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Bellwood or no Bellwood the coronavirus is not going away anytime soon - It may never go away

Lots of people are expressing anger, frustration and disbelief about reports of thousands of people gathering in Toronto's Trinity Bellwood park recently.  Part of this anger is based on the misguided and completely false notion that if not for this kind of behaviour the pandemic would be over and people could go back to living their normal lives.   Well folks here's your daily dose of simple reality, the novel coronavirus is not going away any time soon.  In point of fact it may never go awa...
Tags: Travel, Toronto, Canada, Bellwood, Gordie Canuk, COVID, Trinity Bellwood


Saguaro Lake

A couple of days ago one of my hiking buddies and I headed off to Saguaro Lake. Saguaro is the …Continue reading →
Tags: Travel, Uncategorized, Saguaro Lake, Saguaro Lake Saguaro


Caddyshack

Well, this is one of these revisits that I feel went against my fond memories of the film. Can’t say I really enjoyed it as much as I thought I would. I think the biggest offender is Chevy Chase, whose character here just annoyed me — nothing he does makes any sense, and even worse, it’s just not really funny. Murray is wacky, but it’s not all that funny either as it’s too cartoony. Sure, it has its moments here and there, but overall it was a disappointment.
Tags: Travel, Film, Chevy Chase, Murray, 1980, Caddyshack, Debaser, Movie Marathon


The AMAZING Must-Bake Potato & Rosemary Focaccia Bread!

Dear Reader, out of all the focaccia recipes I have made, this is my absolute favourite focaccia! Potatoes add a wonderful texture to focaccia but they also form a gorgeous, crispy layer on top along with rosemary and chives. It's half potato pizza, half puffy focaccia bread! Another wonderful thing about this focaccia recipe is that it is a no knead focaccia so you don't need any special equipment at all. If you are new to making focaccia, I urge you to give this beauty a go. This is a pushy re...
Tags: Travel, Rosemary Focaccia Bread


Spring

I’m so happy to get out and see Spring flowers. Nature really does carry on no matter what is happening to humans. We joined our friend again for a walk along the Seine. Nothing better than the Eiffel Tower with roses in the foreground. Ready for a closeup. The roof of the newest Russian Orthodox church in Paris. Something to do with art and sea creatures. I didn’t stop to check it out. Hard to beat that view. I went to get a blood test the other day-just a...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Paris, Spring, Eiffel Tower, Roses, Maurice, Seine River


Oil’s Sudden Rebound Is Exposing the Achilles’ Heel of Shale - Bloomberg

Crude Oil, Shale News: Latest Analysis Amid Price War - Bloomberg:Oil prices have surged more than 75% in the U.S. this month. But don’t expect a quick rebound in supply from shale explorers.The quick turnaround in oil markets is exposing the shale industry’s big weak spot: Lightning-fast production declines. Shale gushers turn to trickles so quickly that explorers must constantly drill new locations to sustain output.And they haven’t been doing that. Drilling activity touched an all-time U.S. l...
Tags: Travel, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Shale Bloomberg, Crude Oil Shale News


Cleared former Barclays head to give evidence in London #Qatar trial - The National

Cleared former Barclays head to give evidence in London Qatar trial - The National:Barclays Bank’s former chief executive is set to give evidence in a £1.6 billion (Dh7.15bn) legal battle over “secret” payments to Qatar – a year after he was cleared of any criminal wrongdoing connected to the 2008 deal.John Varley, who led Barclays from 2004 to 2010, is due to appear as a witness on behalf of the bank in a legal claim brought by financier Amanda Staveley.Ms Staveley’s PCP Capital Partners says t...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Barclays, Barclays Bank, Gulf, Staveley, Amanda Staveley, John Varley, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, PCP Capital Partners, London Qatar


The Latest Covid-19 Updates for Paris

Although Parisians are optimistic as we watch the dotted line on the number of patients hospitalized with Covid-19 in Ile-de-France continue to flatten out, we still have one more week of "Deconfinement - Phase One" measures before the government announces the changes for June. However there are still a few things that are already changing, from museum openings and metro operating hours to the return of religious services and the opening of travel booking for the summer.  The light blu...
Tags: Travel, UK, France, Eu, Danube, Paris, Easyjet, Paris Plage, Metro, Musique, Health & Safety, Pierre, Green Zone, Stalingrad, Ile de France, Philippe


Ayam Masak Merah (Malay-style Chicken in Spicy Tomato Sauce)

For someone who writes and manages a food blog felicitously named, Hooked on Heat, it comes as a huge surprise to many when I confess that until very recently, say a couple of years ago, I belonged to the clan of folks who shied away from all things spicy. Ironically, it always petrified my Mom how her first-born could ever be averse to eating spicy food. Being one who can’t swallow a meal that lacks in the redness that can only be born out of the addition of hand-ground fresh chillies, not once...
Tags: Travel, Mom, RECIPES: NON-VEGETARIAN, Ayam Masak Merah


