Thai Trader Calls Off 10 Million Dollar Bachelorette Contest

Just a couple of days ago, a simple Thai girl becomes the hottest topic in Thailand and neighbour countries. The story of the daughter of Thai durian trader becomes the most eligible bachelorette in Thailand. The Thai durian trader announced that he will offer 10 million Thai Baht, 10 cars, 1 house, 2 durian markets and more bonus for his future son in law. The announcement shocked the world, thousands of good looking probably jobless men in the region felt they had a chance. ...
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... and the cleaning progresses...

About a year ago I posted about the cleaning and restoration of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés Church (see here). Then about half was done. Now the other “half” has just been finished. The colours are splendid, some may think almost “too much”… but soon time, dust, dirt, pollution… will do its “work” ! However, the aisles with some remarkable paintings, in the meantime detached, are still to be taken care of. [Author: PeterParis]
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Four Passionate Italian Women Artists

Win a pre-publication bound galley of LA PASSIONE from Goodreads! Click to enter the raffle. The giveaway ends March 13. Italy’s dazzling pantheon of artistic geniuses seems a man’s world. Yet as I discovered in researching my upcoming book, a few women with singular passion defied all obstacles and created important works of art. As a way of celebrating International Women’s Day, here are four artists whose stories I recount in LA PASSIONE: How Italy Seduced the World: Plautilla Nelli (1524-...
Tags: Travel, Art, Books, England, Education, Spain, Culture, Italy, Florence, Greenwich, Christ, Palermo, Genoa, Bologna, Caravaggio, ROSSI

Travel News: March 7, 2019

Avalon Waterways Introduces ‘Your Way’ Cruising Travel Pulse In 2020, Avalon Waterways is inviting travelers to chart their own course, at their own pace, before or after their cruise with its NEW Your Way program. Utilizing sister companies–Monograms and Globus–Avalon Waterways is making it easier than ever before for cruisers to customize their European river cruise vacation, from start to finish.   Kenya airport strike strands hundreds of passengers BBC News Hundreds of passengers were stran...
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Iconic Palace of Winds in Jaipur, India

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Ezetap appoints Byas Nambisan as its CEO

Ezetap has appointed Byas Nambisan as its CEO, reports the Economic Times. Nambisan was the CFO and SVP of Finance & Operations at the company since June 2014, and was made the interim CEO after Ezetap’s founder and CEO Abhijit Bose left the company to join WhatsApp as its India head in... ...
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Humpbacks of Hawaii in 3D at Maui Ocean Center

The Maui Ocean Center in Wailuku recently opened its new Humpbacks of Hawaii Exhibit & Sphere experience. The visionary exhibit debuted on February 10 and is already attracting many astonished visitors. It is an entirely unique, virtual underwater experience that takes you beneath the surface and into the mystical world of the seemingly magical , […] The post Humpbacks of Hawaii in 3D at Maui Ocean Center appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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Conquering the heights of Torres del Paine

It is a sad fact of life that as I have got older I have developed a greater fear of heights. I stood a few steps on to the narrow suspension bridge as it swung above the steep ravine. The cable sides look no more than knee high from my warped perspective.
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South America Day 57 Miraflores

Today we are flying to Lima. Im so looking forward to returning to sea level very sea level as our hotel is only 400 metres from the ocean.We are back to flying with LATAM the only airline we have used in South American without problems. And
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Podcasts, smart speakers soar as social media stalls, based on new survey

The 2019 edition of a popular annual survey shows usage of social media by Americans is stalling while ownership of smart speakers and tablets has soared over the last year, as has consumer engagement with podcasts. The results are promising for Amazon and Spotify in particular. Earlier today, Edison Research and Triton Digital presented their Infinite Dial report with findings from a phone survey of 1,500 Americans (age 12+) during January and February. Since 1998, the report has tracked the ad...
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In und um Cusco herum

Gegen Viertel nach acht ging es direkt nach dem Frhstck in Richtung Christo Blanco. Und jetzt durfte ich das erste mal spren wie sich etwa 3.400 Hhenmeter auf mich auswirken. Und zwar gar nicht mal so gut. Und jetzt wollte ich sogar noch ein paar d
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We met a new friend today

Meet our new friend Raja He likes taking selfies Sweetest camel eve
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Whatever You Decide.

