gardening and games, but not piano: three things going on with me

Maybe next year: borscht. It was not a total #gardenfailYou may recall that I tried to plant my little gardenette, as we used to do in southern Ontario, here in northern Vancouver Island. I was not successful.The area we cleared became well grown over with weeds, and that was fine for now. Months later, to my surprise, I spotted some red stalks among the green. Beets! One beet plant survived and grew. I harvested one tiny beet. While I was showing the beet to Allan, he spotted a tom...
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  The glassware line up from different eras but still serving up the same brew.     When in doubt serve champagne. Champagne is one drink in France that can be served anytime of the day or night. I like that. It doesn't have to be for a special reason. This beauty is a Louis sixteen style champagne glass. I found six of them in a dusty box at a flea market. Dust not longer claims them.       A 1900s " good morning"  juice glass.     A rare eighteen century (1700s) an aperitif glass. The base...
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Ige extends pandemic restrictions to Nov. 30, Maui mayor defies Ige's order and allows spectators at sporting events, Kaiser health workers to vote on strike, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Waikiki shoppers @2021 All Hawaii News all rights reservedHawaii’s tourism industry anticipates a gradual return of visitors from Japan. As Japan officials ease COVID restrictions across the nation, Hawaii’s tourism industry can expect a rebound. But industry leaders anticipate the return of Japanese travelers will be a gradual one, and it will be some time before Hawaii’s economy sees the positive impacts. Hawaii News Now.Governor extends mask rules, travel regulations for another 60 da...
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Nas gives Warriors' Stephen Curry props

NBA Basketball Stephen Curry grabbed the nation’s attention Thursday night when he hit a crazy shot to send the Warriors into overtime against the Pelicans. One person who took notice was rapper Nasir “Nas” Jones. MORE: All of Curry’s 3s this year | The Curry-Thompson bond Nas posted a photo on Instagram where he put Curry’s face on his famous Illmatic album...
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Celtics, Cavs continue to get chippy; J.R. Smith ejected following forearm to Jae Crowder

NBA Game 4 between the Cavaliers and the Celtics started off with physicality. The physicality turned into chippiness, which eventually turned into flat out ugliness. First, Kevin Love suffered a dislocated shoulder during a tussle for the ball with Kelly Olynyk. Then Kendrick Perkins drilled Jae Crowder with a shoulder check, which eventually led to some scuffling. Then not too lon g after that, J.R. Smith drilled Crowder with a backhand forear...
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Nets in, Pacers out of the Eastern Conference playoffs

NBA Basketball Both the Pacers and Nets knew they had to win to stay alive in the race for the Eastern Conference’s final playo ff spot heading into their regular season finales on Wednesday.  The Nets handled their business. The Pacers did not, losing 95-83, which means they will be staying home while the Nets keep their season going.  MORE: Pelicans take...
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Paul Pierce 'I Called Game' T-Shirts are already being sold

NBA It’s good to be Paul Pierce. After the Wizards forward knocked down a miraculous jump shot to beat the Hawks in Game 3, ESPN’s Chris Broussard asked him a simple question: “Did you call bank?” That’s when Pier ce responded like a boss, confidently saying, “I called game!” MORE: Must-see NBA Playoffs photos | Hawks start petition to create NBA rule | Pierce saves the day In a matter of hours, BreakingT — a Washington based company that produ...
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Clippers watch their ridiculously cute kids play 3-on-3

NBA Life is good in Clipperland. Following their Game 3 victory over the Rockets on Friday, the Clippers are now only two wins away from the Western Conference F inals. Chris Paul is working his way back into the lineup after suffering a hamstring injury in the first round, Blake Griffin is playing like a young LeBron James, and Austin Rivers is blowing everyone’s minds by doing whatever we want to call what he’s doing. MORE: Classic CP3 photos ...
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NBA Playoffs roundup: Wizards, Cavs sweep into second round

NBA Basketball The Wizards didn’t just win their series against the Raptors. The Wizards didn’t just sweep the Raptors. The Wizards made a statement against the Raptors.  Washington beat Toronto 125-94 on Sunday, earning the franchise’s first-ever best-of-seven series sweep.  MORE: Love’s injury will test Cavs | Wizards sweep Raptors, troll Drake | Conley to...
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Jazz offseason: The frontcourt is stacked, but who gets them the ball?

NBA As the NBA’s playoff races wind down, those teams who have long abandoned postseason hopes have only the future to look forward to. SN’s Sean Deveney is looking at the state of those teams and how their offseasons will shape up, one by one. MORE: No tanking necessary in Utah | What are Lakers planning this offseason? Assets This is an easy group to get excited about, evidenced by their 21-10 record csince Feb. 6 after a 17-33 start. They gamb...
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Lakers' Dwight Buycks sends Gary Harris to the ground with crossover

NBA Showtime is back. Just kidding, but the Lakers are finally on the positive side of a highl ight play. So many times this season we’ve seen the Lakers get embarrassed, but now the tables have (slightly) turned. Dwight Buycks, the only Dwight Lakers fans will ever acknowledge, sent Nuggets guard Gary Harris to the ground with a nasty crossover. Buycks added the icing to the cake by nailing the three.  MORE: Mark Cuban says ‘horrible’ college b...
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Paul George on attending Team USA camp this summer: 'I'm in'

