billy joe shaver, rest in peace, and in music

Many well-known rock and pop musicians have died lately, including Helen Reddy, Eddie Van Halen, and Jerry Jeff Walker. More names will be coming fast and furiously as the icons of the Boomer generation age. One such death came to the country and blues music communities recently, that of Billy Joe Shaver.  Shaver's songwriting epitomized the outlaw-country ethic and apparently so did his life. He talked the talk and walked the walk. He was outlaw-country before the movement had a name.Shaver wr...
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robert fisk, rest in power

  I was very saddened to hear of the too-young death of Robert Fisk, veteran war journalist, author, and truth-teller.Fisk was often criticized for "politicizing" war reporting, or for not being "objective". Most war journalists are little more than propaganda mouthpieces for the wealthy countries that invade and seek to control poorer countries, whether directly or by proxy. This highly biased view is said to be apolitical and objective, when it merely reflects the politics of the dominant p...
Tags: Travel, Human Rights, France, Iraq, Bbc, Canada, House Of Commons, Ypres, Obits, Dublin, Jon Snow, Damascus, Cork, War And Peace, Sarajevo, Maidstone

Voters of Clarinda might benefit from knowing this about their MP, Meng Heang Tak

This is just ridiculous. First this: Here's a Victorian MP (Meng Heang Tak, Clarinda)who thinks that sharing information that is crucial to Victorian pandemic policies is a form of spam. I though MPs are supposed to be interested in public policy? (I've de-identified his electorate officer who sent this to me.) — Sanjeev Sabhlok, […]
Tags: Travel, Current Affairs, Clarinda, Sanjeev Sabhlok, Meng Heang Tak, Meng Heang Tak Clarinda

Top 5 Apple Recipes!

If you love cooking with apples then try these 5 amazing apple recipes! There's are the show stopping apple flower tarts, Italian and French apple cakes, Korean apple filled pancakes and of course a classic apple pie!
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Finding the green shoots of recovery in #Dubai's property market - Arabianbusiness

Finding the green shoots of recovery in Dubai's property market - Arabianbusiness If you look hard enough, there are green shoots of recovery in Dubai's real estate market, especially in the prime residential sector.Although prices in the emirate's prime market as a whole were down by 3.7 percent in the year to the third quarter of 2020, a closer analysis reveals pockets of stability and even increases.Knight Frank has launched its latest Prime Global Cities Index for Q3 which shows prices are s...
Tags: Travel, Dubai, Khan, Palm Jumeirah, Knight Frank, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Taimur Khan, Knight Frank Middle East

Gold Tops UAE’s Non-Oil Trade During First Half of 2020 - Bloomberg

Gold Tops UAE’s Non-Oil Trade During First Half of 2020 - Bloomberg Non-oil trade in the United Arab Emirates amounted to about 658.3 billion dirhams ($179.2 billion) during the first half of 2020, the state-owned news agency WAM reported on Saturday citing the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Centre. More on the UAE’s trade: Gold topped the list at 104 billion dirhams, or 15.7% of total trade.Imports during the first half were at 378.8 billion dirhams, while the value of exports rea...
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NMC's Shetty says will return to #UAE | Reuters

NMC's Shetty says will return to UAE | Reuters NMC Health founder BR Shetty said on Saturday he planned to the return to the United Arab Emirates and denied reports he had fled the country after the hospital group’s implosion under a mountain of previously undisclosed debt.NMC went into administration in April following months of turmoil over its finances and the discovery that it has $6.6 billion in debt, well above earlier estimates.Earlier this month, administrators Alvarez & Marsal took prel...
Tags: Travel, India, United Arab Emirates, Uae, Reuters, NMC, Ernst Young, Shetty, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Alvarez Marsal, BR Shetty, Reuters NMC Health

First Impressions: Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

Two things I looked forward to: the new design, and as always, the better camera. Though I’ve only had it a few hours, it delivers on both. When it was first rumored that the iPhone 12 would have flat sides like the iPhone 4, I said that was all I would need to upgrade. And this thing is gorgeous. I got the white with stainless steel band, and I’m seriously considering forgoing a case. Sure, the dark green of the 11 seemed aimed right at me, but the iPhone 12 series is the best looking i...
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Men’s Health Awareness Month: Movember

    During the last few years in November I (Sacha) have taken part in the trend of growing my beard and or mustache as a way to draw attention towards The National Men's Awareness Month.   But this year for  The National Men's Awareness Month  I am taken it a step further.   By joining the Fundraiser efforts and doing my part to help...   I am selling many of my original photographs for the first time. The proceeds will go to The Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ri...
Tags: Travel, California, Seattle, Sacha, Men 's Health Month, Italy Lake Garda, French la Vie, Men 's Health Awareness Month, National Men s Awareness Month, National Men s Awareness Month Check, California Pink Clouds 2020 Photograph Sale, Seattle Moon Rising 2020 Photograph Sale, Seattle Skyline 2020 Photograph Sale, Venice 2019 Photograph, California Rolling Hills 2020 Photograph, Venice Rialto Bridge 2019 Photograph

Private jet firm XO just added 15 aircraft to its fleet in a major fleet expansion that will help corner the new market of first-time private jet flyers

XO is expanding its fleet to 58 aircraft with the addition of 15 light jets. Perry Correll/ Private aviation firm XO just added 15 Cessna Citation Ultra jets to its fleet, growing to 58 aircraft in total. It's the first light jet to be flown by XO, offering a greater variety to new and existing members over the traditional super-midsize and long-range aircraft operated by the firm. Thomas Flohr, the CEO of XO's parent company, Vista Global, told Business Insider that member...
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Fusain's orange berries

A month ago, I posted a photo of a fusain (common spindle) berry and mentioned that the actual seeds inside are a bright orange color. Now the seed pods have opened and the orange seeds are visible. The orange seeds of the fusain. I started moving that mulch on Friday, but my back started getting sore, so I had to stop at twelve wheelbarrows full. That's not too bad, but there is a lot more to move. I'll try to do some more today. And maybe take some photos when the progress is more impressive...
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Oil Pares Weekly Gain as Viral Surge Overshadows Vaccine Promise - Bloomberg

Oil Pares Weekly Gain as Viral Surge Overshadows Vaccine Promise - Bloomberg Oil declined for a second session as rising Covid-19 cases threatened to derail demand with tougher restrictions in major U.S. cities on the horizon.Futures fell 2.4% in New York on Friday, but still posted the largest weekly gain in a month as optimism from news of a potential Covid-19 vaccine breakthrough jolted markets earlier in the week. Despite the measure of hope for the long-term, U.S. cities from the West to Ea...
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