Day: November 3, 2020

Atalanta 0 – Liverpool 5





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Atalanta: Player XX’, Player XX’, Player XX’

Liverpool: Jota 16’ 33’ 55’, Salah 47’, Mané 49’

Pre-Match

A draw would put Liverpool in a very good position to advance out of Group D, especially considering the remaining fixture list (home ties against Atalanta and Ajax, and away to FC Midtjylland). But a win would be massive. It would almost be too good to be true, considering Liverpool’s ability to make fans sweat until the final whistle of the final group stage game.

Roberto Firmino starts on the bench, with in-form newboy Diogo Jota filling in. Presumably Mohamed Salah will take Bobby’s place in spearheading the attack. Curtis Jones gets the start in midfield and Rhys Williams gets another Champions League start. Joel Matip is on the bench, which seems to indicate that Klopp is in no rush to get the senior center half back until he’s fully fit. Hopefully by Sunday. No rush, Joel.

Hopefully Atalanta and Liverpool can entertain us for a couple of hours while The Other Thing is happening.

First Half

Jota creates the first big chance of the evening, right from the off. He goes at it alone, and nearly goes all the way! The Portuguese striker skins a couple of defenders, but cannot beat the keeper with his final effort.

Ten minutes in, and Liverpool are on the front foot. They are finding space to play through this Atalanta side, and really zipping it around the pitch.

GOAL! Jota just can’t stop scoring! Alexander-Arnold plays a fantastic ball for Jota to run onto. Diogo shruged off a challenge—one that would have surely been a pen, if he goes to ground—and chips the keeper with brilliant, classy finish.

Wijnaldum and Jones both go into the book. The former for a midfield challenge, and the latter for mouthing off about the other card. Someone tell Curt to turn down his Scouseness to 11.

Thirty minutes in, and Atalanta are starting to properly test Williams with a few long balls over the top. The Reds have kept the hosts largely at bay so far, but it’s something to watch as the match goes on.

GOAL!! Or, Diogo Jota can just keep scoring all the goals. Joe Gomez tallies a rare assist after pumping a ball toward the Portuguese winger. Jota takes one touch to take it away from his defender, and finishes it with a sweet strike on the half-volley. Absolutely unstoppable.

So wow. It’s been a long time since Liverpool played a first half that either a) wasn’t a complete, thankless graft, or b) was a score line fitting of the game we’re actually watching. It was all Liverpool in the first half, and Jota has been a live wire throughout.

Second Half

GOAL!!! Atalanta win a corner, but Liverpool defend it well, and Curtis Jones clears a long ball directly into the path of a streaking Mohamed Salah. Mo doesn’t have the pace to lose his marker outright, but takes

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Satya Inc. Breaks Ground On New Hyatt Hotel In Texas Medical Center

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A rendering of the Hyatt Texas Medical Center

Satya Inc. has broken ground on a 350K SF new hotel development in the Texas Medical Center that will be Houston’s first Hyatt dual-branded property in one tower.

The 14-story tower will contain 159 rooms under the Hyatt Place flag, the company’s mid-tier hotel product. In addition, the tower will have 139 rooms under Hyatt House, an extended-stay hotel product.

Satya Inc. CEO Sunny Bathija told Bisnow the hotel project broke ground on Oct. 26 and should take between 20 and 22 months to complete construction, with the goal of opening by Thanksgiving 2022. The price tag for the development is in excess of $70M, Bathija said.

“This project has been in the works for the last two, three years. We’d acquired the land some time back, and we got hired to sign the franchise,” Bathija said.

The tower will be at the corner of Old Spanish Trail and Fannin Street in the Texas Medical Center, and it falls within a qualified opportunity zone, according to Satya.

Amenities will include a hotel dining area open 24 hours, a full-service restaurant and lobby café, two property bars, a lobby workstation and a more than 300-car parking garage. The seventh floor will offer an amenity deck featuring 3.5K SF of meeting space, an outdoor pool overlooking the Houston skyline, a 24-hour fitness center and a guest laundry room.

Satya owns two hotels in Houston: Tru by Hilton in Cypress and La Quinta in Spring. When the coronavirus pandemic first struck, occupancies at those hotels fell to less than 10%, but as of October, had recovered to about 50%, Bathija said.

The combination of a long lead time for the project and the construction phase means that the opening of the new dual-brand Hyatt tower should avoid the majority of pandemic-related disruption, he added.

“We are seeing a rise in the occupancy and we are not worried about two years later, because by then the vaccines will be out,” Bathija said. “There’s something terribly wrong if we’re not OK by 2022.”

