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Despite the best efforts of authorities, many still not afraid of the novel coronavirus....

We're over three months into the global pandemic with a constant stream of death and disease filling the public airwarves and digital news outlets.  Our world has been tossed upside down.  Millions of Canadians out of work, businesses closing never to re-open ever again, people dying because their life saving medical procedures were indefinitely delayed, children isolating at home with unemployed depressed parents with booze declared essential.   Horrific and devastating measures, but absolut...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Toronto, Miami, University of Florida, Jacksonville, Ontario, Sunshine State, Queen s Park, Tampa Orlando, Gordie Canuk, COVID, Trinity Bellwood, Asthama Obesity


Thai Curry Noodle Soup with Tofu & Veggies

I recently made this quick and simple Thai Curry Noodle Soup over the weekend and immediately remembered the last time I had it, which was quite a while ago! Just before the end of last year, I taught my first hands-on cooking class to a small group of food enthusiasts. The class was called ‘Tasty Bites’, and comprised of mainly finger foods and appetizers – perfect for the upcoming holiday season and also my absolute favourite kind of meal to enjoy with company! Some of the recipes we worked on...
Tags: Travel, RECIPES: VEGAN, RECIPES: VEGETARIAN, 30-Minutes or Less, Curry Noodle Soup, Beetroot Raita Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Zaatar Spiced Pita Chips Mint Kebabs


How #SaudiArabia’s $15.6 Billion Bank Merger Would Stack Up - Bloomberg

How Saudi Arabia’s $15.6 Billion Bank Merger Would Stack Up - Bloomberg:The combination of National Commercial Bank and rival Samba Financial Group would create the third-largest lender in the Gulf Cooperation Council and a national champion to compete with regional players.In what’s set to become the biggest banking takeover this year, Saudi Arabia’s largest lender by assets proposed to pay as much as $15.6 billion to acquire rival Samba.The merged lender would have total assets of about $210 b...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Bloomberg, Gulf Cooperation Council, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Samba Financial Group, National Commercial Bank, Qatar National Bank QPSC, First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC, Bloomberg Saudi Arabia


A tourist-free traditional Tokyo wedding

Rainy season, it has to be said, isn’t the nicest time of year. The humidity ramps up enormously, and, as the name suggests, it tends to rain rather a lot. Yet despite such unpleasantness, June is a popular month to get married in, and probably just as popular as a venue is Tokyo’s Meiji Shrine. A money making machine that at the weekend sees up to around 15 weddings in a single day. Given the surroundings and the ceremonial outfits, the public procession element of each service is quite the spe...
Tags: Travel, Photography, Religion, Culture, Tokyo, Meiji Shrine


#Dubai's Union Properties in final stages of debt restructuring | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Dubai's Union Properties in final stages of debt restructuring | ZAWYA MENA Edition:Dubai’s Union Properties is in the final stages of a comprehensive debt restructuring process, the company said in a statement to the Dubai Financial Market.Debt restructuring negotiations with banks began during 2020.“This move will support the company to improve its overall financial position,” the real estate developer said.“The restructuring agreements are expected to include various types of solutions such a...
Tags: Travel, Dubai, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Union Properties, Khalifa Hassan Ali Saleh Al Hammadi


Mideast Stocks- #Saudi up as Samba-NCB surge on merger move; Egypt extends losses | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Mideast Stocks- Saudi up as Samba-NCB surge on merger move; Egypt extends losses | ZAWYA MENA Edition:Saudi Arabia's stock market ended higher on Sunday buoyed by National Commercial Bank and Samba Financial Group after they signed an initial merger agreement, while Egypt's index extended losses. The benchmark index in Saudi Arabia gained 0.8%, with Samba Financial Group rising 9.9% for its biggest intraday gain since June 2017, while National Commercial Bank (National Commercial Bank6) was up 5...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Samba, NCB, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Samba Financial Group, National Commercial Bank, Samba NCB, National Commercial Bank National Commercial Bank6


Simple Pear, Gorgonzola & Honey Tart

This pear and gorgonzola cheese tart looks like it is quite a production but is surprisingly easy. A home made buttery shortcrust pastry encases a gorgonzola dolce cheese filling and is topped with sliced pears. There's a final drizzle of honey and some rosemary. Think a cheese plate, in a tart!
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Perfect

Another village I visited was Saint Cirq Lapopie clinging to a cliff and perfect in a Disneyland way. Not a weed to be seen. Like Provence, there is no shortage of rocks and most walls and buildings are like this one with little plaster in sight. I had an excellent hamburger there with the famous and very tasty Rocamandour cheese on it. A church on site. Seen from a top terrace when we went for dinner one evening. Hollyhocks are in bloom.
Tags: Travel, France, Village, Disneyland, Provence, Cirq Lapopie, Saint Cirq Papopie


