Venice Reopens, Refreshed - Gallerie dell'Accademia, V-A-C Foundation & Palazzo Vendramin Grimani Welcome Visitors

Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) Once again, the museums and institutions of Venice have reopened after being closed due to the global pandemic. Let's hope that this time they remain open. Venice safeguards vast amounts of treasures inside her ancient structures, which have been protected by wise gatekeepers for centuries and preserved for all of humanity. From the East to the West, there is knowledge here in Venice waiting for you to explore.   Ga...
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Big HART contract for former chairwoman Hanabusa, Pearl Harbor sub commander removed from duty after suicides, red light cameras coming to Honolulu, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Colleen Hanabusa courtesy photo Colleen Hanabusa, ex-chairwoman of the rail board, gets $924,000 HART contract. Colleen Hanabusa, a former Hawaii congresswoman and former chairwoman of the board that oversees the city’s troubled rail project, was the only bidder on a contract worth $924,000 with the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, which Hanabusa won. Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now.This Bill Aims To Prevent A Wave Of Evictions But Critics Say It Falls Short. The state evicti...
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World’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge Arouca 516 opens in Portugal – video

The world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge has been completed in Portugal. The bridge, Arouca 516, sits 175 metres above the River Paiva in the north of the country. Its 516 metre-long walkway breaks the record previously held by the Charles Kuonen Bridge in the Swiss Alps. Located near the tiny town of Arouca and within the Unesco-recognised Arouca Geopark, the bridge took two years to construct and is held up by steel cables and two large towers on each sideWorld’s longest pedestrian sus...
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Transport Truck Driver wanted in Canada

 Waged Offered:  $25 CAD/hour Number of Openings:  2 Years of Experience Required:  1 Education Required:  None LMIA Status:  LMIA in process Job Description A transportation company in Saskatchewan is looking for: 2  Transport Truck Drivers  Wage:  25 CAD/hour Full-Time 2-year contract             Location:  Canada and USA          Hours:   40 to 70 week Job duties: Perform pre-trip,  en route, and post-trip inspection of vehicle systems, equipment, and accessories such as tir...
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Akihabara in the relatively recent past

Tokyo’s Akihabara district got its Electric Town moniker in the post-war period when handmade radios and their components were sold, often illicitly, on the street. A surprisingly humble start for a place that became the capital’s go-to spot for all things electrical. Over the following decades the area stayed true to its name, but in the 1980s it began shifting more towards gaming, anime and otaku culture in general. A scene that Akihabara went on to fully, and very successfully embrace, maki...
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AMAZING Home Made Limoncello!

Love limoncello but have never made it? Home made limoncello is the easiest drinks to make! All it requires are a few ingredients. This heirloom Italian recipe produces the smoothest limoncello ever - and this is a pushy recipe Dear Reader!
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Since the cherry tree blossoms were looking so good I decided to search for wisteria, one of my favorite Spring blooms. I started at Place Daumesnil with a friend. On the way to Promenade Planteé. Some nice art work on some stairs. I found this in a courtyard. Isn’t gorgeous? Some white wisteria just getting started.
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A Bit on Rent Seeking

This is a continuation of two previous posts: Is Competition Always Good, and Competition in Free Markets. Prabhudesai referred to JEE (Joint Entrance Exam) in a comment and wrote, “An examination that has too much of competition resulting to very… Continue reading →
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#AbuDhabi Ports Sees More Debt Sales for Growth After First Bond - Bloomberg

Abu Dhabi Ports Sees More Debt Sales for Growth After First Bond - Bloomberg Abu Dhabi Ports Co. plans to sell more debt to support investment after a debut bond of $1 billion on Wednesday.The government-owned port operator in the capital of the United Arab Emirates will look at a mix of loans, bonds and sukuk as well as potential cash injections from its owner to fund growth, Chief Financial Officer Martin Aarup said in an interview. The company is planning $4.2 billion in investment over the...
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#SaudiArabia Considers Starting a Homegrown Electric-Car Maker - Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia Considers Starting a Homegrown Electric-Car Maker - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia has hired advisers including Boston Consulting Group to explore establishing its own domestic electric-car maker, according to people familiar with the matter.The project is linked to existing plans to build up automotive infrastructure in the country and boost local manufacturing, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the deliberations aren’t public.A spokesperson for Saudi Arabia’s sover...
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World’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge opens in Portugal

Arouca 516 opens 175 metres above the River Paiva in north of the countryThe world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge has been completed in northern Portugal, where residents of the nearby town hope the tourist attraction will help revive a region whose economy was devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic.Hidden between rock-strewn mountains covered with lush greenery and yellow flowers inside the Unesco-recognised Arouca Geopark, the 516 metres (1,700 feet) bridge hangs 175 meters above the fast...
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Oil climbs to fresh 6-week high on bullish demand | Reuters

Oil climbs to fresh 6-week high on bullish demand | Reuters Oil prices rose to fresh six-week highs on Thursday as strong U.S. economic data, a weak dollar and an expected recovery in demand outweighed concerns about higher COVID-19 cases in Brazil and India.Brent LCOc1 futures rose $1.29, or 1.9%, to settle at $68.56 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude rose $1.15, or 1.8%, to end at $65.01.That put both benchmarks up for a third day in a row to their highest closes since ...
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140+ Free Digital Marketing Courses and Certifications 2021

Digital Marketing Courses and Certifications Here’s an extensive list of digital marketing courses and certifications. Most of them are available for free – however, few of them have some paid content. They can be very helpful ...
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Spring in the desert

