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Loving Kindness

  My mother always said, "When someone dies everyone is very present to the loved ones for the first few weeks, which is good and needed. But do not forget in six months, or even a year after that those who have lost someone still need loving attention, maybe even more so as the weeks turn into months as life goes on for those who haven't suffered, but those who have suffered, suffer long after."   Sometimes it is difficult to know what to say, or how to say it, or if it should be said...      ...
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Weekly Top Posts: 2021-04-11

Not a Happy Bunny When Things Take on New Meaning All that Love Please Send Your Loving Healing Everything to My Friend Pam
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Miracles Happen

Miracles Happen and when they do there is a joyous elation of life, love, and a boost to faith. Whether the miracle is big or small and for however long                     [Author: French la Vie]
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Looking the other way

Here's another look at our flowering prunus tree from the other side, looking east toward the house. The big forsythia is on the left. Where's Tasha? Can you find her in the photo? We're heading into the second week of our new confinement (lockdown). It's not really affecting us much. We're used to being more or less homebodies, just venturing out for food and wine. We're lucky to have the vineyards out back to walk in with Tasha. I'm thinking I'll go to the Saint-Aignan Saturday market next w...
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Entrepreneur 20X, HFTP’s Hospitality Technology Start-up Pitch Competition Featured at HITEC Dubai

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), producers of Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®), is currently accepting applications for participants, judges and mentors for Entrepreneur 20X (E20X) at HITEC Dubai. Those who wish to participate in the Middle East version of E20X can apply online; start-ups should apply by 15 May and mentors and volunteers should apply by 20 May. E20X Dubai will take place at 15:30 on Tuesday, 1 June, 2021 at the ...
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Seen Around Paris

Another mix of photos taken around Paris. I went into the Luxembourg Gardens but it was so packed with people that I quickly left. I was looking for some flowering trees but didn’t find any in the short time I was there. A pretty outfit the the window of Repetto, famous for their selection of things for ballet. The levender smelled so good. If I had a terrace I would have bought some. I suspect they wouldn’t thrive indoors. I didn’t need any statues of Mary either but I...
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Canadians are flocking to US border cities to take advantage of a travel loophole - and it's creating lucrative opportunities on both sides of the closed border

A "Welcome to Canada" sign at the US-Canada border. Shutterstock.com Canadian tourists are driving up business in US border towns to avoid strict quarantines in Canada. Those arriving in Canada by land can save as much as $2,000 (Canadian) by not having to quarantine in a hotel. Transportation firms in cities like Buffalo, New York, are reaping the benefits with costly fares. See more stories on Insider's business page. Canadian tourists are once again stimulating the economies of A...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Shutterstock, New York, News, Mexico, US, Toronto, America, Trends, Flying, Canada, New York Times, Aviation, Vancouver, Buffalo


IMF warns on rising debt risks in virus-hit Middle East, Central Asia | Reuters

IMF warns on rising debt risks in virus-hit Middle East, Central Asia | ReutersThe International Monetary Fund said on Sunday countries in the Middle East and Central Asia need to curb their financing requirements, as a surge in government debt, exacerbated by the pandemic, threatens recovery prospects.The region, which includes around 30 countries from Mauritania to Kazakhstan, saw an economic rebound in the third quarter as countries relaxed measures to contain the new coronavirus.But the outl...
Tags: Travel, Middle East, Kazakhstan, Imf, Mauritania, Reuters, Central Asia, Middle East Central Asia, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Central Asia Department, Jihad Azour, ReutersThe International Monetary Fund


#Qatar National Bank's first-quarter net profit falls 7% as provisions climb | Reuters

Qatar National Bank's first-quarter net profit falls 7% as provisions climb | ReutersQatar National Bank (QNB), the biggest lender in the Gulf, said on Sunday its first quarter net profit fell by 7% from a year earlier to 3.3 billion riyals ($906 million) as it booked 1.4 billion riyals in “precautionary” loan loss provisions.The bank’s total assets grew by 8% from a year earlier to 1.042 trillion riyals at the end of March, the bank said in a statement. That growth was mainly due to a 2% increa...
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Emaar Names Female to Board as #UAE Pushes for Gender Diversity - Bloomberg

Emaar Names Female to Board as UAE Pushes for Gender Diversity - BloombergEmaar Properties PJSC appointed a female to its board as the largest listed developer in Dubai complies with a new rule to boost gender diversity in the United Arab Emirates.Eman Abdulrazzaq, who is currently the group chief human resource officer at Emirates NBD PJSC, will join eight others on Emaar’s board, according to a statement. Before that, she was the regional head of strategy, planning and chief of staff at HSBC B...
Tags: Travel, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Uae, Emirati, HSBC Bank, Emaar, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Emirates NBD PJSC, Emaar Names Female to Board, UAE Pushes, Gender Diversity Bloomberg, Eman Abdulrazzaq


Heathrow Plan to Raise $3.8 Billion Challenged, Telegraph Says - Bloomberg

Heathrow Plan to Raise $3.8 Billion Challenged, Telegraph Says - BloombergLondon’s Heathrow faces opposition from some board members to its plan to raise 2.8 billion pounds ($3.8 billion) from airlines and customers by increasing airport prices, the Telegraph newspaper reported.State-backed Qatar Airways, whose owner is also Heathrow’s second-biggest shareholder, said the plan is “unreasonable, not in the consumer interest and should be rejected,” according to the report. The airline’s top execu...
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Major Gulf markets end mixed; financials weigh on #Saudi | Reuters

