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very sad news: boomer cannot stay

My heart is heavy. My heart is broken.Boomer cannot stay with us.We can't even foster him while we search for his forever home.One of our dogs is extremely stressed by Boomer's presence. It's causing some behaviours that are intolerable and potentially dangerous, and will only worsen over time.From information from the vet, a behaviourist, and several people with multi-dog households, I've learned that this is not uncommon when a third dog is introduced to an existing pair, especially a male com...
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The First Iris

    Faithful as winter comes to an end in Cassis the first Irises bloom. Cheering whoever listens, "Spring is near!" Oh at last. This winter with its dreadful notes left behind... Spring comes! How I long for you!                     [Author: French la Vie]
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New

I was out in the Bastille area and came upon a street that was new to me which is always fun. The opening to Rue de Lappe. It was full of colorful shops, mostly restaurants and bars and I’m sure it is heavily visited when there isn’t a quarantine going on but it was still full of people on this sunny Saturday. Now an Asian food place but as you can see by this sign, once a Aurillat restaurant. I bet this was a fun bar. A florist of course.
Tags: Travel, Photos, Paris, Bastille, rue de Lappe


Tokyo serenity on a Sunday morning

There’s a lot to like about Tokyo, but as far as descriptions of the city go, laid back generally isn’t one of them. And yet that said, Sunday mornings surely don’t get much more serene than this.
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FLUFFY + LIGHT Blueberry, Lemon & Basil Cinnamon Buns!

Save these cinnamon buns for when you need a little TLC or when you want to show someone how much you adore them. These enormous, fluffy buns are soft as a feather and filled with blueberry and smothered with a blueberry, lemon and basil glaze. These are a pushy recipe Dear Reader!
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United just sent JetBlue a shot across the bow with a new route to London on its ultra-premium jet

A United Airlines Boeing 767-300ER. Lukas Wunderlich/Shutterstock.com United Airlines is adding a new route between Boston and London later this year. The start date is still unknown as travel between the countries is restricted due to the pandemic.  JetBlue Airways, which just expanded a partnership with American Airlines, will also fly to London this year from Boston. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. United Airlines is growing its transatlantic presence later this ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, Florida, UK, New York, London, News, Air Travel, Boston, Planes, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Chicago


Artificial intelligence presents a moral dilemma

The world has a chance to set a new course so that everyone benefits from artificial intelligence The post Artificial intelligence presents a moral dilemma appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Technology, Opinion, Artificial Intelligence, Unesco, Drones, Ai, Vaccines, Openaccess, Lockdown, Timnit Gebru, COVID-19, Teki Akuetteh Falconer


Mideast Stocks Gain as Inoculations Calm Yield Fears: Inside EM - Bloomberg

Mideast Stocks Gain as Inoculations Calm Yield Fears: Inside EM - Bloomberg Middle East equities rose as optimism surrounding the acceleration in global coronavirus vaccinations outweighed a rise in U.S. yields that may signal the return of inflation.Israel’s TA-35 climbed as much as 1.2%, while benchmark stock indexes in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi and Egypt also made gains.“We see higher inflation expectation as positive for the cyclical parts of emerging markets, such as the MENA region,...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Israel, US, Bloomberg, Egypt, Middle East, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Mena, Saudi Basic Industries Corp, Pfizer Inc, Emaar Properties, DAMAC Properties, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Iran to Attend OPEC+ Committee Meeting Next Month, Delegate Says - Bloomberg

Iran to Attend OPEC+ Committee Meeting Next Month, Delegate Says - Bloomberg Iran is set to attend the meeting of an OPEC+ advisory committee next month, according to a delegate who declined to be identified.While Iran -- exempted from OPEC’s production cuts because it’s output has been hit by U.S. sanctions -- isn’t a member of the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC), it will be represented at the panel’s March 3 gathering, the delegate said. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Co...
Tags: Travel, Russia, Opec, Iran, Libya, Venezuela, Islamic Republic, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, JMMC, Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee JMMC


This company created a $25,000 RV travel trailer designed to be towed by an EV like a Tesla

The P17A travel trailer. Polydrops Polydrops unveiled the P17A, a travel trailer that can be towed by electric vehicles like Teslas. The P17A has been an enormous hit since before it was publicly unveiled. The trailer ranges from $24,990 to $36,140 depending on the add-ons, which includes a kitchen module. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Travel trailer maker Polydrops - which designs its tiny homes on wheels to look like spaceships - has taken a new approach to road...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Los Angeles, Trends, Tesla, RV, Road Travel, Lew, Travel Trailer, Tech Insider, Lone Pine California, Polydrop, Brittany Chang, Polydrops, Kyunghyun Lew Polydrop


Update on Hotels in CMBS Special Servicing: What’s Next in Round Two

The Global Hospitality Group® just hosted a very timely webinar discussing the state of the hotel and CMBS industries. Our program featured senior representatives from Argentic, Greystone, and Situs - three of the largest CMBS special servicers with the most distressed hotel debt - as well as leading data and analytics firm Trepp, HREC's runway capital program, Manhattan Hospitality for hotel industry perspectives, and our own hospitality workouts and receivership expert to break down the...
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Major Gulf indexes end mixed, few fresh factors | Reuters