Because The Gate is read all over the world by thousands of readers, I usually have to watch what I write, as quite a few people from virtually every phase of my life reads my articles — but although I typically eschew posting personal information about myself, I am feeling like posting something a little more personal right now; so please bear with me with my current catharsis of writing this article. I must admit that I have been in a bit of a funk due to... The post Whatever You Decide. appea...
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Alexandria Bay... a little haven in my backyard

When it comes to exploring my own backyard I consider myself rather lucky. I have the good fortune of living on Lake Ontario which means my backyard is full of adorable little waterloving towns like Alexandria Bay.First things first....everyone arou
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When T-Mobile Announced Their Merger With Sprint Executives Started Staying at the Trump Hotel DC

T-Mobile and Sprint executives didn’t stay much at the Trump Hotel in DC before they announced the merger but as soon as the deal was announced their spending ramped up to 14% of their total DC hotel spend. Continue reading When T-Mobile Announced Their Merger With Sprint Executives Started Staying at the Trump Hotel DC...
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Amazon, FBA e Dubai

Amazon FBA  é la nuova frontiera dell’e-commerce: tante imprese stanno facendo affari importanti tramite un sistema che sembra affidabile e
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Why Pattaya is an Excellent Destination for an Economical Getaway

Traveling is by far the most rejuvenating experiences for any individual. Most of us have incredibly difficult routines and we do need our own breaks. For young couples and solo backpackers budget is often a problem since the exotic destinations are often quite expensive or do not have much to offer. Not everyone can afford a luxury vacation in Bora Bora or the Caribbean Islands. Moreover, the main holiday season in the west often clashes with extreme weather conditions that limit the choices f...
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$20 JetBlue flight sale

JetBlue is launching a Flash Fares sale, with flights to cities all across the US — some of which are as low as $20. So if you’ve had enough of snow (or the neverending rain out west), this is your chance to escape to warmer pastures for cheap. When perusing the site, keep in mind that the reason for the super low fares is because they only apply to specific travel dates in March and April, at occasionally inconvenient times, so you’ll have to be flexible if you want to take advantage of the...
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Best family trips in South America

Perhaps you hadn’t been thinking of South America as a family travel destination. The huge continent is actually a fantastic place to explore with the kids — full of otherworldly landscapes, sand dunes, dinosaur sites, sky-high cable cars, national parks, and super beaches. For parents with an adventurous streak, there’s no better place to bring the family. From Ecuador down to Uruguay, here are some of our favorite places. Ecuador Photo: Stephanie Frias If Ecuador isn’t on your bucket li...
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Bangalow Billycart Derby

SAVE THE DATE : Put this one on your calendar. This is one of those moments where our hearts fill and our chests puff out with such a feeling of immense pride for our village, its volunteers, sponsors and what can be achieved as a community Thank you Bangalow Lions Club for putting on the 2019 Bangalow Billycart Derby … we are all VERY VERY excited Main sponsor: Summerland Credit Union Image credit: Niche Pictures – Lyn McCarthy (your work blows our minds every time Lyn – hope we see you at this...
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#Saudi Aramco seeks to overhaul engines and fuel amid electric vehicle hype

Saudi Aramco seeks to overhaul engines and fuel amid electric vehicle hype:More efficient fuels and more sophisticated combustion engines are needed to bring down carbon dioxide pollution and to secure the long-term future of Saudi Aramco’s business, the company’s chief technology officer said on Wednesday.“The growth of transport is greater than the growth of alternative drivetrains,” Ahmad Al-Khowaiter, Chief Technology Officer at Saudi Aramco told journalists at the Geneva car show.The spike ...
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EU Justice Chief Stands by Dirty Money List Targeting Saudis - Bloomberg

EU Justice Chief Stands by Dirty Money List Targeting Saudis - Bloomberg:A European Commission money-laundering blacklist, which ranks Saudi Arabia as a high-risk country, is “the right thing” to fight money laundering and terrorist financing, the European Union’s justice chief argued as EU members states threatened to vote against the list this week.The list of jurisdictions with inadequate controls on illicit transactions and terrorism financing was proposed by the EU’s executive authority las...
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Saudis Said to Mull Hiking Tax on Local Banks to as Much as 20% - Bloomberg

