Hurricane Delta hits Mexico, toppling trees and knocking out power to some resorts

Hurricane Delta made landfall Wednesday just south of the Mexican resort of Cancun as an extremely dangerous Category 2 storm, downing trees and knocking out power to some resorts along the northeastern coast of Yucatan Peninsula. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said satellite imagery, radar data from Cuba and surface observations in Mexico indicate that the center of Delta came ashore around 5:30 a.m. local time, sustaining top winds of 110 mph.

Delta’s rapid intensification was the fastest in the Caribbean since Hurricane Wilma’s. That storm went from 75 mph to 185 mph in just 24 hours, notes CBS News meteorologist and climate specialist Jeff Berardelli.

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Feasting, sight-seeing & puja on double-decker luxury cruise in Kashi | Varanasi News

Varanasi: Planning to party, feast on a floating banquet or even perform yajna with Ganga ghats in silhouette? Now, this would soon be possible on Ropax, a ferry introduced by tourism department and gifted to Varanasi by Inland Waterway Authority of India (IWAI). After the roll on-roll ferry service was launched between Mumbai and Mandwa near Alibaug, a similar initiative is set to pick steam on the Ganga in Kashi. The tourism department is completing formalities to take over the Rs 11-crore ferry.
Designed to provide maximum efficiency and seamless transfer of vehicles, cargo and passengers, Ropax, however, won’t be used to carry vehicles in Kashi. The lower deck will be utilised as a banquet while rituals can be performed on the upper platform. The 200-seater ferry will mostly be used for sightseeing and even long-distance tourism till Chunar.
Talking to TOI on Wednesday, divisional commissioner Deepak Agrawal said, Ropax
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Cruise Industry Top Leaders Show Optimism for U.S. Cruise “Restart”

Leaders from the “Big Four” cruise companies are generally optimistic about their lines sailing from U.S. ports later this year, despite the “No Sail Order” being recently extended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through October 31, That was the big “takeaway” Tuesday from the Seatrade Cruise Virtual conference. 

“We are optimistic that we’ll be in a position as an industry, in collaboration with CDC … in collaboration with the [Trump] Administration to resume cruising sometime this year, but we have to work that out,” said Arnold Donald, president and CEO, Carnival Corporation (CCL). “But we are definitely cautiously optimistic.”

Later in the program, panelists were asked by moderator Anne Kalosh, editor, Seatrade Cruise News, to rank on a scale from 1 to 5 (with five being the most optimistic), of whether ships will sail from U.S. ports in 2020. “On a scale of

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Why Carnival, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Royal Caribbean Stocks All Popped Today

What happened

It was a slow start today, but as the day wore on, shares of cruise ship operators Carnival (NYSE:CCL), Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NASDAQ:NCLH), and Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE:RCL) all weighed anchor and set sail in afternoon trading. By close of trading Wednesday, shares of Carnival ended 5.3% higher, Norwegian notched a 4.5% gain, and even Royal Caribbean edged up 2.8%.

Cruise ship next to a sunny beach with palm trees

Image source: Getty Images.

So what

Just before noon, J.P. Morgan gave a lift to the entire industry when it declared itself “incrementally bullish” on cruise operators, and raised its price targets across the board: It hiked Carnival stock to $17 a share, raised Norwegian Cruise to $22, and took Royal Caribbean higher to $79.  

The analysts are currently attending the four-day Seatrade Cruise Virtual industry conference (the source of several bullish comments from cruise company CEOs earlier this week), and their big takeaway from

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Nevada Gov. Sisolak tests negative for COVID-19 after staffer tests positive

LAS VEGS (FOX5) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced his COVID-19 test returned a negative result on Wednesday.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak removes an outer face mask during a news conference at the Grant Sawyer State Building in Las Vegas Sept. 29, 2020. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun, pool)


Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak removes an outer face mask during a news conference at the Grant Sawyer State Building in Las Vegas Sept. 29, 2020. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun, pool)

The governor was tested on Tuesday after a member of his Carson City staff received a positive diagnostic test for COVID-19 after developing symptoms over the weekend.