#SaudiArabia to invest in Iraq's Akkas gas field | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Saudi Arabia to invest in Iraq's Akkas gas field | ZAWYA MENA Edition:Iraq and Saudi Arabia agreed on Saturday to continue working to re-balance markets and stressed their commitment to output cuts agreed by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Russia and other allies, Saudi state news agency SPA said.The comments came after Iraq's Finance Minister Ali Allawi, who is acting oil minister, visited Saudi Arabia to discuss the oil market with the Saudi energy minister, SPA said.Bot...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Spa, Al Arabiya, Akkas, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Ali Allawi


#Saudi economy is solid, has the ability to deal with budget deficit and revenues decline - Minister - Reuters

Saudi economy is solid, has the ability to deal with budget deficit and revenues decline - Minister - Reuters:Saudi Arabia’s finance minister Mohammed al Jadaan said on Sunday that the kingdom’s economy is solid and has the ability to deal with the coronavirus crisis despite the need to cut spending.“The Saudi economy is able to absorb the decline in revenues and to deal with budget deficit,” he said in a statement published by the state news agency.The world’s largest oil exporter is suffering ...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Reuters, Mohammed bin Salman, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Mohammed al Jadaan


Damac chairman expects Covid-19 to impact property prices and demand - Arabianbusiness

Damac chairman expects Covid-19 to impact property prices and demand - Arabianbusiness: Damac chairman Hussain Sajwani said profits were hit by non-cash items. Chairman of Dubai-based developer Damac Properties Hussain Sajwani believes the current coronavirus pandemic will impact prices and demand for property.It comes as the company reported a net loss of AED120 million ($32.7m) for the first quarter of 2020, compared to a AED31m ($8.4m) profit for the same period last year, which...
Tags: Travel, Dubai, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Damac, Hussain Sajwani, Sajwani, COVID


In sheep's clothing

It looks like wool of some kind. It's saturated with a scent of some kind. Bags of "wool" like this one appeared on posts around one of the larger vineyard parcels out back a few weeks ago. Tasha was very curious, especially when we first saw them (I assume because the scent was fresh). They must be deer repellents, one of three strategies I've noticed out there. Two are scent-based, the third is the audible "wild animal noises" that we're enjoying at the moment. Bags of stinky wool on alter...
Tags: Travel, WCS, Tasha, The Vineyard


Weekly Top Posts: 2020-05-24

The Road is Home Stand Still and Take the Moment at Hand Homemade Apricot Pie and Crust The Sky Was the Ultimate Lusciousness This Evening. My Mom’s BlackBerry Pie Recipe
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Aarogya Setu updates Privacy Policy, Terms of Service: Reverse engineering not banned, but function creep now legitimised

In a major concession and instance of function creep, Aarogya Setu’s new Terms of Service, updated today, include “display [of] a government issued ePass”, provision of “useful information in relation to COVID-19”, and an indicator of whether a person has been infected with the disease or is likely to have been infected. This is in […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Coronavirus, Contact Tracing, Aarogya Setu


Wherever You Go

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Iraqi, #Saudi energy ministers say committed to output cuts - Reuters

Iraqi, Saudi energy ministers say committed to output cuts - Reuters:Iraq and Saudi Arabia agreed on Saturday to continue working to re-balance markets and stressed their commitment to output cuts agreed by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Russia and other allies, Saudi state news agency SPA said.The comments came after Iraq’s Finance Minister Ali Allawi, who is acting oil minister, visited Saudi Arabia to discuss the oil market with the Saudi energy minister, SPA said.Both...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Spa, Reuters, Al Arabiya, Akkas, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Ali Allawi


Peak Fossil Fuels Is Next Big Test for Russia’s Battered Economy - Bloomberg

Peak Fossil Fuels Is Next Big Test for Russia’s Battered Economy - Bloomberg:The economy of the world’s biggest energy exporter is heading for its deepest slump in more than 10 years due to the fallout from the coronavirus. A bigger crisis may be just around the corner.Analysts at the Kremlin-funded Skolkovo Energy Center warned this month that the nation faces years of economic stagnation as demand for its carbon-heavy exports gradually drops. If Russia doesn’t adapt, budget receipts will “decl...
Tags: Travel, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Bloomberg, Kremlin, Economy Ministry, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Skolkovo Energy Center


Large gatherings at Toronto's Trinity Bellwood park - Now we'll see what happens....

My anti lockdown opinions notwithstanding, this is not the kind of activity I would take part in or even advocate.  Lest anyone think otherwise, I do not buy into any of the conspiracy theories and I do not believe the coronavirus is a hoax, it is very real.  With that being said I do not think the threat warranted the measures brought in by governments and health officials.  But for the moment that is beside the point. I first saw this tweeted by blogTO, but I wanted at least one additional ...
Tags: Travel, Toronto, City, Ontario Hospital Association, Trinity Bellwood Park, Gordie Canuk, COVID, Trinity Bellwood


Not afraid of Covid-19? That's okay.....

Not everyone is living in fear about catching the novel and mostly benign coronavirus.  Given a choice I suspect that most would just as soon not get it, but there are obviously degrees of fear and concern.   Canada's roads can be dangerous, around 12,000 people die or are seriously injured every year in motor vehicle accidents in this country.  Most probably don't think about it, but some do.  Some drivers avoid the hiways, or base their buying decisions on safety ratings. Volvo drivers used...
Tags: Travel, Canada, United States, Volvo, Gordie Canuk, COVID



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