Major Gulf indexes end mixed, few fresh factors | Reuters Major stock markets in the Gulf ended mixed on Sunday, in the absence of fresh factors to trade on, with property shares weighing on the Dubai index.Saudi Arabia’s benchmark index added 0.7%, ending two sessions of losses, with Al Rajhi Bank rising 1% and Banque Saudi Fransi climbing 3.8%.The kingdom’s food and drug administration has approved the COVID-19 vaccine made by AstraZeneca, Reuters reported on Thursday, citing state TV.Dubai’s ...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Middle East, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Gulf, Trump, Reuters, Reuters Major, Emaar Properties, Commercial Bank, Etisalat, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Damac, Hussain Sajwani, Banque Saudi Fransi


Airplane debris narrowly misses Denver home after midair engine fire – video

A United Airlines plan rained debris on Denver suburbs, narrowly missing a home, after suffering catastrophic engine failure shortly after takeoff on Saturday. The Boeing 777-200 returned to the airport in an emergency landing.United said there were no reported injuries on Flight 328 from Denver International airport to Honolulu, which had 231 passengers and 10 crew on board‘Something blew up’: plane rains debris on Denver suburbs Continue reading...
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Airplane debris narrowly misses Broomfield home after midair engine fire – video

A United Airlines plan rained debris on Denver suburbs, narrowly missing a home, after suffering catastrophic engine failure shortly after takeoff on Saturday. The Boeing 777-200 returned to the airport in an emergency landing.United said there were no reported injuries on Flight 328 from Denver International airport to Honolulu, which had 231 passengers and 10 crew on board'Something blew up': plane rains debris on Denver suburbs Continue reading...
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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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Old Ski Gondolas Find New Life as Private Dining Rooms

With cold winter weather on the horizon and ever-changing local COVID-19 rules limiting indoor dining, Wendy and Rich Tucciarone began worrying about the fate of their Steamboat Springs, Colorado, craft brewery and restaurant last fall.
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We’ll all miss Arne Sorenson’s influence | By Jeff Higley

Arne Sorenson's legacy encompasses many qualities—from his leadership and empathy to his business acumen and embracing the big picture of humanity.
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#UAE's Tabreed likely to issue more bonds in coming years, says CEO | ZAWYA MENA Edition

UAE's Tabreed likely to issue more bonds in coming years, says CEO | ZAWYA MENA Edition Dubai-based National Central Cooling Company (Tabreed) could issue more bonds as it looks to fund acquisitions, including the purchase of district cooling units sold by real estate and infrastructure developers looking to offload non-core assets, its chief executive officer (CEO) told Zawya.“[There] will be more and more opportunities coming to the market this year. Dubai Airport is one of them,” Bader Al Lak...
Tags: Travel, Bloomberg, Standard Chartered, Dubai, Uae, Dubai Airport, Dubai Financial Market DFM, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Dubai Airports, Zawya, Tabreed, National Central Cooling Company Tabreed, ZAWYA MENA Edition Dubai, Bader Al Lakmi, Al Lakmi


Why retail lending will remain a key focus for #Saudi banks? | Banking – Gulf News

Why retail lending will remain a key focus for Saudi banks? | Banking – Gulf News The sustained growth in retail lending is a key source of strength for Saudi banks and that has largely mitigated the impact of the pandemic on their financial profiles, says rating agency Fitch.“The retail segment supported the sector’s asset-quality metrics in 2020, and we expect it will soften the impact of an adverse operating environment for Saudi banks. Austerity measures, rising unemployment and weaker consu...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Fitch Ratings, Fitch, Gulf News, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Amin Sakhri, Fitch Ratings Retail


Walls and roofs

Here's a more abstract view from up in the Cité royale in Loches. The stone walls of the upper city contrast with the clay roof tiles on the houses in the lower part of the city. A mix of shades and textures, Loches, May 2006. The weather was nice yesterday, as predicted, and I got the hydrangeas pruned. We're expecting similar weather for the next few days and there are other little jobs I'd like to do. For instance, the oregano patch needs to be trimmed of last year's growth to make room for...
Tags: Travel, Jerusalem, WCS, Chateaux, Blois, Southern Touraine, Loches


Texas Blackouts Mask All the Reasons Oil Prices Can Tumble - Bloomberg

Texas Blackouts Mask All the Reasons Oil Prices Can Tumble - Bloomberg The snowstorm that slammed Texas and neighboring states last week is just the latest in a series of factors that have sent oil prices soaring. It risks burying visibility of the one thing that might undo the rally — a huge reservoir of idle production capacity.Oil prices began to move lower on Friday, but they are still close to their highest level in over a year, since well before the pandemic trashed global demand. A bull r...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Opec, International Energy Agency, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Mashreq Capital's Kettlewell on Low Interest Rates, #Saudi's Benefitting from Oil Prices and Reforms - Bloomberg video

