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Smita Patil - Unofficial Biography

Hello! So somehow I stumbled onto the life of Smita Patil and I was so fascinated that I got reading about her. The output was this Twitter thread. Here's the same thread, in the shape of an essay (originally published on SaurabhGarg.com).  Smita Patil was an actor par excellence and above all, an extraordinary human being. She lived for all of 31 years but her legacy HAS to stay around for 31 millennia at least and this is an attempt towards that.  If I could sum her life in 3 bullet ...
Tags: Travel, Google, India, Biography, Mumbai, Bollywood, Bombay, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Tula, Tom, AB, Shyam Benegal, Benegal, Smita, Kali


Large Danish trial could put an end to the masking debate...

A large randomized control trial could finally put an end to the whole masking debate.  Three Danish hospitals as well as the Technical University of Denmark have conducted what may very well be the largest ever clinical trial looking into the efficacy of community masking on reducing rates of viral infection.  It's certainly the largest such trial in the Covid era.https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT043375416,000 participants were randomized into a masked and a control group, 3,000 participa...
Tags: Travel, Masks, Canada, McMaster University, Technical University of Denmark, Gordie Canuk, COVID, SAR Cov


Looking out at a completely changed Tokyo

Tokyo seems to be constantly changing, but the transformation this old lady must have seen is almost unimaginable.
Tags: Travel, Photography, Tokyo


A Happy HELL-OWEEN Picnic Party!

Happy HELL-oween or as we like to call it in the Halloween biz, 2020! This year has been a challenge and we all need a bit of a distraction so welcome to my outdoor Halloween picnic party with a tiny guest list and COVID-19 friendly treats! Take a peek into how we celebrated Halloween this year!
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Maestro to Showcase Multi-Platform Web Browser PMS Options for Independents at CYBER HITEC

M ARKHAM, Ontario , Oct. 26, 2020 — For the first time, global hoteliers will come together virtually today to attend CYBER HITEC, an online hospitality technology conference featuring the brightest minds and hottest hotel technologies from around the world. To show trepidatious travelers that their hotels are safe, operators are realizing there needs to be change, and the urgent transformation of contactless service begins with technology. Maestro, hospitality's most trusted provider of ...
Tags: Travel, Ontario, HITEC


The Marais

I haven’t been in the Marais area of Paris in a long time so hopped on a metro to walk around favorite places again. Note the four figures holding up the balcony, like the name of the café, they are called chimères. I like the golden color of the building, the windows and the shadow of the tree. The courtyard of the ancient Hotel Sens from the 1200’s. The exterior. It’s so nice that it wasn’t torn down. I’ve always liked this side of a building in a courtyard.
Tags: Travel, Photos, Architecture, Paris, Marais, the Marais, Hotel Sens


Libya War Rivals Poised for Unity Talks as Oil Output Rises - Bloomberg

Libya War Rivals Poised for Unity Talks as Oil Output Rises - BloombergLibya’s push to almost double crude output could gain momentum as rival sides prepare for a new round of talks aimed at ending a nearly decade-long conflict that has ravaged the OPEC member.The United Nations said Sunday that political talks targeting a deal on a “unified governance framework” for the North African country are to begin Oct. 26 via video conference. Face-to-face meetings would kick-off in Tunisia on Nov. 9.The...
Tags: Travel, Africa, Opec, Bloomberg, United Nations, Libya, Un, Tunisia, Tripoli, Fayez al Sarraj, National Oil Corp, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Khalifa Haftar Libya


#UAE-Based Israeli In Talks to Buy Israir While Al Habtoor Passes - Bloomberg

UAE-Based Israeli In Talks to Buy Israir While Al Habtoor Passes - BloombergAn Israeli businessman, who’s been operating in the United Arab Emirates’ commercial hub of Dubai for the past 14 years, is in talks to buy Israel’s Israir Airlines, hoping a new normalization pact between the countries will offer an opportunity for expanded operations.NY Koen Group’s chief executive officer, Naum Koen, was born in Ukraine, became a naturalized Israeli citizen in 1994 and in 2006, using his Ukrainian pas...
Tags: Travel, Israel, Bloomberg, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Uae, Koen, Al Habtoor, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Israir Airlines, NY Koen Group, Naum Koen


