essential reading on anti-racism: "we can't tinker around the edges. we need to dismantle systems."

During the current focus on systemic racism, this is likely the best essay I've read. It's written in a US context, but it applies to Canada, both for Indigenous people and black Canadians.I hope you'll read it and share it.* * * * *What the Courage to Change History Looks LikeBy William Barber II, Liz Theoharis, Timothy B. Tyson and Cornel WestJune 19, 2020Since the casual killing of George Floyd on camera, unprecedented protests — not policy papers — have radically shifted public opinion in su...
Tags: Travel, Activism, Congress, Virginia, US, America, History, Canada, Selma, Indigenous Peoples, Martin Luther King Jr, James Baldwin, Thomas Jefferson, U S Supreme Court, Hughes, Jefferson

Top 5 Chicken Curries!

There's nothing quite like a delicious curry when you want a bit of spicy comfort food. These 5 chicken curries are all delicious and all have their own flavour profile. Here are 5 delicious Thai, Indian, Singaporean or Malaysian and Fijian curries to suit every mood!
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#Iran's currency hits lowest value ever against the dollar

Iran's currency hits lowest value ever against the dollar:Iran’s currency has dropped to its lowest value ever at 190,000 rial for each dollar amid severe U.S. sanctions against the country.The Iranian currency has tumbled from a rate of 32,000 rials to $1 at the time of Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.The rial unexpectedly rallied after President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the nuclear deal and reimpose crippling trade sanctions over two years ago.U.S. sanctio...
Tags: Travel, Iran, Tehran, Donald Trump, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

Moody's revises outlook to negative on eight #UAE banks - Reuters

Moody's revises outlook to negative on eight UAE banks - Reuters:Rating agency Moody’s changed its outlook to negative from stable for eight banks in the United Arab Emirates amid the coronavirus outbreak, it said on Friday.The eight banks are Emirates NBD, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Dubai Islamic Bank, Mashreq Bank, HSBC Bank Middle East, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank , The National Bank of Ras al-Khaimah and National Bank of Fujairah.Moody’s affirmed the banks’ ratings but said the change of outlook ...
Tags: Travel, United Arab Emirates, Uae, Reuters, Moody, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, National Bank of Fujairah Moody

BP to output from #Oman's Khazzan gas field to 1.5 bcf by end-2020 - Reuters

BP to output from Oman's Khazzan gas field to 1.5 bcf by end-2020 - Reuters:BP plans to produce an additional 500 million cubic feet of gas from Oman’s Khazzan field, known as Ghazir, by the end of 2020, the state news agency quoted the company’s Oman boss as saying on Saturday.“Gas production from Khazzan project is currently up to one billion cubic feet (bcf) and it will increase to 1.5 bcf per day, in addition to around 35,000 barrels per day of gas condensate (light oil),” Mohammed Al Ojaili...
Tags: Travel, Oman, Bp, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Khazzan, Mohammed Al Ojaili, Al Ojaili

#SaudiArabia to lift nationwide curfew, resume economic activities from Sunday - Reuters

Saudi Arabia to lift nationwide curfew, resume economic activities from Sunday - Reuters:Saudi Arabia will end a nationwide curfew and lift restrictions on businesses from Sunday morning after three months of lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, state news agency SPA quoted a source in the interior ministry as saying on Saturday.The curfew will be lifted as of 6 AM local time on Sunday. Restrictions will remain, however, for religious pilgrimages, international travel and social gathering...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Spa, Reuters, Interior Ministry, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

"The difference between a vacation and an adventure is..."

Well, you tell me before I complete that quote for you. I'm listening to a Master Class from David Mamet. He's teaching "Dramatic Writing" and the lesson is on "Structuring the Plot":"The difference between a vacation and an adventure is on an adventure you always wish you were at home."You can imagine what's going on in this lesson. In a plot, the hero needs to get from Point A to Point B, and everything that happens has to be part of that journey. It's not a vacation. It's an adventure.It's on...
Tags: Travel, Writing, Law, Metaphor, David Mamet, Ann Althouse

Of doors and dumps

Here's another image from our April 2006 stop in the Limousin town of Collonges-la-Rouge. Doors and windows are a favorite subject of many tourists and photographers and I'm no exception. The keystone above the doors says 1831. Pretty new! That looks like a grape vine throwing shadows on the wall. We've yet to see if the weather people were right about the forecast, but today is looking a little warmer and drier than the past couple of weeks. Phew. As it's Saturday, I'm planning to visit the S...
Tags: Travel, Dordogne, WCS, Limousin, Collonges la Rouge Doors

Zomato’s funding restrictions and apprehension over drone deliveries were key deal breakers for TechEagle

Lucknow-based drone startup TechEagle Innovations, which Zomato had acqui-hired a year-and-a-half ago, has cancelled the acquisition deal and parted ways with the company. TechEagle’s six-member team, including founder & CEO Vikram Singh Meena, resigned en-masse from Zomato on April 30, Meena told MediaNama. MoneyControl first reported on the disassociation between the two companies. While Zomato said that the companies were no longer “aligned” about their future goals, the deal fell through for...
Tags: Travel, News, Drones, New Zealand, Zomato, Delhi, Mumbai, Amritsar, Meena, Lucknow, Vikram, DGCA, Directorate General of Civil Aviation, COVID, TechEagle, Vikram Singh Meena

A Seed Affirmation

One word uttered          Brave .             Have you ever been given a "seed affirmation"? A seed affirmation is when someone says something to you and you feel it take root, and grow inside you. The one-word affirmation sets the wave to transformation.  What one word seed affirmation would you give yourself today?                     [Author: French la Vie]
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Top 10 stories of the week: June 15th to June 21st 2020

In no particular order, here are MediaNama’s top 10 stories of the week ended 21st June 2020 MediaNama would like to thank its sponsors: , for their support. 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. Read it here Twitter makes Aakar Patel’s account...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Home, News, Microsoft, US, Amit Shah, App Store, Delhi, Airtel, Practo, Reliance, Brad Smith, SEBI, Patel, American Civil Liberties Union ACLU

What Safari Guides Really Fear in Botswana’s Okavango Delta

Despite the stillness of the water, there’s no sound of silence. Insects skim across the reeds with a soft buzz and woodpeckers... Originally from Inside the Travel Lab.
Tags: Travel, Africa, Unesco World Heritage Site, Botswana, Okavango Delta

Are people losing faith in science due to Covid?

I'm noticing a worrying trend among people I talk to and interact with on social media.  Because of all the bad direction given from scientests in the medical field some are starting to question science itself.  I see it as being similar to what happened with many Roman Catholics after all the sex abuse scandals, some didn't just turn their backs on the Roman church, they turned their backs on God. Not everyone of course, some still believe everything the high priests of science say, just as ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Sweden, Nbc, Cdc, Indiana, Karen, Canada, United States, Italy, Belgium, Norway, Anthony Fauci, Quebec, Wuhan, Ontario

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