Mashreq Capital's Kettlewell on Low Interest Rates, Saudi's Benefitting from Oil Prices and Reforms - Bloomberg Oliver Kettlewell, Head of Fixed Income and Global Portfolios at Mashreq Capital, discusses seeing yields falling in 2H, his belief of three more years of low interest rates, and how Saudi is benefitting from higher oil prices and recent reforms. He speaks with Manus Cranny on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East." (Source: Bloomberg) [Author: [email protected]er.com (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)...
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Mideast Stocks Mixed as Investors Weigh Reflation: Inside EM - Bloomberg

Mideast Stocks Mixed as Investors Weigh Reflation: Inside EM - Bloomberg Middle East stocks were mixed as traders weighed an acceleration in global coronavirus vaccinations against a rise in U.S. yields that may signal the return of inflation.Israel’s TA-35 climbed as much as 1%, while benchmark stock indexes in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt also made gains.“We see higher inflation expectation as positive for the cyclical parts of emerging markets, such as the MENA region, especially when thes...
Tags: Travel, Israel, US, Bloomberg, Egypt, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Mena, Saudi Basic Industries Corp, Saudi Arabia Bahrain, Emaar Properties, Etisalat, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Emaar Development, Divye Arora, Daman Investments Psc


Credit Suisse's Iqbal on the Oil Price Rally, #Saudi Consolidation, and LNG's Return to the Forefront - Bloomberg video

Credit Suisse's Iqbal on the Oil Price Rally, Saudi Consolidation, and LNG's Return to the Forefront - Bloomberg Fahd Iqbal, Head of MENA Research at Credit Suisse, discusses whether the oil price rally can endure, why and in what areas he thinks a consolidation is due in Saudi Arabia, and how liquified natural gas is returning to the forefront as Qatar recommits itself to being the dominant force in LNG. He speaks with Manus Cranny on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East." (Source: Bloomberg) ...
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Weekly Top Posts: 2021-02-21

Memories of Scones Before I Ever Went to Ireland Call My Name Many Pieces Picassiette Guest Post: Barbara willows95988.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451cb9a69e201347fe3116d970c-pi
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Extensive analysis by Tracey Hoolachan of the COVID situation in Australia

Tracey has shared this brilliant piece of work (which she lodged with the Disability Royal Commission a couple of days ago). There are a few things I have questions about but on the whole, this is a very well-researched piece that should prove invaluable in any legal proceedings or other research. DOWNLOAD HERE (Word). What […]
Tags: Travel, Australia, Tracey, Public Policy, Disability royal commission, Tracey Hoolachan


#AbuDhabi’s Mubadala Mulling IPO of Yahsat, CEO-Designate Says - Bloomberg

Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Mulling IPO of Yahsat, CEO-Designate Says - Bloomberg Al Yah Satellite Communications Co.’s incoming chief executive officer said its owner is considering an initial public offering of the Abu Dhabi-based firm.“Mubadala Investment Co. is looking at this very closely,” Ali Al Hashemi said in an interview in Abu Dhabi. “I can say that financially we are very healthy to be applicable for IPO, but Mubadala has to take the final decision.”Yahsat provides integrated satellite comm...
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Saudis, Russia Differ Again on Oil Strategy Before OPEC+ Meeting - Bloomberg

Saudis, Russia Differ Again on Oil Strategy Before OPEC+ Meeting - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia and Russia are once again heading into an OPEC+ meeting on opposite sides of a crucial debate about the oil market.Riyadh is publicly urging fellow members to be “extremely cautious,” despite prices rebounding to a one-year high. In private, the kingdom has signaled it would prefer that the group broadly holds output steady, delegates said. Moscow, on the other hand, is indicating that it still wants to pro...
Tags: Travel, Russia, Opec, Moscow, Riyadh, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Bloomberg Saudi Arabia, OPEC Meeting Bloomberg, Enverus, Bill Farren


Lucid Motors Is Said to Near Deal to Go Public via Klein’s SPAC - Bloomberg

Lucid Motors Is Said to Near Deal to Go Public via Klein’s SPAC - Bloomberg Lucid Motors Inc. is nearing a deal to go public through a merger with a blank-check company started by investment banker Michael Klein that could be announced early next week, according to people familiar with the matter.The combined entity will be valued at as much as $15 billion, the people said, asking not to be identified because the matter is private.The special purpose acquisition company has been in talks to rais...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Lucid, Citigroup Inc, SPAC, Michael Klein, Klein, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Lucid Motors, SPAC Bloomberg, Churchill Capital Corp, SPAC Bloomberg Lucid Motors Inc


Can OPEC+ Maintain Order As Oil Prices Rise? | OilPrice.com

Can OPEC+ Maintain Order As Oil Prices Rise? | OilPrice.com After months of neglect from traders, oil became a hot commodity again this month as Brent surged over $65 a barrel and WTI topped $60 for the first time in a year. The rally cast a shadow over OPEC+’s resolve to keep cutting as much production as they are cutting now. Oil had been recovering steadily even before the United States lost some 40 percent of its oil production because of the Arctic cold wave that swept across the coun...
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