How Mountains and Ski Areas in NH Are Dealing With COVID-19

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Though things might not look all that different on the slopes — such as at Waterville Valley pictured here — expect to see a number of changes this season at ski areas and resorts around the state. Photo by Tyler Walker/ Waterville Valley Resorts

Shortly after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic last spring, experts encouraged people to get outside, into nature’s open spaces. They emphasized the myriad benefits of fresh air and sunshine for our mental, emotional and physical well-being. Normally, skiing — both alpine and Nordic — would seem to check off all those boxes. But COVID-19 is having a negative impact on the skiing experience, in the lodges, in the lift lines, and on the lifts themselves. Of course, New Hampshire’s ski areas and resorts, large and small, are no strangers to negative impacts.

“Rightly or wrongly, we are total optimists in this business,” says Kris Blomback,

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Were Cary Grant and Randolph Scott Really Lovers?

“We Can’t Afford a Hollywood Marriage!” was the headline in the October 1933 issue of Hollywood magazine and, beneath it, Cary Grant and Randolph Scott were pictured whistling as they did the dishes together at the kitchen sink and singing happily at the piano in their living room. In an accompanying interview, they admitted that they earned high salaries by ordinary American standards but also insisted that stardom shackled them with unusual burdens. “If I were a young doctor or lawyer in some other place, drawing the same salary, I could afford to marry easily,” Grant said. “It’s what Hollywood demands of a motion-picture personage that hurts. It’s a car and driver, a house in Beverly Hills, and a beach house in Malibu. It’s the front you’ve got to put up.” Scott chimed in, saying, “Yeah, and if I were married, it would be trips to Europe and trips to

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Cary Grant and Randolph Scott Beach Photos

Cary Grant and Randolph Scott are “Batching It” in the fan magazine Modern Screen (September 1937).
Photo: Author’s Own Collection/Oxford University Press

“We Can’t Afford a Hollywood Marriage!” was the headline in the October 1933 issue of Hollywood magazine and, beneath it, Cary Grant and Randolph Scott were pictured whistling as they did the dishes together at the kitchen sink and singing happily at the piano in their living room. In an accompanying interview, they admitted that they earned high salaries by ordinary American standards but also insisted that stardom shackled them with unusual burdens. “If I were a young doctor or lawyer in some other place, drawing the same salary, I could afford to marry easily,” Grant said. “It’s what Hollywood demands of a motion-picture personage that hurts. It’s a car and driver, a house in Beverly Hills, and a beach house in Malibu. It’s the front you’ve got

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Sink or swim: How the food and drink sector is adapting and innovating to overcome the challenges of Covid-19

There’s no denying that 2020 has been an unusual year, and one that has presented an entirely unique set of challenges to people in almost all walks of life and society – whether that be adapting to working from home or doing food shopping solely online, to socially distanced socialising and mask wearing while out and about.

It’s safe to say that it’s been an ‘unprecedented’ experience – and no doubt that’s one word we’ve heard to describe it more times already this year than we’d like. From travel to hospitality, banking to fitness, almost every industry and sector has had to adapt quickly to the ever-changing Covid landscape in order to survive, transforming the way we live and work in almost every conceivable way.

Despite the impact on almost all UK businesses, one industry that has had to adapt more quickly than many to the ‘new normal’ and transform

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12 Airport Hacks for Travelling Like a Pro

Standing between you and your holiday are several stresses including parking, misplacing documents and setting off the airport scanner with a rogue pound coin in your pocket.

There are actually many ways in which you can hack your way to a better travel experience before you even set foot on the plane. 

As a travel writer, I’ve spent a disproportionate amount of time in airports and over the years I’ve discovered that with a spot of forward planning and research, you can make your pre-flight time a more comfortable and enjoyable experience.

From lounges, parking, packed lunches and comfy clothes, here’s my top airport hacks that will help you to travel like a pro.  

1. Treat yourself to the lounge life

Airport lounges aren’t just for the travelling elite, they can be surprisingly affordable if booked in advance. Lounges offer a little slice of serenity in a busy and crowded

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Future Travel: Drawn to the Edge in the Western Balkans


A forward-thinking cross-border collaboration between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro shines a light on one of Europe’s most beautiful regions.


