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Filming Abroad During Covid-19

Sacha in Spain while working on a documentary this year.   Hello Everyone, Traveling overseas for work has become difficult during COVID-19.  When it comes to shoots abroad I'd like to offer my help to anyone who might have the need, whether you need a traveling shooter, people to connect with abroad, or help with rules, regulations, and translations. Recently, I came back from my second trip to Europe in three months. Being a dual citizen (French/American) makes it easy for me to go back and f...
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Steely Tokyo life and light

On a drab and overcast suburban day, there was a brief, very welcome bright spell, transforming what would have been a mostly grey scene into something quite different.
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AUTHENTIC Beef Stifado Stew

Beef Stifado or Stifatho is a wonderful Greek dish. A rich beef stew is cooked with whole onions and potatoes. This is the ultimate easy but rewarding beef stew. Whole onions, potatoes are cooked in a pot (or a slow or pressure cooker) and it is a wonderful one pot meal. This is a pushy recipe Dear Reader!
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Out and About

Out and about the other day in an area outside of our neighborhood. I am seeing many windows like this around Paris as restaurants and cafes had to close during isolation times. Some made it back. I’m not sure about this one-it could have just been closed. The French government has started another shutdown in larger cities requiring all businesses to be closed by 9 PM. There was a demonstration yesterday here in Paris about wearing masks. I read today in the newspaper that there is worldwid...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Windows, Paris, Chairs, Louvre Museum, Les Nemours, Metro Entrance, Palais Royal They


A “My Will” letter to MPs in Victoria

Someone shared this template. I’m sharing – please consider writing to your MP. ====== Mr Russell Broadbent MP 46C Albert Street, Warragul VIC 3820 cc The Hon Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health Dear Mr Broadbent I know it is my duty to keep you informed as to MY WILL on any matter that comes […]
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#UAE- #Israel-UAE Flight Schedules: Latest on Tel Aviv and #AbuDhabi, #Dubai - Bloomberg

UAE-Israel-UAE Flight Schedules: Latest on Tel Aviv and Abu Dhabi, Dubai - Bloomberg:Israel and the United Arab Emirates agreed on a deal to allow for 28 direct weekly passenger flights connecting Tel Aviv with Abu Dhabi and Dubai, according to a statement from Israel’s Transportation Ministry.The flights will begin “within weeks” and came after significant commercial interest from airliners on both sides in the routes, the statement said. Both countries are in the process of developing economic...
Tags: Travel, Israel, Tel Aviv, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Transportation Ministry, UAE Israel, AbuDhabi Dubai Bloomberg, Abu Dhabi Dubai Bloomberg


Aramco, Sabic to Reassess $20 Billion Crude-to-Chemicals Project - Bloomberg

Aramco, Sabic to Reassess $20 Billion Crude-to-Chemicals Project - Bloomberg:  Saudi Aramco and Saudi Basic Industries Corp. will re-evaluate the scope of a planned crude-to-chemicals project in the kingdom as they seek to reduce spending amid a slump in prices for their products.  The two companies have decided to reassess the Yanbu project on the Red Sea coast -- which was expected to cost as much as $20 billion -- to incorporate existing facilities instead of building an entirely new one, Sa...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Bloomberg, Aramco, Saudi Aramco, Red Sea, SABIC, Saudi Basic Industries Corp, Yanbu, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Aramco Sabic, Chemicals Project Bloomberg


#Saudi investments in US treasury bonds up by $5.4bln monthly in August | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Saudi investments in US treasury bonds up by $5.4bln monthly in August | ZAWYA MENA Edition:Saudi Arabia has increased its investments in US treasury bonds by 4.3% monthly in August 2020, equivalent to $5.4 billion.Saudi investments in US treasury bonds recorded $130 billion in August, the highest in five months, compared with SAR 124.6 billion in July, official data showed.Yearly, the kingdom’s investments in US treasury bonds fell by 29.3% or $53.8 billion.Globally, Saudi Arabia ranked 16th am...
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Mideast Stock Markets Trade Mixed With Oil in Focus: Inside EM - Bloomberg

