bearing witness: 215 tiny skeletons speak to us. canadians must listen.

The discovery, last week, of the remains of 215 children on the site of a former Indian Residential School has sent shock waves through Canada, especially through this province, where the gruesome evidence was found.  The skeletons of the children, some seemingly as young as three years old, were in an unmarked mass grave. For survivors of residential schools, this has almost certainly brought retraumatization, and profound grief and sorrow throughout their communities. For many of us not dire...
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MIDEAST STOCKS Major Gulf markets end mixed, Egypt snaps losing streak | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Major Gulf markets end mixed, Egypt snaps losing streak | Reuters Major stock markets in the Gulf ended mixed on Sunday, with property shares weighing on the Dubai index, while Egypt snapped a three-session losing streak to close 0.7% higher.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) closed 0.1% lower, snapping eight straight sessions of gains, with Saudi Telecommunications (7030.SE) and Riyad Bank (1010.SE) dropping 1.3%.The Abu Dhabi index (.ADI) closed 0.3% higher, as telecoms...
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                             Thank you little flowers that are under my feet, giving way without a cry, as I pass by. Thank you fresh air that fills my lungs restoring me without my constant awareness. Thank you light that shows me today and guides me towards tomorrow. Thank you heart for beating, for dancing within me, even when I do not hear your steady song. Thank you for eyes that look like the eyes of many ancestors ahead of me, whose shape I see in the faces I love, who show me I belong....
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Old Friends

The day the Louvre Museum was due to open I got online and got a ticket to wander around again. It was so great to be there once more. They limit the number of people who can enter so it wasn’t very crowded. The lobby. Mercury. A fovorite room. pretty statue. Winged Victory still in the same place. Ah, Mona! I rather like this one too. A few paintings that I like are moved or on loan I guess.
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Dubai Rent Guide

Are you planning to rent a property in Dubai? Whether it is a villa, flat or bed space – rent negotiation is a skill every expat must acquire. Although there is too much supply and low demand but rents in Dubai fluctuate very frequently. Some say falling rents in Dubai is a myth. Gulf News […] The post Dubai Rent Guide appeared first on Dubai Expat Blog.
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DIVINE Strawberry Cheesecake Pavlova!

Hands up who loves pavlova! How about cheesecake? This is a recipe for you! It's a pretty pink pavlova with a luscious marshmallowy centre with a vanilla speckled, light cheesecake cream on top and fresh strawberries and pomegranates! This recipe is pure ambrosia and I called her Jolie.
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#Dubai Reit faces fight ahead of Islamic bond restructuring vote | Financial Times

Dubai Reit faces fight ahead of Islamic bond restructuring vote | Financial Times A group of international lenders is battling for greater transparency and governance changes at a major Dubai real estate investment trust ahead of a crunch vote on its restructuring plans on Monday, marking a rare case of investor activism in the Gulf.  Emirates REIT, the largest sharia-compliant Reit in the United Arab Emirates, faces resistance from a group of debtholders as it seeks to restructure...
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World’s Top Oil Trader Vitol Sees OPEC+ Controlling Crude Market - Bloomberg

World’s Top Oil Trader Vitol Sees OPEC+ Controlling Crude Market - Bloomberg OPEC+ appears in control of crude prices as U.S. production is lagging pre-pandemic levels, according to a senior executive at the world’s biggest independent oil trader, Vitol Group.The decline in U.S. drilling and output leaves little competition to efforts by the producers’ group to manage markets, Mike Muller, Vitol’s head of Asia, said during an online conference on Sunday. Brent crude closed above $70 a barrel l...
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#Oman Is Said to Plan Second Debt Sale in 2021 With Dollar Sukuk - Bloomberg

Oman Is Said to Plan Second Debt Sale in 2021 With Dollar Sukuk - Bloomberg Oman has started talks with banks for a potential Islamic bond sale this year, according to people familiar with the matter.The Gulf nation’s discussions are still preliminary, the people said, asking not to be identified because the plans are private. Oman last tapped the international debt market in January, when it raised $3.25 billion. The country’s debt is rated junk by all three major credit assessors.A spokesper...
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Airbus CEO says business travel will return almost to pre-pandemic levels because people want to fly again

A Delta Air Lines Airbus A220. Nicolas Economou/ Guillaume Faury said airlines are devoting the same space to business-class seats as before. The Airbus CEO told Swiss outlet NZZ am Sonntag that corporate thinking had begun to change. Companies realised they needed to meet their suppliers and customers in person again, he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Airbus chief executive Guillaume Faury expects business air travel eventually to return to close t...
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Emaar’s January-May Property Sales Surge on #Dubai Rebound - Bloomberg

Emaar’s January-May Property Sales Surge on Dubai Rebound - Bloomberg Emaar Properties PJSC’s five-month sales surged as Dubai’s real-estate market bounced back from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.The company put total property sales at 10.5 billion dirhams ($2.9 billion) compared with 3 billion dirhams year ago.“I am confident that the Dubai property market is once again a growth story for developers, in light of the UAE’s wise policies, with Emaar perfectly positioned to capitalize o...
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World’s Third-Biggest Wealth Fund Grows Quant Team With New Hire - Bloomberg

