what i'm reading: the heartbeat of wounded knee: native america from 1890 to the present

  The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee is a fascinating nonfiction. Part hidden history, part contemporary journalism, plus a dash of personal memoir, this ambitious book offers a new perspective on the Indigenous peoples of North America, in both the past and the present.  Historian and journalist David Treuer, who is Ojibwe, has dug deep into a misunderstood past, and surveyed a nuanced present, to create an important narrative that will be new to most readers.  * * * * The book that is ec...
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My Legs Want to Move

  My mother would say that hours sitting in a car made her feel exhausted. Though gardening in the 100-degree heat did not. I never understood her logic until recently.    Chelsea and Martin had a wedding to attend this weekend near Lyon a three-hour drive. They asked me  if I would tag along to babysit they did not need to ask twice I was happy to help out.       After spending nearly thirteen hours  traveling due to vacation traffic over two days I can honestly say: I get it, mom! (I look as ...
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Oil Market: Oil Declines After OPEC+ Agrees to Boost Production Into 2022 - Bloomberg

Oil Market: Latest News in Crude Prices, Production, OPEC - Bloomberg PRICES: Brent for September settlement was 0.4% lower at $73.30 a barrel on the ICE Futures Europe exchange at 6:15 a.m. in Singapore.Earlier, prices lost as much as 1.4%.WTI for August delivery fell 0.2% to $71.67 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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THE BEST CLASSIC Roast Chicken With Gravy & Trimmings!

If you're craving a classic crispy skinned roast chicken with stuffing then look no further than this recipe! This roast chicken recipe guarantees the juiciest, most succulent chicken, tender breast and crispy skin thanks to some clever but easy steps. It is served with a simple gravy and the most delicious cavolo nero and walnut brandy stuffing! If you want a classic roast chicken or you're planning a Christmas in July celebration this will be perfect and this is a pushy recipe Dear Reader!
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Years ago I had lunch at Au Pied de Cochon, a restaurant celebrating pork and open since 1947 and 24 hours a day. It has been visited by many French celebrities and political figures and is famous for its onion soup. The interior is fabulous. One of the gorgeous lamps there. Pigs decorating the bar. My friend had steak tartare, raw minced beef, to which you add all sort of things along with the egg yolk, such as worcestershire sauce, mustard, etc. I had the famous onion...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Paris, Interior, Au Pied de Cochon, Onion Soup, Saint Eustache Church, Crepes Suzette, Pied de Couchon restaurarnt, Steak Tartare

"Eid Mubarak" to all celebrants

Eid al-Adha - Wikipedia Eid al-Adha, Arabic for Festival of the Sacrifice, is the latter of the two official holidays celebrated within Islam (the other being Eid al-Fitr). It honours the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son Ismail (Ishmael) as an act of obedience to God's command. (The Jewish and Christian religions believe that according to Genesis 22:2, Abraham took his son Isaac to sacrifice.) Before Ibrahim could sacrifice his son, however, Allah provided a lamb to ...
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#Kuwait NBK sees rising demand for credit; Q2 net profit jumps to $254mln | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Kuwait NBK sees rising demand for credit; Q2 net profit jumps to $254mln | ZAWYA MENA Edition The National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) said it is seeing signs of rising demand for credit by households and an increase in project activity as its net profit for the second quarter more than doubled on year.“We are seeing positive signs across sectors including buoyant demand for credit by households and a tentative acceleration in project activity in Kuwait, with about 2.2 billion dinars ($7.3 billion) e...
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#Dubai Islamic Bank wins ongoing legal tussle with NMC's administrators

Dubai Islamic Bank wins ongoing legal tussle with NMC's administrators Dubai Islamic Bank on Sunday said it remained committed to the restructuring of NMC Healthcare but said the process "must be based on an acknowledgement of existing legitimate security interests" after winning the latest round of a legal tussle in the Abu Dhabi Global Market Courts.The joint administrators for Abu Dhabi-based NMC, Richard Fleming and Benjamin Cairns of Alvarez & Marsal, had brought legal action against DIB ...
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National Bank of Fujairah’s H1 profit up 17.1 per cent | Banking – Gulf News

National Bank of Fujairah’s H1 profit up 17.1 per cent | Banking – Gulf News National Bank of Fujairah (NBF) posted a net profit of Dh76.2 million for the first half of 2021, up 17.1 per cent year on year.The net profit was up 430.8 per cent for the three month period ended 30 June 2021 compared to the corresponding period of 2020.NBF achieved an operating profit growth of 11.3 per cent for the three month period ended 30 June 2021 over the corresponding period of 2020; and 2.3 per cent compar...
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25 Photos that will inspire you to visit Curacao this winter

