The Luxury of Being Safe

  My mother sat at her front door when my brother Mark and his family came over to wish us a Happy Easter. They brought mom flowers and succulents. It is an odd Easter for many of us. My mom usually makes Easter lunch for the entire family and has games lined up... this year it is just three of us: My mom, Sacha and myself. I imagine for you and yours it is similar, a different feel, somber, with thankful rejoicing and prayers of hope. and tears.       Chelsea sent me some videos and photos of...
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Blueberry Custard Pie

Blueberry Custard Pie is one of the easiest dessert one can make. When cooking for company, I always favour the quick and easy dessert recipes. Pressured for time, I am happy to use time-saving recipes, as I can always use more time cleaning, and planning… The post Blueberry Custard Pie appeared first on The New Canadians.
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Qantas reportedly selling Jetstar Pacific stakeQantas reportedly selling Jetstar Pacific stake

Qantas in talks to sell minority stake to Vietnam Airlines
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Hysterical Journey to Historic Places

AMUSING FAMILY CONNECTIONSA girl named Laura Ingalls was born in 1867 and grew up on the prairie. One of the first places she lived was on a hard scrabble little farm a few miles southwest of Independence Kansas. Her dad Charles Ingalls was a
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Oil Prices: Market Reacts to OPEC+ Deal to Cut Production - Bloomberg

Oil Prices: Market Reacts to OPEC+ Deal to Cut Production - Bloomberg:Oil declined after an initial jump as an historic deal among the world’s top producers to cut global output by nearly a 10th failed to revive prices that have been pummeled by the coronavirus.Futures in New York rose as much as 9% but quickly reversed those gains as markets opened following a three-day break. The OPEC+ alliance agreed to a plan to slash production by 9.7 million barrels a day starting in May, ending a price wa...
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Suburban Tokyo greys

Everyday is like Sunday. Everyday is silent and grey.
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One Year Ago

One year ago today we were in Japan. We had such a good time and I loved it there. I’d like to go back again someday and see the northern part. So, it’s hard to come up with much to write as the only time I leave our place is to buy groceries. I’ve almost decided to stop going to our local Monoprix as it is usually packed with people, something I’m trying to avoid. They always have the best selection of food though so if I go and there isn’t a long line out front I will run in and out as...
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Lockdown in Paris: Day 30

The quiet streets of Paris... Has it really been a whole month? Has it only been a month? Are we really going to have to keep doing this for another 30 days? Short answer: Yes. Direct from the PresidentPresident Macron gave another televised speech tonight. Here are the highlights: thanks to everyone’s hard work fighting the virus, keeping the country fed, and observing the confinement rules, the coronavirus death rate in France is slowing and life support cases in hospitals have not gone up i...
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NMC Creditors Said Forming Committee for $6.6 Billion Debt Talks - Bloomberg

NMC Creditors Said Forming Committee for $6.6 Billion Debt Talks - Bloomberg:The main lenders to embattled NMC Health Plc are setting up a coordinating committee, taking a major step toward restructuring the hospital operator’s $6.6 billion debt, according to people with knowledge of the matter.HSBC Holdings Plc, Barclays Plc and Standard Chartered Plc will join Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank PJSC, Dubai Islamic Bank PJSC and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank PJSC to lead the debt talks with representatives for...
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Oil futures little changed despite record output cut by OPEC+ - Reuters

Oil futures little changed despite record output cut by OPEC+ - Reuters:Oil futures were little changed on Sunday even after major oil producers reached a deal for a record 10 million bpd output cut, with analysts saying the agreement is insufficient to head off oversupply as the coronavirus hammers demand.Total global oil supply cuts could come to 20 million barrels per day, around 20% of global supply, Kuwait’s oil minister said. After four days of wrangling, OPEC, Russia and other oil-produci...
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MIDEAST STOCKS- #Saudi shares fall after OPEC+ output deal falters - Agricultural Commodities - Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi shares fall after OPEC+ output deal falters - Agricultural Commodities - Reuters:Saudi Arabia's stock market closedlower on Sunday following eight winning sessions as investorspaused after OPEC and other oil producing countries struggled tofinalise a record deal to cut output and support crude prices.Saudi's benchmark index fell 2%, weighed down byindex heavyweight Saudi Aramco down 1.3%, Al RajhiBank down 1.6% and a 3.4% drop in petrochemicals makerSaudi Basic Industries.Sh...
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#UAE pharma firm Julphar announces capital restructuring - Arabianbusiness

UAE pharma firm Julphar announces capital restructuring - Arabianbusiness:Julphar, one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa, has approved capital restructuring at the company’s annual general assembly (AGM).Under the plan, the Ras Al Khaimah-based company is looking to reduce its share capital by just over AED503m by cancelling shares to extinguish accumulated losses and raising AED500m through new shares issued, with a nominal value of AED1. Dr. Essam Farouk...
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QNB posts modest rise in Q1 profit as loan loss charge rises - Reuters

QNB posts modest rise in Q1 profit as loan loss charge rises - Reuters:Qatar National Bank, the Gulf’s biggest lender, on Sunday posted a 1% rise in first-quarter net profit, as a double-digit rise in loan growth was partially offset by a jump in loan loss charges linked to the coronavirus outbreak.The Qatari lender said loan loss provisioning rose 272 million riyals ($75 million).Net profit was 3.6 billion riyals ($989 million), up from 3.56 billion riyals a year earlier, it said in a statement...
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OPEC+ deal could boost oil prices, but oversupply remains - Reuters