Houston’s average hotel occupancy rate fell to 24.8% during April, before recovering to 46.9% in September, according to STR data. Some of that recovery is being driven by weekend leisure travelers, who are opting to take vacations a little closer to home. However, it could take until 2024 for hotel revenues across the U.S. to return to normal, according to STR’s forecast.

Bathija said that unlike other submarkets in Houston, hotels in the Texas Medical Center cater to a very specific clientele: patients and their families seeking medical treatment. For that reason, occupancy is unlikely to be greatly affected by future disruptions to tourism. But being only 6 miles from Downtown Houston means the hotel could still cater to those visitors.

“We’re hoping to get a lot of clientele from even the downtown [area] and the sports venues, once the sports come back,” Bathija said.

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This perfume smells like an expensive hotel lobby in the best way

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The first time I walked into the PUBLIC Hotel in New York, I was immediately struck by the lobby. The whole vibe of the space is incredibly moody — the floor is cement, the low ceilings are covered in rich wood and the main attraction is undoubtedly the glowing orange escalators in the middle of the room.

But more than the overtly chic appearance, I was hit in the face with an utterly delicious fragrance. It wasn’t overpowering, but it was undeniably there, and it fit so well with the lobby that if I hadn’t been back to the PUBLIC several times since I might not have realized how impactful the scent is on the space.

Since that first visit, I have been back to the PUBLIC for press previews, birthday parties and a few other events, and each time I pass through the lobby I make sure to take a deep, luxurious breath. So when I first smelled Clean Reserve’s White Fig & Bourbon scent, I audibly gasped — it immediately took me back to that fancy lobby in downtown Manhattan.

While I don’t have confirmation that Clean’s fragrance is the exact one used in the PUBLIC’s lobby, take my word for it — it’s wildly close.

According to the brand’s site, the scent is described as: “Aromatically spiced. Richly textured. Light and deep notes come together in a complex play of opposites.” Pretty much this translates to the scent having notes of black pepper, fruit and bergamot, but to me, it smells like expensive hand soap, supple leather and wood.

Shop: Clean Reserve White Fig & Bourbon, $125

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Clean Beauty Collective has been around since 2003 and prides itself on vetting all ingredients before use, packing its goods in eco-conscious packaging and never testing on animals so you can feel good about giving its products a try.

I usually spritz the White Fig & Bourbon scent on at night since it’s a pretty sultry scent in my opinion, but during the day I’ve lately become obsessed with Clean Reserve’s Skin scent. And don’t let the name throw you off — this fragrance has notes of orange blossom, vanilla and honeysuckle. It basically smells like what a warm hug feels like if that makes sense, and I get more compliments when I wear it than any other perfume.

Shop: Clean Reserve’s Skin, $98

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Bottom line — I can’t recommend these two scents highly enough.

You can shop both of these scents and more on the brand’s website and you can also snag most of their products at Sephora.

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Here’s a look inside Hotel Place Dupuis as Montreal prepares it for city’s homeless

Hotel Place Dupuis in downtown Montreal has long offered its guests upscale, somewhat costly accommodations with a range of amenities just steps from the city’s tourist attractions.

But nowadays, the tourism industry is stagnating while the number of homeless people living outdoors is growing. So, the city teamed up with the province to offer 380 hotel beds to those in need.

“Since the pandemic, we’ve noticed that there’s more and more people that are actually in the streets,” Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante said Tuesday.

“Maybe before, they were sleeping on someone’s couch, or they were managing, but right now it’s more difficult.”

The mayor is hoping the hotel will deter people from staying in encampments like the one on Notre-Dame Street, east of downtown.

“I’m definitely asking the population — the people in their tents right now — to slowly accept the support we are offering them,” said Plante.

Homeless people of Montreal will be encouraged to move out of their tents and into rooms that overlook the city’s skyline. (Charles Contant/CBC)

The stretch of green space that serves as a buffer between Notre-Dame and the densely packed neighbourhood to the north filled up with tents over the summer and fall after the city relaxed its ban on camping in public spaces.

Several encampments popped up around the city, though few are as prominent as the one on Notre-Dame.

The hotel beds will be available until March. Plante said there will be floors for men and women — ensuring people can be comfortable in the hotel.

The encampment on Notre-Dame Street began growing over the summer after the city relaxed its prohibition on camping in public spaces during the pandemic. (Charles Contant/CBC)

Hotel owners ready to help

Eve Paré, president and CEO of the Hotel Association of Greater Montreal, said many hotels in the area have been offering services to assist with the pandemic, be it to for health-care workers or victims of domestic abuse.

