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What About Love

     little by little however we can receiving and giving big gulps handfuls whenever however freely i Gotta do it make the step stay focused on that love absurd love overdose Without measure                     [Author: French la Vie]
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Kaleidoscopic Tokyo queasiness?

Urban art imitating urban life, or possibly quite the opposite?
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The AMAZING Biscoff Speculoos Cake!

Hands up who loves Biscoff or Speculoos? These spiced cookies and their accompanying spread have a cult following and for good reason. The mix of spices is juuuuust right and the spread is highly addictive. This multi layer cake is an ode to speculoos and Biscoff and for spice lovers everywhere. I called her Meera and she is a pushy recipe!
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Snow in Paris!

Snow is pretty rare in Paris. I’ve seen it maybe six times in 20 years, the last time being three years ago. It’s really special to see it. I thought about going somewhere outside my neighborhood to have a look at it but ended up walking around near where I live. The Statue of Liberty didn’t have much on it as you can see. The figures on the bridge have some. There were little snowmen everywhere. They even made a scarf out of a blade of grass on this oe. Here’s another....
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#Saudi crown prince says kingdom offers $6 trillion investment opportunities over next decade - state news agency | Reuters

Saudi crown prince says kingdom offers $6 trillion investment opportunities over next decade - state news agency | Reuters Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the kingdom offers investment opportunities worth $6 trillion over the next decade, with new projects representing half of this value, the state news agency reported, citing his speech at the World Economic Forum on Wednesday.The opportunities are part of the young prince’s Vision 2030, aimed at ending the kingdom’s dependence on o...
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Twitter blocked my backup account, then I’ve somehow managed to get back my main account. This is really bad.

After Twitter blocked my account and their tech support wouldn’t respond for days, I started using my backup account. But that lasted only a few days. That too got blocked. Finally, after using my wife’s phone number I managed to recover my main account but first I had to DELETE my tweet. So essentially, these […]
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#SaudiArabia Provides Stimulus for Listed Companies in IPO Push - Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia Provides Stimulus for Listed Companies in IPO Push - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia plans to provide long-term loans to listed companies as part of efforts to encourage private sector firms to float their shares on the kingdom’s stock exchange.The government’s Projects Support Fund Initiative signed an agreement with the Saudi Stock Exchange on the stimulus plan, according to a statement on the finance ministry’s website.“The agreement comes with the objective of expanding the lending scope...
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#Oman's new parliament law shrouds budget talks in secrecy | Reuters

Oman's new parliament law shrouds budget talks in secrecy | Reuters Oman has introduced a new law for parliament stipulating that state budget talks and the questioning of ministers should be carried out in secret, reducing transparency as the indebted state tries to tackle its creaking finances and shore up the economy.Since assuming power a year ago, Sultan Haitham bin Tariq al-Said has overhauled government and state entities and begun pushing through sensitive fiscal reforms such as reductio...
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Land of wine and honey? Israeli settlers export to #UAE, to Palestinian chagrin | Reuters

Land of wine and honey? Israeli settlers export to UAE, to Palestinian chagrin | Reuters Wine produced in an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank and labelled “from the land of Israel” will soon be available for sale in the United Arab Emirates, settler business leaders said.Palestinians have condemned the export deal, saying settlements are illegal under international law, a view shared by many countries but disputed by Israel.After forging official relations with the UAE last year unde...
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Book Review | Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan

I love a good romance story as much as the next hopeless romantic. Add in a setting on Capri and I’ll be first in line to buy the book. That is exactly what happened with Sex and Vanity, the latest novel by the worldwide bestselling author Kevin Kwan. Of course, Kwan hardly needs an introduction. You’ll know him as the author of Crazy Rich Asians, a number one New York Times bestselling book and fabulous film, as well as two more bestselling books in the series China Rich Girlfriend and Ric...
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Most Mideast Equity Gauges Fall as Earnings Roll In: Inside EM - Bloomberg

