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Venice: Better than we can Imagine - European Travelers Return

Basilica of San Marco with Seagull - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) On June 3, Italy reopened its borders to travelers from Europe. For the first time since March 8, Venice could welcome visitors from outside Italy. The question was, after three months of quarantine, would the outside world return? I am happy to report that not only are visitors beginning to return, new travelers are coming to Venice to see the Lagoon city for the first time, and bringing with them a new sense of wond...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Germany, Italy, Venice, Lola, Puglia, San Marco, Nico, Elizabeth, Venice Italy, Rialto, Sergio Boldrin, Piazza San Marco, NAVI, Caffè Florian


Encryption and issues related to Misinformation

“In discussions on misinformation, we generally focus on what the government and platforms should do, when in fact it is a people problem, as much as it is a tech problem. People generally don’t have the agency to act on some of these problems. So how do you empower everyday people to actually respond to misinformation is the bigger question,” a speaker said during MediaNama’s workshop on identifying challenges to Encryption in India. Traceability emerged as perhaps the biggest challenge to encr...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, News, India, Encryption, World Health Organisation, Intermediary Liability, Rajya Sabha, Misinformation, Maharashtra, Press Information Bureau, Chatham House, CSAM, NSO, NAMA Encryption June 2020, Internet Society Asia Pacific Office


Tokyo back to commuting, and back to clock-watching

With no more state of emergency, and most restrictions now deemed unnecessary, Tokyo is slowly but surely retuning to normal. A normal that admittedly involves more masks, and more protective measures in shops and bars, but with each passing day, the city rather miraculously feels more and more like it used to do. With this in mind then, students are heading back to school, and many workers are once again dealing with long and arduous daily commutes. For some of course it’s a welcome return, as ...
Tags: Travel, Photography, Japan, Tokyo


Lasagna Alla Vodka!

Lasagna alla Vodka is a combination of a much loved lasagna and pasta alla vodka, a delicious vodka and cream based sauce. It's distinctive orange hued sauce and peppery flavour comes from the addition of these two ingredients and has to be tasted to be believed! This is a pushy recipe Dear Reader!
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Another Look

So far our walks are starting in the same place-at the Musee d’Orsay. I was early meeting our friend so I went into the Tuleries Garden again. A look at one of the smaller ponds. A statue with a dog and some pretty clouds. I’ve never noticed this green scarf behind the sculptures on the Louvre. Seeing the Pyramid at the Louvre through the arch of the Arch de Triumph built by Napoleon, as was the large on on the Champs Elysees. And the Pyramid itself. An op...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Paris, Napoleon, Musée, Louvre Museum, Pyramid, Terrace, Tuleries Garden


MIDEAST STOCKS- #Kuwait leads Gulf lower, Egypt hit by coronavirus spike - Reuters

:Most Gulf stocks closed lower on Sunday,with Kuwait hardest after its banking federation said bankswould not pay dividends, while Egyptian shares sold off on aspike in coronavirus cases.The Kuwaiti index tumbled 3.2%, its biggest intradayfall since April, with National Bank of Kuwait down 4%and Kuwait Finance House ending 3.8% lower.Kuwait's Capital Markets Authority on Thursday cancelled allWednesday's stock transactions after bank stocks fell in thewake of a banking federation statement that ...
Tags: Travel, Egypt, Kuwait, Gulf, Reuters, Kuwait Finance House, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, National Bank of Kuwait, Capital Markets Authority, Gulf Egypt, Egypt Kuwait Holding


#Saudi Aramco buys SABIC shares on market as it completes acquisition - Reuters

:State-owned Saudi Aramco (2222.SE) bought 2.1 billion shares of Saudi Basic Industries (SABIC) (2010.SE) on the stock market on Sunday as it completed its deal agreed last year to buy 70% of the petrochemical giant, according to sources and market data.Four transactions were executed on the Saudi exchange, known as Tadawul, involving SABIC shares worth 259,125 billion riyals ($69.1) billion, Tadawal data showed, without naming the buyer.Four sources confirmed the transactions were part of the A...
Tags: Travel, Reuters, Aramco, Saudi Aramco, State, Tadawul, SABIC, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Saudi Basic Industries SABIC, Public Investment Fund PIF


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


Balearic islands prepare to welcome 11,000 German tourists

‘Safe corridors’ scheme aims to reactivate Spain’s travel sector, following Covid-19 disruptionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAlmost 11,000 German holidaymakers will begin arriving in the Balearic islands from Monday as part of a pilot scheme to help Spain reactivate its tourism sector, following disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.The “safe tourist corridors” initiative will serve as a trial run as Spain prepares to reopen its borders to countries in the EU’s...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Germany, Spain, World news, Spain Holidays, Europe Holidays, Mallorca Holidays, Balearic, Balearic Islands holidays, Coronavirus outbreak, EU 's Schengen


OPEC Gets Chance to Gain Upper Hand in Long Battle With Shale - Bloomberg

OPEC Gets Chance to Gain Upper Hand in Long Battle With Shale - Bloomberg:Once the global oil market emerges from the coronavirus crisis, it may be greeted by a surprising change: greater dependence on crude from OPEC.For the time being, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies are relinquishing their share of the market in a bid to prop up crude prices, slashing millions of barrels of output as the pandemic crushes fuel demand. They’d already spent the past three years f...
Tags: Travel, Opec, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


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Unsettled skies and a box of wine

Our weather has been very spring-like lately. As in early spring. Like March. Chilly, blustery days with cold rain showers. We're wearing long pants and long-sleeved shirts. This just one week from the summer solstice, the official start of summer. I'm not complaining, yet. The weather could turn dry and hot at any moment. It could also stay cold and wet all summer. We've experienced both. At least there's a little blue. I had a good trip to the market on Saturday morning. The day started out ...
Tags: Travel, Weather, WCS, Wine And Spirits, Domaine, Aignan, Saint Aignan, Monthou


#Dubai Stocks Lead Gulf Losses as Banks Face Pressure: Inside EM - Bloomberg

Dubai Stocks Lead Gulf Losses as Banks Face Pressure: Inside EM - Bloomberg:Dubai equities lead Gulf losses as investors remain cautious about the pace of economic recovery, while volatility jumps in global markets.Dubai’s DFM General Index lost as much as 2%, with banks weighing on its performance and an indicator for short-term volatility climbed to the highest level since early May. Equity gauges in Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain also declined between 0.3% and 1.3%.Shares ...
Tags: Travel, Bloomberg, Dubai, Federal Reserve, Bahrain, Gulf, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Marie Salem, Daman Securities, Dubai Stocks Lead Gulf Losses, Abu Dhabi Saudi Arabia Qatar Kuwait


Middle East News: IPO for #Saudi Home Financing Firm Is a First - Bloomberg

Middle East News: IPO for Saudi Home Financing Firm Is a First - Bloomberg:Amlak International for Real Estate Finance plans to sell shares in an IPO this month, in what will be the first Middle Eastern sale since the coronavirus prompted governments to shut down economies.The Saudi non-bank real estate finance company will offer 27.2 million shares, representing 30% of its capital, according to a statement. NCB Capital will manage the IPO process.The sale would follow a February offering by hos...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Ipo, Bloomberg News, Bindawood Holding, NCB Capital, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Amlak International for Real Estate Finance, First Bloomberg, Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Services Group Co, Amlak International


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



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