Coming Soon - My Virtual French Cheese Workshops

As I mentioned in September, I teamed up with Context Conversations and presented an online French cheese tasting seminar that was offered a few more times over the last few months. And more dates have been added in December and January.I was also invited by La Cuisine Paris to do a live French fromage workshop in November, with another one coming up in mid-December. All of this got me thinking that it would be fun to create some more comprehensive online workshops of my own, so that's exactly...
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"at your library" in the north island eagle: an antidote to covid boredom: virtual book clubs

An Antidote to COVID Boredom: Virtual Book ClubsAs winter settles in on the North Island, and we continue social distancing to lessen the risks of contracting COVID-19, life can sometimes get a little monotonous. Boredom is bad for our mental health. Plus, it’s boring! If reading is one of your pleasures, perhaps now is the time to try reading with a group – a book club. The Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) is offering three virtual (online) book clubs with three different themes. Like a...
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Guest Post: Andrea Hames

Years ago, I reconnected with someone I went to high school with, and through him, I found Corey just in time to see the Paris apartment renovation.  When the apartment was done, my husband and I spent a week there.  Walking up the stairs and into the space was a bit like finally reaching the Emerald City.  I’m honored to be a guest blogger and to have the opportunity to share a bit about my love of weaving and dyeing fabric.    This is my grandson.   He’s playing an instrument tha...
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"at your library" in the north island eagle: september is literacy month

 Catching up on my "At Your Library" column in one of our free local newspapers.September Is Literacy MonthWhen you hear the word “literacy”, you might think of reading and writing. That is the traditional definition of literacy, but did you know there are many different kinds of literacy?Numerical literacy is the ability to do the basic math that is needed in every day life – to make change, add up a budget, or read a graph.Digital literacy means having basic computer skills, being able to use ...
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"at your library" in the north island eagle: new e-resources and new hours at the port hardy library

New E-Resources – and New Holl different areas – language learning, music, crafts, local history and culture, auto repair – and so much more. And like everything in your library, iursThe Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) has added some terrific new e-resources to our catalogue.The Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) has added some terrific new e-resources to our catalogue.If you read this column, you’ve read a lot about e-resources. VIRL gives you access to digital tools that focus o...
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"at your library" column in the north island eagle: homeschooling? your library can help

Homeschooling? Your Library Can HelpOne of the many ways COVID has changed our lives is an increased interest in homeschooling. Of course no parents want their children to be exposed to the virus. But many families face health challenges that make the possibility of exposure much more dangerous. Parents may have many reasons for preferring homeschooling, and the pandemic has brought them front of mind.If you’re a homeschool family, you already know that the public library is an invaluable resour...
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A not to be messed with Tokyo mama-san

Tokyo’s many mama-sans are almost always kind, welcoming and fun to be around, but running a bar on your own requires a tough nature in addition to such charm, and a little bit of that steeliness was definitely on display here.
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DELICIOUS + EASY Christmas Colombian Buñuelos Donuts {Gluten Free!}

These Colombian buñuelos donuts are something special. They are delicious cheese donuts that are dusted in icing sugar and are a Colombian Christmas tradition. They are also sublimely easy to make and gluten free too! Most yeasted donuts take a bit of time to make but these take around 5 minutes prep!
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The Gold of Autumn

I saw on my weather app that there was 100% chance of rain the next day so I got myself out in the fresh air along with many other Parisians, this being a Saturday afternoon, and headed in the opposite direction of the Eiffel Tower for a change of scenery. I reached the Andre Citroën Park made from the site of the old manufacturing plant. It’s not my favorite, rather stiff and modern, but it looked good in its Autumn colors. I did pass the beautiful Mirabeau bridge on the way. There ...
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#Saudi Pharma Climbs to Five-Year High on Covid Pact With CureVac - Bloomberg