Chesapeake Energy (CHK) Files for Bankruptcy: Shale-Gas News - Bloomberg

Chesapeake Energy (CHK) Files for Bankruptcy: Shale-Gas News - Bloomberg:Chesapeake Energy Corp., the archetype for America’s extraordinary shale-gas fortunes, filed for bankruptcy, becoming one of the biggest victims of a spectacular collapse in energy demand from the virus-induced global lockdown.The Oklahoma City-based company filed for Chapter 11 protection from creditors in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of Texas on Sunday, listing assets and liabilities in the range of $10 ...
Tags: Travel, America, Oklahoma City, U S Bankruptcy Court, Chesapeake, Chesapeake Energy Corp, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Southern District of Texas, Doug Lawler, Chesapeake Energy CHK, Shale Gas News Bloomberg


#SaudiArabia Net Foreign Assets Rise for First Time Since January - Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia Net Foreign Assets Rise for First Time Since January - Bloomberg:Saudi Arabia’s net foreign assets rose in May, reversing three months of declines.The stockpile climbed by about 3 billion riyals ($800 million) to reach $445 billion, according to a monthly report from the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority on Sunday.Officials have said a cumulative decline of more than $47 billion in March and April was mainly due to a $40 billion transfer from the central bank to the sovereign wealth ...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Bloomberg, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority


Foreign travel boost as UK gives green light to overseas trips

Operators report big rise in bookings and inquiries and welcome ‘air bridge’ plansTravel operators have reported a big rise in bookings and inquiries about international holidays as UK holidaymakers rush to book Mediterranean breaks after the government gave the green light to overseas trips from early next month.TravelSupermarket, the holiday price comparison site, said this weekend had been the busiest for searches since the lockdown was imposed in March. Price comparison searches for holidays...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Business, UK, Travel & leisure, UK News, Mediterranean, Coronavirus outbreak


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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Launch of residency permit website for British citizens delayed

THE French Ministry of the Interior has announced that it is postponing the re-launching of their residency permit portal from July to 1 October because of the impact of covid-19. You can read their update here: https://brexit.gouv.fr/…/brexit/…/vous-etes-britannique.html British citizens will not require a residency permit until 1 July 2021.
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A merged NCB-Samba bank would be #SaudiArabia's biggest lender 'by some way', says EFG Hermes - The National

A merged NCB-Samba bank would be Saudi Arabia's biggest lender 'by some way', says EFG Hermes - The National:A merger between Saudi Arabia’s National Commercial Bank and Samba Financial Group would create the biggest lender in the kingdom "by some way", with a 30 per cent share of the market, according to EFG Hermes.NCB is already the kingdom’s biggest bank in terms of assets, with a 21 per cent share of the market. Samba is the fourth-biggest, with an 11 per cent share.The combined bank will ha...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Samba, NCB, EFG Hermes, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Samba Financial, Samba Financial Group, National Commercial Bank, First Abu Dhabi Bank, NCB Samba, EFG Hermes NCB


#Saudi Aramco's Dividend Math Doesn't Add Up Considering Oil Price - Bloomberg

Saudi Aramco's Dividend Math Doesn't Add Up Considering Oil Price - Bloomberg:It’s the mother of all payouts.The $75 billion that Saudi Aramco doles out in dividends every year dwarfs what any other listed company gives to shareholders. It’s roughly equivalent to the payouts from Exxon Mobil Corp., Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Chevron Corp., BP Plc, Total SA, PetroChina Co., Eni SpA, Petroleo Brasiliero SA and China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. or Sinopec — put together.That makes Chief Executive Office...
Tags: Travel, Sinopec, Saudi Aramco, China Petroleum Chemical Corp, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Amin Nasser


#SaudiArabia Stock Market News: Samba and NCB Equities - Bloomberg

:Samba Financial Group jumped in Saudi Arabia after rival National Commercial Bank, the kingdom’s largest lender by assets, offered to acquire it for as much as $15.6 billion.The shares advanced 9.9% to 26.30 riyals as of 10:16 a.m. in Riyadh, while National Commercial Bank rose 7.3%. National Commercial Bank proposed paying as much as 29.32 riyals per share for Samba, a premium of about 27.5% to its closing price on Wednesday. Saudi Arabia has been taking steps to shore up its banking sector...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Bloomberg, Middle East, Samba, Riyadh, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Samba Financial Group, Public Investment Fund, National Commercial Bank, Qatar National Bank QPSC, First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC, NCB Equities Bloomberg