OPEC+ deal could boost oil prices, but oversupply remains - Reuters:An oil producer deal to make record output cuts will lend some support this week to oil prices that have lost half their value this year as the coronavirus hammers demand.Total global oil supply cuts could come to 20 million barrels per day, around 20% of global supply, Kuwait’s oil minister said. After four days of wrangling, OPEC, Russia and other oil-producing nations, a group known as OPEC+, agreed on Sunday to cut output by...
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OPEC, Russia approve biggest-ever oil cut amid coronavirus pandemic - Reuters

OPEC, Russia approve biggest-ever oil cut amid coronavirus pandemic - Reuters:OPEC and allies led by Russia agreed on Sunday to a record cut in output to prop up oil prices amid the coronavirus pandemic and said they had an unprecedented deal with fellow oil nations, including the United States, to curb global oil supply by 20%.Measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus have destroyed demand for fuel and driven down oil prices, straining budgets of oil producers and hammering the U.S. shale ...
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On Board Games: Tabletopia

“On Something” is a series of posts in which I tackle various topics, this time board games. You’ll find full archives here. You’d think that one of the gaming hobbies most affected by the current outbreak would be board games — and it’s certainly an activity that I enjoy in good part because I like the social aspect of sitting around a table and playing something together with friends. And yes, as I look at my shelves filled with games (although most of my collection is located at work, sinc...
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Sagra's Virtual Cooking Classs

This COVID-19 crisis has got restaurants all over the world pivoting and at Sagra in Sydney's Darlinghurst, they've come up with an idea that brings customers into the restaurant from the comfort of their own home. It's a virtual cooking class where customers cook from the comfort of their own home and participate in a cooking class using their phone or laptop!
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Lockdown in Paris: Day 29 - Easter 2020

Confinement tulips...just as beautiful even behind the gray bars. Instead of running, this morning I went for a one-hour walk at 9am, participating in the Abbey Bookshop’s “Social Distancing Hike” on Zoom where participants shared our neighborhood “hike” with each other via smartphone. I had another police check for my attestation in the middle of our Zoom, much to the amusement of the others (I didn’t realize they could hear). It was quite busy at the food shops and bakeries, which were open...
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Corona Virus in San Francisco

On Tuesday 17th March San Fransisco city started the 'Shelter in Place order. We were given the news the afternoon before and so Herve went to the local shop very crowded to buy some basic supplies. This shop has since been such a saving grace. It is s
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Beijing hotel guests must provide negative coronavirus test resultsBeijing hotel guests must provide negative coronavirus test results

Each guest will also have to submit to daily temperature tests
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Virgin Australia's schedule shrinks to a single routeVirgin Australia's schedule shrinks to a single route

Sydney to Melbourne service operates six times a week
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Statement from Bruce and Yaling Fisher Yaling Fisher owners of Hawaii Aloha Travel Hawaii Aloha Travel

A Statement from Hawaii Aloha Travel owners on COVID-19 in Hawaii: In light of the recent request by the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau for travel publications to “refrain from publishing any stories that might encourage people to travel to the islands”, Hawaii Aloha Travel would like to state its full support of State of […] The post Statement from Bruce and Yaling Fisher Yaling Fisher owners of Hawaii Aloha Travel Hawaii Aloha Travel appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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The Tour Continues....Happy Easter

Now that we have checked out all the areas of Tropical Palms together it time to leave the premises to see what lies beyond. Hold on....dont get your knickers all in a twist. This excursion was done while we could still go out in the fresh air as long
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Saguaro Lake Arizona

Took a drive and short boatride to Saguaro Lake during Everetts spring break in 2019.
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Itinerario de 3 das en Malta

Para ayudarlo a planificar su estada he preparado este itinerario detallado . Durante su viaje podr visitar Valletta la capital as como Mdina Rabat los acantilados de Dingli o incluso algunas de las playas ms bonitas
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Skopje 2 Walking Tour

After a hearty breakfast I headed out to join the free walking tour. I am definitely a bit addicted to these tours but I feel like it gives me a good overview of the city I'm in. This one met in front of Mother Teresa Memorial House. It was a beautiful m
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Day 19 of 21daysOfLockdown

Day 19 of the lockdown. Day 25 otherwise.Been more than a week since I wrote. Even though I've had a lot to write about. And I did not have anything to write. Minutes have blurred into hours, hours into days and days into something that I can't recall either the beginning of. Or the end of. Guess that's how life essentially is. Time blurring into one continuous stream that we sort of stop noticing!Anyhow. So when we got into the lockdown, I decided that I would come out of this healthier, happie...
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Derbyshire 77 Chesterfield Day 23 Good Friday and Easter Sunday thoughts whilst walking across the fieldsSalem Chapel one Hunlokes gone

Day 23 Gabby the motorhome is still on furlough . We keep checking on her . To make sure she is Ok . That she is not missing us as much as we are missing her.Walking makes you stop and think . Instead of a mind racing on important things it goes i
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HK carriers to receive HKD1 million per plane financial aidHK carriers to receive HKD1 million per plane financial aid

Cathay Pacific Group to get lion's share of financial aid
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COVID19 in Cusco Quarantine Week 4

Sunday 5 April 2020Even though I can only see a sliver of the park and street from my windows that sliver includes two park benches. These past three weeks Ive only seen one person sit there. After last weeks scolding on Monday I have
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