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An autumnal and tired out Tokyo salaryman

After a horribly long year, and quite possibly a stressful morning, it’s totally understandable that this Tokyo salaryman wanted to do little more than lie down and bathe in the (very) late autumn sun during his lunch break. A time to relax, and considering the length of time he was actually lying there, perhaps also a time to fantasise about never, ever returning to the office.
Tags: Travel, Photography, Tokyo


DELICIOUS Homemade Panettone From Scratch!

Panettone is the ultimate Christmas accompaniment. This Italian bread is studded with fruit and is sky high. Panettone hails from Milan and weighs around 1 kilo and is shaped in a cupola shape. But it can be intimidating. But with this recipe, you'll make a buttery delicious panettone that will change your life and start an obsession!
Tags: Travel, Milan


Posh

The Bon Marché Department store is very posh and full of high end merchandise. Their Christmas decorations have been just about the same thing every year that I have visited with trees hanging from the ceiling. I love the interior in any season. I wish that lady hadn’t stopped to mess up my photo. The view from the top floor. Looking up. I don’t know what there were selling but weren’t they cute? Outside, this little boy was delighted with the window decoration...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Paris, Christmas Decorations, Bon Marche, Crepes, Child And Window, Bon Marché Department


Over 2 million people passed through the airport this weekend ahead of the Christmas holiday, following the tragic trend of Thanksgiving travel

Crowds seen on Friday waiting by the baggage carousel at the Miami International Airport as the Christmas holiday travel starts despite the Coronavirus pandemic. DANIEL SLIM/AFP via Getty Images Over 2 million people have passed through the airport between Friday and Saturday, according to the Transportation Security Administration.  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention had urged the American public against traveling over Thanksgiving, but over 5 million Americans passed through a...
Tags: Travel, Usa, UK, News, Washington Post, US, Trends, Italy, Tsa, Airport, Anthony Fauci, Transportation Security Administration, Daniel, Fauci, Italy Germany, Miami International Airport


EU to hold crisis talks as countries block travel from UK over new Covid strain

WHO tells members to redouble efforts to stop spread as Israel turns away UK passport holdersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEU ambassadors are to hold a crisis meeting in Brussels on Monday to discuss travel restrictions on the UK as multiple countries began closing their doors to travellers from Britain after the discovery of a fast-spreading strain of Covid-19.As the World Health Organization called on European members to step up measures, Belgium, France, Germany,...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Israel, Eu, World news, Britain, Italy, Netherlands, Air transport, Belgium, Who, World Health Organization, Brussels, Coronavirus, Belgium France Germany Ireland


Multiple European countries ban travel from UK over new Covid strain

WHO tells members to redouble efforts to stop spread as Israel turns away UK passport holdersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEuropean countries have begun to close their doors to travellers from the UK after the discovery of a fast-spreading strain of Covid-19 in England.As the World Health Organization called on its members in Europe to step up measures, countries including France, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands announced bans on travel from the UK. Continue r...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, England, Israel, World news, Italy, Netherlands, Air transport, Belgium, Who, World Health Organization, France Germany Ireland, Coronavirus


European countries ban flights from UK over new Covid strain

WHO tells members to redouble efforts to stop spread as Israel turns away UK passport holdersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEuropean countries have begun to close their doors to travellers from the UK after the discovery of a fast-spreading strain of Covid-19 in England.As the World Health Organization called on its members in Europe to step up measures, countries including France, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands announced bans on travel from the UK. Continue r...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, England, Israel, World news, Italy, Netherlands, Air transport, Belgium, Who, World Health Organization, France Germany Ireland, Coronavirus


UPDATE 1-State-backed Meraas plans buyout of theme park group DXB Entertainments | Reuters #Dubai #UAE