“Now this is the latest, with homeless people,” she said. “With us, it’s a duty to care.”

In this situation, the hotel owner was already planning renovations, so the timing was ideal as the space does need to be adjusted before welcoming homeless people.

The hotel rooms will provide amenities not found in tents, like running water, toilets and baths. (Charles Contant/CBC)

Paré said the owner is happy to help through the winter, but it’s not the ultimate fix to a serious problem. She said long-term solutions are needed.

Looking for long-term solution

The Welcome Hall Mission will be managing the shelter inside the hotel. It will be run with public health measures in place, and be open to people of all genders and their pets too.

Sam Watts, the organization’s CEO, said the hotel will be designed to help people connect with resources and, hopefully, to begin the process of getting off the streets for good.

Sam Watts, CEO of the Welcome Hall Mission, says there will be outreach workers at the hotel to
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Summit Hotel Properties: 3Q Earnings Snapshot

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Summit Hotel Properties Inc. (INN) on Tuesday reported a loss in funds from operations in its third quarter, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The results topped Wall Street expectations.

The real estate investment trust, based in Austin, Texas, said it had a funds from operations loss of $10.8 million, or 10 cents per share, in the period.

The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a funds from operations loss of 13 cents per share.

Funds from operations is a closely watched measure in the REIT industry. It takes net income and adds back items such as depreciation and amortization.

The company said it had a loss of $38.3 million, or 37 cents per share.

The real estate investment trust specializing in higher end hotels posted revenue of $52.4 million in the period, which fell short of Street forecasts. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $52.5 million.

The company’s shares have dropped 52% since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Tuesday, shares hit $5.97, a decline of 52% in the last 12 months.

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Bekasi no longer needs hotel as isolation facility – Wed, November 4 2020

As the number of COVID-19 patients in Bekasi has gradually decreased, the city administration is no longer using The Green Hotel as a self-isolation facility for asymptomatic patients.

Since Saturday, the remaining 11 patients staying at the hotel have been relocated to the Bekasi Patriot Chandrabhaga stadium, which is used as a temporary hospital for the pandemic.

“The Green Hotel is not extended as a self-isolation facility for asymptomatic COVID-19 patients because, for one month, the average occupancy rate was below 20 percent,” city spokesperson Sayekti Rubiah said on Monday as quoted by tribunnews.com.

However, Sayekti did not rule out the possibility of reusing the hotel as a self-isolation facility. “Hotel[s] will be used again if the transmission rate rises and new clusters appear,” the statement said.

Previously, the head of health services at the Bekasi Health Service, Rina Oktavia, said several ambulances had been used to transfer patients from the hotel to the stadium.

As of a few days ago, the Patriot Chandrabhaga Stadium hospital has admitted 148 COVID-19 patients. Of that number, 23 patients were still being treated, 11 patients have been transferred to other hospitals and 114 have been discharged after recovering.

Data from corona.bekasikota.go.id show that the city has so far recorded 6,675 COVID-19 cases with 142 fatalities and 6,154 recoveries. Meanwhile, 379 patients are still under treatment or under isolation.

Separately, the West Java administration revealed that the cities of Cimahi, Bekasi, Bogor, Bandung and Cirebon had the best COVID-19 countermeasure performance last week, even though Bekasi was still categorized as a red zone, or an area with a high-risk of COVID-19 transmission.

The West Java COVID-19 committee has evaluated the province’s COVID-19 countermeasures using various indicators, ranging from testing, tracing and treatment to preventive policies and governance. 

Regarding the rapid test checks on tourists who took advantage of the long weekend last week, West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil explained that rapid tests were carried out on tens of thousands of people in 15 cities and districts in West Java.

“Rapid tests were carried out on 14,000 people, and 408 tourists were found to be [coronavirus positive],” said Ridwan said.

He added that people who tested positive were told to take a swab test. The tourists were currently waiting for the results of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, Ridwan said, expressing hope that not all of the 408 people would be confirmed positive for the coronavirus.

“The swabs samples are piling up,” said Ridwan.

