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Big drop in Covid patients shows Ontario needs to move faster in opening...

How many times have you seen posts on social media talking about "Covidiots" and saying things like: "Get ready for the second wave"!!!  I know I've seen lots.  Every time there was a lockdown protest at Queen's Park, or when people gathered at Trinity Bellwood park, and again now with all the BLM protests.  Back seat epidemiologists and self styled experts on infectious diseases have been saying for the past two plus months that all these happenings would lead to a surge in Covid patients ov...
Tags: Travel, Italy, BLM, Ontario, Fort Lauderdale, Daytona, Queen s Park, Gordie Canuk, COVID, Trinity Bellwood, Ontario Hopital Association


Shadowy Tokyo looks

Masked or unmasked, it’s almost all in the eyes.
Tags: Travel, Photography, Tokyo


Incredible Garlic and Cheese Bread!

Forget garlic bread that you know, this incredible garlic and cheese bread is one of the most delicious breads you can ever serve up! It uses an easy no knead overnight dough that puffs up beautifully and it is flavoured with delicious garlic butter and mozzarella. This is a pushy recipe Dear Reader!
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Notre Dame

Walking along the Seine, you will eventually reach Notre Dame which is in the midst of years of repair after the tragic fire. Seen as we approached. This bridge looks like it’s made of copper but it is cast iron. It’s called the Double which refers to the payment once required to cross it. There are 35 bridges spanning the Seine within Paris by the way. The cathedral with the sun shining behind it. There are photos showing various things about Notre Dame during and afte...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Fire, Bridges, Paris, Notre Dame, Seine, Seine River


MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf stocks rise on oil pact, Egypt lifted by IMF agreement - Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf stocks rise on oil pact, Egypt lifted by IMF agreement - Reuters:Most bourses in the Gulf ended higher onSunday, a day after the OPEC+ group of oil producers agreed toextend record production cuts until the end of July, withEgyptian shares boosted by a preliminary deal on a standby IMFloan for the country.Saturday's deal between OPEC and other producers led byRussia prolongs a pact that has helped crude prices to double inthe past two months by withdrawing almost 10% of globa...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Opec, Egypt, Dubai, Imf, Gulf, Reuters, Emaar, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Saudi Basic Industries, Al Rajhi Bank, DubaiIslamic Bank


India's Reliance says #AbuDhabi Investment Authority invests $752 million in digital unit - Reuters

India's Reliance says Abu Dhabi Investment Authority invests $752 million in digital unit - Reuters:Indian oil-to-telecoms conglomerate Reliance Industries said on Sunday that the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) will buy 1.16% of its digital unit Jio Platforms for 56.83 billion rupees ($752 million).ADIA’s investment in Jio Platforms, which comprises Reliance’s telecoms arm Jio Infocomm and its music and video streaming apps, gives the unit an enterprise value of 5.16 trillion rupees, Reli...
Tags: Travel, India, Abu Dhabi, Reliance, Reuters, Reliance Industries, Facebook Inc, ADIA, Mukesh Ambani, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority Adia, Mubadala Investment Co, Jio Infocomm, Jio Platforms, AbuDhabi Investment Authority


#SaudiArabia and Russia Unite to Tackle OPEC’s Pinocchio Problem - Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia and Russia Unite to Tackle OPEC’s Pinocchio Problem - Bloomberg:A deal to extend record OPEC+ output cuts was going smoothly -- until Saudi Arabia and Russia discovered just how much some of their allies had been cheating.In private conversations, Saudi Arabia Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman and his Russian counterpart Alexander Novak had agreed with little fanfare on May 28 to extend oil production cuts by one more month. Their bosses had spoken the day before. With the...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Nigeria, Opec, Bloomberg, Angola, Kazakhstan, Baghdad, Novak, Abdulaziz, Alexander Novak, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Abdulaziz bin Salman


Only Currency to Dodge Gulf Market’s Ire Shows Payoff After Rift - Bloomberg

Only Currency to Dodge Gulf Market’s Ire Shows Payoff After Rift - Bloomberg:Three years after being isolated by its Gulf Arab neighbors, Qatar also stands apart in the currency market.Its peg against the dollar has been the only one in the region that hasn’t come under pressure even as local economies succumb to what may be their worst recession ever. The nation’s bonds have also outperformed those of the other five members of the Gulf Cooperation Council this year. Qatar has bulk...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Gulf Cooperation Council, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Rift Bloomberg, Dodge Gulf Market