#Saudi Index Drops Most Since May in Final-Hour Slump: Inside EM - Bloomberg

Saudi Index Drops Most Since May in Final-Hour Slump: Inside EM - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia’s Tadawul All Share Index fell the most in five months amid renewed concern about measures to contain the spread of coronavirus.The benchmark index retreated 4.1% to 8,154.59, the lowest level in more than seven weeks. The decline, which led losses among major benchmarks in the Middle East on Sunday, accelerated in the final hour of trading in Riyadh.Large caps Saudi Basic Industries Corp., the chemical mak...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Bloomberg, Middle East, Riyadh, Saudi Aramco, SABIC, Saudi Basic Industries Corp, Jabal Omar Development Co, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Al Rajhi Bank, Bloomberg Saudi Arabia, Ekhbariya TV, Clariant AG Saudi Arabia, Mohammed Al Shemimry, Mohammed Ashemimry Financial Consultants


#Saudi index sees biggest fall since May | Reuters

Saudi index sees biggest fall since May | ReutersSaudi Arabian shares fell sharply on Sunday in a broad sell-off, while a plunge in Commercial International Bank weighed on the Egyptian index.The kingdom’s benchmark index slid 4.1%, its biggest intraday fall since May, with Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) shedding 4.5% and oil giant Saudi Aramco losing 2.3%.SABIC, the Gulf’s largest petrochemical firm, reported a net profit of 1.09 billion riyals ($290.64 million) in the third-quarter, up fr...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Yemen, Gulf, Reuters, Saudi Aramco, SABIC, CIB, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Emaar Malls, Commercial International Bank, Gulf Egypt, First Abu Dhabi Bank, Saudi Basic Industries Corp SABIC


15 current and former yacht crew members describe rampant harassment in one of the world's most glamorous industries

Hello everyone! Welcome to this weekly roundup of Business Insider stories from co-Editor in Chief Matt Turner. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.Read on for more on the dark secret at the heart of the yachting industry, a profile of playboy turned pragmatic media mogul Jay Penske, and an interview with Nxivm survivor India Oxenberg.  Samantha Lee/Business Insider Hello!I want to start by highlighting three in-depth stories we published in the past 24 hours...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Harassment, Hollywood, News, India, Israel, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Netflix, Gop, Starz, Silicon Valley, Calvin Klein


This Boeing 767 private jet's operator claims it has an advanced air system that kills pathogens so passengers don't need to wear a mask onboard – see inside

Comlux's Boeing BBJ767 "SkyLady." Comlux European aircraft operator Comlux just welcomed back its second-largest plane, a Boeing Business Jet 767, that underwent a four-month refurbishment in the US. The 51-seat aircraft serves the wealthy as a flying apartment with amenities including an ultra-king-size bed and walk-in shower. A new onboard ionization system kills pathogens in the air so passengers don't have to wear masks. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. European ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, Air Travel, Life, China, Boston, Planes, US, Trends, Indianapolis, Features, Flying, New York Times, Mark Cuban, Aviation


Atari is opening gaming-inspired hotels around the US, with vintage arcades and pop culture nightclubs. See what they will look like.

Atari. Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images An Atari themed hotel is planned in Arizona, with more locations to come. Atari is behind hundreds of iconic games, including Pong and Centipede. New renders show what the gaming inspired hotel could look like. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Atari, the brand forever linked with iconic games like Pong and Centipede, will soon be a theme for a gaming-inspired hotel in Arizona and Las Vegas.In January, strategy organization GSD G...
Tags: Travel, Gaming, Video Games, Entertainment, US, Trends, Tech, Features, Arizona, Pop Culture, Las Vegas, Atari, Pong, Esports, Phoenix, Gensler


Egypt just unveiled the first restaurant at the Great Pyramids ever as it doubles down on tourism to lure travelers back

Waiters and employees during the opening of the 9 Pyramids Lounge on October 20, 2020. Egypt has added upgrades to its historical Great Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx tourist sites by opening a new restaurant and unveiling a fleet of electric buses amid the coronavirus pandemic, Reuters reported. The country started reporting monthly losses of tourism to about $1 billion following coronavirus-related shutdowns earlier this year. The new 9 Pyramids Lounge restaurant sits on a 14,434-sq...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Trends, Cnn, Restaurant, Egypt, Reuters, Giza, Reuters People, World Travel and Tourism Council, Supreme Council, Great Sphinx, Great Pyramids, Grand Opening, Mostafa Waziri, Brittany Chang


European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Bloomberg UAE Kuwait Israel


