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


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


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.


‘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.’ 


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'


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Where to travel and what to taste on World Food Day 2020: A guide for globetrotting gourmands

In honour of World Food Day 2020 on the 16th October, with this year’s theme committed to making food systems more sustainable, strong and resilient through healthy eating habits and sustainable practices, we have rounded up the best places for gourmands to travel to. From organic restaurants using locally sourced produce to bespoke wellness meal plans and supporting local wine makers, these are the best trips to book to satisfy your taste buds as well as your eco conscience.

CAYO Exclusive Resort and Spa, Crete


Locally sourced Grecian goodness from a Michelin-starred chef

The perfect destination for gourmands looking to explore Crete’s northern coast, CAYO Exclusive Resort and Spa is nestled on its own private swathe of beach overlooking Elounda Bay and boasts four gastronomic restaurants. From the effortlessly cool Stone Beach House, perched on Plaka Beach, to Kelari, where guests can expect a fine-dining experience, all-day eatery Ambrosia to

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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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‘Barefoot Contessa’ Ina Garten’s Favorite Places to Wine and Dine in Paris

Barefoot Contessa star Ina Garten made a name for herself in the food world thanks to her Hamptons-inspired recipes and “easy entertaining” style. But, Garten also loves to travel and enjoy food from different countries and cultures. One of her favorite places abroad is Paris. Not only does Garten have an apartment in the City of Lights, she also has favorite places to wine and dine.

Food Network’s ‘Barefoot Contessa’ Ina Garten | Mike Smith/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images

Ina Garten’s dream was to have an apartment in Paris

Barefoot Contessa fans know that Garten’s Instagram feed is dominated with posts about food and entertaining. However, she sometimes shares pics of her family – especially her husband, Jeffrey.

When Ina and Jeffrey celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2018, she posted some throwback pics of the couple. She also shared the story of how Jeffrey made

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