Most Mideast Equity Gauges Fall as Earnings Roll In: Inside EM - Bloomberg Qatar stocks led losses in the Middle East as companies started reporting results across the region.Profitability for lenders in the Gulf Arab region remains under pressure, with disruptions to trade and travel continuing to rattle the energy-rich region. Qatar National Bank QPSC, the Middle East’s biggest lender, reported last week a 16% drop in net income for 2020. Some banks in Oman also published results that showed a...
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Airbnb CEO says travel never going back to the way it was before pandemic

Airbnb Chief Executive Officer Brian Chesky on Thursday predicted travel would permanently change due to the pandemic with people seeking out thousands of smaller cities and spending more time visiting friends and family. 
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Mideast Stocks: Most Mideast stocks in red ahead of earnings season | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Mideast Stocks: Most Mideast stocks in red ahead of earnings season | ZAWYA MENA Edition Most major stock markets in the Middle East ended lower on Sunday, ahead of the usual flurry of quarterly and full-year corporate results over the next few weeks, with the Qatari index leading the losses.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index lost 0.3%, with petrochemicals company Saudi Basic Industries 2010.SE shedding 1.3% and Dr Sulaiman Al-Habib Medical Services 4013.SE closing 1.7% lower.The kingdom's inflation...
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The maker of this $220,000 camper van says interest tripled during the pandemic and its waiting list now stretches into 2022

ally The Lucy camper van by Boulder Campervans. Boulder Campervans Colorado-based Boulder Campervans recently unveiled a $220,000 custom smart camper van named Lucy. The van was built for a couple that wanted to do full-time #VanLife in Alaska. Boulder has seen almost triple the number of nationwide build inquiries compared to pre-pandemic times. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Boulder Campervans, a company that recently skyrocketed in popularity nationwide, unveiled...
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#Israel’s Biggest Banks to Cooperate With Bahrain Lender - Bloomberg

Israel’s Biggest Banks to Cooperate With Bahrain Lender - Bloomberg Israel’s two largest lenders have each signed memorandums of understanding with National Bank of Bahrain to facilitate business dealings between the countries.Bank Leumi Le-Israel and Bank Hapoalim Ltd. said on Sunday they reached cooperation agreements with the Bahraini bank. The accords will provide a banking platform for trade ties, currency and securities trading, as well as investment between the two countries.Bahrain in Se...
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European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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Blessing the Animals in Assisi on the Feast Day of Sant’Antonio Abate

The Piatto di Sant'Antonio Abate is a winter festival near Assisi that features a parade of horses and a blessing of animals.
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#AbuDhabi Starts $1.6 Billion Supply-Chain Financing for SMEs - Bloomberg

Abu Dhabi Starts $1.6 Billion Supply-Chain Financing for SMEs - Bloomberg Abu Dhabi started a 6-billion dirham ($1.6 billion) supply-chain financing for small and medium-sized enterprises to help them weather the impact of the coronavirus.The first phase of the initiative targets the healthcare sector and will partner the National Health Insurance Co., also known as Daman, and First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC, according to Abu Dhabi’s Department of Finance.It aims to facilitate quick payment of SMEs’ r...
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The sky's on fire

Well, no, it isn't. It just looked that way on Saturday morning as the sun rose. I had to move fast, and the few photos I took don't communicate any of the drama I felt as the light intensified. I should have taken a video. After a few minutes, the vibrant colors dulled and faded into a more familiar gray. Looking southeast toward the sunrise on Saturday. Later in the morning, we got some snow. Very fine flakes fell for about a minute, then it was over. We had some rain overnight. [Author: wcs...
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NBK Capital Partners aims to boost assets to $2bn by 2025 | The National

NBK Capital Partners aims to boost assets to $2bn by 2025 | The National NBK Capital Partners, a subsidiary of Kuwait’s biggest lender, aims to boost its assets under management to $2 billion by 2025 as it looks to launch a new technology-focused investment platform, its senior managing director said.More investment deals and boosting investments in its existing portfolio of healthcare, pharmaceutical and e-commerce companies, will help nearly double AUMs over the next five years from the curren...
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Coronavirus News: #Israel to Begin Reopening Economy in February, Minister Say - Bloomberg

