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George Floyd - What can I add?

It keeps happening, over and over and over again.  Rodney King, Trayvon Martin, George Floyd, with plenty before, in between, and sadly I fear, more to come.  Why?   I think I know the answer, and its ugly.  The sad but honest reality is that a lot of white Americans are afraid of blacks, especially young black men.  And worse still, and this is the really hard part, in some ways its not even their fault.  White Americans have been conditioned and taught to think this way.   I'm not excusi...
Tags: Travel, Oregon, White House, America, Canada, Gop, United States, Bill Clinton, Mother, Donald Trump, Jim Crow, Nixon, Lee, Woodrow Wilson, Dukes, Gordie Canuk


A Simple French Apple Cake

This French or Normandy apple cake is a rustic beauty. Made with the goodness of six apples held together with a judicious amount of light vanilla scented cake it is also a cake that contains just a modest amount of oil and yet against all logic, tastes buttery delicious! And in a typical NQN fashion, I do a little twist on the classic Normandy Apple Cake by adding a little custard to it. I called this gorgeous cake Odette.
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Orsay Museum (Exterior)

We did another walk with our friend on yet another beautiful morning. This time we met at the Orsay Museum just for a change of scene. I sure hope it opens soon. It’s really a great museum. I saw this gorgeous building as I near the Orsay. There are a series of iron sculptures of wild animals such as this rhino in the front of the museum. And this row of figures that were once on another building each representing different areas in the world. I wonder if we will be abl...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Paris, Clock, Sculptures, Exterior, Orsay Museum, Orsay Museum Exterior


Could OPEC+ Become Victim of Its Own Success Slashing Oil Output? - Bloomberg

Could OPEC+ Become Victim of Its Own Success Slashing Oil Output? - Bloomberg:With oil prices roaring back, the OPEC+ output cuts are undoubtedly doing their job.But they’re due to be reviewed in a little over a week, and the unwieldy group needs to ensure the fault lines between its de facto leaders, Saudi Arabia and Russia, don’t resurface. We all know what happened last time they couldn’t agree on the way forward.For now, the results of the collaboration are almost too good to be true. In the...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Opec, Bloomberg, Canada, Energy Information Administration, Alberta, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Florida Cruise Ship Plans to Resume Bahamas Cruises in July

If a two-day cruise getaway sounds good right about now, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line might soon have the solution.  The Palm Beach-based, two ship cruise line will resume its Bahamas cruises on July 25, 2020. Two-Night Bahamas Cruises aboard Grand Celebration Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Read More The post Florida Cruise Ship Plans to Resume Bahamas Cruises in July appeared first on .
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Natural Wonders of North America to Visit with Your Family

Natural Wonders of North America to Visit with Your Family Natural Wonders of North America – If you live a sustainable life and try to encourage your children to keep the environment top of mind, too, you know how important it is to appreciate Mother Nature. One of the best ways to do this, and remind yourselves why you make daily eco-friendly decisions, is to spend time in natural surroundings. Natural Wonders of North America to Visit North America is full of beautiful, awe-inspiring places, ...
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SpaceX’s first crewed spacecraft successfully docks with the International Space Station

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon ‘Endeavor’ successfully docked with the International Space Station as planned on Sunday morning, marking another key milestone during this historic Commercial Crew demonstration mission it’s conducting with NASA. On board Crew Dragon were NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, the test pilots selected to be the first ever humans to fly on board SpaceX’s Crew Dragon, and the first people ever to make the trip to orbit aboard a spacecraft built by a private company. ...
Tags: Travel, TC, Space, Spacex, Florida, Science, Nasa, International Space Station, Dragon, Demo, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Spacecraft, Space Station, Cape Canaveral, Hurley


Middle East: Emirates Says Job Cuts Needed With Planes Grounded - Bloomberg

Middle East: Emirates Says Job Cuts Needed With Planes Grounded - Bloomberg: A line of passenger aircraft, operated by Emirates, stand beside the terminal building at Dubai International Airport in Dubai, on May 18.   Photographer: Christopher Pike/Bloomberg Emirates Group said it will be forced to cut jobs as the operator of the world’s largest long-haul carrier seeks to reduce costs after the coronavirus pandemic grounded air travel.The company has “come to the conclusion that we un...
Tags: Travel, Bloomberg, Middle East, Emirates, Dubai, Airbus, Dubai International Airport, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Christopher Pike Bloomberg Emirates Group