Meanwhile West Java Health Agency head Berli Hamdani said the cases were found mostly at crowded tourist destinations like Puncak, Bogor and Pangandaran in Sukabumi, Cianjur and Bogor. (iwa)

 

 

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How the US 2020 election might change the travel industry

Airport improvements, easier access to certain destinations, making aviation less destructive ecologically — and a railroad revolution.



a group of people standing around a bag of luggage: Experts agree a testing system needs to be in place for travel to take off again (pictured: Rome's Leonardo da Vinci airport)


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Experts agree a testing system needs to be in place for travel to take off again (pictured: Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci airport)

OK, the way we travel isn’t exactly the burning question that will decide the US election, but a second term of Donald Trump’s presidency or the first term of a Joe Biden administration might have radical differences in the industry’s development — not just in the United States, but globally, too.



a group of people standing in a room: JFK (pictured), Newark and LaGuardia airports have been called 'Third World' by Donald Trump.


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JFK (pictured), Newark and LaGuardia airports have been called ‘Third World’ by Donald Trump.

Trump, famously, is the only President to have owned an airline — Trump Shuttle. It connected Boston Logan, New York LaGuardia and Ronald Reagan airport in Washington, DC, from 1989 to 1992.



a person wearing a suit and tie talking on a cell phone: Joe Biden has been a longstanding fan of trains. He commuted daily on Amtrak from Delaware to Washington when he was a US senator.


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Joe Biden has been a longstanding fan of trains. He commuted daily on Amtrak from Delaware to Washington when he was a US senator.

Meanwhile, Biden has been a rail commuter for decades, and his much-noted bid to make the United States go greener could have implications for the aviation industry.

Neither has focused on transportation during their campaign. In the middle of a pandemic, there are bigger things on which to concentrate. But with the travel industry decimated by Covid-19, the presidential response could determine whether the industry revives or is crushed beyond repair.

And that goes beyond vacations.

“One of the most important things about the travel industry is its huge impact on the economy,” says Tori Emerson Barnes, executive vice president of public affairs and policy for the US Travel Association.

“It’s not quite as tangible as manufacturing, but any new or renewed administration needs to prioritize it, as it’s the hardest-hit industry. The travel industry has suffered almost 40% of job losses nationwide. Nearly four million travel jobs have been lost in the US since the pandemic, and if we don’t get a relief package by the end of December, we’ll lose another million. We need action quickly.”

So what are the two candidates offering, and how do industry figures believe each could change travel in the United States?

What the candidates say

Trump came to power in 2016 on a ticket promising infrastructure improvements, having called both some of the country’s airports and its rail system “Third World” while campaigning and again as President. He has not released any plans for travel or aviation in his 2020 campaign, however, and the White House did not respond to an emailed request for information.

Meanwhile, Biden covers roads, rail and aviation in his “infrastructure” plan. His “clean energy” plan also touches on transport. There’s no clear timeline or cost projections in his plans, however, and the Biden campaign did not respond to emailed requests for comment either.



a group of people holding a sign posing for the camera: President Trump's travel ban on numerous Muslim-majority countries in 2017 made headlines.


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President Trump’s travel ban on numerous Muslim-majority countries in 2017 made headlines.

“There’s nothing

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shiroiya hotel by sou fujimoto to open in maebashi, japan

shiroiya hotel, a new art and culinary destination in japan, is set to open its doors to guests. located in maebashi, a city that is just a two-hour drive north of tokyo, the hotel’s architecture and interior design has been carried out by sou fujimoto, while many of the guest rooms have been designed by creatives such as michele de lucchi, jasper morrison, and leandro erlich. the project has been conceived as a living room where both locals and travelers can relax and enjoy art, food, and nature.

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‘green tower’ by sou fujimoto (also main image)
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shiroiya hotel comprises two main components: ‘heritage tower’, the previously existing hotel building that dates back to the 1970s; and ‘green tower’, a new building that appears from the outside as a piece of undulating landscape. responsible for both parts of the hotel as well as their interiors, sou fujimoto renovated the original structure by removing the floors and exposing the rough concrete surfaces. externally, visitors are welcomed by the artwork of lawrence weiner, while inside the architecture interacts with an artwork by leandro erlich titled ‘lighting pipes’.

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‘heritage tower’ renovation by sou fujimoto, artwork by lawrence weiner

 

 

the ‘heritage tower’ contains 17 rooms, with many of them designed by creative minds from around the world. rooms by italian architect michele de lucchi and british designer jasper morrison utilize wood to great effect, while sou fujimoto and leandro erlich have each designed rooms that serve as a continuation of their work elsewhere in the project: sou fujimoto incorporates greenery and a sense of minimalism, while erlich again uses pipes to define the interior of the space. furthermore, each guest room exhibits unique artwork by local and international artists such as hiraku suzuki and ryan gander.

