Nov 2020 Castle Howard

  [Author: Vlad Barbu]
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Not a Happy Bunny

                 [Author: French la Vie]
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How to Choose the Right Payroll Services Australia Today?

Hiring payroll services Australia isn’t as difficult as you would think. When you are running a business you need a good payroll team behind you so that you can be assured your employees are paid on time. Unfortunately a lot of new business owners don’t think about hiring a professional and attempt to deal with these matters themselves which isn’t ideal. It’s very difficult to deal with payroll even with some knowledge behind you. That is one very important reason to choose a payroll service and...
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“Leonardo” TV Series Brings the Renaissance Master to Life

"Leonardo," a new dramatic series starring Aidan Turner and Freddie Highmore, explores the life and genius of Leonardo da Vinci.
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5 Tips for Deciding Your Next Travel Destination

  Ahhhhh, the time has come to travel to your next destination! But, where will that be? That’s a great question of course, and it is one that we want to help you find the answer to. Here are a few of our top tips to help you make the big decision.   See if you can drive somewhere One of the best ways to travel is by car or RV on a road trip. So, before you book a flight, see if there are any new places nearby you that you haven’t fully explored yet. Any campsites nearby to camp at? Or, wha...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Featured, Parenting, Traveling, Australia, Mexico, Hawaii, Guest Post, Iceland, Fiji, Reading Room

Thai tourist island of Phuket gets Covid jabs first in race to offer quarantine-free holidays

Government hopes to jumpstart tourism with mass inoculation programIn Thailand, it’s the all-important tourism sector that has jumped to the head of the Covid-19 vaccination line, with the country’s most popular resort island embarking on a mass inoculation programme two months ahead of the rest of Thailand.The island of Phuket aims to deliver shots to at least 460,000 people – the majority of its population – as it gears up for 1 July, when vaccinated overseas visitors will no longer be require...
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Saudis Hike Oil Prices for Key Asia Market in Sign of Confidence - Bloomberg

Saudis Hike Oil Prices for Key Asia Market in Sign of Confidence - BloombergSaudi Arabia raised prices for oil shipments to customers in its main market of Asia for next month, signaling the kingdom’s confidence in the region’s economic recovery.The decision comes after the OPEC+ cartel, led by the Saudis and Russia, agreed to boost daily crude production by more than 2 million barrels between May and July.Aramco, the Saudi state energy firm, will increase prices of its grades for Asia by betwee...
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Cancer, a return and time

Back in 2015 I wrote about my wife being diagnosed with breast cancer, and then after an operation and extensive treatment, the joy of a clear result. The stress felt prior to subsequent tests, and the relief that followed them, continued for several happy years, but in 2019 the cancer returned. Even worse it was incurable. Since then there’s been various kinds of treatment to try and contain it, along with the incredible strength, bravery and stoicism shown by Akiko, but the disease has contin...
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DIVINE Pasta Al Limone or Creamy Lemon Pasta!

Pasta al Limone or creamy lemon pasta is such a wonderfully classic but simple pasta recipe. It shows how you can make a wonderful meal out of just a few ingredients and Italian food at its simple best!
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It might not be fine art but the display on the Champs Elysees by the Belgian artist Phillippe Geluck was fun to see. I was a bit familar with his cartoons featuring a cat. It took two years and 65 people to get these bronze statues , each weighing 2 1/2 tons, created. The statues will travel around Europe and end up in Brussels for the opening of the Chat Museum. They are already sold to wealthy art lovers for 300,000 Euros each. This is how the cat is usually seen in cartoon form. ...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Art, Europe, Paris, Brussels, Champs Elysees, Arch de Triomphe, Open Air Art Exhibit, Phillippe Geluck

Bleak future for Crawley a year after first Covid lockdown

The town in the shadow of Gatwick airport hopes the worst of the pandemic is over but fears for its jobsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe differences with the early stage of the Covid-19 pandemic are stark in Crawley. Plenty of people are milling around Queens Square in the town centre, enjoying the early spring sun, even though most of the shops remain closed; some permanently.In the West Sussex town close to Gatwick airport, hopes are rising that the worst days of...
Tags: Travel, Business, UK News, Air transport, Gatwick, Airline Industry, Job losses, Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, Crawley, Queens Square

#Oman borrowed 600 million rials from sovereign fund, 1.77 billion rials from other sources | Reuters