#UAE Emirate of #Sharjah Hires Banks for $1 Billion Sukuk Sale - Bloomberg

UAE Emirate of Sharjah Hires Banks for $1 Billion Sukuk Sale - Bloomberg: A woman wearing a face mask due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic jogs along the waterfront in Sharjah, on May 14.   Photographer: Karim Sahib/AFP via Getty Images The tiny emirate of Sharjah hired banks to raise as much as $1 billion from international debt markets, joining wealthier Gulf states to shore up its finances against the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.The third-biggest sheikhdom in the Un...
Tags: Travel, Bloomberg, United Arab Emirates, Sharjah, Gulf, KARIM SAHIB, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Dubai Islamic Bank PJSC, UAE Emirate, Sharjah Hires Banks


#UAE May Allow SMEs to Develop Internet Calling Applications - Bloomberg

UAE May Allow SMEs to Develop Internet Calling Applications - Bloomberg:The United Arab Emirates may allow small and medium-sized enterprises to develop internet calling applications, in a sign that it’s easing the government’s monopoly over telephone services.SMEs may be allowed to develop the technology to facilitate remote learning and work, state-run WAM news agency reported, citing a cabinet meeting.The UAE had restricted voice and video calls over the internet until the coronavirus pandemi...
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Emirates airline lays off trainee pilots, cabin crew: sources - Reuters

Emirates airline lays off trainee pilots, cabin crew: sources - Reuters:Emirates airline has laid off trainee pilots and cabin crew, according to two company sources, while the Dubai-based carrier said on Sunday it has had to let go some staff due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.“We have endeavoured to sustain the current family as is, and we reviewed all possible scenarios in order to sustain our business operations, but have come to the conclusion that we unfortunately have to say go...
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Emirates sacks 180 pilots in a bid to save cost, more layoffs likely - Moneycontrol.com

Emirates sacks 180 pilots in a bid to save cost, more layoffs likely - Moneycontrol.com:Emirates, the state-owned carrier based in Dubai, has laid off about 180 pilots on May 31, as part of its larger plan to reduce costs after being low because of COVID-19.Sources told Moneycontrol that the 180 pilots were first officers who were under training for type-rating on the A380. These pilots were on probation."This is the first phase of the layoffs. These pilots were called to the office and given th...
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Middle East News: #Saudi Stocks Lead Markets Higher - Bloomberg

Middle East News: Saudi Stocks Lead Markets Higher - Bloomberg:Middle Eastern equity markets traded higher on Sunday as economies continued to open up from coronavirus lockdowns, with Saudi Arabia leading gains.The Tadawul All Share Index climbed as much as 4.1%, with banks boosting the index by the most. Gauges in Abu Dhabi, Oman and Egypt also rose, while those in Dubai, Israel, Kuwait and Qatar traded lower.Saudi Arabia began the second phase of easing its shutdown on Sunday by resuming domes...
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OPEC+, Oil News: Algeria Proposes Moving Upcoming Meeting Earlier - Bloomberg

OPEC+, Oil News: Algeria Proposes Moving Upcoming Meeting Earlier - Bloomberg:OPEC+ is close to a decision to bring forward its meeting by a few days to this week, according to people familiar with the situation.The move, if confirmed, would give the oil cartel more flexibility to change its current production limits. The existing deal -- struck in April as energy demand and prices collapsed because of the coronavirus pandemic -- calls for curbs to ease from July. But that’s up for discussion at...
Tags: Travel, Opec, Bloomberg, Algeria, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Mohamed Arkab


European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #SaudiArabia #Qatar close

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg:Updated stock indexes in Europe, Middle East & Africa. Get an overview of major indexes, current values and stock market data in Europe, UK, Germany, Russia & more. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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Solar News: Marubeni Plant Feeds Power to Oil Companies in Oman - Bloomberg

Solar News: Marubeni Plant Feeds Power to Oil Companies in Oman - Bloomberg:Petroleum Development Oman, in which Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Total SA hold minority stakes, has begun receiving power from the Gulf Arab country’s largest photovoltaic solar plant.The 100-megawatt Amin facility, built partly by Marubeni Corp., will supply electricity for PDO’s operations, the state-run company said Sunday in a statement. PDO targets producing 30% of its electricity from renewable resources by 2025, Moh...
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MIDEAST STOCKS- #Saudi gains as lockdown eases; Egyptian blue chips advance - Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi gains as lockdown eases; Egyptian blue chips advance - Reuters:The Saudi Arabia stock market closedhigher on Sunday after an easing of the kingdom's coronaviruslockdown while gains in blue-chip companies buoyed the Egyptianbourse.The benchmark Saudi index, which opened after afive-session break, advanced 2.3% as the country's largestlender National Commercial Bank soared by 7% and AlRajhi Bank posted a 2.7% gain.Saudi Arabia began easing restrictions on movement andtravel mo...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Mecca, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, National Commercial Bank, AlRajhi Bank


