friends and family reunion road trip: day eight: long-distance friends meet up in san francisco

Yesterday, after we dropped the pups at daycare, Allan and I took the BART into the city, but got off at separate stops. Allan was meeting a blog-friend (someone we have met before, and went to a game with the last time we were here, in 2010), and then had an appointment at Kayo Books, a mecca for collectors of pulp paperbacks. Allan always hunts down used book stores when we travel, but this was a special find, something he's wanted to do for years. (As usual, I had no idea of this until we pla...
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Restaurant Cook

Employer: Denny's Restaurant Job requirements Languages English Education Secondary (high) school graduation certificate Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.) Not required Experience 2 years to less than 3 yearsSpecific SkillsTrain staff in preparation, cooking and handling of food; Supervise kitchen staff and helpers; Order supplies and equipment; Manage kitchen operations; Inspect kitchens and food service areas; Clean kitchen and work areas; Maintain inv...
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Cook wanted in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

  This employer has applied for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) to hire a foreign worker to fill labor or skills shortages on a temporary basis. Job requirements Languages English Education Secondary (high) school graduation certificateor equivalent experience Experience 1 year to less than 2 yearsSource: The Job bank  Important notice:  This job posting has been provided directly by the employer to Job Bank. The Government of Canada has taken steps to make sure it is accurate...
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Gabriel Counts

Gabriel grabbed a rock to put it in his toy car and as he did it he said, « One. » He grabbed another rock, « Two. » I had only heard him count to two so when he took the third rock and said, « Three. » I smiled! When he reached for a fourth rock I wondered what he would say as he put it in the toy car he said, “Quatre!” Four in French. Little bilingual boy. Rock on!                         [Author: French la Vie]
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Top 5 Cafe Style Breakfasts (At Home)!

So while some of us spend the weekend at home in lockdown bidding our favourite cafes goodbye for the time being, that doesn't mean that you can't enjoy a delicious cafe style breakfast at home! These are all easy recipes from savoury pesto eggs to sweet sourdough crumpets or muffin loaves - try one or try them all!
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#SaudiArabia’s Net Foreign Assets Rose in June From 10-Year Low - Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia’s Net Foreign Assets Rose in June From 10-Year Low - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia’s net foreign assets rose 2% in June, recovering slightly from their lowest level in more than a decade as higher oil prices gave the kingdom a boost.The stockpile at the central bank increased by 34 billion riyals ($9.1 billion) last month, according to the central bank’s monthly report released on Saturday.Net foreign assets declined significantly in 2020 as lower oil income strained finances and officia...
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A cruise passenger who assaulted two men during a drunken brawl at a buffet was sentenced to 21 months in jail

Paul Evans. Hampshire Constabulary A UK man has been sentenced to 21 months in prison, following a brawl on a P&O cruise. Paul Evans, a financial advisor and ex-stockbroker, was sentenced on Thursday, MailOnline reported. His wife, a YouTube interviewer, was given a suspended sentence for her part in the 2019 incident. See more stories on Insider's business page. A former stockbroker has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for assaulting two cruise passengers during a late-night bu...
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What to Wear in Nashville: Outfit Guide & Style Tips

Find your inner cowgirl with a trip to Music City.
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One of Embraer's worst selling jets just got a shot in the arm with an 30-aircraft order from Canada's Porter Airlines: Meet the E195-E2

An Embraer E195-E2 aircraft rendering in Porter Airlines colors. Porter Airlines and Embraer Porter Airlines is ordering 30 of Embraer's E195-E2 aircraft as it expands to jet operations. Embraer has struggled to sell its E190-E2 family of aircraft, with less than 200 total firm orders before Porter. Porter can use the aircraft to fly to further destinations in Canada, the US, the Caribbean, and Central America. See more stories on Insider's business page. Canada's Porter Airl...
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Airlines like United and American are dedicating billions of dollars to fly a new type of aircraft that won't require pilots