Mideast Stock Markets Trade Mixed With Oil in Focus: Inside EM - Bloomberg:The main equities gauge in Riyadh climbed while those in Kuwait and Abu Dhabi fell after leaders from Russia and Saudi Arabia discussed the OPEC+ agreement over the weekend and indicated further cooperation to support oil prices.The Tadawul All Share Index climbed as much as 0.5% on Sunday in Riyadh, trimming its increase at the close to 0.1%. Gauges in Oman, Qatar and Israel also gained, while those in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Vladimir Putin, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Israel, Americas, Opec, Bloomberg, Egypt, Kremlin, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Riyadh, Mohammed bin Salman, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Live Out Your College Dream of Drinking Natty Light on a Private Jet

Travel in 2020 has been...not great. Trips have been postponed, plans have been canceled, and if we are lucky enough to make it out of our homes, traveling during a pandemic makes everything harder. But Natural Light—more commonly known as “Natty Light”—wants to help. Here’s how to enter to win a trip on their…Read more...
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Hospitality Unsettled Podcast: Hospitable Chairmanship

"From the moment that you are chosen as chairman, people stop seeing you as a student, and that was quite difficult for me at the start."
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U.S. Election: Joe Biden Would Be a Sea Change For the Oil Price - Bloomberg

U.S. Election: Joe Biden Would Be a Sea Change For the Oil Price - Bloomberg:I don't know who'll prevail in the U.S. election. But one thing we can probably all agree on is that incumbent leader President Donald Trump has had an extraordinary impact on the global oil market. From crippling the oil exports of Iran and Venezuela to taking credit for brokering the biggest-ever voluntary production cuts, Trump's fingerprints are all over.How might that change after the November vote?The U.S. oil ind...
Tags: Travel, White House, Joe Biden, Iran, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Gulf of Mexico, Trump, Department of Interior, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Oil Price Bloomberg


#Dubai Financial Market rolls out equity futures platform | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Dubai Financial Market rolls out equity futures platform | ZAWYA MENA Edition:The Dubai Financial Market (DFM) on Sunday introduced equity futures trading as part of its new Futures Trading Platform.The debut platform has so far attracted 16 companies as launch partners and includes futures contracts on single stocks of some of the most liquid equities listed on DFM, including Emaar Properties, Dubai Islamic Bank, Emirates NBD, Emaar Development and Emaar Malls, with tenures of one, two and thre...
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STAA calls on Chancellor to consider additional government support for short term accommodation businesses impacted by government restrictions

Merilee Karr, Chair of the UK Short Term Accommodation Association (STAA) and CEO of UnderTheDoormat, has written to the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, on behalf of the STAA's members asking for visitor accommodation businesses to be given additional government support as it faces into an autumn and winter season where tighter travel and hospitality restrictions will impact jobs and businesses.
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#Israel, #UAE agree deal to boost investment in each other's economies | Reuters

Israel, UAE agree deal to boost investment in each other's economies | Reuters:Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have reached a bilateral agreement that will give incentives and protection to investors who make investments in each other’s countries, both finance ministries said on Sunday.The agreement is one of the first between the UAE and Israel after they agreed to normalise relations in August.It is also the first such agreement Israel has forged with an Arab country and will become ...
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Huge cat found etched into desert among Nazca Lines in Peru

Feline geoglyph from 200-100BC emerges during work at Unesco world heritage siteThe dun sands of southern Peru, etched centuries ago with geoglyphs of a hummingbird, a monkey, an orca – and a figure some would dearly love to believe is an astronaut – have now revealed the form of an enormous cat lounging across a desert hillside.The feline Nazca line, dated to between 200BC and 100BC, emerged during work to improve access to one of the hills that provides a natural vantage point from which many ...
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OPEC+ Faces Growing Pressure to Change Course as Ministers Meet - Bloomberg

OPEC+ Faces Growing Pressure to Change Course as Ministers Meet - Bloomberg:  When OPEC and its allies met last month, Saudi Arabia’s energy minister dared oil speculators to test his determination to stabilize global markets.  Now that a resurgent pandemic is threatening demand once again, the moment of reckoning is getting closer.  The coalition of crude producers gathers on Monday to assess the state of the market. No supply decisions are expected until Dec. 1 but leading members Saudi Arab...
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Gulf Currency Pegs Offer Silver Lining in Era of Weaker Dollar - Bloomberg