Saudis Make Biggest Oil Price Hike in 20 Years After OPEC+ Cuts - Bloomberg

Saudis Make Biggest Oil Price Hike in 20 Years After OPEC+ Cuts - Bloomberg:Saudi Arabia made some of the biggest price increases for crude exports in at least two decades, doubling down on its strategy to bolster the oil market after OPEC+ producers extended historic output cuts.The steepest jump will hit July exports to Asia, state producer Saudi Aramco’s largest regional market, according to a pricing list seen by Bloomberg. Overall, the increases for Saudi crude erase almost all of the disco...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Opec, Bloomberg, Middle East, Saudi Aramco, Rupert Neil Bumfrey




Glasgow Necropolis sept 2019

[Author: Vlad Barbu]
Tags: Travel, Scotland, Glasgow, Glasgow Necropolis, Gothic, Vlad Barbu


The Scottish Highlands Landscapes

[Author: Vlad Barbu]
Tags: Travel, Scotland, Rainbow, Scottish Highlands, Vlad Barbu






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)]
Tags: Travel, Europe Middle East Africa, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Europe UK Germany Russia, Bloomberg UAE SaudiArabia Qatar


Can #SaudiArabia’s Mohammed bin Salman Redeem His Mistakes? - Bloomberg

Can Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman Redeem His Mistakes? - Bloomberg: Vision interruptus.    Photographer: Tasneem Alsultan/Bloomberg via Getty Images His hand over his heart — a gesture as common to the Middle East’s princes as to its paupers — Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman might admit that he bears at least as much responsibility as the coronavirus pandemic for the state of Saudi Arabia’s economy. It is, after all, the combination of his ill-timed oil war against Russia with the C...
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Middle East News: #Dubai Shares Higher After OPEC Boosts Oil - Bloomberg

:Dubai shares climbed the most in the Gulf on after OPEC+ agreed to a one-month extension of its record output cuts, underpinning the recovery in oil prices.The DFM General Index rose as much as 3.0%, trimming losses this year to 24%. Gauges in Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar gained between 0.2% and 1.6%.Major oil producers decided at the weekend on a production-curb extension as well as a stricter approach to ensuring OPEC members don’t break their pledges. Brent crude rose 19% ...
Tags: Travel, Opec, Qatar, Dubai, Gulf, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Allied Investment Partners PJSC, OPEC Boosts Oil Bloomberg, Saudi Arabia Abu Dhabi Kuwait Oman, Iyad Abu Hweij


Emirates, Etihad extend temporary salary cuts to September - Reuters

Emirates, Etihad extend temporary salary cuts to September - Reuters:Gulf carriers Emirates and Etihad Airways are extending the period of reduced pay for their staff until September as they try to preserve cash during the global coronavirus pandemic.The aviation industry has been among the worst hit by the outbreak, which has dented travel demand and forced major airlines to lay off staff and seek government bailouts.State airlines Emirates and Etihad have operated limited, mostly outbound serv...
Tags: Travel, United Arab Emirates, Etihad, Uae, Gulf, Reuters, Etihad Airways, Emirates Etihad, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


I'm gonna go eat worms

Or caterpillars, maybe. I saw these while walking on the grounds of the Château de la Grande Filolie (yesterday's post) back in April 2006. I don't know what they were or what they would become but they're kind of pretty, in a squirmy sort of way. Oh, how they wiggle and squirm! My market adventure was successful on Saturday. In addition to strawberries, I got some white mushrooms and some fresh shiitakes (all grown nearby) and a bunch of radishes. We ate some of the radishes with bread and bu...
Tags: Travel, Wildlife, Dordogne, WCS


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)]
Tags: Travel, Europe Middle East Africa, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Europe UK Germany Russia, Bloomberg UAE SaudiArabia Qatar


#SaudiArabia's oil exports plunge $11 billion in first quarter - Reuters

Saudi Arabia's oil exports plunge $11 billion in first quarter - Reuters:The value of Saudi Arabia’s oil exports plunged by 21.9% year on year in the first quarter to $40 billion, corresponding to a decline of about $11 billion, official data showed on Sunday.Brent crude prices fell more than 60% in the quarter hurt by the coronavirus pandemic and an oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia following the collapse in March of talks on further production cuts.The decline in oil exports was th...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, General Authority for Statistics


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BP discusses sale of $1bn-plus stake in giant Oman gas project - Arabianbusiness

BP discusses sale of $1bn-plus stake in giant Oman gas project - Arabianbusiness:BP is in early-stage discussions to sell about a 10% stake in a key gas field in Oman as part of the energy giant’s plans to cut debt, according to people familiar with the matter.London-based BP is talking with interested parties about cutting part of its 60% holding in the Khazzan natural gas field, the people said, asking not to be identified as the matter is private. The 10% stake is likely to fetch more than $1...
Tags: Travel, London, Alaska, Oman, Bp, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Hilcorp Energy Co, Khazzan



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