Bluesfest Cancelled

The 2020 Byron Bay Bluesfest has been canceled as per Peter Noble’s Facebook post earlier today. To everyone involved with Bluesfest, It is obvious we will not be on this Easter. We are heartbroken as we believe we were presenting one of the best ever bills of talent for you. I was in discussions right through last week with every headliner – they ALL said they’re coming as long as nothing occurred to prevent them from doing so. That is the level of commitment that our artists have, and I am pro...
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An early departure

And wisdom must prevail.Yesterday morning I realized it would be wise to come home . Fortunately my trusty travel agent was able to find me a flight today . This virus seems to have spiralled in the last few days . It is crazy Heathrow this morning i
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Holland America Line Changes Cancellation Policy

No cruise line wants to give cash-back refunds if you cancel within their stated penalty period, usually 60-90 days prior to sailing.  Of course not, even in these extenuating times.   However, cruise lines like Holland America decided to change their cancellation policy to be more Read More The post Holland America Line Changes Cancellation Policy appeared first on .
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Stock Market Today: Dow, S&P Live Updates for March 16 - Bloomberg

Stock Market Today: Dow, S&P Live Updates for March 16 - Bloomberg:U.S. equity futures tumbled in the start to another volatile week, giving up much of a Friday rebound, after the Federal Reserve announced a massive easing in policy in an emergency move.Futures on the S&P 500 Index fell about 5%, hitting limits on trading, after stocks climbed more than 9% on Wall Street Friday, recouping most of their 10% plunge the previous day. Wild swings have become an almost daily occurrence as investors a...
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The Last Day

I feel like I wrote this post months ago instead of a few weeks ago. Of course, the virus situation is changing everything. I was a bit concerned in the British Museum as there were a lot of people, and the metros were full too. Last night the French government has shut everything but grocery stores and pharmacies and we are supposed to stay home. Yesterday we made a trip to the grocery store and stocked up. We will see how long we can go without another stop. The Monoprix near us was packe...
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Oil’s Crash Deepens in Tug-of-War Between Virus and Stimulus - Bloomberg

Oil’s Crash Deepens in Tug-of-War Between Virus and Stimulus - Bloomberg:Oil’s spectacular collapse deepened in early Asian trade on Monday as investors weighed measures by governments and central banks to help shore up the global economy against the unprecedented demand shock from the fast-spreading coronavirus.Futures in London fell as much as 6% after plunging by a quarter last week -- the market’s biggest weekly drop since 2008. Travel restrictions across the globe tightened further over the...
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A tiny Tokyo shop with built in social distancing?

This tiny shop has appeared on these pages before, but up until taking the photo below, I knew absolutely nothing about it. A business, it turns out, that’s been there for half a century or so, and incredibly, the current proprietor has sat working in that very same spot for the last four decades. It’s also a shop that, despite its age and diminutive dimensions, is arguably ideal in the current climate. The owner has no colleagues, customers are kept very much at arm’s length, and money is pass...
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Curry Up! Green Curry Chicken Meatballs {Gluten Free}

Everyone's favourite Thai curry gets a makeover with this chicken meatball curry recipe! I used minced chicken thighs and jasmine rice to make these gorgeously tender meatballs flavoured with green curry and then served in a coconut green curry sauce with green beans and bamboo shoots for an all in one meal. This is a pushy recipe Dear Reader!
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Lockdown in Paris: Day 1

Yesterday I was walking around my neighborhood in the 13th to get a bit of fresh air, and was quite surprised to still see all of the shops, cafés and cinemas full (even if the latter announced a limit of 99 seats in each screening). There was even another "gilet jaune" protest march, with a few hundred marchers in Paris at Place d'Italie. Not surprisingly, last night at 7:30pm in France, the government announced that Stage 3 measures to cont ain the spread of Covid-19 would start at midnig...
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BELGIQUE Gand BELGICA la ciudad de Gante

Une fois n'est pas coutume.... En ces temps o les nouvelles ne nous font pas trop sourire... autant visiter de beaux endroits mme si c'tait le hasard... et se dire qu'il existe de belles villes prs de chez nous.Ce 12 mars nous tions invit

Hysterical Journey to Historic Places

THE MUSIC MANBenjamin Henry Grierson entered the cosmos on July 8 1826 in Allegheny Pennsylvania. He was the youngest of five children. The family did not stay around the Pittsburgh area very long before moving westward to Jacksonville Illino
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Nothing’s Certain as Shell-Shocked Markets Hope for Salvation - Bloomberg