Gulf Currency Pegs Offer Silver Lining in Era of Weaker Dollar - Bloomberg:More than a decade ago, Gulf Arab nations struggled to preserve their currency pegs as the dollar went into retreat. This time, the link to a sliding greenback may give reassurance.Back in 2007 and 2008, the weak dollar sent the cost of imports spiraling and allowed inflation to take hold. Now, the sluggish domestic demand has put a lid on price growth, while the dollar declines could give a boost to non-oil industries li...
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‘Made in #Iran’ Beats Sanctions in Economy Donald Trump Tried to Crush - Bloomberg

‘Made in Iran’ Beats Sanctions in Economy Donald Trump Tried to Crush - Bloomberg:There can’t have been many worse times to start a new business in Iran. Even before officials in the Islamic Republic alerted the public to a major outbreak of the coronavirus, the country started the year in a tense standoff with the U.S. while its economy was being crippled by sanctions.For a trio of design graduates, a captive market of tens of millions of consumers starved of imports made it worth the risk. The...
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500 Startups appoints Shuaa Capital as advisor to its MENA fund | ZAWYA MENA Edition

500 Startups appoints Shuaa Capital as advisor to its MENA fund | ZAWYA MENA Edition:US-based global venture capital firm 500 Startups has appointed Dubai’s Shuaa Capital as advisor to its Falcons 1 Fund in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.The Dubai-listed firm will focus its support on advising 500 Startups’ Falcons 1 portfolio companies in financing and exit strategies, as the company’s MENA fund nears the end of its deployment.Shuaa will be represented by its chief executive off...
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#Dubai rental market hits 'all-time low', says latest JLL report - Arabianbusiness

Dubai rental market hits 'all-time low', says latest JLL report - Arabianbusiness:Rental rates in Dubai hit an all-time low in the third quarter of the year.According to JLL’s latest UAE Real Estate Market Performance report, rents in the emirate fell by 12 percent year-on-year, surpassing the lowest point on the rental index from almost a decade ago in 2010/11.And experts from the real estate outfit are expecting the sector to continue being a favourable one for tenants.The report said: “Lookin...
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Most Gulf Markets little changed in quiet early trade

  Most Gulf Markets little changed in quiet early trade Most major stock markets in the Gulf were little changed in early trade on Sunday.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index .TASI gained 0.4%, led by a 0.8% rise in Al Rajhi Bank 1120.SE a 1.3% increase in petrochemical maker Saudi Basic Industries 2010.SE.Dubai's main share index .DFMGI edged up 0.2%, with Emirates NBD Bank ENBD.DU rising 1%.The Abu Dhabi index .ADI eased 0.1%, hurt by a 1.2% fall in Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank ADCB.AD and a 0.2% dec...
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Jet Airways creditors agree to new owners after months of talks | Reuters

Jet Airways creditors agree to new owners after months of talks | Reuters:  India’s Jet Airways would be acquired by an investor consortium under a multi-million dollar resolution plan approved by the carrier’s creditors on Saturday.  The plan submitted by a consortium of London-based Kalrock Capital and UAE-based businessman Murari Lal Jalan comes after months of talks over the airline’s future and was confirmed in a regulatory filing, which gave no details of the deal.  A source close to the...
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European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #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: 2020-10-18

barbarawillisdesigns.com Guest Post by Rebecca Carvin aka RebeccaNYC Guest Post by Denise Moulun Pasek www.lisazimblerevents.com www.barbarawillisdesigns.com/item_94/Victorian-Slipper-Needle-Case-and-Scissor-Holder.htm
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Up a tree

Le lierre, common ivy, is, in fact, quite common around us. We have a lot of it. It grows on the ground in our yard's shady spots as a ground cover. I don't know if it was planted there intentionally or if it just got there naturally. It also climbs up tree trunks and walls. Every year we go around cutting and pulling it off of trees and walls, but we never get it all. Common ivy climbing a tree. It's also common in the wild, covering trees on the edges of the vineyard parcels around us. I rea...
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