Pandemic travel: Ensure a safer hotel stay with these tips

The hospitality industry has been one of the worst-hit sectors following the Covid-19 outbreak. However, with many cities gradually opening up, work and leisure travel has picked up but with new safety expectations. While the industry is striving its best to offer maximum safety, the risks of the pandemic are set to remain for the coming months. So, it becomes imperative for travellers to adapt to the new normal and take additional precautions that can minimise the risk while they stay in a hotel. has a few suggestions for travelers who are venturing out for a leisure trip or

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Good Afternoon, News: Dame is Here to Stay, Analog Photography Never Left, and an Unending List of Climate Catastrophes – Blogtown

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Dame clarified he has no plans to leave Portland during a press conference Friday. Steph Chambers / Getty Images

TGIF, friends! Need some help making plans for the weekend? Here you go! Now onto the headlines:

In local news:

• In an increasingly digital world, Blue Moon Camera & Machine is preserving the art of analog

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Classical home listening: Nino Rota, Philip Glass and Stravinsky | Classical music

The composer, pianist and conductor Nino Rota (1911-79) is best remembered for countless brilliant cinema scores, notably for The Godfather and The Godfather Part II, but also for classics by his fellow Italians, the directors Federico Fellini, Luchino Visconti and Franco Zeffirelli: La Strada, Amarcord, La Dolce Vita and Juliet of the Spirits among them. Throughout his life, and despite composing on average 10 film scores a year, Rota also wrote concert music and opera. Nino Rota’s Chamber Music (Alpha Classics), performed by star players of the Berlin Philharmonic and friends – including Emmanuel Pahud (flute), Daishin Kashimoto (violin) and

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How Titans’ Kristian Fulton built a brand in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Although Tennessee Titans defensive back Kristian Fulton is entering his second season in the NFL, he is facing a different kind of rookie season this year. Kristian, 22, and his older brother Keith, 25, recently opened an urban wear boutique in Nashville called The Trenches.

“We came up with ideas and our goals, so when we had the opportunity we could make something happen. Once I knew I was going to the NFL

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Practical Tips for Taking Better Lifestyle Photos

What makes a good lifestyle photo? Lifestyle photography has a specific charm to its viewers. Effective photographs allow the viewers to relate and catch a glimpse of what the subjects represent. There are, however, certain challenges that make the process a little bit harder. 

In this video from Filipino lifestyle and wedding photographer Jaja Samaniego, she offers a handful of practical tips to achieve a more organic and authentic feel in your lifestyle photos. These tips are applicable to a wide range of shooting scenarios and don’t require additional gear.

In the video, Samaniego talks about some quick but important

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Using photography to document the end of the world in Umurangi Generation

This interview is part of our Road to the IGF series.

Nominated for Excellence in Narrative, the Nuovo Award, and the Seumas McNally Grand prize, Umurangi Generation is a game of photography at the end of the world – a few stolen photographs of humanity before an extremely preventable oblivion takes us all.

Gamasutra spoke with Naphtali Faulkner, creator of Umurangi Generation, to talk about what inspired them to make a game that draws out the player’s creativity, the vital message behind the game’s grim events, and how photography could make the player really look at the meaning contained

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