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the lounge inside ‘heritage tower’ — interior by sou fujimoto, artwork by leandro erlich
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made from locally grown ingredients, the hotel’s restaurant and lounge serves french and western cuisine respectively. notably, the main dining at the restaurant is supervised by hiroyasu kawate, the owner and chef of ‘florilege’ — a michelin 2-star french restaurant in tokyo. shiroiya hotel is ready to welcome its first guests from december 12, 2020, with reservations able to be made online.

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the lounge inside ‘heritage tower’ — interior by sou fujimoto, artwork by leandro erlich
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Will Trevor Lawrence play vs Notre Dame? No but he’ll travel

Trevor Lawrence won’t be playing against Notre Dame, but he will be on the sideline.

Clemson’s star quarterback will travel with the team to South Bend for Saturday’s Top 5 showdown.

Lawrence will have completed the required 10-day isolation period in time to travel with the Tigers, but he will not have passed the cardiac requirements.

“He’s doing great. He really is,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said Tuesday. “He’s in the meetings. He’s Zooming in and all that stuff. So he’s doing well. He’s just anxious to get out. He’s back with us Thursday or Friday, so he’ll be with us. He’ll travel with us. He just can’t play because of the cardiac back-to-play protocol that’s in place.”

Atlantic Coast Conference rules require players to isolate for at least 10 days from the start of symptoms or a positive test. They must then undergo a cardiac evaluation before beginning a phased return and a re-acclimatization period.

There is no set minimum period for the phased return from the ACC. For Clemson athletes, it’s typically a minimum of two to three days for the phased return.

Having Lawrence at the game will provide another voice of reassurance and another set of eyes to help Tigers freshman quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei.

The California native will be making his first career road start and second career start against the Irish. Last week against Boston College, Uiagalelei completed 30-of-41 passes for 342 yards, with two touchdowns and no interceptions. He also had a 30-yard touchdown run.

Swinney is counting on Lawrence to help Clemson’s young QB on Saturday.

“He’s an incredibly knowledgeable guy and he’s been there,” Swinney said of Lawrence. “I think he’ll be able to bring a good presence to D.J. He’s got a great mind. He’s got great eyes. So he’s gonna be coach Lawrence.”

In addition to being down its starting quarterback, senior defensive leader and starting middle linebacker James Skalski will also miss the Notre Dame game.

Skalski has a groin injury and has been out the past two weeks. But like Lawrence, Skalski will travel with the team and will do everything he can to help on the sideline. Redshirt sophomore Jake Venables will start in Skalski’s place.

“Skalski’s going to be with us as well, so we’ll have coach Lawrence and coach Skalski this week,” Swinney said. “I told them I wasn’t gonna take them unless they were gonna be productive coaches for us, so that’s going to be their roles this week. So they’ll both take a lot of pride in that.”

No. 1 Clemson (7-0) at No. 4 Notre Dame (6-0)

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Notre Dame Stadium

TV: NBC

Line: Clemson by 5.5

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Matt Connolly is the Clemson University sports beat writer and covers college athletics for The State newspaper and TheState.com. Connolly graduated from USC Upstate in Spartanburg in 2011 and previously worked for The (Spartanburg) Herald Journal covering University of South Carolina athletics. He has been with
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Sabre Corp. Looks Set to Travel in One Direction: Down

On “Mad Money” Monday night, a caller asked host Jim Cramer about Sabre Corp. (SABR) and he gave caution.

“Saber is travel and travel isn’t working right now,” was Cramer’s advice.

Let’s check out the charts and indicators of this technology provider to the travel industry.  

 

In this daily bar chart of SABR, below, we can see that prices collapsed rapidly from February to March and they have not recovered yet. Prices rallied into early June, but could not build on those gains.

 

SABR has been trading around the declining 50-day moving average line and remains below the declining 200-day moving average line. The On-Balance-Volume (OBV) line moved up slightly from March to early June, but has since been in a decline to new lows, telling us that sellers of SABR are more aggressive. The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) oscillator has been hugging the zero line — not promising.  

 

 

 

In this weekly bar chart of SABR, below, we can see just how big the decline has been which started back in early 2018. Prices are below the declining 40-week moving average line. The weekly OBV line shows weakness from the middle of 2019. The MACD oscillator is well below the zero line. 

 

 

 

In this daily Point and Figure chart of SABR, below, we can see that the software is projecting a possible rally to the $7.78 area. 

 

In this weekly bar chart of SABR, below, we can see a possible downside price target of around $5.  

 

 

 

Bottom line strategy: The charts and indicators of SABR are depressing. Avoid as prices could weaken further in the weeks ahead. 

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