UPDATE 1-State-backed Meraas plans buyout of theme park group DXB Entertainments | Reuters Dubai property company Meraas, which owns more than half of DXB Entertainments, intends to make a conditional offer to acquire the remaining shares in the loss-making theme park group and take it private, stock exchange filings showed on Sunday.Under the terms of the offer, minority shareholders in DXB Entertainments (DXBE) will be entitled to 0.08 dirhams ($0.0218) in cash for each DXBE share, valuing the...
Tags: Travel, Qatar Investment Authority, Kuwait Investment Authority, State, Abdul, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, DXB Entertainments, DXBE, Meraas, Refinitiv Eikon, Al Halabi State


#Israel Shares Drop Most in Region; #Dubai Stocks Rally: Inside EM - Bloomberg

Equities in Dubai advanced on Sunday amid optimism over a rebound in tourism, while the main index in Israel slumped. Saudi stocks gave up early gains, but are still on track to be the Middle East’s best performers in 2020.Gauges in Dubai, Bahrain, Qatar and Egypt rose between 0.3% and 1%, while those in Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Israel slipped. The volume of shares traded in all markets was below the 30-day average ahead of the holiday season. The main index in Riyadh gained as much a...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Opec, Bloomberg, Egypt, Middle East, Dubai, Muscat, Gulf, Riyadh, Mathew, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Abdulaziz bin Salman, Saudi Energy, Joice Mathew


Mideast Stocks: Qatari shares outperform on broad-based gains; #Saudi eases | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Most major stock indexes in the Middle East ended higher on Sunday, with Qatari shares outperforming thanks to broad-based gains, while petrochemical shares weighed on the Saudi index.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index eased 0.3%, hit by a 4.9% fall in Advance Petrochemical and a 3% drop in Jabal Omar Development.The kingdom's economy shrank more slowly in the third quarter as the government eased some coronavirus restrictions, but the pandemic-hit oil sector continued to struggle, data showed on Th...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Middle East, Dubai, Emaar Properties, DAMAC Properties, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Damac, First Abu Dhabi Bank the United Arab Emirates, Advance Petrochemical, London The Abu Dhabi


Beautiful Soul

H a p p y   B i r t h d a y C h e l s e a  31 ❤️                   [Author: French la Vie]
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North Korea is forging ahead with plans to redevelop its Mount Kumgang tourist site, despite the COVID-19 crisis

North Korean officials visiting the Mount Kumgang tourist area. Korean Central News Agency via Rueters Officials in North Korea are planning a reopening of Mount Kumgang tourist area, state media said on Sunday, despite the ongoing pandemic. The site was previously run in cooperation with South Korea, but will be rebuilt with North Korea's "national character" in mind, according to KCNA, a state-run media outlet.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Officials in North Korea...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, North Korea, Trends, Tourism, Associated Press, Npr, Pyongyang, DMZ, Reuters, Kim Jong, Korean Central News Agency, KCNA, Korean Central News Agency KCNA, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Kim Jon Un


#Saudi Shares Boosted by OPEC+, Stocks Rally in #Dubai: Inside EM - Bloomberg

Saudi stocks rallied, putting them on track to be the Middle East’s best performers in 2020, a day after the OPEC+ group pledged a more hands-on approach to the oil market. Equities in Dubai were among the region’s best performers amid optimism over a rebound in tourism.The main index in Riyadh gained 0.3% as of 10:20 a.m. local time Sunday, closing in on its highest level since July 2019. Gauges in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain rose between 0.2% and 1.1%. The volume of shares trad...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Opec, Bloomberg, Middle East, Dubai, Muscat, Bahrain, Gulf, Riyadh, Mathew, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Abdulaziz bin Salman, Saudi Energy, Joice Mathew, United Securities


My next TOI articles: Estimating the true magnitude of the pandemic and lockdown deaths

These two: Estimating the true magnitude of the pandemic and lockdown deaths – Part 1 Estimating the true magnitude of the pandemic and lockdown deaths – Part 2
Tags: Travel, Public Policy