World’s Third-Biggest Wealth Fund Grows Quant Team With New Hire - Bloomberg The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority added another senior hire to its in-house data analysis and artificial intelligence team, set up by the sovereign fund to develop new investment strategies.The world’s third-biggest wealth fund, known as ADIA, hired Alexander Davidovich, a veteran software developer who previously worked for Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan & Chase Co., according to a spokesman f...
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My dream of a holiday abroad this summer alas was just magical thinking | Emma Brockes

When I discovered the dreadful toll of the pandemic in Costa Rica, I realised there were worse things than holidaying at homeI’d been aware, for a while, that wealthy friends had resumed travelling, and a few months ago – in the first flush of vaccination optimism and with Covid rates in New York plunging – it looked easy. Perhaps we can do this, I thought. Countries reliant on tourism dollars were reopening. Airline prices were still low. It was, I told myself, safer to go to Costa Rica than to...
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#Saudi Business Activity Expands at Fastest Pace Since 2017 - Bloomberg video

Saudi Business Activity Expands at Fastest Pace Since 2017 - Bloomberg Head of Macroeconomics at Nasser Saidi & Associates, Aathira Prasad, discusses Saudi Arabia's PMI data, which rose to 56.4 in May from 55.2 in April--the highest since January. She speaks with Manus Cranny and Yousef Gamal El-Din on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East." (Source: Bloomberg) [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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#UAE Federal Bank Is Said to Plan Second-Ever Sale of Dollar Debt - Bloomberg

UAE Federal Bank Is Said to Plan Second-Ever Sale of Dollar Debt - Bloomberg A lender wholly owned by the federal government of the United Arab Emirates is planning to sell its second-ever international bonds as soon as this month, according to people with knowledge of the matter.Emirates Development Bank, which started operations in 2015 and provides financing to citizens and small- and medium-sized enterprises, could raise $750 million or more, the people said, asking not to be identified be...
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#Dubai Financial Market suspends trading in DXBE shares | Markets – Gulf News

Dubai Financial Market suspended trading in shares of DXB Entertainments PJSC (DXBE) on Sunday following the mandatory acquisition of its shares by Meraas Leisure and Entertainment (Meraas).All remaining DXBE shares not already held by Meraas or Meraas Holding will be re-registered in the name of Meraas in DXBE’s share register.Meraas will settle any cash consideration due to those remaining DXBE shareholders through the relevant payment method as registered with Dubai CSD at by such DXBE shareh...
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Deyaar board approves Dh500m settlement offer from Limitless | The National

Deyaar board approves Dh500m settlement offer from Limitless | The National The board of Dubai developer Deyaar approved a Dh500 million ($136m) settlement offer from Limitless related to a dispute over the purchase of land.The settlement offer includes both cash and land, Deyaar said in a statement to the Dubai Financial Market, where its shares trade.Deyaar’s board “agreed on the settlement, taking into account that any proposed land [has] the necessary infrastructure and master plan approva...
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United placed a $3 billion order for 15 supersonic jets. Meet Boom Supersonic's Overture

A rendering of a Boom Overture aircraft in United Airlines colors. Boom Supersonic United Airlines entered the supersonic realm on Thursday with an order for 15 Concorde-like jets from Boom Supersonic. Overture is estimated to fly up to 88 passengers in an all-business class cabin at a top speed of Mach 1.7. New York to London could be flown in under four hours while San Francisco to Tokyo could be flown in six. See more stories on Insider's business page. Boom Supersonic is a Co...
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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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Our first zuke blossom

I just put the plants into the ground a week ago. Now we have the first zucchini blossom. I don't expect an actual zucchini yet. The first blossoms frequently whither and die while the plant continues to produce leaves, but it's exciting to see nonetheless. One of two zucchini plants in this year's vegetable garden. It looks like the rain is over and we may get a few sunny days. The garden will like that a lot. I will spray the toms with bouillie bordelaise again today or tomorrow to keep them...
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#Qatar non-energy PMI eases slightly in May as output growth slows | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Qatar non-energy PMI eases slightly in May as output growth slows | ZAWYA MENA Edition Business conditions in Qatar’s non-energy private sector improved in May as output rose for the eleventh consecutive month, albeit at the slowest pace.The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for Qatar eased to 51.5 in May from 52.1 in April. While any rise above the 50 mark indicates expansion, the output growth was the slowest in the current upturn.Employment and backlogs both ro...
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MIDEAST STOCKS Most major Gulf stock markets gain; #Qatar index eases | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Most major Gulf stock markets gain; Qatar index eases | Reuters Most major stock markets in the Gulf rose in early trade on Sunday supported mostly by banking stocks, while Qatar bucked the trend to trade lower.In Dubai, the main share index (.DFMGI) was up 0.6%, boosted by a 1.2% rise in Islamic lender Dubai Islamic Bank (DISB.DU) and a 0.7% increase in its largest bank Emirates NBD (ENBD.DU).Deyaar Development (DEYR.DU) also gained 1% after its board approved a settlement offe...
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Omani Shares Lead Mideast Gains on Rare Bank Tie-Up: Inside EM - Bloomberg

Oman’s main equities index led Middle-East gains as a rare cross-Gulf bank tie-up propelled the National Bank of Oman’s shares higher.The company was the biggest gainer on Oman’s benchmark index on Sunday, after Commercial Bank of Qatar QSC said it was looking to build a controlling stake in the firm. Qatari banks are expanding across the region, spurred on by the normalization of ties between Doha and neighboring Gulf states in January. “We believe that the National Bank of Oman has tak...
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