Saudi Pharma Climbs to Five-Year High on Covid Pact With CureVac - Bloomberg Saudi Pharmaceutical Industries & Medical Appliances Corp. surged to the highest level in more than five years after signing a pact to supply CureVac NV’s coronavirus vaccine in the kingdom.The shares closed 5.5% higher in Riyadh, taking the gain for the year to 58%. The benchmark Tadawul index rose 0.2%.The non-binding memorandum of understanding with CureVac includes the possibility of extending the supply and distri...
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Major Gulf markets close mixed, #Dubai ends winning streak | Reuters

Major Gulf markets close mixed, Dubai ends winning streak | Reuters Major Gulf stock markets ended mixed on Sunday with Saudi Arabian shares extending gains for a sixth consecutive day, while Dubai fell after five days of rises.All major Gulf stocks registered gains in the week to Thursday, riding on a rally fuelled by optimism around COVID-19 vaccine developments.Saudi Arabia’s main index was up 0.2% as Dr. Sulaiman Al-Habib Medical Services Group surged 8.7%, its sharpest intra-day rise since ...
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#Saudi Central Bank Extends Pandemic Loan Support Into Next Year - Bloomberg

Saudi Central Bank Extends Pandemic Loan Support Into Next Year - Bloomberg The Saudi central bank has extended a loan deferral program to help small businesses cope with the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic until the end of the first quarter next year.The monetary authority said in a statement Sunday that the plan has impacted over 77 billion riyals ($20.5 billion) of loans and the extension was taken to help support economic growth. Announced in March as one of the kingdom’s first responses...
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#Dubai Reduces Fuel Surcharge for Electricity and Water - Bloomberg

Dubai Reduces Fuel Surcharge for Electricity and Water - Bloomberg Dubai cut fuel surcharge for electricity and water as part of efforts to provide the services at “globally competitive prices.”Fuel surcharge for electricity will be 5 fils for kilowatt hour instead of 6.5 fils, according to a statement on Dubai’s Media Office website. Surcharge for water will be 0.4 fils for imperial gallon instead of 0.6 fils.“The savings achieved in fuel consumption as a result of the increase in solar energy ...
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Fauci warns of uptick in COVID-19 cases from travel as over 5 million people pass through US airports in the past week

Dr. Anthony Fauci. Graeme Jennings - Pool/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading infectious disease expert, said on told ABC  Sunday that there "certainly is going to be an uptick" in coronavirus cases because of travel from the Thanksgiving holiday.  Over 5 million travelers passed through the US airports between Monday to Saturday this past week, according to the Transportation Security Agency's checkpoint travel numbers. Photos and videos showed some airport terminals and ...
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I visited airport lounges of the 3 major US airlines and saw how the pandemic has changed the once-extravagant experience – here's what it's like to lounge during the pandemic

We visited three airport lounges to answer definitively: what is it like to lounge during the pandemic? Thomas Pallini/Business Insider Airlines are adapting their premium lounges to the new realities of pandemic flying as their top travelers remain largely grounded.  Each airline has its own approach but all are centered around health and safety first followed by a gradual ramp-up of the amenities that flyers expect. We visited the airport lounges of American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, an...
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Mideast stocks: Major Gulf stocks little changed in early trade | Reuters

Mideast stocks: Major Gulf stocks little changed in early trade | Reuters Major Gulf stock markets were steady in early Sunday trading, having gained last week on optimism about COVID-19 vaccines.Saudi Arabia’s index was up 0.3% as Al Rajhi Bank gained 0.3% and Saudi Electricity added 2.1% in its fifth daily rise in six trading days.Moody’s on Wednesday upgraded the utility company’s rating to A1, citing increased government support. The company recently signed an agreement with the government t...
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Most Mideast Stocks Rise to Track Peers, Oil Higher: Inside EM - Bloomberg