A rendering of a Denso eVTOL. Denso and Honeywell Aerospace American Airlines and United Airlines have both committed to flying electric vertical takeoff and land aircraft, or eVTOLs. The helicopter-like electric aircraft aim to fly over highway traffic without onboard pilots. Startups and aerospace giants are still deciding on how they'll get the public to accept the new technology. See more stories on Insider's business page. United Airlines became the first major US airline to...
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A hotel manager seeking 3 new hires said he was flooded with 115 applicants in 48 hours despite the labor shortage rocking the hospitality industry

Businesses in the hospitality industry are scrambling to find workers as travel rebounds amid a huge labor shortage. Joe Raedle/Getty Images The owner of two hotels in Bellingham, Washington, said staffing hasn't been a problem for him. He credits this to the company culture, alongside its suite of perks like bar credits for staff. People are traveling again and hotels, bars, and restaurants are feeling the strain. See more stories on Insider's business page. A hotel manager in Bel...
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Some of our favourite luxury hotel rooms in Tenerife

Tenerife is the largest of the Spanish Canary Islands, and has been a favourite destination for the holiday maker for both summer and winter sun.  The Canaries are year-round destinations to jet off to with wonderful temperatures throughout the year. With so many luxury hotels to choose from in Tenerife, we have selected just 10 […] The post Some of our favourite luxury hotel rooms in Tenerife appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
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Discover the Blue Flag beaches of North Wales

North Wales has long been a popular place for visitors and day-trippers, partly due to its accessibility and proximity to the English border, but also due to the stunning coastline that surrounds the mountainous region of Wales.  In this area of North Wales, you’ll find the regions of Conwy, Denbighshire, Gwynedd and Ynys Môn (or […] The post Discover the Blue Flag beaches of North Wales appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
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Red rover, red rover

Send purple on over! A while back I mentioned that, in addition to white trefle (clover) flowers, the vineyards were also full of clover with purple flowers. These are the standard three-leafed variety. I have yet to find a four-leafed clover. Purple clover. You can see a few white flowers on the left. I grilled a big turkey leg yesterday that Ken will turn into turkey salad for today's lunch. We'll also finish our first batch of green and yellow beans as a salad in vinaigrette. I'm going in t...
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#Qatar dials into Africa’s mobile-money scramble | Reuters

Qatar dials into Africa’s mobile-money scramble | Reuters Africa’s financial technology buzz is growing. Airtel Africa (AAF.L) on Friday said the Qatar Investment Authority would pay $200 million for a minority stake and a board seat in the telco’s mobile-money unit, AMC. That’s on top of the $300 million Airtel Africa received from selling stakes in the business to private equity firm TPG and Mastercard (MA.N) earlier this year. The deal values AMC at an enterprise value of $2.7 billion – ove...
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Column - IEA’s roadmap shows difficult journey to net zero: Kemp | Reuters

Column-IEA’s roadmap shows difficult journey to net zero: Kemp | Reuters Polarised responses to the International Energy Agency report on achieving net zero emissions by 2050 reveal the enormous challenges of the goal and differences about whether it is realistic in the timeframe. Like the Rorschach inkblot test, reactions to the report reveal more about the reader’s own views on how energy and climate systems change than about the technical contents of the report itself.Reducing net emissio...
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OPEC July oil output hits 15-month high as demand recovers, survey shows | Reuters

OPEC July oil output hits 15-month high as demand recovers, survey shows | Reuters OPEC oil output rose in July to its highest since April 2020, a Reuters survey found, as the group further eased production curbs under a pact with its allies and top exporter Saudi Arabia phased out a voluntary supply cut.The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries has pumped 26.72 million barrels per day (bpd), the survey found, up 610,000 bpd from June's revised estimate. Output has risen every mont...
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Moody's keeps Apicorp's credit outlook stable amid strong profitability

Moody's keeps Apicorp's credit outlook stable amid strong profitability Moody's affirmed the Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation's long-term issuer and senior unsecured ratings at Aa2 while maintaining a stable outlook for the multilateral development bank.The agency based its assessment on the Dammam-based bank's "high capital adequacy, supported by a track record of strong profitability, robust asset quality and low levels of nonperforming assets, which balance relatively high leverage."A...
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