OPEC+ Will React Faster, Be More Hands-On With Oil Market - Bloomberg

OPEC+ Will React Faster, Be More Hands-On With Oil Market - Bloomberg OPEC+ will react faster to changes and take a more hands-on approach with the oil market, thanks to its accelerated schedule of monthly meetings, according to Russia and Saudi Arabia, the group’s leaders.More frequent OPEC+ conferences mean policy makers in oil-producing countries will drive the market in the coming months, not speculators, said Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman. He spoke to reporters after tal...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Opec, Riyadh, Novak, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Alexander Novak, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Abdulaziz bin Salman, Saudi Energy, Oil Market Bloomberg, Oil Market Bloomberg OPEC


IMF Sees #Qatar’s Economy Return to Growth, Wider Deficit in 2021 - Bloomberg

IMF Sees Qatar’s Economy Return to Growth, Wider Deficit in 2021 - Bloomberg Growing natural gas production and a rebound in domestic demand will help Qatar return to economic growth next year, according to the International Monetary Fund’s latest assessment of the country’s financial health.Gross domestic product will grow 2.7% in 2021 following a contraction of 2.5% this year, the IMF said in a statement following virtual meetings held with Qatari officials Dec. 6-14. It added that risks to th...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Bloomberg, International Monetary Fund, Imf, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Bloomberg Growing


Mideast Stocks- #Dubai index leads major Gulf markets higher | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Major stock markets in the Gulf rose early on Sunday amid firmer oil prices as investors focused on the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, with the Dubai index leading the gains.Brent crude on Friday settled up 76 cents, or 1.5%, at $52.26 a barrel after touching $52.48, its highest since March.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index traded 0.3% higher, with petrochemical firm Saudi Basic Industries among the gainers.The kingdom's economy shrank more slowly in the third quarter as the government eased some co...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Gulf, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Industries Qatar, Saudi Basic Industries, Masraf Al Rayan, First Abu Dhabi Bank, Mideast Stocks Dubai, Emaar Properties DAMAC


Oil's Vaccine Trade Faces Hurdles Ahead As Covid Lockdowns Last - Bloomberg

Oil's Vaccine Trade Faces Hurdles Ahead As Covid Lockdowns Last - Bloomberg It’s easy to get caught up in oil’s recovery. After an exceptionally fraught year, hopes are high that putting 2020 soundly behind us can only mean better days. But there’s still a long way to go to get back to anything like normal.That hard reality didn’t stop crude prices from rising by $14 a barrel, or 37%, since the beginning of November. That’s when trial data showed vaccines were proving extremely effective against...
Tags: Travel, China, Africa, Latin America, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


This $600 million concept yacht was inspired by ancient Roman architecture but designed to look like a shark - see inside the Prodigium

The concept Prodigium yacht. Lazzarini Design Studio Rome-based Lazzarini Design Studio has unveiled another megayacht design inspired by an animal: the Prodigium. The concept yacht was designed to look like a shark, but has interior elements inspired by ancient Roman architecture. If constructed, the ship could take about 28 months and almost $364.5 million to build, designer Pierpaolo Lazzarini told Business Insider in an email interview. As a result, the yacht could retail for about $60...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Trends, Rome, Boat, Yacht, Concept, Business Insider, Barron, Paula Froelich, National Marine Manufacturers Association, Penta, Adrian Walker, Superyacht, Prodigium, Lazzarini


Stained light

I expect that a lot of people take photos like this of the light that's cast through stained glass windows in churches and other places. I'm part of the crowd. This was taken in the château at Amboise, although I don't remember exactly where. It was twenty years ago, after all. Light and shadow at Amboise, scanned color slide, October 2000. Bert did the most curious thing last evening. While we were watching tv, he came into the house and made his "mouse" meow. It's kind of a loud meow, but he...
Tags: Travel, WCS, Bertie, Bert, Loire Valley, Chateaux, Amboise


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