In tough new rules, Muturi limits local travel to 7 MPs

Only seven MPs will be cleared to travel for field visits or public hearings on matters before the National Assembly departmental committees.

Speaker Justin Muturi, in the tough rules to tame spending by lawmakers, has asked MPs to form sub-committees for undertaking such trips.

Parliament has been gobbling up millions in local and foreign trips, and the Speaker’s move is seen as a bold attempt to contain the spending.


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Two downtown hotels get boost from Blue Jays’ games in Buffalo | Local News

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Tom Long, general manager of the Westin on Delaware.

The hotel has hosted pro hockey teams and entertainers before, but circumstances were different this time.

“It did open your eyes on how serious they took Covid and all the protocols that were in place,” Long said.

That included the occupancy limits for elevators. “Almost every player walked the stairs every time they went up or down,” Long said.

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Hotel association: Closures coming without more aid – News – Wicked Local

PLYMOUTH – A country with 30 percent of the hotels it had in 2019?

That’s what The American Hotel & Lodging Association says America will face if more congressional aid is not forthcoming.

According to The American Hotel & Lodging Association, 74 percent of hotels nationwide will be forced to lay off additional employees, and two-thirds of hotels won’t survive another six months without another COVID stimulus bill.

With approximately

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20 held for travelling in Mumbai local trains with fake IDs

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40-year-old man was arrested by the Mumbai Central Government Railway Police (GRP) on Saturday for allegedly travelling with a fake identity (ID) card.

According to GRP officers, this is the fifth such arrest in October where an employee of a private office has been caught travelling with a fake ID card. From June to October 10, GRP has arrested more than 20 people for travelling

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To encourage local tourism, hotels launch attractive packages

Kathmandu, Oct. 9 — From the third week of March 22 to mid-July, Rupakot Resort in Lekhnath, Kaski, wore a deserted look. The resort’s 42 rooms were empty, and there were no diners at the restaurant, which offers gorgeous views of the beautiful Begnas and Rupa Lakes against the Annapurna Range.

During the roughly four months when the nation-wide lockdown was at its strictest, hotels across the country, like Rupakot,

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Hotel association: Closures coming without more aid – News – Wicked Local Plymouth

A country with 30 percent of the hotels it had in 2019?

PLYMOUTH – A country with 30 percent of the hotels it had in 2019?

That’s what The American Hotel & Lodging Association says America will face if more congressional aid is not forthcoming.

According to The American Hotel & Lodging Association, 74 percent of hotels nationwide will be forced to lay off additional employees, and two-thirds of hotels

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Steven Glovsky of Wayland: Final thoughts on epic road trip – News – Wicked Local Wayland

Aside from pure courage, perseverance most characterized the women of the suffrage movement. They kept on for decades, compelled to pass the torch from generation to generation before getting it done.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to our Constitution, enfranchising all American women. Big celebrations were in the works for Seneca Falls, New York, where Elizabeth Cady Stanton gathered early women’s rights leaders in July

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Hotel Henry, Richardson Olmsted Campus reeling from pandemic | Local News

Business at InnBuffalo off Elmwood Avenue, an 11-room bed and breakfast, is down 75% due to the pandemic, owner Joseph Lettieri said.

But Lettieri – who said his inn is for sale for reasons unrelated to Covid-19 – predicted the coronavirus may actually benefit boutique hotels like his in the future.

“Boutique accommodations that can demonstrate hospital-grade standards for cleaning will come out of this stronger and with better market

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Realty reality: What’s behind valley’s red-hot home sales? | Local News

CONWAY — Location, location, location.

That’s the triple-word mantra of the real estate world. Though there is disagreement about the term’s origin — perhaps it was published in the Chicago Tribune in 1926, or perhaps coined by Lord Harold Samuel in Britain 1944 — one thing is for sure: Our location is drawing buyers to the Granite State in droves.

According to the New Hampshire Realtors’ August report, the actual

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Fall travel reaching its peak in NY | Local News

2020 has been a challenging year for many travelers, and now the rich colors of autumn are inspiring more tourists to book fall getaways. With Columbus Day weekend upon us, and many 2020 vacations disrupted due to the pandemic, many people are looking to escape for the long holiday weekend.

Given the unique nature of travel this year with safety, quarantines, and social distancing being prime factors determining destinations, AAA

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Volunteers help beautify town ahead of Columbus Day Festival | Local News

COLUMBUS, Kan. — Columbus PRIDE volunteers were out in force Tuesday for the annual citywide cleanup Tuesday to help beautify the town ahead of its fall festival.