Photos that will inspire you to visit Curaçao Are you thinking about visiting a new tropical destination this winter? If so, have you considered the island of Curaçao?  Located in the Southern Caribbean, about 100 kilometers north of Venezuela, Curacao is the largest of the Netherland Antilles. It’s the ‘C’ in the trio of ABC islands. The colourful European-style buildings in the above photo are found along the waterfront in the Old Town of Willemstad, the capital city and designated UNESCO...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Abc, Caribbean, Aruba, Beach, World Heritage Site, Bonaire, San Juan, Old Town, Curacao, Trip Ideas, Beach Resort, SAN JUAN Puerto Rico, Caribbean Islands, Tropical Islands

Osmo Games: A Powerful and Engaging Learning Resource for Kids at Home

Savannah loves the Osmo games First, I want to kick off this post by saying that Osmo sponsored this post (and they gave me the code YTRAVEL20 for all of you to get 20% off all their products on to brighten your summer even more – just FYI). Summer is here, and the kids are stoked to be free from the textbooks. Parents, after the year (or more) of remote learning, I know you are too!  I’m sure you’re racing to the beach, the neighborhood pool, or to the river with tube f...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Homeschooling, Osmo, Savannah, Don, Jam, Detective Agency, Family Travel Advice, Osmo Games, Kalyra Caters, Makepeace Family Travel

Millennials are breaking free from their desk jobs and working remotely in places like Mexico - leaving a path of destruction in their wake

Hello!Welcome to this weekly roundup of stories from Insider's Business co-Editor in Chief Matt Turner. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.What we're going over today:"Digital nomads" are destroying tropical paradises. 3G's merger of Kraft and Heinz is killing morale and choking innovation. Amazon's Prime Air drone-delivery team is in upheaval. Black women in money management on Glenn Harvey for Insider What's trending this morning:Youn...
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European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE close

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE close [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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I went inside one of the US' largest aircraft storage facilities and saw how it isn't emptying out despite the rise in air travel

Pinal Airpark in Marana, Arizona. Thomas Pallini/Insider Pinal Airpark is home to hundreds of aircraft that have been stored by their airlines to ride out the pandemic. Most US carriers have reactivated their planes but foreign airlines are still filling Pinal's corridors due to lagging demand. Cargo carriers like Amazon are also looking to Pinal for inexpensive planes to fly packages. See more stories on Insider's business page. Air travel in the US is roaring back to pre-p...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Transportation, News, California, Air Canada, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Canada, Arizona, Qantas, Aviation, Airbus, Airlines

SAS Scandinavian Airlines is deploying its brand-new jet to the US to take flyers to a reopening Europe and beyond - see inside

Touring SAS Scandinavian Airlines' Airbus A350-900 XWB. Thomas Pallini/Insider SAS Scandinavian Airlines became the latest airline to fly the Airbus A350-900 XWB in January 2020, just before the COVID-19 pandemic. Most travelers didn't get to experience the aircraft at the time but Europe is now reopening to tourists and SAS is once more deploying the aircraft on transatlantic routes. The aircraft welcomes travelers with a modern interior with passenger-friendly enhancements at ev...
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Airstream's CEO explains why the company has too many applicants even though it doesn't put out job ads amid a hiring spree

Workers inside the Airstream factory in Jackson Center, Ohio in 2014. Jay LaPrete/AP Photo Airstream is ramping up hiring and production efforts amid increasing demand for its RVs. The company has received more applications than it can process. Bob Wheeler, CEO and president of Airstream, explains how it's been able to attract talent amid the labor shortage. See more stories on Insider's business page. Airstream has been ramping up production efforts to accommodate the booming dema...
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#UAE's energy minister says it supports OPEC+ agreement | Reuters

UAE's energy minister says it supports OPEC+ agreement | Reuters The United Arab Emirates’ energy minister said on Sunday the Gulf state supports an agreement reached by the OPEC+ alliance.“We support strongly the agreement reached,” Minister Suhail al-Mazrouei, was quoted as saying by al-Sharq TV.OPEC+ agreed on Sunday to further ease oil supply cuts from August and to extend an overall supply management pact until the end of 2022. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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Cruise ships have found a way around Florida's ban on vaccine passports - and it's still bad news for unvaccinated passengers

