Ocean Space throws Open the Doors of the Ancient Church of San Lorenzo in Venice

Ocean Space - Moving Off the Land by Joan Jonas (Venice, Italy) The Church of San Lorenzo, a towering structure with exposed bricks and no elaborate facade, sat alone and closed for more than a century except for a few temporary installations. For years, stray cats were its only friends. Its roof was leaking and there was a gaping hole in the floor. The current church was built in 1592-1602, and deconsecrated in 1810 after the invasion of Napoleon's troops and the fall of the Venetian Rep...
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KLIA Ranking Drops Again in Skytrax World’s Top 100 Airports 2019

The Skytrax World’s Top 100 Airports 2019 list is announced as voted by air travellers around the world in the 2018/2019 World Airport Survey. Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) drops to 54th in Skytrax World’s Top 100 Airports 2019. ( = || []).push({}); The Skytrax World’s Top 100 Airports 2019 list is announced as voted by air travellers around the world in the 2018/2019 World Airport Survey. Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA...
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Skills Select Invitation Rounds – March 2019

The Australian Government has released the results of their latest invitation round with 1500 invitations to apply for an Australian visa issued between February and March. As in previous months, the average number of points required to receive an Australian Visa was relatively high with candidates applying under the 189 Visa stream requiring a minimum of 75 points in order to receive an invitation. Those looking to apply under the Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489), required ev...
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France, Strasbourg

19h Le bar Berlin place d’Austerlitz Copyright Jacques Witt [Author: Jacques Witt]
Tags: Travel, Berlin, Blogroll, Actualité, Non classé, Photographie, Photojournalisme, Voyages, Jacques Witt, France Strasbourg

We need a better approach to Whatsapp and traceability

It’s disingenuous when the Indian government says that they want traceability but “not at the cost of encryption or privacy.” Traceability is bound to be at the cost of privacy, even if it means getting meta-data. And, when it comes to Whatsapp, traceability is likely to be at the cost of... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Government, Messaging, India, Social Media, Whatsapp, Surveillance, Policy, Surveillance reform, Safe Harbor, Intermediary Liability

INTELITY and SkyTouch Team Up to Mobilize Staff and Property Management

INTELITY™, the provider of the travel industry's broadest enterprise guest engagement and staff management platform, announced today that they have teamed up with SkyTouch, the most widely used cloud-based hotel property management system (PMS). The integration will allow properties to use the INTELITY and SkyTouch technologies in tandem through the SkyTouch /CONNECT integration platform.
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Lunch in Hatch

blog 032719 Lunch in Hatch So yesterday I traveled from Demming to Caballo Lake State Park a distance of about 80. This lake was made by building a dam on the Rio Grande to use as flood control and water retention for later irrigation. It became a s
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Blog Writing – How to Write Your Travel Story with Awesomeness

Writing your travel story is quite interesting in itself, provided you know how to do it properly. To accomplish it properly, you need to have the right sort of method in mind and the right way to express it. Here are some quick tips on how to get started on your travel story! Blog Writing Tips Mention the Origin Most readers who are interested in reading travel blogs look for intrinsic motivation. Like, what inspired the traveler to visit a particular place? Or how was their journey dif...
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Australian Skills Assessment Assessing Authority List – 2019

An Australian Skills assessment is required if you are looking to emigrate to Australia under one of the skilled Visa workstreams. In simple terms, a skills assessment ensures that the qualifications and experience you say you have actually existed. This is a key governance step undertaken by the Australian government as part of the Australian Migration process. To help support the Australian government with this process, they have partnered with a number of accredited organisations who will be ...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Uncategorized, Queensland, New South Wales, New Zealand, Tasmania, South Australia, Skills-assessment, Assessing Authority, ACS Australian Computer Society Incorporated, ACWA Australian Community Workers Association Inc, ADC Australian Dental Council Limited, AIM Australian Institute of Management, Australian Institute of Medical Scientists, Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors

Responding to Yesterdays Comments

  Do the French have a specific retirement age? Will you and Yann ever formally "retire"? "In France, the general rule is that you must retire at age 67 and you can retire from age 62, as long as you have worked 41 years. According to a 2008-law, which was strongly opposed by the Left, you are now permitted to retire later (until age 70), but only if you wish." Via Understanding France.  Regarding whether Yann and I will ever formally retire... at first I thought we would retire early, an...
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Painting, drawing, sculpting...