Coronavirus News: Israel to Begin Reopening Economy in February, Minister Say - Bloomberg Israel will begin gradually reopening its economy from February, and much of it will be active by March, Finance Minister Israel Katz said on Sunday.The country has been under lockdown since the end of December, its third since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, as infections continue to climb.“We will have to be very exact with our decisions, in order to stop the spread of infection on the one hand...
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Oil-Rich #AbuDhabi Targets Hydrogen as Fuel for Future Export - Bloomberg

Oil-Rich Abu Dhabi Targets Hydrogen as Fuel for Future Export - Bloomberg Three of Abu Dhabi’s biggest government-backed companies agreed to work together to turn the oil-rich emirate into an exporter of blue and green hydrogen.Mubadala Investment Co., Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. and ADQ have formed an alliance to produce hydrogen using natural gas and renewable energy and market it overseas as well as in the United Arab Emirates, ADQ said in a statement.Some Middle Eastern states that built thei...
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#SaudiArabia’s Top Bank Follows #UAE Rivals to Dollar Bond Market - Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia’s Top Bank Follows UAE Rivals to Dollar Bond Market - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia’s National Commercial Bank hired advisers to tap the dollar bond market, joining rivals in the neighboring United Arab Emirates to take advantage of investors’ appetite for yield.The bank mandated Citigroup Inc., Emirates NBD PJSC, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, NCB Capital and Standard Chartered Plc as lead managers and bookrunners for the potential Islamic ...
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Weekly Top Posts: 2021-01-17

Memories of Scones Before I Ever Went to Ireland willows95988.typepad.com/tongue_cheek/2016/07/more-photos-from-the-endurance-hike-by-sacha-1.html Breathe willows95988.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451cb9a69e20120a7e6eb7c970b-pi The First Time I Met Yann's Uncle
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#Saudi inflation to remain high until first half of 2021 - Capital Economics | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Saudi inflation to remain high until first half of 2021 - Capital Economics | ZAWYA MENA Edition Inflation in Saudi Arabia dropped back to 5.3 percent y-o-y in December 2020. But the effect of tripling VAT in July last year will continue to keep the headline rate elevated until the middle of this year, London-based Capital Economics said in a research note.Saudi Arabia’s headline inflation rate eased from 5.8 percent year-on-year (y/y) in November to 5.3 percent y/y in December, its weakest read...
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Major Gulf bourses dip ahead of earnings season | Reuters

Major Gulf bourses dip ahead of earnings season | Reuters Major stock markets in the Gulf were subdued in early trade ahead of the usual flurry of quarterly and full-year corporate results over the next few weeks, with the Dubai index leading the losses.Saudi Arabia’s benchmark index fell 0.2%, driven down by a 0.4% decline for Al Rajhi Bank and a 1.2% retreat in shares of Dr Sulaiman Al-Habib Medical Services.The kingdom’s inflation rate rose to 3.4% in 2020, government data showed, lifted by t...
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#Dubai Stocks Fall Most in Mideast as Earnings Roll In: Inside EM - Bloomberg

Dubai Stocks Fall Most in Mideast as Earnings Roll In: Inside EM - Bloomberg Dubai stocks led losses in the Middle East as companies started reporting results across the region and the number of coronavirus cases surged.Profitability for lenders in the Gulf Arab region remains under pressure, with disruptions to trade and travel continuing to rattle the energy-rich region. Qatar National Bank QPSC, the Middle East’s biggest lender, reported last week a 16% drop in net income for 2020. Some banks...
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From dolphins to rewilding: 11 environment-aware holidays for 2021

From rewilding to marine conservation, these breaks for later in the year have a restorative effect on nature – and holidaymakers, tooThe idea of rewilding – moving away from current forestry and agricultural techniques and allowing nature to thrive – is gaining ground. Continue reading...
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Assamese Irredentism – a comment by Nari Rustomji, 1983

From the book, Imperilled Frontiers. I was surprised recently that some young Assamese folk are not aware of this perspective about why Assam got divided into so many pieces. ==CHAPTER EXTRACT== Assamese Irredentism It is an irony that it has been the plainsman’s well-meant efforts to woo and ‘uplift’ the hill tribal people that have […]
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