Nothing’s Certain as Shell-Shocked Markets Hope for Salvation - Bloomberg:As traders limp back to work, the question is whether Friday’s turnaround will prove more than a moment of relief for the world’s shell-shocked markets.The evidence suggests it won’t.While governments and central banks around the world announce unprecedented economic-stimulus measures -- indicating a growing willingness to coordinate their actions -- economists say virus-triggered closures and national lockdowns are making...
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Major Middle East indexes decline on coronavirus impact - Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Major Middle East indexes decline on coronavirus impact - Reuters:Most major Middle Eastern stock marketsclosed lower on Sunday amid fears of economic fallout fromcoronavirus precautions, with Egypt falling the most and SaudiAramco slipping after it missed profit forecasts.Gulf Arab states, with nearly 900 virus cases, expandedmeasures to contain the spread of the infection with Abu Dhabi'sbourse closing trading halls and Dubai shuttering cinemas, gymsand arcades. Kuwait and Saudi...
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A Six Month Odyssey

12th March 2020Sofia Bulgaria Bulgaria just keeps getting better and better and Sofia is beautifulWe have booked our ongoing tickets to Belgrade Serbia although this time they have asked for our phone number in the event that the
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Yhs Goes Digital: The First-ever Virtual Young Hoteliers Summit

Young Hoteliers Summit (YHS), the largest student-run hospitality summit in the world, announces our first-ever YHS Virtual 2020. In true YHS spirit, the conference will continue to bring together industry experts and students from leading hospitality institutions around the world, to share insights and knowledge.
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Barry Sternlicht: Stock market will make a comeback from coronavirus

The Dow plunged 10 percent on Thursday, marking the worst market day since the 1987 stock market crash. Barry Sternlicht, chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group, joins "Squawk Box" to discuss his past experience with markets under pressure.
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Bali Ahead of its Time in the 2020 COVID19 Era

Balis New Years Eve day as determined by the Balinese Saka calendar is a Hindu holiday mainly celebrated in Bali Indonesia. This year the celebration takes place on March 25th. It is also known as Nyepe Day or the Day of Silence. On this day the
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The Joy of Counter-intuitive Truths

I think one of the main reasons why I find economics so fascinating is that I am a contrarian (adj. taking an opposing view, especially a view opposite to that taken by the majority; n. a person who habitually takes a view opposite to that held by the majority.) Many of the findings of economics … Continue reading "The Joy of Counter-intuitive Truths"
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Britons fear being stranded in Jordan after country closes airspaceBritons fear being stranded in Jordan after country closes airspace

All commercial flights to stop for at least two weeks
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Australia orders all travellers to self-quarantineAustralia orders all travellers to self-quarantine

All cruise ships banned for a month from Australian ports
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Australia orders all travellers into two-week self-quarantineAustralia orders all travellers into two-week self-quarantine

All cruise ships banned for a month from Australian ports
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Dead Sea Jordanie Dsinfection

12 mars Amman s'veille doucement alors que je prend place dans la minivan rserve hier l'auberge.Nous sommes 5 partager les cots dans cette aventure 1 Amricain aux traits asiatiques qui MoyenOrient exige insistera sur ses o
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ArgentinaChile Cruise Part 1

Sabbath 7 March EmbarkationI briefly contemplated going to a local church today but decided against it because I didnt want to haul our luggage around and it was over 30 minutes away by taxi not to mention 30 one way for the ride.
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Oyo offering cash sweeteners to attract new Japanese hotel partnersOyo offering cash sweeteners to attract new Japanese hotel partners

Oyo's Japan business wasstruggling before coronavirus outbreak
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Qantas ordered to compensate hundreds of underpaid workersQantas ordered to compensate hundreds of underpaid workers

Airline will pay AUD7 million after miscalculating salaries
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Flight Centre to close 100 storesFlight Centre to close 100 stores

Coronavirus financial impact could be as much as AUD90 million
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Rig Veda provides significant evidence of the “Aryan” invasion

I’m incrementally getting inclined to consider the Aryan invasion theory again. Not just migration. Parpola’s evidence along with latest DNA evidence is becoming persuasive. Extract below from Parpola’s The Coming of The Ayrans to Iran and India: In his book The Roots of Hinduism, Parpola cites the following (rather extensive) extracts from a new translation […]
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