#Dubai faces 5.5% recession this year as $10 bln debt repayments loom, BofA says - Reuters

Dubai faces 5.5% recession this year as $10 bln debt repayments loom, BofA says - Reuters:Dubai could see a recession of around 5.5% in 2020 as it faces about $10 billion in debt maturities this year while revenues are expected to drop in line with the pattern of the 2009 crisis, Bank of America said in a research note.Measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus have dealt a blow to Dubai’s economy, bringing vital industries like tourism and aviation to a near halt.Bank of America estimates t...
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Pandemic adds new variable to industry forecasting

The coronavirus pandemic has changed every prediction about U.S. hotel performance in 2020, including how industry analysts make their forecasts.
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Middle East News: #Dubai Debt Emerges as Corporate Risk - Bloomberg

Middle East News: Dubai Debt Emerges as Corporate Risk - Bloomberg:     An empty highway leads towards the Burj Khalifa skyscraper, center, and other office buildings on the city skyline in Dubai.   Photographer: Christopher Pike/Bloomberg Bank of America Corp. warned that “more corporate distress” is possible for some of the debt owed by Dubai government-related companies in case of a prolonged economic downturn.Excluding the government and banks, Dubai Inc. has about $6.8 billi...
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Grape flowers

The vineyards are in bloom. But you have to look real close to notice. The little flowers are not easy to see. Grape flowers on the vine. I think that pollination happens by the force of wind currents. I'm not sure if insects are involved much; I don't notice much insect activity when I look at the flowers. I read that most cultured grape vines self-pollinate, as they contain both male and female parts. Grape pollen forms on the tips of the white stamens. Our good weather continues. I was ab...
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European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #SaudiArabia #Qatar mid-session

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg:Updated stock indexes in Europe, Middle East & Africa. Get an overview of major indexes, current values and stock market data in Europe, UK, Germany, Russia & more. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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Weekly Top Posts: 2020-05-31

What is Going On Today Nearing 100,000 Questioning Almost Everything Down by the Seashore War and Peace
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#Kuwait back to work from Sunday, 6pm to 6am new curfew timing | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Kuwait back to work from Sunday, 6pm to 6am new curfew timing | ZAWYA MENA Edition:The Council of Ministers held a press conference in which His Highness Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled participated with the participation of the Ministers of Interior and Health, during which His Highness announced the adoption of the gradual plan to return to normalcy taking into consideration all health, economic and social criteria, guidelines and indicators.Kuwait will begin gradual return to normal lif...
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Easing of restrictions boosts #Saudi; other markets mixed - Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Easing of restrictions boosts Saudi; other markets mixed - Reuters:Saudi Arabia’s stock market rose sharply in early trade on Sunday after the kingdom eased coronavirus-related restrictions, while other markets were little changed.Saudi Arabia’s benchmark index, which opened after a five session break, climbed 2.2%, boosted by gains for banking shares. Al Rajhi Bank advanced 3.7% and the country’s largest lender National Commercial Bank traded 3.5% up.The kingdom will begin easing...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Mecca, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, National Commercial Bank, Al Rajhi Bank


Rent woes weigh heavy on #UAE F&B operators, survey shows - Arabianbusiness

Rent woes weigh heavy on UAE F&B operators, survey shows - Arabianbusiness:A vast majority of F&B operators in the country are concerned about rent and a lack of support from landlords, according to a new survey.According to a new survey from Arabian Business sister publication Caterer Middle East, most F&B operators reported a lack of understanding from landlords.When asked to rate how supportive their landlords have been out of five, more than half of those surveyed gave their landlords just o...
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La précision empathique est-elle bénéfique ?

La lecture empathique des émotions de votre partenaire est-elle bénéfique ou nuisible ? Cette équipe de psychologues de l’Université de Rochester a regardé si la « précision empathique » ou la capacité à lire les émotions sur ...
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