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Perfectly Modest Drab

Walking along in Paris two women in front of me caught my attention. Now I am not a fashionista, nor buy fashion magazines so who am I to judges, but I did. The mother and her thirty something year old daughter could not have been more dowdy if they tried from head to toe they looked like a throw back to 1970s and not in that hip cool sense but in the grammy frumpy sense (if you could call it sense!), and in Paris, where anything goes these days, those two could have won a medal for "Perfectly...
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Re Covid, what you knew a few months ago is different now. Thank Delta variant and vaccines.

 The pandemic is changing. What we knew a year ago is different now. Here’s some of the latest. This disease is now driven by the unvaccinated population. The unvaccinated are a minority of the population, but they dominate both all illness and severe illness requiring hospitalization. An August 2021 study by the Centers for Disease Control of health care facilities in Los Angeles found that if you were unvaccinated, you were 5 times more likely to get the disease and 29 times more like...
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STUNNING Babka Flower Pesto Bread!

Want to make something special to eat? Try this babka flower bread! While it looks complicated, it's an easy bread and all you need is some dough, pesto and cheese to create this gorgeous flower shaped babka bread. This is a pushy recipe especially if you want to create something both spectacular to eat and look at!
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Wrapped

On September 18th there will an art installation at the Arc de Triomphe. It’s more than an installation as the entire monument will be wrapped and tied in 25,000 square meters of recyclable polypropylene fabric in sliver blue and tied with 3,000 meters of red rope. It’s being done by artists Christo (now deceased) and Jeanne-Claude. Jeanne-Claude has had this dream since 1961 when he had a room nearby. His dream is coming true this year. There is no government funding, just private with contribu...
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14 Valuable Tips to Increasing Your Social Media Followers and Engagement

Social media followers are an extremely important and crucial metric for business owners to keep an eye on, an increase in the social media followers for a brand would determine whether there is any success to the new social media strategy you just applied, the regular consumer will look at your numbers before deciding to follow you and bigger brands and influencers will judge your usefulness to them through your numbers. Today you will learn ways to grow your social media followers and maintain...
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'Green Visas': #UAE Introduces New Residency Guidelines to Attract Foreigners - Bloomberg

'Green Visas': UAE Introduces New Residency Guidelines to Attract Foreigners - Bloomberg The United Arab Emirates announced a new class of visas on Sunday, the latest step in a series of moves aimed at attracting talent and boosting growth.“Green Visas” will allow expatriates to apply for work without being sponsored by an employer, targeting investors and highly skilled workers as well as top students and graduates. Green visa holders will be able to sponsor their parents and children up to t...
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Saudis Cut Oil Prices to Woo Buyers as OPEC+ Boosts Supply - Bloomberg

Saudis Cut Oil Prices to Woo Buyers as OPEC+ Boosts Supply - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia cut oil prices for sales to Asia next month by more than twice the expected amount in a sign the world’s largest crude exporter wants to entice buyers to take more of its barrels.State producer Saudi Aramco is rolling back pricing on all of its grades to its biggest market in Asia. Three successive months of increases in the company’s official selling prices had left refiners smarting as the coronavirus pandemi...
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MIDEAST STOCKS Saudi Telecom aids #Saudi bourse; blue-chip selloff dents Egypt | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Saudi Telecom aids Saudi bourse; blue-chip selloff dents Egypt | Reuters Major stock markets in the Gulf were mixed on Sunday, with the Saudi index extending gains from the previous session, while Egyptian stocks retreated due to a broad selloff in blue-chip shares.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) edged up 0.1%, helped by a 1.7% rise in Saudi Telecom Company (STC) (7010.SE) after its unit Arabian Internet and Communications Services Co set an indicative price range for...
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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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#UAE ‘Hopes’ to Exceed 4% Growth in 2021, Economy Minister Says - Bloomberg

UAE ‘Hopes’ to Exceed 4% Growth in 2021, Economy Minister Says - Bloomberg The United Arab Emirates is hoping to exceed 4% growth in 2021, the country’s economy minister said, a higher rate of growth than previously forecast. The central bank had forecast of 2.5% growth in December. Economic growth contracted around 6% in 2020, according to estimates from the International Monetary Fund. The UAE is looking to create more than 30,000 jobs in the coming year, Abdulla bin Touq told Bloomberg in a...
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#UAE to Grow Asia, Africa Trade, Seek $150 Billion Investment - Bloomberg