How to Trade in Oil, Contango: Profit and Loss in Global Trade - Bloomberg

How to Trade in Oil, Contango: Profit and Loss in Global Trade - Bloomberg:An oil trade that made its way into Donald Trump’s press briefings -- and earned big profits for commodity merchants and tanker owners alike -- is fading away with every dollar that the price of crude rallies.When oil demand cratered earlier this year because of the coronavirus and a flood of cargoes, the U.S. president talked about “oil all over the oceans.” It was a reference to the tens of millions of barrels of unwant...
Tags: Travel, Opec, Donald Trump, Euronav NV, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Frontline Ltd, Richard Matthews, Global Trade Bloomberg, Gibson Shipbrokers Ltd


Guess What His Favorite Two Foods Are?

  One year old without a single tooth sucking on an apricot. He walked at ten months, so did his mom, but she had plenty of teeth at his age. His favorite food, not the apricot he devoured, nor the seasonal Provencal fruit, oh yes, of course, he likes it- he likes everything except avocados. But his favorite food, the food he eats no matter what, the food he looks for and points towards, and cries for more as if it were candy??  Ready to guess? Scroll down for the answer.                       ...
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You say cilantro...

...and I say coriander. In French, that is. Coriandre. The feuilles de coriandre (leaves) and the graines de coriandre (seeds) are called by the same name. I grow some every year with more or less success. It seems to work better in pots than it does out in the garden. This year, something, probably a bird, dug into the pot (which was out on the deck) so I had to move it into the greenhouse. The damage to the tiny seedlings was minimal. Little coriandre (cilantro) seedlings in a big pot. I see...
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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)]
Tags: Travel, Europe Middle East Africa, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Europe UK Germany Russia, Bloomberg UAE SaudiArabia Qatar


Israel Shares Lead Mideast Losses on U.S. Spillover: Inside EM - Bloomberg

:The main equities index in Israel dropped the most in the Middle East as investors catch up with a decline in Wall Street last week amid a resurgence in coronavirus infections in different parts of the U.S.The TA-35 declined 2% as of 11:45 a.m. in Tel Aviv, with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries pressuring the index the most. Israel’s stock market is highly correlated to the U.S., where many Israeli shares are cross-listed. The S&P 500 dropped 2.4% on Friday as Texas and Florida halted drinking at...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Texas, Saudi Arabia, Wall Street, Israel, Tel Aviv, Qatar, Bloomberg, Middle East, Arizona, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Samba Financial Group


What if BR Shetty is innocent? - Arabianbusiness

What if BR Shetty is innocent? - Arabianbusiness:I know what you’re thinking: How can the founder of the Middle East’s largest hospital operator be entirely clueless as to billions in undisclosed debt and fraud in the company he spent decades building? But hear me out.Say you’re BR Shetty: a 77-year-old who made his billions in the UAE by setting up successful businesses in healthcare, financial services, hospitality, F&B, pharmaceutical manufacturing and real estate as early as the 1970s. You w...
Tags: Travel, India, Middle East, Abu Dhabi, Uae, Padma Shri, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, BR Shetty


MIDEAST STOCKS-NCB, Samba jump on potential merger; #Qatar eases - Agricultural Commodities - Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-NCB, Samba jump on potential merger; Qatar eases - Agricultural Commodities - Reuters:Saudi Arabia’s stock market rose on Sunday, boosted by National Commercial Bank and Samba Financial Group Bank after they signed an initial merger agreement, while Qatar’s index retreated in early trade.The benchmark index in Saudi Arabia rose 0.9%, with Samba Financial Group jumping 9.9% and National commercial Bank (NCB) up 5.2%.NCB, the kingdom’s biggest lender, said on Thursday it had signed ...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Samba, National Commercial Bank NCB, NCB, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Samba Financial Group, National Commercial Bank, Agricultural Commodities Reuters, NCB Samba, Samba Financial Group Bank


Weekly Top Posts: 2020-06-28

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Loubéjac and other farmers markets open for summer

EVERY Thursday the popular night market beneath Loubéjac's church tower takes place and runs throughout July and August. The first one takes place on 2 July, running through to 27 August, and starts at 18h30, and remember to bring along your plates, as well as glasses for a dash of...
Tags: Travel, Food And Drink, Loubejac


Meilleure application pour apprendre l’anglais : notre top 10

Parler anglais est indispensable de nos jours et ces 10 applications pour apprendre la langue la plus parlée au monde vous seront d’une grande aide ! Oral, écrit, vocabulaire ou grammaire, vous maîtriserez tout au plus vite ! L'article Meilleure application pour apprendre l’anglais : notre top 10 a été rédigé par Mika pour NWE / NOWHEREELSE.FR.
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