Major Gulf markets end mixed; financials weigh on Saudi | ReutersMajor stock markets in the Gulf ended mixed on Sunday, with the Saudi index pressured by financial shares amid falling oil prices, while Dubai was supported by property stocks.Oil prices settled lower on Friday and lost around 2% on the week as production increases and renewed COVID-19 lockdowns in some countries offset optimism about a recovery in fuel demand. [O/R]Moves in oil prices are a key catalyst for the Gulf region’s finan...
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European tuna boats dump fishing debris in Seychelles waters ‘with impunity’

In 2019, when Jeremy Raguain turned up for a cleanup campaign on Aldabra Atoll, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, he bagged a marine...
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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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Mideast Two-Year Financing Needs Rise to $919 Billion, IMF Says - Bloomberg

Mideast Two-Year Financing Needs Rise to $919 Billion, IMF Says - BloombergFinancing needs in the Middle East and North Africa are expected to reach $919 billion for this year and next as the region seeks to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, according to the International Monetary Fund.In an updated outlook published Sunday, it said public-financing requirements were likely to remain above 15% of gross domestic product in most parts of the region through the end of 2022.The global lender re...
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#UAE’s Taqa seeks to shine with solar energy push | Financial Times

UAE’s Taqa seeks to shine with solar energy push | Financial Times The Noor Abu Dhabi solar plant produces enough electricity for around 90,000 homes © TAQA Group From a distance, the 3.4m panels making up the United Arab Emirates’ largest solar power plant look like a massive lake. But Noor Abu Dhabi, nestled between camel farms and rolling sand dunes, is no mirage. The 1.2 gigawatt facility — the world’s largest single-site plant — produces enough electricity for around 90,000 home...
Tags: Travel, Japan, China, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Uae, Financial Times, Noor, Marubeni, Al Dhafra, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Taqa, Noor Abu Dhabi


#Dubai Business Activity Flat as Supply Shortages, Tourism Weigh - Bloomberg

Dubai Business Activity Flat as Supply Shortages, Tourism Weigh - BloombergBusiness conditions in Dubai remained flat last month even as the Middle East’s business hub showed signs of recovery from the pandemic.“Global supply difficulties washed up on Dubai’s shores in March,” wrote David Owen, economist at IHS Markit. “This will constrain profit margins as competitive pressures and efforts to aid the recovery in demand led firms to lower output charges.”IHS Markit’s Purchasing Managers’ Index r...
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OPEC Is Cautious About All That Unused Oil Stored Around the World - Bloomberg

OPEC Is Cautious About All That Unused Oil Stored Around the World - BloombergThe OPEC+ group of oil producers, led by Saudi Arabia and Russia, may have got inventory levels back up to where they want them, but that doesn’t mean they can take their feet off the brakes on production just yet.At their last meeting, inauspiciously held on April Fool’s Day, the group set out a path to restore some of their shut-down production over the next three months. The easing, but not yet the ending, of output...
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#UAE Fund Mubadala May Join $12 Billion Aramco Oil Pipelines Deal - Bloomberg

UAE Fund Mubadala May Join $12 Billion Aramco Oil Pipelines Deal - BloombergMubadala Investment Co. may join a group investing $12.4 billion in Saudi Aramco’s oil pipelines, according to a spokesperson for the Abu Dhabi wealth fund.The $232 billion fund is in talks with U.S. investor EIG Global Energy Partners LLC, the lead member of the consortium, the spokesperson said, adding that a final agreement has yet to be reached between the two parties.Washington-based EIG and Aramco, the world’s larg...
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Bank of America Securities' Yazhari on #Saudi Banks' Eyeing Firmer Corporate-Loan Demand - Bloomberg

Bank of America Securities' Yazhari on Saudi Banks' Eyeing Firmer Corporate-Loan Demand - Bloomberg Hootan Yazhari, Bank of America Securities Managing Director of Frontier Markets, discusses Bloomberg's forecast that Saudi banks' credit may grow 10-11% in 2021-2022 based on consensus aided by mortgages and firmer corporate loan gains starting in the second half of the year. He speaks with Manus Cranny and Yousef Gamal El-Din on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East." (Source: Bloomberg) [Aut...
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#UAE's largest lender unveils payments subsidiary Magnati - Arabianbusiness

UAE's largest lender unveils payments subsidiary Magnati - ArabianbusinessFirst Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), the UAE's largest lender, has completed the carve out of its payments business into a fully owned and operational subsidiary.The new brand name, Magnati, is built around energy, potential and partnerships, and underscores its mission to transform payments into possibilities, FAB said in a statement.It added that Magnati will be able to unlock new growth opportunities through a focused and agile ...
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Mideast Stocks: Most major Gulf markets fall; #Dubai gains | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Mideast Stocks: Most major Gulf markets fall; Dubai gains | ZAWYA MENA EditionStock markets in the Gulf slipped on Sunday after oil prices fell at the end of last week, although Dubai bucked the trend to trade higher.Oil prices settled lower on Friday and lost around 2% on the week as production increases and renewed COVID-19 lockdowns in some countries offset optimism about a recovery in fuel demand.The movement in oil prices is a key catalyst for the Gulf region's financial markets.Saudi Arabi...
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Mideast Stocks Mixed With Earnings in Spotlight: Inside EM - Bloomberg

Mideast Stocks Mixed With Earnings in Spotlight: Inside EM - BloombergEquity markets in the Middle East were mixed in Sunday trade, with investors focusing on first-quarter earnings as reporting season picks up.Kuwait’s Premier Market Index rose as much as 0.8%, the most in the region, while Qatar’s gauge slipped as much as 0.4%.Almarai Co. was little changed after the Saudi food and beverage producer reported profit for the first three months of the year that met estimates. Qatar National Bank,...
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