Give Me a Corona . . .Beer

Cancel a trip yet My cousins cancelled their trip to Japan this month. But I am boarding a plane tomorrow for a short flight to Vegas. What should you do What is corona virus Coronavirus diseas
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Museo kvely olutta keskiviikko Santiago de los Caballeros

Hersin klo 6.30. Sin hotellissa aamupalan 6. Pulahdin uimassa. Pyykit olivat jo kuivuneet.Kvelin itn kilometrin. Lytyi 2 lounaspaikka ja huoltoasema jonne ptin menn seuraavana aamuna aamiaiselle. berill Centro Lenin museoon
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Sunday Mar 1 Disembark Start the Land Adventure

Today the Regal Princess returned to port in Ft Lauderdale and our cruise came to an end. At 700 we got up and put our last few belongings into the Roller Bag backpack and into Janets large purse. These bags got a little heavy but we were able to f
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I made a quick trip of four days to London with a friend and had a great time. I took the Eurostar which arrives at St Pancras still full of architecture from the past along with the attached hotel. This is seen as you exit the train. I liked this statue. Interesting sculpture. Here is the lobby of the St Pancras Hotel. Seen in a bar there. These stairs are all over Instagram. I had to search to find them and only got this photo as I saw a sign saying gues...
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Santo Domingosta Santiagoon

Saavuin asemalle klo 11.55. Kerkesin ostaa lipun ja pst klo 12.00 lhtevn bussiin. WiFi toimi samoin Ilmastointi niin hyvin ett sain list kauluspaidan tpaidan ja ohuen kestakin vliin. Perill klo 14.30.Hotelli oli vauraalla aluee
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Get Your Grill On! Yakitori & Kushiyaki 101!

When my chef friend Monica from Lulu's offered to show me yakitori and kushiyaki grilling I jumped at the chance. Find out how to make the most mouth watering and juicy skewers of chicken, wagyu, pork belly, enoki wrapped bacon, shishito peppers and mushrooms, all on your grill! Dear Reader, this is one of the most delicious and fun ways to eat and a pushy recipe if you have a charcoal grill!
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Never Put a Novelty Souvenir Stamp in Your Real Passport

If you’re a frequent traveler, then you may one day run into an offer for a souvenir passport stamp. Antarctica offers a stamp at some of its scientific stations, Machu Picchu offers a stamp at the entrance of the Inca ruins, and the town of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch in Wales offers a…Read more...
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Oil Looks Into Abyss as Coronavirus Threatens Demand Contraction - Bloomberg

Oil Looks Into Abyss as Coronavirus Threatens Demand Contraction - Bloomberg:Flights canceled in Europe, schools closed in Japan, towns quarantined in Italy and panic in California. The coronavirus crisis has gone global, and with it, its impact on energy demand.For only the fourth time in almost 40 years, oil consumption may not grow at all in 2020, according to a growing minority of traders, investors and analysts. For OPEC, gathering in Vienna this week to discuss production policy, it’s a ni...
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#Lebanon Default and Middle Eastern News: Latest on Bonds - Bloomberg

Lebanon Default and Middle Eastern News: Latest on Bonds - Bloomberg:Lebanon’s banking lobby made a last-ditch appeal to the government to avoid a debt default and instead offer a swap into new notes for all bondholders.In the clutches of its worst financial crisis in decades, Lebanon is running out of time to decide how to handle a debt burden that economists say is no longer sustainable. It faces a choice of repaying more than $1.2 billion of Eurobonds due March 9 or restructuring liabilities ...
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Overnight train to Aswan Philae Temple Complex and dinner at Nubian house.

I am using someones hotspot so this entry will not have photos until I have better wifi.Last night we got on the train for the overnight to Aswan. The compartments are small bunkbed style. Caroline from Australia is my roommate. They served us a go
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Take a Quick Photo of Your Child Before Heading Into Crowded Places

Even the most diligent of parents can unexpectedly lose track of their youngsters, especially in crowded and attention-grabbing places like amusement parks, fairs, and shopping malls. This week reddit user ChadNFreud made a great suggestion on what to do before you head into that crowded situation with a child or…Read more...
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Who Owns the Statue of Liberty?

I had no idea that “Who owns the Statue of Liberty” could even be a question. A bit of trivial knowledge which has absolutely no real implications for 99.9983 percent of the world’s population. But I post this video here just as a reminder that there’s lots of stuff we don’t know about, but if … Continue reading "Who Owns the Statue of Liberty?"
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Egyptian Museum and Pyramids

I did not have wifi on the train and the wifi at our hotel in Aswan is terrible so the photos will not be labeled because I'm using someone's hot spot.Today our leader Khaled aka Elvis brought us to the Egyptian Museum and gave us a whirlwind
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#SaudiArabia News: Middle East Growth in Kingdom Stalls - Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia News: Middle East Growth in Kingdom Stalls - Bloomberg:Saudi Arabia’s economy all but ground to a halt last year, raising the likelihood that the government will turn on the fiscal taps to deliver faster growth in 2020 in the face of disruptions from the coronavirus and the prospect of lower energy prices.Held back by curbs on oil output negotiated by OPEC, the economy of the world’s biggest crude exporter expanded just 0.3% in 2019, down from 2.4% a year earlier and short of the go...
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OPEC could deepen oil supply cuts with or without Russia -sources | ZAWYA MENA Edition

OPEC could deepen oil supply cuts with or without Russia -sources | ZAWYA MENA Edition:OPEC could agree on deeper oil supply cuts this week, with or without Russia's support, to halt the slide in crude prices triggered by the global spread of the coronavirus, said two sources familiar with the talks. Moscow is resisting further output curbs, arguing that reduced production by the Saudi Arabia-led Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies, a group known as OPEC+, wil...
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NMC Health hires Moelis for debt restructuring - sources - Reuters

