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roots and icebergs: decolonizing community spaces: a workshop

I recently attended a six-hour workshop called Decolonizing Community Spaces. The workshop was led by two facilitators, one a Native American speaking to us from her traditional territories in Montana, and the other a Filipina-Canadian. About 30 people attended; I believe all were health and service providers in the province of BC. All the other participants raved about how much they learned, and how they will change their daily practices accordingly. I don't know if they were exaggerating, or i...
Tags: Travel, Activism, Montana, History, Canada, Indigenous Peoples, Bigotry, Laura K, Becoming A Librarian, Poverty And Class, Information Sciences, Tree of Liberation, Indigenous Solidarity Ottawa, Ways of Knowing Combining Two Ways of Knowingbr


A Visit to Villa Hériot with Designer Roger Thomas - Discovering the International University of Art Restoration in Venice

Art restoration students outside the entrance to Villa Hériot - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) There is a lovely neo-Byzantine villa on the island of Giudecca surrounded by a sprawling garden with a sweeping view of the Venice lagoon. Constructed by the French philanthropist Cyprienne Hériot in the 1920s, Villa Hériot is now the headquarters of the International Institute of Art, which offers a three-year professional training course in Cultural Heritage Restoration.   ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, China, Paris, Italy, Las Vegas, Nevada, Venice, Florence, Macau, New Yorker, Vegas, Grand Canal, Las Vegas Strip, Carlo Goldoni


Hawaii Vacations return as islands reopen

Tourism is back in Hawaii. Many travel and public gathering restrictions have been lifted, and the businesses and families that have thus far survived COVID shutdowns are working towards an ever-brighter light at the end of a long and dark tunnel. We’ve been “Living Aloha”, masking up, social distancing, and it’s working. The parking lots […] The post Hawaii Vacations return as islands reopen appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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Oil Edges Lower at the Open After Ending Ugly Week With a Bounce - Bloomberg

Oil Edges Lower at the Open After Ending Ugly Week With a Bounce - BloombergBrent oil edged lower as trading started in Asia, struggling to hold on to a bounce at the end of the worst week since October.Futures in London slipped 0.5% on Monday after jumping 2% on Friday. Despite the gain in the previous session, crude still capped a significant weekly loss amid a combination of factors including a softening physical oil market, U.S. dollar strength and the unwinding of long positions. Concerns a...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, London, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Bloomberg, Iran, Aramco, New York Mercantile Exchange, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


DTP Selects StayNTouch for Cloud PMS & Contactless Technology

DTP, a Las Vegas real estate firm, has selected StayNTouch Cloud PMS and Contactless Check-in solutions, for its Downtowner and Oasis at Gold Spike boutique hotel properties.
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Tokyo popcorn and retro video rentals

A little over a year ago, I posted this photo of an old and defunct Tokyo video shop. It’s still my favourite. How could it not be with that sign? Yet in what’s an admittedly very niche subject matter, there’s now a new(er) kid on the block. A smaller sign of course, but it still makes for a nice companion to its more substantial cousin.
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Triple CHOCOLATE Hot Cross Buns!

Love hot cross buns but not so keen on the fruit in them? Try these gloriously indulgent triple chocolate hot cross buns. There's cocoa in the dough which is studded with dark chocolate chips. Then it is finished with a rich dark chocolate glaze complete with a white chocolate cross!
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A Mix

A mix of things seen the other day. Just a tad past peak blooming in the Palais Royal. The exterior of a pretty theatre. I hope they all open soon. These pigs have been piled up in the window of this store since I arrived in Paris years ago. They are starting to look dirty. I think I’ll go buy some tulips. An older covered Jouffroy passageway.
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Goldman’s #Saudi Investment Bank Chief Said to Leave for PIF Role - Bloomberg

Goldman’s Saudi Investment Bank Chief Said to Leave for PIF Role - Bloomberg Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s head of investment banking for Saudi Arabia is leaving to join the kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund, according to people familiar with the matter, the latest in a string of departures at the U.S. lender in the Middle East.Eyas AlDossari will join the Public Investment Fund to help work on new investments, the people said, asking not to be identified as the information is private. Goldman Sachs ...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Softbank, Bloomberg, Malaysia, Credit Suisse, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Goldman Sachs, Goldman, Pif, Lucid, Saudi Aramco, Mohammed bin Salman, Mideast, Saudi Basic Industries Corp


Masdar taps new markets to double its clean energy capacity over the next 5 years | The National