Once more I was back at the rue de la Grande Chaumière . I have already posted about it e.g. here and here. I had an excellent lunch at a very reasonable price at the restaurant “Wajda”, which has been here since the 1930’s. (I very seldom – never – recommend a restaurant, but in this case I feel that I must – also for the nice welcome feeling). The address is the same as the famous art school, “Académie Colarossi” , which was here between the 1870’s and the 1930’s. Among the students ...
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Our Copenhagen visitors enjoyed Noosa Melbourne Sydney

When Katherine Thomas Sienna and Evie moved to live in Copenhagen around five years ago each March since then Katherine has come to Sydney usually on her own for a short time to attend a Hillsong Women's Conference. Since their move to Copenhagen Isa
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Better Deal Just Announced: $7.19 Per Day For Rental Cars Leaving Florida One Way — Spring 2019

When I first reported in this article on Friday, March 22, 2019 that “this year, the going rate is no less expensive than $14.95 per day — and that rate is only offered by Avis Rent A Car System and Budget Rent A Car System”, Hertz had not yet tossed its hat into the discounted drive-out from Florida for 2019... ...but if you are able to position yourself to rent a car from Florida and drive it out, now is the time to do so: how about a rental rate of as low as $7.19 per day for rental cars leav...
Tags: Travel, Deals, Florida, Boston, Atlanta, United States, Rental Cars, Hertz, Promotions, Discounts And Coupons, Florida One Way

Payback People Places Parties

Already I can see Ive made a big mistake. I waited too long to write my so many events have occurred requiring a mega amount of photos to share with all of you. So be it.....just remember to keep scrolling and changing pages until you cant
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New HFTP Research Report Sheds Light on Hotel Pre-opening Budgets and IT Timelines

A new HFTP study entitled "Pre-Opening Expenditures in Hospitality" by authors Agnes DeFranco, Ed.D., CHAE and Arlene Ramirez, MBA, CHAE, CHE, CHIA of the Conrad N Hilton College, University of Houston, and Tanya Venegas, MBA, MHM, CHIA, director of customer success at HotStats, investigates pre-opening budget timelines and procedures in the hospitality industry. Commissioned by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), the study aims to clarify understanding of the opti...
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Video Rwanda The Land of a Thousand Hills

A short video cobbled together from our travels through Rwanda in October 2018. Places visited include Kigali Kibuye Gisenyi Ruhengeri and the Volcanoes National Park. Let me know what you think
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How to Create High-Value Promotional Content for Hotels Without Turning Customers Off

Confused about Social Selling? You have been told that you really should not use Social Media to sell online. Social Selling sounds more like Social (without Selling). It doesn’t sound very sexy being the General Manager, Director of Marketing or Director of Sales that have to tell the Hotel Owners that strategies now focus on relationships and engagements. The Hotel Owners turn their heads looking at you like you are crazy. And you continue to tell that Social Selling is about first connecting...
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Best things to do and see in Xi’an

Visitors from China and around the world pass through the ancient city of Xi’an on their way to the Terracotta Army in the nearby Lintong District. While the Terracotta Army is indeed a marvel, many visitors don’t realize the bustling, modern city of 13 million has a lot to offer. With thousands of years of fascinating history and an energetic, contemporary vibe, Xi’an is worth spending a few days exploring before you check out the famous clay warriors. Xi’an was once the most important city...
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Vibrant Vegan Co travel and food job

Eating local is one of the best parts of traveling, and now you can actually get paid to do it. A UK food subscription company is looking for a “Director of Taste” whose job will be to travel the world, try new foods, and report back on your experiences to the company. All accommodation, travel, and food expenses will be covered, in addition to a salary of $66,000 and 28 days of vacation each year (as if the job itself isn’t already enough of a vacation). There’s just one catch though: The fo...
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Largest Passover Seder is in Nepal

Passover is one of the most important Jewish holidays, and the Seder on the first two nights is a celebration of food, wine, and biblical stories. But the biggest celebration isn’t in Israel — it’s in Nepal. Last year, Nepal’s capital of Kathmandu celebrated its 30th anniversary of hosting the world’s largest Seder. The first was organized by then-rabbinical students Mendel Kastel and Mendel Lipskier in 1989 when they were attending yeshiva in Australia. Israel’s ambassador had put out a not...
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Ten days in the UK

Hello everyoneIt's been a long time again since I wrote and I'm falling behind with my blog entries. Hopefully this time I will be able to write more often so I can catch up with all the trips I've made. I'm still writing about July 2017. Af
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#Dubai's Long-Awaited Stats Showed Weakest Economy Since 2010 - Bloomberg

