New Orleans sues Hard Rock Hotel developers over fatal collapse

The lawsuit was filed exactly a week after the final body was recovered from the wreckage, 10 months after the collapse.

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans has filed a lawsuit against 1031 Canal, the developers of the under-construction Hard Rock Hotel which partially collapsed last year, killing three people. 

The lawsuit was filed exactly a week after the final body was recovered from the wreckage, 10 months

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Showtime’s alluring “Love Fraud” exposes the common con artist charming America’s lonely women

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Love Fraud

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When Tracy met Richard Scott Smith, she was a single mother who describes her life at that time as consisting of working, paying bills and not much else. Her whirlwind romance with Smith began with a motorcycle ride that gave her a taste of the freedom and fun that a life with him would afford her.

Ellen remembers dining out at Applebee’s and

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What do working parents do when school starts Monday? Communities have this solution

Though Miami-Dade County Public Schools may open brick-and-mortar schools ahead of schedule if COVID-19 cases continue to trend downward, the first day of school on Monday leaves some working parents in a lurch.

The school district will remain online for at least a few weeks and, to resemble a sense of normalcy, will teach students virtually during regular school hours. But for parents who can’t stay home with their children,

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Georgia Five-Star Hotel Built to Last on Penetron Foundation

The June 2020 reopening celebration of the Sheraton Grand Tbilisi Metechi Palace in Tbilisi, Georgia followed a full-scale renovation of the country’s first five-star hotel. Penetron crystalline technology was widely applied to ensure durability of the below-grade concrete structures.

EAST SETAUKET, N.Y. (PRWEB) August 25, 2020

The June 2020 reopening celebration of the Sheraton Grand Tbilisi Metechi Palace in Tbilisi, Georgia followed a full-scale renovation of the country’s first five-star

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Bill and Ted 3: Why It Took Over a Decade to Make Face the Music

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure was never supposed to be the beginning of a franchise. The comedy, released in 1989, was written almost on a lark by Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson. The two never even dreamed that their screenplay would someday become a movie. “It was just this fun burst of energy and laughter,” Solomon recalled when I spoke to him on the New Orleans set of Bill

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No concerts but food boxes for the hungry

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Aracely Rendon, 42, with Max, her friend’s dog, waits in line Thursday at the Hollywood Bowl, which has been transformed into a drive-through food giveaway site after the coronavirus ended its summer season. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

When summertime is a simpler time, so many of us find sustenance at the Hollywood Bowl.

Whether we come for symphonies or

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California fires: Gilroy man displaced by SCU Lightning Complex fire has truck broken into at hotel

GILROY, Calif. (KGO) — In an era of COVID-19, hotels have seen a massive decline in business. But with fire evacuations orders, hotels become a convenient place to stay safe.

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Across the South Bay, the SCU Lightning Complex Fire has forced residents to evacuate their homes and find a safe place to stay like a shelter or hotel.

This

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Christchurch mosque attack sentencing hearing begins as Brenton Tarrant faces court

The moment of truth has arrived for victims of the Christchurch mosque attacks, dozens of whom will attend court for the terrorist’s sentencing.

Victims and family members of the 51 people murdered by Australian man Brenton Tarrant have travelled from across the world, Australia and New Zealand to take part.

Sixty-six will be offered the chance to speak and share their loss in a Christchurch court over four days, beginning

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What’s open this weekend and Labor Day at beaches and parks in Southern California

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Two giraffes roam the L.A. Zoo in October 2019. (Tad Motoyama / L.A. Zoo)

With Labor Day nearing and Gov. Gavin Newsom easing pandemic restrictions in some counties, Californians face a dizzying mix of openings and closures in coming days.

Still coping with fires in many areas and coronavirus just about everywhere, local and state authorities are limiting access to many indoor

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After 2020, TV will try to return to ‘normal.’ We shouldn’t let it

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A frame grab from April’s “Parks and Recreation Special,” an example of the many adaptations TV has made to the COVID-19 pandemic. (NBC)

We have come to what in other times would be recognizably the fall television season, but this year it is creeping in as subtly as a Southern California autumn. Like the rest of us, TV has been set back, rescheduled, de-scheduled. It is

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City funds an additional 130 hotel rooms for those seeking COVID-19 quarantine

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – An additional 130 hotel rooms on Oahu will soon be available to those who need to quarantine away from their families.



a hand holding a toy: Hawaii continues to see a surge in new COVID-19 cases.