Most Mideast Stocks Rise to Track Peers, Oil Higher: Inside EM - Bloomberg Most Middle East stock markets advanced, taking their cue from rising crude oil prices and gains elsewhere in emerging markets last week.Indexes in Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Oman climbed as much as 0.3%, while those in Dubai, Kuwait and Qatar slipped. The Tadawul All Share Index in Riyadh rose for the sixth consecutive session to trade at the highest level since July 2019.The prospect of the formal start to Pre...
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OPEC Faces Seismic Demand Split as Cartel Plots Next Move - Bloomberg

OPEC Faces Seismic Demand Split as Cartel Plots Next Move - Bloomberg As OPEC+ ministers gather virtually this week, the city that traditionally hosts their meetings will be locked down. Vienna’s Christmas markets will be closed, the famous Ringstrasse boulevard silent. For oil ministers, the scene should urge caution.But while the Austrian capital provides a dramatic example of how the second wave of the pandemic is shutting down economies in Europe and the U.S., the global picture is more nuan...
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Dog on the move

When we first set out for our walks, Tasha is excited. She bounces around, back and forth, sniffing the ground for signs of whoever, or whatever, went before us. This is the start of Saturday afternoon's walk, not long before sunset. We headed down the hill from our back gate to the path that takes us further down into the river valley. Tasha knows the way by heart. Our route takes us down and around the vines you see on the right, then we head into the woods. Saturday was a pleasant, sunny, a...
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#Israel's Delek Drilling files for London Stock Exchange spin-off | Reuters

Israel's Delek Drilling files for London Stock Exchange spin-off | Reuters Israel’s Delek Drilling said on Sunday it was looking to spin off most of its assets into a new company that will be listed on the London Stock Exchange.The company, a unit of conglomerate Delek Group, said in a regulatory filing in Tel Aviv that it had filed a request with the Financial Conduct Authority to list the new company on the main market in London.Delek Drilling said it would continue to hold a stake in the Isra...
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Weekly Top Posts: 2020-11-29 .%20 Memories of Scones Before I Ever Went to Ireland
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#Dubai: Record transactions for ready houses signal strong real-estate recovery | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Dubai: Record transactions for ready houses signal strong real-estate recovery | ZAWYA MENA Edition The demand for ready-to-move-in villas and townhouses in Dubai surged to an all-time high in October. A total of 665 secondary or ready-to-move-in villas/townhouses were transferred during the month, 7.2 percent higher than in September 2020 and more than 500 percent higher than in May 2020, according to data from the Dubai Land Department (DLD).In October 2020, the DLD recorded a total of 3,395 s...
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8 Things to Pack for an Exciting Adventure

Some people think abroad adventures are only for people who love the thrill of things like extreme sports. They couldn’t be more wrong. Anyone who wants to have a great and memorable time on vacation would love them. That’s because they involve various activities from which to choose. Therefore, you can go with the ones with which you’re most comfortable. Meanwhile, there are many things involved in going on such trips, like plans to ensure its success. It’s also necessary to know and follow ...
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Tokyo Trump Fans Gone Wild

Sexy Japanese fans of American politics have had enough of this bullshit. Y oshi Shimuzu (44) got up to speak in his Trump mask at 2:55 pm, people were still leaving. Maybe it was the chilly November air. Maybe they had an interracial Tinder date they had to get to. Maybe it was to let people who had been waiting for three hours in line a chance to be nearer Trump, spiritually at least. Yoshi's mask was about $30 in a Ueno mask shop, he got it this morning. In 2020, p...
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Life in Plaster: New Discoveries from Pompeii

Photo credit: © Luigi Spina Of all the haunting images of Pompeii that have been uncovered in the three centuries since the archaeological site was rediscovered, it is the plaster casts of the many victims that drives the tragedy home to the heart. As we see bodies huddled in fear or sprawled on the floor as they sought safety, we realize that we’re literally gazing back in time to the final moments of life. For me, seeing Pompeii has always been a fascinating and somber experience. It hel...
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