Perito Moreno Glacier

R Today was the day we were off to Perito Moreno glacier. It is in the Los Glaciares National Park which is about an hour drive from El Calafate which we did on the bus. Breakfast at the new hostel was a bit underwhelming but we survived Scambled eggs
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Oil Market Faces Dire Situation, Sandhill Strategy Says - Bloomberg

Oil Market Faces Dire Situation, Sandhill Strategy Says - Bloomberg:Katie Bays, co-founder of advisory firm Sandhill Strategy LLC, discusses the outlook for oil prices. Oil markets fell the most since the U.S. war in Iraq in 1991 after the disintegration of the OPEC+ alliance triggered an all-out price-war among the world’s biggest producers. Bays speaks with Paul Allen on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg) [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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Malaysia bans all cruise ship callsMalaysia bans all cruise ship calls

Indefinite ban as Malaysia coronavirus count at nearly 100
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Cathay Pacific fined by UK regulator over data breach shortcomingsCathay Pacific fined by UK regulator over data breach shortcomings

Airline escaped a far heavier fine by lucky timing
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Being At The End Of The World

Day 6 of our cruise of the Arctic Circle with MS Kong Harald and we sailed through Oksfjord and Hammerfest during the night. After breakfast there's a Point of Interest talk on Deck 7 as we sail through Mageroysundet about the Sami people and reindeers
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Stock Market Today: Dow, S&P Live Updates for March 9, 2020 - Bloomberg

Stock Market Today: Dow, S&P Live Updates for March 9, 2020 - Bloomberg: Crude oil prices crashed and U.S. equity futures plunged at the open Monday in Asia, while the yen and sovereign bonds jumped, as a price war for crude threatened an already fragile global economy hit by increasing coronavirus worries.Brent opened 20% lower. S&P 500 futures were down well over 3%. Japan’s yen was up about 1% against the greenback in early trading, while the Mexican peso tumbled along with Canada’s dollar. E...
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US response to the COVID-19 coronavirus moves from ‘containment’ to ‘mitigation’

In interviews across major television networks on Sunday, U.S. officials all but admitted that efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, have failed and that the country now needs to move to mitigate the effects of the continuing spread of the disease on the nation’s health and economy. “We now are seeing community spread and we’re trying to help people understand how to mitigate the impact of disease spread,” U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said on CBS’ Face the Na...
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St Martins in the Hills

As we were near this church when we went to get half price tickets for a play, we stopped by. It has a familiar exterior. But we mainly went here to the crypt below for something hot as it was a bit chilly. The day we arrived it was pouring rain but, luckily for us, we didn’t get rained on again. Here it is. Doesn’t it look inviting? I don’t think the souls of the departed minded. We visited the nearby National Portrait Gallery. For lunch we had this Japanese dis...
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Oil Drops 31% in Worst Loss Since Gulf War as Price Fight Erupts - Bloomberg

Oil Drops 31% in Worst Loss Since Gulf War as Price Fight Erupts - Bloomberg:Oil markets tumbled the most since the Gulf War in 1991 after the disintegration of the OPEC+ alliance triggered an all-out price-war among the world’s biggest producers.In one of the most dramatic bouts of selling ever, Brent futures sunk by 31% in a matter of seconds after the open of trading in Asia on Monday after already suffering their biggest loss since the global financial crisis at the end of last week. As Bren...
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#Dubai Comic Con Virus Concerns - Bloomberg

Dubai Comic Con Virus Concerns - Bloomberg:With masks and katanas, the Dubai Comic Con goes on despite the coronavirus outbreak (Source: QuickTake) [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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To the Polar Bears Afternoon

Watching the mama bear and her cubs was so entrancing that even our driverguide forgot about lunch. When no bears were any longer in sight he drove to a place known to him. He and the naturalist served vegetable soup our preordered sandwich and a co
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Twentyseven Month Hiatus

its not that i have not been anywhere it is just that where i was i was too occupied to sit for hours recording my adventures. am also getting too lazy to use capitols because i have a new Lenovo laptop and the left hand shift button is half the size ... t
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Goldman Warns Oil Could Dip Into the $20s as Price War Begins - Bloomberg

Goldman Warns Oil Could Dip Into the $20s as Price War Begins - Bloomberg:OPEC and Russia have started an oil price war that could push crude into the $20s, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc.Brent crude may dip as low as $20 a barrel, testing the levels at which some producers can operate, analysts including Damien Courvalin wrote in a report. The move completely changes the outlook for oil and gas markets, the bank said, as it slashed its forecasts for the second and third quarters to $30 a ...
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Cabalgata Binacional Fiesta de Amistad

blog 030720 Cabalgata Biacional Fiesta de AmistadI planned to get up early so I'd be able to get to Columbus NM in time for the parade. Columbus is 30 miles south of Deming and less then 2 miles from Mexico. I had been to Poncho Villa State Park las
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Carpe Vegan - Calle Rey, Newtown

Calle Rey is a new plant based eatery on King Street in Newtown with a Peruvian Mexican twist. There's a menu of dishes where you won't even notice that there's no meat thanks to the flavours and use of seitan and konjac as meat substitutes and vegetables.
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Coronavirus: Train Your Front Desk & Reservations Team To Respond To Guest Comments & Questions | By Doug Kennedy