NMC Health hires Moelis for debt restructuring - sources - Reuters:NMC Health (NMC.L), the UAE healthcare company, has hired Moelis & Co (MC.N) to advise on a debt restructuring, three sources familiar with the matter said on Sunday. The sources said NMC had hired Moelis in relation to its ability to meet debt obligations.Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said on Feb. 27 it would investigate the finances of NMC Health, whose shares were suspended on the London Stock Exchange last week....
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Bussimatkoja Santo Domingossa

Kuivatin aamulla parvekkeella reppua sadetakkia kenki ja sateenvarjoa. Oli poutapiv. Kvin vaihtamassa rahaa. Sadalla eurolla sai 5600 pesoa. Kun automaatista olin nostanut 10000 pesoa eurolla oli saanut 53 pesoa.Lhdin tutustumaan joukkoliike
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MIDEAST STOCKS- #Kuwait, other bourses sink as coronavirus worries intensify - Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Kuwait, other bourses sink as coronavirus worries intensify - Reuters:Middle Eastern stocks plunged on Sunday,with Kuwait falling the most, as the spread of coronavirusstoked fears that outbreak could hurt the global economy and oilprices.Leaders in Europe, the Middle East and the Americas rolledout bans on big gatherings and stricter travel restrictions ascases of the virus spread around the world.In Kuwait, the index, which traded after a threesession break, slumped 11%, its big...
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These Airlines Will Let You Change Your Flight For Free Because of Coronavirus

On Tuesday I’m supposed to be flying to the Maldives. I say “supposed to” because on Friday I found out that my flight to the country had been canceled by the airline, thanks to the two-hour layover I was going to have in South Korea, currently one of the areas heavily impacted by COVID-19 aka the coronavirus.Read more...
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The Grand Floral Affair

The Grand Floral AffairWe had to be at the show by 7.45 typically the Uber that we booked that was just 3mins away from picking us up cancelled so we had to book another one that was 6 minutes away... luckily wed given ourselves a bit of wiggle roo
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Not the best start in Bali will it be the same like 9 years ago

By ferry we arrived in Bali and set foot on the island in Gilimanuk the very northwest of Bali. To be honest I Nina was sceptical about coming back to Bali. I had visited the island 9 years ago and stayed in Ahmed Lovina Ubud Padangbai and Seminyak.
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things i heard at the library: an occasional series: #31

One of the most frustrating and sad things we encounter at the library are people we can't help, who don't understand why we can't help them -- and who blame us. These are generally people with minimal or no digital literacy (i.e. tech skills).Here's a typical scenario. A customer cannot access their email account because they have forgotten their password. It's likely they changed the password at some point but don't remember doing that, so they're using the old password, or that they're typing...
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Tag 1 Fahrt von Stuttgart nach Metz

Nach einer weiteren Woche in Stuttgart bin ich letzten Samstag nach Metz gefahren. Ich war ja 1998 und ich glaube auch zwei mal in 2004 in der Stadt. Diesmal habe ich sie wieder ohne Probleme erreicht mein Auto hinter dem Hotel geparkt und mein Zimmer bez
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Tag 2 Fahrt von Metz nach Stuttgart

Am 2. Tag in Metz habe ich gut im Hotel gefrhstckt und einen Spaziergang in die andere Richtung in der Stadt gemacht. Vorbei an einer Kapelle der Templer dem Place de la Republique entlang der Mosel an der Kathedrale vorbei und zurck durch die Inn
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Following hot in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia a chance go to Jordan was too good to turn down. We were enticed as Lawrence was by cheap flights with Ryanair from Paphos in Cyprus 20 return for four nights a hop of less than an hour. So afte
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Barclays Acquittal Means More Lawsuits From Dealmaker, Ex-Banker - Bloomberg

Barclays Acquittal Means More Lawsuits From Dealmaker, Ex-Banker - Bloomberg:The verdicts may be in but Barclays Plc’s legal troubles stemming from its financial maneuvers during the global financial crash of 2008 are far from over. A British jury on Friday cleared three former Barclays executives of fraud in connection with deals to raise 11.2 billion pounds ($14.3 billion) in equity capital 12 years ago. Now the spotlight turns to a pair of lawsuits and regulatory probes that have been placed ...
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Bluesfest Busking comp 2020 – Applications close 6th March!

As the Bluesfest Busking Comp hits its 17th year, we see a new era of Bluesfest Busking emerge as we continue to transform and up the stakes of the competition for 2020. Bluesfest Busking Comp finalists will be given the chance to play what could quite possibly be the most important gig of their life on the BLUESFEST ‘DELTA STAGE’. Playing in front of an international audience of punters and music industry alike looking for that new sound that has the potential to go the whole nine yards – a...
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#Dubai's non-oil trade grows 6% in 2019 to Dh1.37 trillion - The National

Dubai's non-oil trade grows 6% in 2019 to Dh1.37 trillion - The National:Dubai, a regional business and tourism hub, saw a 6 per cent increase in non-oil foreign trade last year, spurred by activity at the emirate's free zones, government data showed. The value of non-oil external trade rose to Dh1.37 trillion in 2019, up from Dh1.29tn in 2018, with gold emerging as the highest traded commodity by value, the Government of Dubai Media Office said in a statement on Saturday. Exports jumped 22 per ...
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What Lies Beneath

Dive photographers theyre something of a rare breed. As youll discover yourself if you ever give it a go it takes a certain degree of perverse perseverance and in our modern world of instant gratification perseverance is something of a dy
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