Oman borrowed 600 million rials from sovereign fund, 1.77 billion rials from other sources | ReutersOman has borrowed 600 million rials ($1.56 billion) from its sovereign fund, the Oman Investment Authority, and another 1.77 billion rials through external and internal borrowings to partly finance its 2021 budget, the finance ministry said.The total borrowing of 2.37 billion rials is 56% of the 4.2 billion rials worth of financing required this year, the ministry said in its March fiscal performa...
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Mideast Stocks: Saudi National Bank buoys #Saudi shares; other markets mixed | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Major Gulf markets ended mixed on Sunday, with the Saudi index boosted by gains in its top lender following a dividend proposal and new board appointees.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index rose 0.7%, buoyed by a 3.6% jump in Saudi National Bank1180.SE , previously known as National Commercial Bank.The lender on Sunday appointed Ammar Abdul Wahed Al Khudiry as chairman, while Saeed Mohammed Alghamdi was named as managing director and CEO.In a separate bourse filing, the lender said it would pay out mo...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Pwc, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Gulf, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Samba Financial Group, National Commercial Bank, Albilad Capital, Qatar National Bank the Gulf, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank ADIB ADIB, International Holding, Saudi National Bank

UK's Covid traffic light travel plan too simplistic, say scientists

Idea raises concerns among some scientists who say it could fail to stop new variants entering countryCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePotential plans to introduce a traffic light scheme for travel abroad have prompted concerns among scientists that the approach is too simplistic and could fail to prevent new variants from entering the UK.At present, it is illegal to travel abroad for holidays, with foreign travel only allowed in specific circumstances. Those who do tr...
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#Oman Is More Than Halfway Toward Meeting Financing Needs in 2021 - Bloomberg

Oman Is More Than Halfway Toward Meeting Financing Needs in 2021 - BloombergOman is more than halfway toward meeting its total financing needs of 4.2 billion riyals ($10.9 billion) for the year, according to the Finance Ministry.The government has 1.83 billion riyals left to raise after so far borrowing 1.77 billion riyals and withdrawing 600 million riyals from the Oman Investment Authority -- the country’s wealth fund -- as of end-March.“This shows that Oman has successfully covered most of it...
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I flew on Alaska for the first time since it stopped blocking middle seats and it was the closest to normal I've seen during the pandemic

Flying on Alaska Airlines during the pandemic. Thomas Pallini/Insider Alaska Airlines is a growing mid-tier US carrier that's been on the rise in recent years and expanding on both coasts. Middle seats are no longer blocked but there's still a big emphasis on social distancing. Snacks and beverages are also offered to passengers, with the onboard experience largely normal. See more stories on Insider's business page. Alaska Airlines has been steadily expanding across the...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, La, Planes, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Features, Flying, Alaska, Delta, Aviation, Airlines

Central Bank of #UAE issues SME Market Conduct Regulation | Banking – Gulf News

Central Bank of UAE issues SME Market Conduct Regulation | Banking – Gulf NewsThe Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) on Sunday issued Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (SME) Market Conduct Regulation to promote best practices among licensed financial institutions (LFIs) when engaging with SMEs.The objective of the regulation is to enhance SMEs’ access to financial products and services. CBUAE’s introduction of this regulation follows the launch of its new Financial Consumer Protection Regulatory Fr...
Tags: Travel, Uae, Central Bank, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, UAE CBUAE, Central Bank of UAE, CBUAE, Abdulhamid M Saeed Alahmadi, NewsThe Central Bank, Financial Consumer Protection Regulatory Framework

#AbuDhabi stocks shine amid mixed GCC signals | Markets – Gulf News

Abu Dhabi stocks shine amid mixed GCC signals | Markets – Gulf NewsAbu Dhabi stocks traded higher on the first day of the week in what was the index's sixth straight advance on a day when GCC markets displayed a mixed performance as investors traded without big clues for guidance.Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange edged up 0.3 per cent at 5,962 points, advancing for a sixth session in a row. The index closed higher every day last week to accumulate 3.8 per cent weekly gains, in what was its best perf...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, GCC, Oman, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Kuwait, Etisalat, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, Air Arabia, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Abudhabi, Gulf Bank, Qatar Navigation, Qatar Exchange

Pomerantz appointed co-lead counsel in NMC Health securities litigation | Business – Gulf News