Wall of debt: Maturities mount in Middle East amid COVID-19 borrowing spree | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Wall of debt: Maturities mount in Middle East amid COVID-19 borrowing spree | ZAWYA MENA EditionA turbulent economic outlook has resulted in a surge of corporate borrowings that will be maturing in a few years across the Middle East, as well as in Europe and Africa.In a new report that covered hundreds of companies in the EMEA region, Moody’s said total debt jumped by nearly half to $1.6 trillion since 2019, partly due to new borrowings driven by the coronavirus pandemic. The rating movements be...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Dubai, EMEA, Moody, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Dana Gas Agrees to $236 Million Sale of Egypt Assets to IPR - Bloomberg

Dana Gas Agrees to $236 Million Sale of Egypt Assets to IPR - BloombergDana Gas PJSC agreed to sell its Egyptian oil and gas fields for as much as $236 million, enabling it to repay debt associated with Islamic bonds that mature this month.The company, based in the United Arab Emirates, will receive $153 million in cash and as much as $83 million in contingent payments for the sale to IPR Energy Group, it said in a statement. Dana Gas also will take an impairment charge in the third quarter rela...
Tags: Travel, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Dana Gas, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, IPR Bloomberg, IPR BloombergDana Gas PJSC, IPR Energy Group


Aldar, ADQ Sign Pact on $8.2 Billion of #AbuDhabi Projects - Bloomberg

Aldar, ADQ Sign Pact on $8.2 Billion of Abu Dhabi Projects - BloombergAldar Properties PJSC will take over the development and management of projects worth 30 billion dirhams ($8.2 billion) in Abu Dhabi as part of an agreement with a state entity.The developer signed a memorandum of understanding with ADQ on projects including the Riyadh City, Baniyas North development, and others in the Al Ain and Al Dhafra regions, according to a statement.Aldar will also have management oversight of Musanada ...
Tags: Travel, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Uae, Al Ain, Al Dhafra, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Aldar, Talal al Dhiyebi, AbuDhabi Projects Bloomberg, Abu Dhabi Projects BloombergAldar Properties PJSC, Riyadh City Baniyas North, Musanada


The fight against fake news and electoral disinformation

Just as COVID-19 is a stress test of every nation’s health system, an election process is a stress test of a nation’s information and communication system. A week away from the US presidential election, the symptoms are not so promising.  News reports  about the spread of so-called “fake news,” disinformation, and conspiracy theories are thriving as they did in 2016.Disinformation and “fake news” are not new, but the 2016 US presidential election placed the phenomenon squarely onto the internati...
Tags: Facebook, Books, Florida, Politics, Featured, US, America, Unesco, New York Times, United Nations, Donald Trump, Carnegie Mellon University, Social Sciences, World Economic Forum, Facebook Twitter, Legislative


The operator of this Boeing 767 private jet says the plane has an air system so advanced it kills pathogens so passengers don't need to wear a mask onboard – see inside

Comlux's Boeing BBJ767 "SkyLady." Comlux European aircraft operator Comlux just welcomed back its second-largest plane, a Boeing Business Jet 767, that underwent a four-month refurbishment in the US. The 51-seat aircraft serves the wealthy as a flying apartment with amenities including an ultra-king-size bed and walk-in shower. A new onboard ionization system kills pathogens in the air so passengers don't have to wear masks. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. European ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, Air Travel, Life, China, Boston, Planes, US, Trends, Indianapolis, Features, Flying, New York Times, Mark Cuban, Aviation


#Saudi Chemicals Maker Sabic Posts Profit as Demand Revives - Bloomberg

Saudi Chemicals Maker Sabic Posts Profit as Demand Revives - BloombergSaudi Basic Industries Corp., the chemical maker in which Saudi Aramco holds a majority stake, returned to profit in the third quarter amid signs that demand is recovering from the impact of the coronavirus.The company, known as Sabic, said third-quarter profit was 1.09 billion riyals ($290 million) compared with 740 million riyals in the same period last year. Profit rose mainly due to the reversal of 690 million riyals of im...
Tags: Travel, Bloomberg, Saudi Aramco, SABIC, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Clariant AG, Yousef al Benyan, Saudi Chemicals Maker Sabic Posts Profit, BloombergSaudi Basic Industries Corp


UPDATE 2-S.Arabia's STC hires banks for IPO of subsidiary -sources | Reuters

UPDATE 2-S.Arabia's STC hires banks for IPO of subsidiary -sources | ReutersSaudi Telecom Co (STC) has hired banks to arrange a potential initial sale of shares in its product and services development arm, Solutions by STC, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.STC, Saudi Arabia’s largest telecoms operator, has appointed HSBC, Morgan Stanley and the investment banking arm of Saudi lender National Commercial Bank to advise on the sale, according to the sources, who declined to be id...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Hsbc, Reuters, STC, NCB Capital, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, National Commercial Bank, HSBC Morgan Stanley, ReutersSaudi Telecom Co STC, Reuters STC, STC Morgan Stanley