The town is still moving forward with its annual Columbus Day Festival Hot Air Balloon Regatta slated Friday through Sunday. Volunteers worked throughout the community this week, removing dead trees, picking up trash and leaves, pulling weeds, and trimming hedges to make Columbus

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Mumbai’s dabbawalas allowed to travel in local trains

Mumbai’s dabbawalas and staff of foreign consulates and high commissions have been allowed to travel in local trains which are currently being run only for essential services staff, officials said on Wednesday.

IMAGE: A dabbawala parks his bicycle in Mumbai. Photograph: ANI Photo

Dabbawalas, the famous lunch-box carriers in Mumbai, last month said there was never a six-month break in the “130-year-old history of the tiffin services”, and demanded access

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From dabbawalas to consulates staff, WR releases list of essential staff who can take Mumbai local trains

The suburban trains in operation now are only for frontline staff and essential service workers as laid down by the state government, and a QR code-empowered ticketing mechanism is in place for those who need to board.

The local trains were suspended for the general public since the lockdown began on March 22. The Western Railway and Central Railway resumed their Mumbai suburban services over mainline and Harbour line on

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Steven Glovsky of Wayland: Fun of seeing ‘odd things’ on road trip – News – Wicked Local Wayland

Remarking on our proposed itinerary for this summer’s road trip, a friend said we were going to be driving around the country to see a lot of odd things. I said we were driving around the country “and” seeing a lot of odd things. This is a country of odd things to see; you don’t need to go out of your way.

Every travel library should have a copy of

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Returning Expats and Local Buyers Boost Sydney’s Super-Prime Market, Says Knight Frank Partner

Erin Van Tuil began her career with Knight Frank in January 2007, and worked across Prime Central London on the firm’s Knightsbridge, Riverside, Kensington, Hyde Park and Marylebone teams. Since then, her work has spanned the U.K., Australia and Asia, and she became a partner in Knight Frank in 2013.

In 2014, Ms. Van Tuil, 39, transferred to Knight Frank Australia in Sydney, and currently holds the position of Partner,

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Quarles, local leaders tour Alliance | News

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, state Rep. Samara Heavrin, state Sen. Steve Meredith, and several of Grayson County’s elected officials were given a tour of the Grayson County Alliance last Friday to learn about the work that is being done to expand the facility and its services.

Heavrin, who organized the visit, said there are many hungry people in Grayson County, making the Alliance’s efforts all the more needed.


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19-yr-old gets bail after 40 days in jail for travelling on Mumbai local trains with fake ID

a train pulling into a station

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AFTER SPENDING 40 days in jail for travelling to work on suburban local trains illegally during the lockdown, a 19-year-old man was granted bail by the sessions court this week.

Kurla resident Alim Patel was arrested on August 20 by the Dadar railway police for travelling with fake identity papers to reach his workplace in an upholstery unit in Mahim where he stitched car

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Theatre Crude hosts local Fringe Festival throughout October, numerous productions available to watch online | Culture

Before COVID-19 shut down many parts of the fine arts industry, plans were in motion for a 2020 Fringe Festival but soon changed as businesses began to close. The fine arts, including Theatre Crude, have struggled during the pandemic and are fighting for a respite. 

In 2019, the Fringe Festival took place over the course of two weeks at the indoor Plenty Mercantile Venue in Oklahoma City, showcasing 10 acts

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Singaporeans aged 18 and above to receive S$100 worth of local tourism vouchers

SINGAPORE: Every Singaporean aged 18 and above in 2020 is set to receive S$100 worth of SingapoRediscovers vouchers, which can be used on staycations, attraction tickets and tours.

The vouchers can be used between December this year and the end of June next year.

A S$10 subsidy will also be provided for children and youth tickets for attractions and tours, said the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) in a

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Omaha-based Travel and Transport sells for $200 million | Local Business News

Last year, CTM’s North American sales volume reached $1.2 billion, while T&T did about $2.4 billion in the same area. Total worldwide sales between the two was reportedly $7.6 billion in 2019.

In May, as COVID-19 continued to pummel travel routines, CTM again reached out.

With sales down about 90% and many T&T workers furloughed or laid off, O’Malley said his team decided to explore the acquisition.

He said the

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