Saudis Said to Mull Hiking Tax on Local Banks to as Much as 20% - Bloomberg:Saudi Arabia is considering plans to increase an Islamic tax paid by local banks to as much as 20 percent, or double the current rate, according to people with knowledge of the matter, as the world’s biggest oil exporter seeks to bolster alternative sources of revenue.The tax authority is in talks with lenders about raising the religious levy, known as Zakat, potentially bringing it in line with the 20 percent rate paid ...
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#AbuDhabi Mega-Lenders May Bring More Pain to 3 #Dubai Stocks - Bloomberg

Abu Dhabi Mega-Lenders May Bring More Pain to 3 Dubai Stocks - Bloomberg:Banks based in Abu Dhabi are expected to put more pressure on stocks that have already taken a beating in neighboring Dubai.A merger between Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank PJSC and Union National Bank PJSC on May 1 could draw around $193 million from investors who track benchmarks compiled by MSCI Inc. and FTSE Russell, according to Mohamad Al Hajj, an equities strategist at EFG-Hermes Holding.The combined entity will later acqu...
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Nobody Knows How #Dubai’s Economy’s Been Doing Lately - Bloomberg

Nobody Knows How Dubai’s Economy’s Been Doing Lately - Bloomberg:In Dubai, the focus is often too much on the economy of tomorrow rather than that of the recent past.Even as it constructs the Museum of the Future ahead of an opening next year, the Middle East’s financial hub still hasn’t reported how its gross domestic product performed since 2017. Also missing are other figures considered basic elsewhere, ranging from retail and auto sales to industrial production.The lack of an accurate read o...
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Oil Retreats as Surprise Jump in U.S. Stockpiles Hints at Glut - Bloomberg

Oil Retreats as Surprise Jump in U.S. Stockpiles Hints at Glut - Bloomberg:Oil retreated for the second day in a row after U.S. crude stockpiles ballooned, casting a shadow over OPEC’s efforts to avert a global glut.Futures in New York closed 0.6 percent lower on Wednesday after the U.S. Energy Information Administration said domestic oil inventories grew by 7.07 million barrels, exceeding every estimate in a Bloomberg survey. A larger-than-expected draw-down in refined products eased some fears...
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#Qatar Airways to phase out A380 from 2024 | Reuters

Qatar Airways to phase out A380 from 2024 | Reuters:Qatar Airways will start to phase out its fleet of Airbus A380 aircraft from 2024, its chief executive said on Wednesday.“We will start phasing out A380 as soon as it is ten years old,” Akbar al-Baker told reporters at the ITB travel fair in Berlin, adding the airline took its first A380 in 2014.Airbus announced last month it would scrap production of the A380 from 2021 superjumbo following lacklustre sales. [Author: [email protected] (Rup...
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#Qatar sells triple-tranche jumbo bond to raise $12 billion | Reuters

Qatar sells triple-tranche jumbo bond to raise $12 billion | Reuters:Qatar sold $12 billion in bonds on Wednesday, and drew around $50 billion in demand - the largest order book globally since its bond sale last year and the latest indication of how the country has overcome a boycott imposed by some of its Arab neighbors.The debt sale, split into tranches of five, 10 and 30 years, was much bigger than the $7.5 billion bond issued by rival Saudi Arabia in January, which had attracted over $27 bil...
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Lender FAB hurts #AbuDhabi, #Qatar nears five-month low | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Lender FAB hurts Abu Dhabi, Qatar nears five-month low | Reuters:Abu Dhabi's stock index fell sharply for its worst day in eight months on Wednesday while Qatar touched its lowest in nearly five months, pressured respectively by First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) and Industries Qatar going ex-dividend.The Abu Dhabi index fell 2.2 percent, its biggest intraday loss since June 2018, with largest lender First Abu Dhabi Bank dropping 5.2 percent after going ex-dividend. The bank had declared ...
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New American Airlines Challenge May Let You Earn Seat Coupons and Should DFW Airport Be Sold?

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading New American Airlines Challenge May Let You Earn Seat Coupons and Should DFW Airport Be Sold?...
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