The House Hunt Decision

This is that time of the year. NO! Not that time when there is this festive cheer in the air and everyone is happy and smiling and cheerful and in the celebration frame of mind. But the time when I go through the annual ritual of looking for a house that's good enough in my opinion and affordable enough in my pocket's opinion and unobtrusive in my friends' opinion and accessible enough in Mumbai traffic's opinion. You would've guessed that the combination is as rare a find as life's purposes are...
Tags: Travel, Money, Life, India, Househunting, Starbucks, Mumbai, Bangalore, Whitefield, SRK, Myra, Malad, Andheri, Bandra, Thane, Koramangala


#Saudi's Al Rajhi Bank reports 3% drop in third-quarter profit, impairments up | Reuters

Saudi's Al Rajhi Bank reports 3% drop in third-quarter profit, impairments up | ReutersAl Rajhi Bank 1120.SE, Saudi Arabia's second-largest lender by assets, reported a 3% drop in third-quarter net profit on Sunday, but beat analysts' forecasts.The bank made 2.66 billion riyals ($709.28 million) in the three months to Sept. 30, down from 2.74 billion riyals in the same period a year earlier, it said in a bourse statement.Analysts had forecast a net profit of 2.39 billion riyals, according to Ref...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Al Rajhi, Al Rajhi Bank, ReutersAl Rajhi Bank


A fungus among us

Over the past few days, I've noticed some mushrooms growing in and on the stump of the big apple tree that fell last fall. As you can see, the trunk was mostly hollow and could no longer support the tree's weight. Down it came. Our recent rains have given all manner of fungus what they need to pop up all around, in our lawn, in the woods and, well, everywhere. Mushrooms help to decompose the old apple tree stump. These mushrooms were prettier when they were a little smaller, but they're still ...
Tags: Travel, Wildflowers, WCS, Garden Flowers Plants


Weekly Top Posts: 2020-10-25

Guest Post by Rebecca Carvin aka RebeccaNYC x-apple-data-detectors://0 Memories of Scones Before I Ever Went to Ireland www.pucesdevanves.fr/les-objets barbarawillisdesigns.com
Tags: Travel, Ireland, FeedSplice by FeedBlitz, Rebecca Carvin


Guest Post: Kathy Benusa

Write a guest post for Corey’s blog?  My inner critic was quick to respond, “No way, it told me, that’s too scary. It’s out of your comfort zone.” Totally true, I thought.     Then, I casually mentioned the idea to my other half, Randy, the best person I know and my high school sweetheart.   He thought it was a fabulous idea.   I kicked the idea around for a few more days starting to warm to it.   When I shared it with my life coach friend, Sherri, she was “beyond, beyond” that this amazing ...
Tags: Travel, England, London, Washington, France, US, Paris, Cornwall, Blenheim Palace, Provence, Andy, Everett, Corey, Kathy, Randy, Zacharie


#Saudi slips in early trade; #Dubai edges up | Reuters

Saudi slips in early trade; Dubai edges up | ReutersSaudi Arabia’s stock market fell early on Sunday, hurt by financials and petrochemical shares, while gains in top lender Emirates NBD supported the Dubai index.The Saudi benchmark index .TASI declined 0.6%, with the country's largest lender National Commercial Bank 1180.SE dropping 1.2% and Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) 2010.SE losing 0.7%.SABIC, the Gulf’s largest petrochemical firm, reported a net profit of 1.09 billion riyals ($290.64 ...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Yemen, Gulf, Jizan, Reuters, Emirates NBD, SABIC, Saudi Basic Industries Corp, Abha, Qatar Islamic Bank, Tasi


Into the night: why walking in the dark is good for the soul

Shorter days don’t have to put a stop to walking trips, as our writer finds on a night-time ramble on the South DownsThe lights from the cottagewindows recede, all too rapidly, as we walk along an unlit country lane and take a footpath through a field into open countryside. Thick cloud cover prevents the moonlight from illuminating the way ahead. Yet, as my eyes begin to get used to the darkness, the landscape around me reveals itself in a new light – albeit a shady one.The contours of Mount Cab...
Tags: Travel, Life and style, Health & wellbeing, Walking, Day trips, Walking Holidays, Rest And Relaxation, United Kingdom Holidays, Health And Fitness Holidays



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