Masdar taps new markets to double its clean energy capacity over the next 5 years | The NationalAbu Dhabi clean energy company Masdar expects a "sizeable part" of its renewable energy growth over the next five years to come from South-East Asia and Central Asia as it plans new projects to double capacity.The company will look to develop new projects in Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Taiwan. It is bullish about new opportunities in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Armenia.“Masdar is now a...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Taiwan, Malaysia, Armenia, Masdar, South East Asia, Central Asia, Petronas, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Taiwan Vietnam, NationalAbu Dhabi, Malaysia Vietnam Indonesia, Uzbekistan Kazakhstan Azerbaijan, Fawaz Al Muharrami


#Saudi Aramco to prioritise energy supply to China for 50 years, says CEO | Reuters

Saudi Aramco to prioritise energy supply to China for 50 years, says CEO | ReutersSaudi Aramco will ensure China’s energy security remains its highest priority for the next 50 years and beyond as new and existing energy sources run in parallel for some time, CEO Amin Nasser told the China Development Forum on Sunday.Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest oil exporter, retained its position as China’s top supplier in the first two months this year, with volumes up 2.1% to 1.86 million barrels per day ...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, China, Russia, Reuters, Saudi Aramco, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Nasser, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, China Development Forum, Amin Nasser, ReutersSaudi Aramco


Mideast Stocks: Mideast Equities Drop Tracking Slump in Oil Prices - Bloomberg

Mideast Stocks: Mideast Equities Drop Tracking Slump in Oil Prices - BloombergMost Middle East stock markets retreated Sunday as oil’s worst week since October ruffled sentiment among traders.Gauges in Qatar, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Oman, Egypt and Israel dropped. The benchmark in Kuwait finished little changed, while Saudi Arabia’s main index edged higher.Brent crude lost 6.8% last week, amid inflation concerns and worries over the trajectory of near-term demand. Still, Wall Street banks said the sel...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Qatar, Iran, Middle East, Dubai, Libya, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Uae, Gulf, Fed, Riyadh, Aramco, Middle East North Africa


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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United Airlines flight forced to make an emergency landing after a 'report of someone's ear being bit off'

A Boeing 777/200 of United Airlines on July 30, 2020. DANIEL SLIM/AFP via Getty Images A flight from Newark to Miami was diverted after police were alerted about a "disruptive" passenger. The suspect bit and punched other passengers and had to be sedated with Benadryl, USA Today reported. He was arrested after police found 1.5 grams of methamphetamines in his pocket, the media outlet said. See more stories on Insider's business page. A United Airlines flight made an emergency stop afte...
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#Saudi oil giant Aramco to scale back spending after 2020 profit slump | Reuters

Saudi oil giant Aramco to scale back spending after 2020 profit slump | Reuters Saudi Arabian state oil giant Aramco is betting on an Asian-led rebound in energy demand this year after it reported a steep slide in net profit for 2020 on Sunday and scaled back its spending plans.The COVID-19 pandemic took a heavy toll on the company and its global peers in 2020, but oil prices have rallied this year as economies recover from last year’s downturn and after oil producers extended output cuts.“We ar...
Tags: Travel, Europe, China, United States, Reuters, Aramco, Tadawul, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Amin Nasser, Asia East Asia


How Can Your Property Emerge as a Winner In 2021? | By Max Starkov

STR just released another set of disturbing hospitality industry data: due to the pandemic, in 2020 hoteliers slashed their marketing spending by 51.5% compared to 2019 (STR, 2021). Sales and Marketing Labor Costs decreased by similar percentage, which indicated an even bigger calamity: not only the property's marketing presence diminished by more than half, but the institutional marketing knowledge and expertise was decimated.
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Oil Is Still on a Bumpy Path to Recovery Despite Price Swerve - Bloomberg

Oil Is Still on a Bumpy Path to Recovery Despite Price Swerve - BloombergOil just experienced its biggest one-day price slump in more than six months, but it hasn’t veered off the road to recovery.Even as problems with Europe’s vaccine program and a slowdown in Chinese crude buying sent futures down 7% on Thursday, data from around the world showed a steady, albeit patchy, recovery in demand.A year ago, idled jetliners were parked wing-tip to wing-tip on airport taxiways as a raging virus kept b...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Bloomberg, Italy, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, COVID, Recovery Despite Price Swerve BloombergOil


