set to boost region's capital markets | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Dubai's DGCX, Nasdaq technology deal set to boost region's capital markets | ZAWYA MENA Edition:Nasdaq and Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange (DGCX) has signed an agreement enabling the derivatives exchange to avail a full suite of integrated marketplace solutions via Nasdaq Financial Framework (NFF).The marketplace solutions, delivered via the NFF, are expected to provide DGCX members and their clients with ever-increasing levels of service performance, a statement from DGCX said.The solutions i...
Tags: Travel, Dubai, Nasdaq, NFF, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, DGCX, Dubai Gold Commodities Exchange DGCX, Nasdaq Financial Framework NFF

#Saudi Aramco to press ahead with plan to boost output capacity, CEO says - Reuters

Saudi Aramco to press ahead with plan to boost output capacity, CEO says - Reuters:Saudi Aramco (2222.SE) is moving ahead with plans to boost crude output capacity by 1 million barrels per day (bpd) to 13 million bpd despite cuts in capital expenditure this year and next year, the state oil group’s CEO said on Monday.Aramco’s capital spending plan for 2021 will be “significantly lower than previous guidance,” CEO Amin Nasser also said on a call with analysts and investors after the company’s sec...
Tags: Travel, Reuters, Saudi Aramco, Nasser, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Amin Nasser, Monday Aramco

Oil settles higher on Chinese factory data, U.S. stimulus hopes - Reuters

Oil settles higher on Chinese factory data, U.S. stimulus hopes - Reuters:Oil settled higher on Monday, supported by data suggesting Chinese factories were returning to pre-pandemic levels, signs of rising energy demand and hopes for an agreement in the United States on more coronavirus-related economic stimulus.Brent crude LCOc1 settled up 59 cents, or 1.3%, to $44.99 a barrel. West Texas Intermediate U.S. crude CLc1 was up 72 cents, or 1.8%, to $41.94 a barrel.Prices also found support after U...
Tags: Travel, United States, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

Boy Boy Bowls, Newtown

Belly Bao has a new baby brother! Boy Boy Bowls is the newest take away and home delivery option from the team at Belly Bao in Newtown. The menu features a range of "bowl food" aka rice, noodles or salad with toppings like Orange Chicken, Slow Braised Beef Short Rib, soft Pork Belly or Braised Eggplant. There's also a wonderful range of hand made dumplings including a gorgeous mud crab and scallop dumpling and my favourite, the mushroom and truffle dumpling!
Tags: Travel, Newtown, Belly Bao, Boy Boy Bowls, Orange Chicken Slow

Where to Hike, Bike & Refuel in Lethbridge Alberta

If you’re on the search for new places to explore why not take a break from the mountains and head out on a road-trip to Lethbridge, a former coal mining city of just over 100,000 people, located on the scenic Oldman River in southern Alberta. Lethbridge Alberta is an undiscovered gem when it comes to its outdoor spaces. Reconnect with nature here via a network of hiking and biking trails – or a paddle/SUP experience on the Oldman River. From what I saw of the city on a short visit, it’s...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Unesco, Canada, Biking, Alberta, Calgary, Lethbridge, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge Alberta, Oldman River, Waterton, Red Deer River, Hoodoo Trail, Alberta Lethbridge Alberta, Lethbridge Parks

Central Kentucky Wants to Lure Crowd-Wary Tourists With ‘Small-Batch Experiences’

For at least a handful of on-trend reasons, it's the perfect time to market an artisanal domestic vacation, especially one that promises a break from Zoom and Netflix and an intro to "small-batch experiences." A new digital campaign for VisitLEX, from agency Cornett, positions Lexington in central Kentucky as just such a destination, where curated...
Tags: Travel, Kentucky, Horses, Advertising, Netflix, Tourism, Lexington, Cornett, AdFreak, Destination Marketing, Central Kentucky Wants

Children’s age of consent, anonymisation dominate Parliamentary Committee’s discussion of Data Protection Bill

Children’s privacy rights and how anonymisation can preserve privacy rights reigned supreme during the sixth sitting of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Personal Data Protection Bill held on Monday afternoon, sources have told MediaNama. The committee, where members heard representations from L&L Law Firm (erstwhile Luthra and Luthra Law) and Foundation of Data Protection Professionals in India (FDPPI) in a two-and-a-half hour meeting, will next convene on August 11 at noon. Need for gra...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, News, Bill, Committee, Rajya Sabha, Parliamentary Committee, Shashi Tharoor, Lok Sabha, ASSOCHAM, Chaudhary, Jairam Ramesh, JPC, Luthra, Luthra Law, Personal Data Protection Bill

Hilton College Announces Winners of the First-ever Hospitality Hackathon (HC3), Sponsored by HFTP; Challenged Students From Hospitality Programs Across the Globe

This summer, the University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, in partnership with Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), challenged students in hospitality programs across the globe with the first-time Hilton College Hospitality Hackathon. The competition asked participants to tackle COVID-19 head-on and address the challenges it has posed to all sectors of the hospitality, travel and tourism industry, and to develop solutions to ...
Tags: Travel, Hilton College, Hilton College Hospitality

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....
Tags: Travel, General, Advertising, US, Marriott