According to state officials, the staffer has not had in-person contact with the governor since mid-September. Sisolak departed Northern Nevada on Sept. 17 and has been working from Southern Nevada since that time.The governor was scheduled to return to Carson City next week but travel is on hold for the time being, the Wednesday announcement said.

The Office has followed all public health procedures and protocols in response. The staffer has been

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What’s the top hotel in Hawaii, according to new travel magazine poll? – Honolulu, Hawaii news, sports & weather

Halekulani Corporation managed both Halepuna Waikiki and luxury resort Halekulani, which also earned a top spot on the list as #3 Hotel in Hawaii.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and, among hoteliers, considered the most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” Condé Nast Travelers says more than 600,000  readers submitted responses.

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How a top South Beach hotel broker is still selling amid the pandemic

  • The hotel sector has been one of the hardest hit since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Susan Gale, a top broker in Florida’s South Beach, gave Business Insider a breakdown of what it’s been like selling hotels during the pandemic.
  • According to Gale, hotels can sell during these uncertain times if both sellers and buyers are willing to adjust to new market demands.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

“Just days before the shutdown, I had over $70 million under contract in hotels,” Susan Gale told Business Insider. “Every deal got canceled.”

“The market in Miami was unreal before the pandemic; 2019 was a record-breaking year for me and it looked like 2020 was going to be one of the best years in my 20-plus year career of selling hospitality assets,” she said, “but then everything shut down.”

Gale described the energy of the market during that time

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Creek Fire updates: Wildfire along Kaiser Pass Road

Firefighters continue to battle against the Creek Fire, more than a month after it began, even as affected communities return to their properties.

The cause of the Creek Fire remains under investigation. It is the largest single-incident fire in California history and No. 5 overall behind “complex” (multi-incident) fires, according to Cal Fire.

Shaver Lake has now been repopulated, though the fire remains active to the northeast along Kaiser Pass Road. Fire crews spent Tuesday preparing defensive backfires near Mono Hot Springs and around the Lake Edison area including the Vermilion Valley Resort, where some 152 people were rescued in the first days of the fire.

Photos posted to the VVR’s Facebook page Tuesday night show fire crews lighting backfires from the High Sierra Pack Station just to the west and back down to the lake. The caption reads: “It is bittersweet; the forest is long overdue for a good

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We’ve been married 42 years. I cook, clean and take care of our finances. He paid for a trip to Paris, then asked for the money back

Dear Moneyist,

I have been married for 42 years. He is a nice man, with a good personality and great social skills.

I do housework and take care of other appointments as needed. I cook, do small home repairs and painting, etc., and take care of all our financial planning. I worked in a medical career. He was in IT at a prestigious university.

I am getting older. He has this idea that I have all of this money. I do not. I manage it. Everything is in both our names. I manage all our finances. His income is five times my income.

He has always been very passive-aggressive. If I ask him for help with tasks, he acts very put-upon and I end up angry. He forgets things that I ask him to do on purpose, and is always late delivering.

The Moneyist:‘I feel very bitter’: My late

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Photos shows luxury cruise ships being broken up at a dock in Turkey as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreck the industry

a boat sitting next to a body of water: A drone image shows decommissioned cruise ships being dismantled at Aliaga ship-breaking yard in the Aegean port city of Izmir, western Turkey, October 2, 2020. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

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A drone image shows decommissioned cruise ships being dismantled at Aliaga ship-breaking yard in the Aegean port city of Izmir, western Turkey, October 2, 2020. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

  • Photos show rows of deluxe cruise ships waiting to be dismantled in a sea dock in Turkey as the coronavirus pandemic continues to sink the industry. 
  • Around 2,500 scrapyard workers are currently working to pull apart five cruise ships for scrap metal sales.
  • Among them was the Carnival Fantasy, a newly-refurbished cruise ship that was recently sold by Carnival Cruise Line.
  • “We are trying to change the crisis into an opportunity,” Kamil Onal, chairman of a ship recycling industrialists’ association told Reuters.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

British, American, and Italian cruise ships are being dismantled in a sea dock in Turkey as the coronavirus pandemic continues to sink the industry. 

Five hulking cruise ships are currently being

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