The palo verde are magnificent this week, great yellow clouds of bloom hanging over the desert. They remind me of …Continue reading →
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#Qatar posts small surplus in Q1 as oil prices lift revenues | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Qatar posts small surplus in Q1 as oil prices lift revenues | ZAWYA MENA Edition Qatar posted a 200 million riyals ($55 million) surplus in the first quarter this year, helped by a recovery in oil prices, the ministry of finance said on Thursday.The tiny but rich Gulf state, the world's top liquefied natural gas (LNG) producer, saw total revenue of 45.2 billion riyals in the first three months of the year against 45 billion riyals in expenditure, the ministry said in a statement.The economy sh...
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Property management platform Guesty raises $50M

Guesty, which offers a software solution to manage multiple short-term rental listings through sites like Airbnb, also scooped up competitor Your Porter.
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Disney Wish Cruise Line Reveals

This was such an exciting morning as we all gathered around the fire (ok, our screens) to watch this newest reveal of Disney Wish updates. This Disney Cruise Line ship appears to be unlike any other in terms of technology, themed spaces, and new updates to what we’ve gotten used to on Disney ships. Let’s […] The post Disney Wish Cruise Line Reveals appeared first on ZANNALAND!.
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STR: U.S. hotel results for week ending 24 April

U.S. weekly hotel occupancy remained flat from the previous week, according to STR's latest data through 24 April.
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Antique Glass Top Candy Boxes

  These charming 1800s glass top hand-painted scene boxes were for chocolates; They are made out of "carton" hardbound paper with golden paper lace strips to add richness to the paper form. These were on sale at an auction that I watched online which has become my new binge-watching addiction.     They sold for over 200 euros each. That is some sweet chocolate in those once filled boxes.     Sure beats the wrapping of chocolate these days. Do you think someone will binge watch an auction  ...
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Nearly May... The French la VIe

The French la Vie... that beautiful gathering of friends from blogging who loved coming to France, digging in the brocantes, meeting people, sharing stories, tasting Provence in big juicy gulps and delicate sips. I postponed the 2020 gatherings, hoping that 2021 would be promising. Though after much thought and listening to others I decided that   even if we have our vaccines it will take time for France to feel like France again. When we travel we want to dive in, soak it in, be carefree as ...
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Wish They Could Stay With Us Forever

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Walking with an Iris

Since the lockdown Gabriel and family have spent most their time with us. I am happiest when I am with this Baby Love. Today we walked along the path picking flowers and smelling rosemary, thyme and marjolaine. Baby Love picked an iris for his maman slowly as we reached home all the petals were gone except one.                 [Author: French la Vie]
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What the Future Holds

    Little one What can I promise you true? What can I leave behind that will light your path? Will your tomorrows be as beautiful as the ones we have shared with you? Little one this glorious life this unknown path that we follow this love that binds us What will the future hold?   If anything I hope I can instill in you this: Grab those reins, with confidence & give it your best.               .                     [Author: French la Vie]
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Miniature Antique Portrait That I Have Renamed After My Readers and a Giveaway

Miniature portraits catch my attention as much as everything else that is old does. I have a Brocante Bug badly as you know. The miniature portrait that I am mostly attracted to are the ones that aren't raving beauties but have a certain unusual charm. Unique in their oddness. My appeal is not to find the glass slipper. But realness, a look that strikes my curiosity, Who were they? Miniature portraits were often commissioned so that they could be given to a loved one to carry in their breast poc...
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Covid Vaccine in Basilicata

 The vaccine program here in Italy has had fits and starts but fortunately is starting to move forward.  We are relient upon the EU for the vaccines and there were some early stumbles with AstraZenica. More Pfizer, Moderna and J&J vaccines are arriving and the expectation is that by the end of the summer we should reach close to 70% vaccinated.  [Author: Bryan]
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Wyndham Releases 2021 Environmental, Social And Governance (ESG) Report, Highlighting Commitment To Operate In A Socially, Ethically And Environmentally Responsible Way

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) – the world's largest hotel franchising company with over 8,900 hotels across nearly 95 countries and territories – today released its Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report highlighting its commitment to operate in a way that is socially, ethically and environmentally responsible.
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Cruise travel could resume in July as new CDC guidelines allow ships to sail if 95% of passengers are vaccinated

Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images Cruising may return in mid-July if ships follow updated CDC guidelines, USA TODAY reported. One of the guidelines said 98% of crew and 95% of passengers must be vaccinated against COVID-19. Going on a cruise will never be "zero risk" but risks can be mitigated, the CDC said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Cruise ships may be able to set sail in US waters this summer, after the Centers for Disease Control and Preventio...
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Daily Walk

                Walking... one step in front of the other begging my thoughts to fall like seeds to the ground how they hang on and turn over, and intertwine with one another until at last with yet another step, the waterfall takes them. My steps breath The littlest flowers look up at me  "I see you" and bend down with ease.                     [Author: French la Vie]
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Marie-Antoinette Clothing

    On auction today there was this... a textile fragment which was a piece of Marie-Antoinette's clothing. Seriously why does this sort of thing grab my attention? The trip it takes me on...   First thought: OMG I want it. Second thought: Yeah at 1200 Euros beginning bid I do not think that is going to be a realistic option. Third thought: Dang to think most likely someone is going to bid 5000 euros and take it home. Fourth thought: 5000 euros can feed a lot of people or at least this should g...
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French Auctions ... Antiques I Have Seen

      A porcelaine gilded and painted needle case. Why? Because needlework was an art, and the wealthy had beautiful objects to hold their tools. Sort of like who has the latest iPhone, or designer purse, or what car do you drive. Show and tell still exist is some circles.   Some of the things I hear when talking to others about the beautiful objects found or seen are:   "I wasn't born in the right era?" or   "We could never create such beautiful things now."   and   "When did they find the t...
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