Port Maitland Beach in 360

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Latin America’s Hotel Construction Pipeline Shows Continuing Decline at the Close of Q2’20*

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) state in the Q2'20 Latin America Hotel Construction Pipeline Trend Report, that the total construction pipeline stands at 681 projects/118,936 rooms, down 4% by projects and rooms, year-over-year (YOY). Projects presently under construction stand at 345 projects/61,622 rooms, up 7% by projects and 10% by rooms, YOY. Projects scheduled to start construction in the next 12 months are at 196 projects/36,562 rooms. Projects in the early planning stage hav...
Tags: Travel, Latin America, Hotel Construction Pipeline, Lodging Econometrics LE state

Marriott's Q2 2020 comparable systemwide constant dollar RevPAR declined 84.4 percent worldwide, 83.6 percent in North America and 86.7 percent outside North America

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today reported second quarter 2020 results, which were dramatically impacted by the COVID-19 global pandemic and efforts to contain it (COVID-19).
Tags: Travel, Marriott, North America, Marriott International Inc NASDAQ, RevPAR

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...
Tags: Travel, Europe, U S Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Kemp Reuters

Duetto One World Webinar: Analyzing Data, Finding Opportunities | By Sarah McCay Tams

"Our industry is being tested on all fronts right now," said David Woolenberg, CEO at Duetto, as he opened the latest One World Webinar.
Tags: Travel, Duetto, Sarah McCay Tams, David Woolenberg

Onyx Hospitality Launches the Saffron Collection

Onyx Hospitality has launched the Saffron Collection, a portfolio of boutique hotels that have their own unique character.
Tags: Travel, Onyx Hospitality, Onyx Hospitality Launches

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...
Tags: Travel, Environment, Piers Morgan, Trudeau, Iman Amrani

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...
Tags: Travel, China, Royal Dutch Shell, Goldman Sachs, Bp, Aramco, Saudi Aramco, Nasser, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Saudi Basic Industries, Amin Nasser

Hotel Demand and GDP Have a Strong Correlation and That’s a Problem | By David Eisen

Among the many delicious scenes from the movie "Goodfellas" is one where the characters of Ray Liotta and Joe Pesci burn down a restaurant because its credit has run out, putting an end to their graft. "And then finally, when there's nothing left, when you can't borrow another buck from the bank, you bust the joint out. You light a match."
Tags: Travel, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, David Eisen

August 2020 Update On Coronavirus Travel Restrictions

It's hard to believe that we're almost three-quarters of a year into pandemic-related travel restrictions. August is typically the month for last-minute trips before a brand new school year. These are the closing weeks of the peak summer travel season before Labor Day weekend.
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The Wine Windows of Renaissance Florence Dispense Wine Safely Again During COVID-19

Everything old is new again and Tuscany’s buchette del vino—wine windows—are definitely rolling with the times. As Lisa Harvey earlier reported in Atlas Obscura, buchette del vino became a thing in 1559, shortly after Cosimo I de’ Medici decreed that Florence-dwelling vineyard owners could bypass taverns and wine merchants to sell their product directly to the public. Wealthy wine families eager to pay less in taxes quickly figured out a workaround that would allow them to take advantage...
Tags: Travel, Google, Japan, College, Life, History, Architecture, Food & Drink, Florence, Tuscany, Atlas Obscura, Facebook Twitter, Cosimo, Lisa Harvey, Francesco Rondinelli, Babae

Lausanne Summer Guide: A Student's Guide To (Re) Exploring The City | By Silvia-Cristina Vasquez

As we get to grips with the "new normal", traveling outside the city may not be for everyone just yet. But what if I told you that you don't need to travel far to enjoy culture, history and make great memories? To make the best out of our summer, use this guide to get to know (or rediscover) the lovely lake-side city of Lausanne.
Tags: Travel, Lausanne, Silvia Cristina Vasquez

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #SaudiArabia #Qatar mid-session

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)]
Tags: Travel, Europe Middle East Africa, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Europe UK Germany Russia, Bloomberg UAE SaudiArabia Qatar

Matrix of Individual, Industry and Government to fight COVID-19 Essential Pointers for the Travel and Hospitality Industry | By L. Aruna Dhir

The threats of the 'novel' Coronavirus have been very real and palpable. And so imposing in their magnitude, reach and penetration!
Tags: Travel, Aruna Dhir, COVID, Individual Industry

The New Reality For F&B: Pop-Ups, Drive-Throughs & Ghost Kitchens

With vast numbers of food and beverage outlets having to temporarily close their doors to keep the COVID-19 pandemic at bay, restaurants, bars and cafés alike have had to adapt to survive. In response to the abrupt loss of dine-in guests, the more fortunate F&B businesses have succeeded in demonstrating agility and resilience. A heavier reliance upon delivery services is but one approach.
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Passports For Purchase: How The Elite Get Through A Pandemic

For most people, the coronavirus pandemic has meant fewer travel options. Not so for super-rich families who are increasingly using their money to cross borders that would otherwise be closed to them.
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63% Of U.S. Consumers Are Willing To Pay More To Have Seats Blocked

Consumer spending continues to be affected by the coronavirus, and many Americans have canceled or postponed upcoming travel plans. Major airlines have incurred the brunt of the impact, with many receiving bailouts from the government.
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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