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Hawaii continues to see a surge in new COVID-19 cases.

The initiative is part of a push to dramatically decrease the spread of COVID-19 on Oahu.

The centerpiece of that effort: A “stay-at-home” order that will go back into effect

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Increasing Consolidation of Online Travel Agencies a Key Driver

“Global Online Travel Booking Platform Market 2020-2024” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The global online travel booking platform market is poised to grow by $204.81 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of 5% during the forecast period.

This report provides a holistic analysis, market size and forecast, trends, growth drivers, and challenges, as well as vendor analysis covering around 25 vendors. The report offers an up-to-date analysis

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Costa Rica to allow tourism from only six US states



Costa Rica announced that the residents of just six US states will be allowed to visit the country starting on September 1.

According to an announcement made by Costa Rica’s tourism board, only Americans residing in Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Vermont will be permitted to travel to Costa Rica.

“In these six states, there has been a very positive evolution of the pandemic and their

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UN counts devastating cost of COVID-19 on global tourism

BENGALURU, India: TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer has left the Chinese-owned video app firm just three months after joining, and only days since the company sued the administration of US President Donald Trump over an executive order effectively banning it in the United States.

He will be replaced by US general manager Vanessa Pappas on an interim basis, TikTok said in a statement. The resignation comes at a tricky time for

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Utah 2020: Best of Utah Tourism

Welcome to “The Greatest Snow on Earth” – Utah’s paradise for all outdoor enthusiasts! As host of the 2002 Winter Olympics, Park City knows how to entertain winter fun seekers. Snowboarders and skiers head for miles of spectacular slopes with deep fluffy powder and breathtaking mountain views. The Olympic Park provides family-friendly ski programs, rides and shows. Alta, Sundance, Snowbird and Brighton are other popular destinations for cross country and

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UN: Global tourism lost $320 billion in 5 months from virus

The United Nations chief says the global tourism industry has been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic, with $320 billion lost in exports in the first five months of the year and more than 120 million jobs at risk

UNITED NATIONS — The tourism global industry has

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Tourism

Prof. Dr. Md. Wasiul Islam :

According to UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), ‘Tourism is a social, cultural and economic phenomenon which entails the movement of people to countries or places outside their usual environment for personal or business/professional purposes. Tourism is considered as a powerhouse particularly for its economic contributions which is the third highest world category in export earnings in 2018 (after behind fuels and chemicals), representing 10%

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What’s open for Labor Day at beaches, parks, zoos and trails in Southern California

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Two giraffes roam the L.A. Zoo in October 2019. (Tad Motoyama / L.A. Zoo)

With Labor Day nearing, wildfires burning and pandemic restrictions still in effect, local and state authorities are limiting access to many indoor and outdoor recreation options.

Still, most parks, beaches and trails are open, and enterprises including the L.A. Zoo, SeaWorld San Diego and Mammoth Mountain are finding

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JSA Architecture and Nomah Transform a 19th-century Mexico City Structure into Hotel Umbral

A century-old structure in Mexico City is now Hotel Umbral, a 59-key property by JSA Architecture and Nomah that’s entered through a reception area defined by marble flooring and walls, a custom granite desk by JSA, and Nomah’s custom bench. Photography by Rafael Gamo.

Here’s a quick Spanish lesson. Umbral means threshold. But it’s also the name of a chic contemporary hotel in Mexico City as well as the

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Tratok, the Travel and Tourism Blockchain Disruptor, Goes Mainstream, Offering Users the Chance to Win a Holiday per Year for Life

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Tratok’s users have always claimed that the UAE based disruptor holds a significant edge over its counterparts in the blockchain travel and tourism niche. To back their claims, they point towards Tratok’s accomplishments over the last 12 months. The privately funded venture has succeeded in delivering products, direct partnerships and two generations of working platforms. The efficacy of these has

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