Much has already been written about the impact of the Coronavirus on the travel and lodging industry, and I'll leave it up to the experts in each field to talk about how this impacts revenue, distribution and cleaning procedures. Right now, I'm in the middle of two straight weeks of delivering workshops on hospitality and sales training throughout Hawaii, and so I'm going to address a question my participants are asking.
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A Six Month Odyssey

5th March 2020IstanbulWe flew back to Istanbul today and will head to Varna on the bus tomorrow. The Celul Sultan hotel is right in the centre of Sultanahmet so it was a nice to walk around again in a city that has become so familiar one last t
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Coronavirus: Foreign Office advice over Italy confuses British holidaymakers

FCO updates advice after saying travel to Lombardy largely safe despite mass quarantineCoronavirus – live updatesLeaked plan to quarantine 16m Italians sparks chaosThe Foreign Office is facing a backlash over its lack of clear advice for British people with holidays booked in northern Italy and those currently in areas locked down as a result of the region’s escalating coronavirus crisis.Hours after a decree was approved to lock down the Lombardy region, the department was still advising it was ...
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Dog Sledding in Tromso

During the night we sailed through Stokmarknes Sortland and Risoyhamm but was sound asleep so didn't notice the short 15minute stops. We arrived at Harstad at 6.45am and stopped at port for an hour but was it was too early to get up plus we had a shore e
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What a wonderful city Brenda and I arrived 3 30 pm and were happy to find our hostel is in a wondeul .location . We are just around the corner from the St Justus Elevator a block and a half from a major square where the buses trams and hop on hop o
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Bennington and Route 7A

Still full from dinner last night we just had some coffee before we headed out for the day. Kitty comfortably on the bed while we went out into the cold. The first stop today was Bennington Pottery Barn. I have had some of this potter for over 25 years an
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Oil-Price War #Saudi-Russia-U.S. News: MBS Aramco Vision Fades - Bloomberg

Oil-Price War Saudi-Russia-U.S. News: MBS Aramco Vision Fades - Bloomberg:Saudi Aramco’s worst day since December’s record-breaking IPO is shattering the government’s $2 trillion valuation for the state-oil company.The shares tumbled almost 10% on Sunday, meaning more than $400 billion of market value has been wiped out in about three months. Saudi Arabia started an oil-price war on Saturday after OPEC+ talks collapsed.Aramco, the world’s biggest oil producer, reached the Saudi crown prince’s en...
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#SaudiArabia MBS Middle East News: Power in Oil Kingdom - Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia MBS Middle East News: Power in Oil Kingdom - Bloomberg:Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s swoop against potential royal challengers shows his concerns about his grip on power outweigh the risk of unnerving investors already wary of his brazen tactics.The kingdom’s de facto ruler, who’s aggressively changed social norms despite possible backlash, has big plans to transform his country into a modern powerhouse. The arrests on treason allegations that could carry the death penalt...
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OPEC's Epic Fail Will Hurt All Oil Producers, Even Russia - Bloomberg

OPEC's Epic Fail Will Hurt All Oil Producers, Even Russia - Bloomberg:Friday’s gathering of oil ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and their international allies broke up in disarray. The collapse of talks reveals deep divisions over how to deal with the slump in oil demand triggered by the spread of the Covid-19 virus.Saudi Arabia demanded that Russia share in a proposed reduction of a further 1.5 million barrels a day, insisting that OPEC wouldn’t reduce suppl...
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#Dubai Financial Hub Added 2,000 Jobs as Listed Firms Rise - Bloomberg

Dubai Financial Hub Added 2,000 Jobs as Listed Firms Rise - Bloomberg:The Dubai International Financial Centre, the Middle East’s financial hub, added more than 2,000 new jobs last year.The number of those employed in the DIFC climbed to 25,600 as the amount of registered companies rose 14% to 2,437, the business park said in a report Sunday. There are now 737 “active financial firms” registered, up 18% from 2018.Registrations in 2019 include AntFinancial’s global payments pioneer WorldFirst, Ma...
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Equity markets plunge after OPEC deal collapses - Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Equity markets plunge after OPEC deal collapses - Reuters:Stock markets in the Middle East fell sharply on Sunday,with Saudi Arabia's index hitting a more than three-year low, after theOrganization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries' (OPEC) pact with Russia tocurb oil output fell apart on Friday.A three-year pact between OPEC and Russia ended in acrimony after Moscowrefused to support deeper oil cuts to cope with the outbreak of coronavirus andOPEC responded by removing all limi...
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Bhutan bans tourists after first case of coronavirusBhutan bans tourists after first case of coronavirus

American tourist infected American tourist infected
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Feeling Blue

Udaipur to JodhpurWe had about a 2 hour drive through interesting countryside this morning through small villages and busy people about their daily lives. Lots going on with animals and harvesting.Also plenty of marble cutting factories and lorries p
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Like Summer Here in Palm Desert

From 2009 one of many trips to the Palm Springs area for golf shopping and fun. While not my first choice for a vacation it has plenty to offer. Just ask Bob Hope Some of my friends outside the U.S. asked what is PD or PD. I told them it is an oasi
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