Pomerantz appointed co-lead counsel in NMC Health securities litigation | Business – Gulf NewsUS District Judge Consuel B. Marshall of the Central District of California appointed Pomerantz LLP as Co-Lead Counsel in Chris Hashem, et al. v. NMC Health plc, et al., a securities litigation being pursued on behalf of a class of defrauded investors regarding allegations of misstatements related to NMC’s financial stability and controls.This is a class action on behalf of persons or entities who purch...
Tags: Travel, Spain, Company, United Arab Emirates the United Kingdom, NMC, Central District of California, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, NMC Health, Pomerantz LLP, Pomerantz, Consuel B Marshall, Chris Hashem

Tristar Sets Price Range for #Dubai’s Second IPO in Three Years - Bloomberg

Tristar Sets Price Range for Dubai’s Second IPO in Three Years - BloombergMiddle Eastern logistics firm Tristar Transport set the price range for its planned initial public offering in Dubai at 2.20 dirhams to 2.70 dirhams per share, in what would be only the financial hub’s second listing in three years.The company plans to offer up to 24% of its shares in the IPO, according to a statement on Sunday, valuing it at as much as 3.24 billion dirhams ($882 million). The placement will include an iss...
Tags: Travel, Ipo, Dubai, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Emaar Development PJSC, Dow Inc, Tristar Transport, DP World Tristar, Abu Dhabi National Oil Co Total SA

#UAE's ADNOC sets March Murban crude OSP at $65.17/bbl | Reuters

UAE's ADNOC sets March Murban crude OSP at $65.17/bbl | Reuters Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. set the official selling price of its Murban crude for March at $65.17/barrel, according to a statement from the United Arab Emirates-based state oil producer. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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Cristo Redentore

  [Author: Bryan]
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Weekly Top Posts: 2021-04-04

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Middle East Stocks: Jordanian Shares Slip, Bucking Gains in Mideast Peers - Bloomberg

Stocks in Jordan snapped a three-day advance, bucking gains in most Middle East markets, after several arrests were made following what may have been an attempt to destabilize the current government.The Amman Stock Exchange General Index fell as much as 0.6% Sunday, reversing an increase of 0.5% last week. Jordan Petroleum Refinery Co. and Jordan Phosphate Mines fell more than 1%, dragging the index down the most.Over the weekend, Hasan Bin Zeid, a member of the Jordanian royal family, was held ...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Opec, Morocco, Middle East, Oman, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Aramco, Bloomberg Television, Abdullah, SABIC, Bloomberg Intelligence, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Saudi Telecom, Arqaam Capital

What's in a wall?

Here's what's in this one. One of our neighbors is having some work done, but I'm not sure what it is. So far, the enduit (render in British English, exterior stucco layer in American English) has been removed to expose the house's stone wall. That happened last winter and nothing has been done since. I don't recall any cracks or other obvious problems with that section of wall. So, we'll wait and see how the project evolves. All sizes and shapes of stone went into this wall. Today is paques (...
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  [Author: Bryan]
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#Saudi index surges in Q1 as it approaches 10,000 points barrier | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Saudi index surges in Q1 as it approaches 10,000 points barrier | ZAWYA MENA EditionSaudi Arabia’s Tadawul All Share Index was up by more than 52 percent at the end of the first quarter from a year earlier as it edged closer to the 10,000 points barrier.The market closed at 9,907.82 points at the end of the quarter with the total market capitalization up by more than 27 percent at SR9.63 trillion ($2.57 trillion) compared to a year earlier, the bourse said in a filing.The total value of shares t...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, China, Mena, Tadawul, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

Mideast Stocks: Most major Gulf markets gain; #Qatar eases | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Mideast Stocks: Most major Gulf markets gain; Qatar eases | ZAWYA MENA EditionMost major stock markets rose in early trade on Sunday, with the Saudi index helped by gains from its top lender, although Qatar bucked the trend to trade lower.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index increased 0.2%, supported by a 2% gain in Saudi National Bank, earlier known as National Commercial.On Thursday, National Commercial Bank and Samba Financial Group announced the formal completion of their merger to create largest ...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Gulf, Mena, Mideast, Qatar Qatar, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Samba Financial Group, National Commercial Bank, Statistics Authority, Saudi National Bank, Ammar Abdul Wahed Al Khudiry, Dubai Islamic Bank Dubai

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