UAE to Grow Asia, Africa Trade, Seek $150 Billion Investment - Bloomberg The United Arab Emirates plans to deepen its trade ties in fast-growing economies in Asia and Africa, and draw $150 billion in foreign investment from mainly older partners to reposition itself as a global hub for business and finance.The UAE -- which has been the Middle East’s commercial capital for more than a decade and has been facing growing regional competition from Saudi Arabia -- will work on comprehensive economi...
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First VR powered networking event for hotels unveiledFirst VR powered networking event for hotels unveiled

Gecko Digital introduce the Limitless platform
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Goldman Hires Citigroup, HSBC Bankers Amid Deal Surge in Mideast - Bloomberg

Goldman Hires Citigroup, HSBC Bankers Amid Deal Surge in Mideast - Bloomberg Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is hiring bankers from rival firms Citigroup Inc. and HSBC Holdings Plc as the U.S. lender seeks to expand its business in the Middle East amid a surge in deals from the region.Jassim AlSane, a senior Citigroup banker, will join Goldman Sachs’ Dubai office in November as managing director and the co-head of investment banking operations for the Middle East and North Africa. Also, Omar AlZaim i...
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We'll always have Paris

I let this anniversary go by until Ken reminded me. Forty years ago last Thursday was 2 September 1981. I left New York for my first-ever trip to Paris to spend a school year learning French at the Alliance Française. The transportation was arranged by the college that sponsored the year abroad program. Students from all over the US were on their own to get to the flight, Icelandic Air Flight 204 out of JFK, an overnight flight with a re-fueling stop in Reykjavik, Iceland. The final destination ...
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European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar mid-session

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar mid-session [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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#UAE rolls out plan to invest in economy, liberalize laws

UAE rolls out plan to invest in economy, liberalize laws The United Arab Emirates announced Sunday a major plan to stimulate its economy and liberalize stringent residency laws for expatriates, as the country seeks to overhaul its finances and attract foreign residents and capital.The country’s plan to lure foreign talent reflects a growing contrast with the other oil-rich economies of the Persian Gulf that are becoming increasingly protectionist. Although many of the Emirati ministers’ promis...
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MIDEAST STOCKS Most Gulf bourses drop in early trade | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Most Gulf bourses drop in early trade | Reuters Most major stock markets in the Gulf were subdued on Sunday, pressured by Friday's fall in oil prices after a weaker than expected U.S. jobs report indicated a patchy economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.Brent crude futures settled fell by 42 cents, or 0.6%, to $72.61 a barrel.In Abu Dhabi, the stock market index (.ADI) dropped 0.5% as telecoms company Etisalat (ETISALAT.AD) fell by 1.9% to remain on track to extend losses ...
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#UAE to Grow Trade Ties in Asia and Africa - Bloomberg

UAE to Grow Trade Ties in Asia and Africa - Bloomberg The United Arab Emirates will work on economic partnerships with eight countries to enhance trade as it repositions itself as a global hub for business. The Gulf state will expand economic ties with countries including South Korea, Indonesia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Turkey, officials said in a media briefing on Sunday. Earlier, Economy Minister Abdulla bin Touq said the UAE was seeking 550 billion dirhams ($150 billion) of inward foreign invest...
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#Saudi non-oil sector expansion loses momentum in August - PMI | Reuters

Saudi non-oil sector expansion loses momentum in August - PMI | Reuters Saudi Arabia's non-oil private sector continued to grow in August but lost momentum due to a sharp drop in output expansion, a business survey showed, signalling a challenging recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit Saudi Arabia Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) dropped to 54.1 in August from 55.8 in July, remaining above the 50 mark that separates growth from contraction.The output sub-index ...
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Hana Tour and Amadeus enhance partnership for online retailingHana Tour and Amadeus enhance partnership for online retailing

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#UAE non-oil private sector maintains solid growth, employment rises | Reuters

UAE non-oil private sector maintains solid growth, employment rises | Reuters The United Arab Emirates' non-oil private sector continued its solid growth in August, only marginally below an expansion in July that was the fastest pace in two years, a business survey showed.The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit UAE Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), which covers manufacturing and services, dipped to 53.8 in August from 54.0 in July, remaining well above the 50.0 mark that separates growth from contr...
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#Saudi Telecom's tech unit aims to raise up to $960 million in IPO | Reuters

Saudi Telecom's tech unit aims to raise up to $960 million in IPO | Reuters Arabian Internet and Communications Services Co, a unit of Saudi Telecom (7010.SE), has set an indicative price range for its initial public offering, aiming to raise as much as 3.6 billion riyals ($960 million).The unit, also known as Solutions by STC, plans to sell 24 million shares at an indicative price of 136 to 151 riyals per share, it said.Saudi Telecom is selling a 20% stake in its unit in the share sale. Arabi...
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