Cowslip

I think this is a coucou (cowslip). It looks like one, except that it's not yellow, as most of them are. They're closely related to primroses, the main difference being that the flowers are on tall stalks instead of close to the ground. This one is growing all by itself in our lawn. A pink and yellow cowslip. It's called coucou (cuckoo) because it flowers right around the time that the cuckoo birds show up to spend the spring months on their way north from their wintering grounds in southern A...
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#Qatar’s landmark minimum wage comes into force | Business and Economy News | Al Jazeera

Qatar’s landmark minimum wage comes into force | Business and Economy News | Al JazeeraQatar’s new minimum wage law has come into force on Saturday for hundreds of thousands of migrant workers as it becomes the first country in the region to adopt a non-discriminatory minimum wage.The new legislation ensures all employees receive a minimum monthly wage of 1,000 Qatari riyals ($275), as well as a minimum allowance of 300 riyals for food and 500 riyals for housing, unless their employer provides b...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Economy News, al JazeeraQatar, International Labour Organization ILO Qatar, Qatar Government Communication Office


Weekly Top Posts: 2021-03-21

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Aramco’s $75 Billion Dividend Survives Oil and Earnings Rout - Bloomberg video

Aramco’s $75 Billion Dividend Survives Oil and Earnings Rout - Bloomberg Saudi Aramco’s $75 billion dividend survived one of the biggest disruptions to oil markets in decades as the coronavirus pandemic and a price war sent crude prices tumbling.Aramco will make the payout -- the largest of any listed company and almost all which goes to Saudi Arabia’s government -- for 2020 despite a slump in earnings and revenue. The dividend is a key source of cash for the kingdom, whose economy was hit af...
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#Kuwait liquidity crunch unlikely until third quarter, says BofA | Reuters

Kuwait liquidity crunch unlikely until third quarter, says BofA | ReutersSteps taken by the Kuwaiti government to mitigate depletion of the treasury’s liquid assets could push back the risk of a liquidity crunch to the third quarter this year, Bank of America estimates.Kuwait’s General Reserve Fund (GRF), the sovereign fund used to cover state deficits, has been squeezed by the coronavirus-driven drop in oil prices and a continued stand-off between government and parliament on implementing measu...
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Exclusive: New fund from India's Nikhil Kamath to target Middle East investors - Arabianbusiness

Exclusive: New fund from India's Nikhil Kamath to target Middle East investors - ArabianbusinessNikhil Kamath, India’s emerging poster boy of start-ups and stock trading, will be betting on a significant chunk of investors from the Middle East to make his soon-to-be-launched second hedge fund another success.True Beacon Global is expected to go live by the end of April and will be an open-ended fund in which subscribers can enter or exit anytime after the fund is launched.Unlike the uber-rich fr...
Tags: Travel, India, Middle East, Gulf, Kamath, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Zerodha, AIF, Nikhil Kamath, Kamath India, True Beacon


#Dubai builder Arabtec submits bankruptcy petition to court | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Dubai builder Arabtec submits bankruptcy petition to court | ZAWYA MENA EditionArabtec has announced that it has submitted a bankruptcy petition to Dubai Court, six months after shareholders voted to liquidate. The submission seals the fate of one of the UAE’s most high-profile construction companies, which racked up $216 million of losses in the first half of 2020.In a statement to the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) the company said Arabtec Holding PJSC had submitted the bankruptcy petition to th...
Tags: Travel, Dubai, Uae, Dubai Financial Market DFM, Arabtec, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Dubai Court, Arabtec Holding PJSC, MENA EditionArabtec, Emirates Falcon Electromechanical Co, Gulf Steel Industries FZE News


Oil giant #Saudi Aramco declares $75bln in full-year dividend | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Oil giant Saudi Aramco declares $75bln in full-year dividend | ZAWYA MENA EditionOil giant Saudi Aramco’s shareholders can expect to receive $75 billion dividends for the full-year 2020.The state-run company declared the payout on Sunday despite a sharp decline in net profits for the past 12 months.In a bourse filing to the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul), the company also said that the dividends for the fourth quarter 2020 will be $18.76 billion.More than 199 billion shares will be eligible for ...
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Mideast stocks: Major Gulf markets ease in early trade, Aramco edges higher | Reuters

Mideast stocks: Major Gulf markets ease in early trade, Aramco edges higher | ReutersMajor Gulf stock markets fell in early Sunday trade in the absence of fresh factors, with property shares weighing on the Dubai index.Saudi Arabia’s benchmark index lost 0.2%, weighed down by a 1.5% fall in petrochemicals company Saudi Basic Industries.Among others, Saudi Aramco reversed earlier losses to edge up 0.1% despite a sharp decline in full-year profit.The oil giant expects to cut capital expenditure, i...
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