Dubai's Long-Awaited Stats Showed Weakest Economy Since 2010 - Bloomberg:Investors got their first chance in months to size up how Dubai’s economy has fared during a downturn in its bellwether property sector as much-delayed data indicated growth last year was the slowest since 2010.Figures released by the emirate’s statistics center website late on Tuesday showed gross domestic product expanded 1.9 percent in 2018, down from 3.1 percent the previous year. Finance, mining and manufacturing were ...
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Extended: Business Class as Low as $2,500 Round Trip With Qatar Airways Prix-Fixe Sale March 2019

If you missed your opportunity to travel in style this year seated in the business class cabin of an airplane operated by Qatar Airways, you are in luck, as the offer has been extended: travel to select destinations around the world from nine origination airports in the United States for as low as $2,500.00 round trip between Wednesday, May 15, 2019 and Thursday, December 5, 2019... ...but you must... The post Extended: Business Class as Low as $2,500 Round Trip With Qatar Airways Prix-Fixe Sale...
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American Airlines is Expanding Their Miami Clubs

American Airlines has been leasing space for their clubs near gates D15 and D30 in Miami on a month-to-month basis since the first five years of their lease ended in 2016. They have a newly-negotiated lease waiting to be approved by Miami Dade County on April 9. Continue reading American Airlines is Expanding Their Miami Clubs...
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Oil prices sink after surprise U.S. crude stock build | Reuters

Oil prices sink after surprise U.S. crude stock build | Reuters:Oil prices slumped on Wednesday after government data showed U.S. crude inventories grew more than expected last week as a Texas chemical spill hampered exports.Brent crude futures settled at $67.83 a barrel, down 14 cents or 0.2 percent. U.S. crude futures settled at $59.41 a barrel, falling 53 cents or 0.9 percent.U.S. crude inventories rose last week by 2.8 million barrels, compared with analysts’ expectations for a decrease of 1...
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Germany takes steps to spur more investment in LNG terminals | Reuters

Germany takes steps to spur more investment in LNG terminals | Reuters:Germany’s cabinet on Wednesday approved a plan that will make it easier for LNG project companies to invest in new LNG terminals as part of efforts to diversify the country’s sources of gas.Under the legislation, LNG companies will only pay a 10 percent share of the connection costs for LNG, giving them more scope to invest in LNG projects. At the moment, pipeline companies have to put up the initial cost of the pipelines and...
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Saudi Aramco to buy SABIC in $69 billion chemicals megadeal | Reuters

Saudi Aramco to buy SABIC in $69 billion chemicals megadeal | Reuters:The world’s largest oil producer Saudi Aramco has agreed to buy a 70 percent stake in Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) from the kingdom’s wealth fund for $69.1 billion in one of the biggest deals in the global chemical industry.The agreement to help boost Aramco’s downstream growth plans comes after months of talks between Aramco and the Public Investment Fund (PIF), which contributed to the delay of Aramco’s planned multi-...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Reuters, Aramco, Saudi Aramco, SABIC, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Public Investment Fund PIF, Yasir al Rumayyan, Saudi Basic Industries Corp SABIC

Parking at Bluesfest 2019

Bluesfest today announced the cancellation of paid parking at the 2019 festival, advising that paid parking will now be introduced for the 2020 festival. All 2019 ticketholders will be refunded by 12 April 2019. Bluesfest apologised for any confusion caused and inconvenience it may have caused ticket purchasers. Although Bluesfest had full approval from Byron Shire Council, the NSW Police and the Roads & Maritime Services to include paid parking in the 2019 festival, Bluesfest has today decided ...
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Blue-chips lift #Qatar, Banks boost #Saudi | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Blue-chips lift Qatar, Banks boost Saudi | Reuters:Qatar's stock market rose on Wednesday, lifted by shareholder approval for an increase in foreign ownership limits at Qatar Fuel and Mesaieed Petrochemical, while Saudi Arabia rose on the back of its banks.The Qatar index rose 1.7 percent, with 18 of 20 stocks increasing. Qatar Fuel added 4.2 percent and Mesaieed Petrochemical was up 5.8 percent.Last year, their parent company, state-owned energy firm, Qatar Petroleum said it woul...
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Powys 1 Cilmeri searching for the last Prince of Wales

Gabby the motorhome is parked up on a very busy road in a very tiny layby. There is not much room for us. In fact if another car drew up and wanted to park it would be able to. We are in the tiny hamlet of Cilmeri. A handful of houses. Fields and little el
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