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The bordering municipalities of Foca and Plužine are in different countries—Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro respectively. That’s about where the differences end. What they share is one mountain-, lake- and river-strewn landscape, an ancient culture, and a combined reputation as the up-and-coming adventure-travel star here in the heart of Southeastern Europe’s Western Balkans.

To solidify that commonality, the two municipalities have launched an historic collaboration. The Tourism, Adrenalin, and Rafting Adventure project (T.A.R.A)—a responsible tourism partnership supported financially by the European Union—shines a spotlight on this border-straddling adventure hub. In doing so, it promotes the communities and strengths of each municipality while working to increase the overall success of both.


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Image: Predrag Vuckovic

These kinds of partnerships are uncommon in the world of

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Utilizing Food Safety Audits to Ensure Brand Integrity Through the COVID-19 Pandemic




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October 12, 2020

Utilizing Food Safety Audits to Ensure Brand Integrity Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

By NSF International





Utilizing Food Safety Audits to Ensure Brand Integrity Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

With waves of COVID-19 outbreaks driving the daily cadence of business around the world, maintaining and building on customer relationships is key for success moving forward into the post-COVID-19 business environment. Throughout the pandemic, audit specifiers have moved through phases of “wait and see” to an “all or nothing” mentality that on-site audits were the only way to assess a supplier, and finally on to the most recent embracing of remote or “virtual” audits.  With the limitations of travel and auditor resource limits predicted to last into early 2021, drivers for a line of sight into food safety practices of manufacturers through a second- or third-party audit remain strong.


With consumers staying close to

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GQ reveal the winners of their 2020 Food and Drink rewards

BEST RESTAURANT

The Lecture Room & Library at sketch, London

BEST RESTAURANT: The Lecture Room & Library at sketch, London was praised for being ‘unapologetically OTT

Trendy Mayfair diner sketch, which often sees the likes of Elton John, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Taylor Swift and Kate Moss and visit wowed the judges.

sketch has three Michelin stars and offers a tasting menu, as well as a la carte options and an afternoon tea menu.

Set over two floors of a converted 18th century building in Conduit Street, Mayfair, it’s a favourite with visiting A listers.

WHAT THE JUDGES SAID

‘Since bursting onto the scene 17 years ago, Sketch – under the daring direction of Algerian emigre Mourad Mazouz – has broken the mould of starched and stale fine dining, creating an unapologetically OTT restaurant without ever underplaying the pedigree of the kitchen.’ 

BEST CHEF

Tom Brown at Cornerstone, London

Chef Tom Brown, who runs the Cornerstone in east London won the award for best chef thanks to his 'innovative talent'

Chef

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The 10 Best Travel Photos, Winners Of Independent Photographer Awards

The Independent Photographer, an international network of photography enthusiasts and photographer,s has announced the 10 winners of its Travel Photographer contest with a collection of images “capturing life in its most vivid forms” in various corners of the world.

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The winning photos, according to the organizers, “communicate the life of a place in all its splendor, whatever the subject from Street, Portrait, Landscape or Documentary.”

The image above by photographer Sandra Morante entitled ‘Kushti wrestlers at sunset’ and taken at Guru Jasram Ji Akhara Gym in New Delhi, India, was the winner of the $1,000 First Prize.

The ancient art of Indian wrestling, known as ‘kushti,’ still thrives in wrestling gyms. known as ‘Akharas,’ and are

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‘Genomic time travel’ makes for better African cattle

Scientists in Nairobi have discovered a new set of genetic markers in African cattle that signal beneficial characteristics, with a view to harnessing them for future generations.

In a multi-national collaborative effort, scientists have announced the discovery of a new set of detailed genetic markers in African cattle that are associated with valuable traits, such as heat and drought tolerance, the capacity to control inflammation and tick infestations, and resistance to devastating livestock diseases like trypanosomiasis. The research, wherein scientists sequenced the genomes of 172 indigenous cattle, aimed to discover the evolution pattern of African livestock, which have thrived in various sub-regions of Africa over the last thousand years.

Commenting on their aspirations for applying this new knowledge, Olivier Hanotte, Principal Scientist at ILRI, Professor of Genetics at the University of Nottingham and Programme Leader at CTLGH, who led the work at ILRI, said: “We believe these insights can be

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