Royal Caribbean' Empress of the Seas cruise ship leaving the PortMiami in Miami Beach, Florida in 2016. Lynne Sladky/AP Photo Cruise lines looking to operate out of Florida are adhering to the state's firm vaccine passport ban. Vaccinated and unvaccinated guests sailing out of Florida could have different cruising experiences. Unvaccinated guests aboard Royal Caribbean and Carnival's cruises will face more costs and onboard restrictions. See more stories on Insider's busine...
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ADCB posts 14% increase in Q2 net profit, bullish on NMC recoveries | Reuters

ADCB posts 14% increase in Q2 net profit, bullish on NMC recoveries | Reuters Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB), UAE’s third-biggest lender, reported a jump in second-quarter net profit on Sunday and said it was optimistic about the turnaround of troubled hospital operator NMC, to which it was heavily exposed.Net profit between April and June amounted to 1.4 billion dirhams ($381.22 million), a 14% increase year on year and a 25% increase quarter on quarter.“The growth in net profit is a result...
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#UAE Stocks End Little Changed With OPEC+ Deal Eyed: Inside EM - Bloomberg

UAE Stocks End Little Changed With OPEC+ Deal Eyed: Inside EM - Bloomberg Equities in the United Arab Emirates’ finished Sunday little changed as investors focused on the outcome of a meeting between OPEC and its allies ahead of a long holiday.Abu Dhabi’s ADX General Index and Dubai’s DFM General Index slipped less than 0.1% each. The volume of trade in both exchanges was lower than the 30-day average before the four-day Eid holiday, which starts Monday.Markets in the oil-rich country closed b...
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OPEC+ Agrees to Boost Output After Saudis, UAE End Standoff - Bloomberg

OPEC+ Agrees to Boost Output After Saudis, UAE End Standoff - Bloomberg OPEC and its allies agreed to gradually add more oil supplies to the market after Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates resolved a dispute.The cartel will boost output by as much as 400,000 barrels a day each month from August until all of its halted output has been revived. The deal will also give Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Iraq, Kuwait and Russia higher baselines against which their production cuts are measured from May ...
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UNESCO Chides Australia Over Great Barrier Reef Proposal

The Chinese host of this year’s meeting of the U.
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SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, July 22- Making Tarte Tatin Live Facebook Event

I am reposting yesterday's blog post because I made an error on the date for the event below.  Please join me for a very special event in the Loire Valley, on Wednesday July 22, where I will be live, filming   how Tarte Tartin is made, at the original house of the Tatin sisters, who invented the recipe. We are going to discover this new hotel on the site and give you a demonstration of how to make the authentic (and delicious!)Tarte Tatin at home! Warning: Do not watch the video with a...
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Le massif de marguerites

Here's our daisy patch, now in full flower. I suppose it qualifies as un massif, building on yesterday's post. In English, we might call this a flower "bed." In Britain, flower beds are also called "borders," usually planted with many varieties of flowers and shrubs. As Judy commented yesterday, the French use the word parterre (literally, "on the ground"), although I associate that primarily with flower beds in very formal gardens like the Tuileries or at Versailles, for example. They also use ...
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#AbuDhabi Stocks Climb With OPEC+ Deal in Sight: Inside EM - Bloomberg

Abu Dhabi Stocks Climb With OPEC+ Deal in Sight: Inside EM - Bloomberg Equities in the United Arab Emirates’ capital rose as investors await a meeting between OPEC and its allies on Sunday and ahead of a long holiday.Abu Dhabi’s ADX General Index rose 0.2% as of 11:37 a.m. local time, while Dubai’s DFM Index slipped less than 0.1%. The volume of trade in both exchanges was lower than the 30-day average ahead of the four-day Eid holiday, which starts Monday.The meeting is the latest sign that a...
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Why common law cannot guarantee liberty in Australia

I had erroneously claimed in my Griffith Society talk on 8 October 2020 that the rights of Australians are adequately protected and what we are seeing since March 2020 is largely a failure of the laws, a failure of institutions. I cited Timothy Jones who wrote: Australia and Britain have remarkably few constitutional guarantees of fundamental […]
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KY cooks – Steamed Egg with Prawns & Tofu Recipe

Several weeks ago, my brother shared this one “tiktok” recipe video via the family WhatsApp – steamed egg with prawns and tofu. Looks simple enough to execute, so I thought I’d give it a try. The result turns out to be pretty good and I thought, certainly worth documenting here at least as my personal reference in the future. steamed egg with shrimp & tofu The ingredients are simple, and consists pretty much of only 4 items, with one of them optional.. Ingredients: 3 eggs a handful of shrimps ...
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