NBA Basketball While it’s unlikely Paul George will return to the Pacers this season, he fully plans on attending the USA Basketball camp this summer. George told he wants to participate in the camp to prepare for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro. It was during a USA Basketball scrimmage last August when George broke his right leg against t...
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Kepos Street Kitchen Deli Takeaway

Looking for a fast and tasty picnic solution? Kepos Street Kitchen's deli fridge has everything that you would need to a picnic spread. There's a range of Middle Eastern dips from eggplant moutabal, smooth hummus and herb labne to ready made salads and felafel plus the most divine chocolate and halva mousse. Takeaway or home delivered!`
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Oil settles above $81 with OPEC+ sticking to output increase | Reuters

Oil settles above $81 with OPEC+ sticking to output increase | Reuters Oil jumped to a three-year peak on Monday after OPEC+ confirmed it would stick to its current output policy as demand for petroleum products rebounds, despite pressure from some countries for a bigger boost to production.The producer club's decision to keep increasing oil output gradually sent prices sharply higher, adding to inflationary pressures that consuming nations fear will derail an economic recovery from the pandem...
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Lakers legend Magic Johnson trolls Clippers after Game 7 loss

NBA Magic Johnson has something he wants to get off his chest. Following the Clippers’ Game 7 loss to the Rockets on Sunday, what marked one of the most unbelievable collapses in NBA Playoff history, the Lakers legend felt the need to troll his former team’s city rivals on Twitter.  MORE: Must-see playoff photos | Warriors fan remixes Beatles song for Curry | Paul’s hilarious intentional foul Johnson’s first tweet about their Game 6 loss being one...
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Delta announced 7 new routes from Boston, challenging JetBlue and American Airlines' Northeast alliance - see the full list

A Delta Air Lines Airbus A320. Philip Pilosian/ Delta Air Lines is challenging the JetBlue-American Northeast Alliance with seven new routes out of Boston. New service to Tel Aviv, Athens, Baltimore, Denver, and San Diego is scheduled to start in summer 2022. Flights to Charlotte and Dallas/Fort Worth will launch on October 10, 2021. See more stories on Insider's business page. Delta Air Lines announced seven new routes out of Boston Logan International Airport on Sund...
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#UAE Oil Reliance at Multi-Year High Despite Lower Production - Bloomberg

UAE Oil Reliance at Multi-Year High Despite Lower Production - Bloomberg Oil’s share in the United Arab Emirates’ economy last year spiked to the highest since 2016 even though crude production fell around 18% on an annual basis, a federal-bond prospectus showed Monday. Oil accounted for about 29% of gross domestic product in 2020, compared with 25% during the previous year. While the reason for the rise is unclear, the spread of Covid-19 last year took a toll on many of the country’s business...
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GlobalFoundries Files for an IPO, Capitalizing on Chip Boom - Bloomberg

GlobalFoundries Files for an IPO, Capitalizing on Chip Boom - Bloomberg GlobalFoundries Inc. filed for an initial public offering, looking to benefit from investors pouring money into semiconductor makers during a pandemic-induced chip shortage.In a filing Monday, the company listed the size of its offering as $1 billion -- a placeholder that will change when terms of the share sale are set. GlobalFoundries, owned by an investment arm of the Abu Dhabi government, also disclosed financial detai...
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Aramco Says Global Natural-Gas Crisis Is Boosting Oil Demand - Bloomberg

Aramco Says Global Natural-Gas Crisis Is Boosting Oil Demand - Bloomberg Saudi Aramco said the natural-gas crisis was already boosting oil demand and reiterated plans to increase its output capacity.Crude consumption’s risen by around 500,000 barrels a day, according to Amin Nasser, chief executive officer of the world’s biggest oil company. That’s more than the size of a production increase agreed by OPEC+ for next month.A shortage of gas has sent prices soaring in Europe and Asia to the equi...
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Air New Zealand requiring vaccination proof for all international flightsAir New Zealand requiring vaccination proof for all international flights

Vaccination proof required to fly overseas from Feb 2022
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OPEC+ sticks to plan for gradual oil output hike, price roars higher | Reuters

OPEC+ sticks to plan for gradual oil output hike, price roars higher | Reuters OPEC+ said on Monday it would stick to an existing pact for a gradual increase in oil output, sending crude prices to three-year highs and adding to inflationary pressures that consuming nations fear will derail an economic recovery from the pandemic.The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Russia and their allies, known as OPEC+, have faced calls for from big consumers, such as the United States and I...
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IATA: Global airline Covid losses to surpass USD200 billionIATA: Global airline Covid losses to surpass USD200 billion

Long haul, business travel demand still weak
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Expedia Group to merge all loyalty programsExpedia Group to merge all loyalty programs

It will combine Expedia,, Orbitz and Travelocity programs
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MIDEAST STOCKS Major Gulf bourses end mixed as global recovery concerns weigh | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Major Gulf bourses end mixed as global recovery concerns weigh | Reuters Major stock markets in the Gulf region ended mixed on Monday, amid concerns about a recovery in the global economy, although rising oil prices provided some support.GCC stock markets moved in different directions as investors remain worried about the global economic slowdown and how more durable inflation will have an impact on monetary policy, said Wael Makarem, senior market strategist at Exness.World...
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Covid live: Kremlin pleads for people to get jab; EU regulator backs mRNA booster for those with weak immunity

Russia’s daily cases at highest levels since January; EMA says people with weakened immune systems should get Pfizer or Moderna boosterInside Missouri’s Covid culture wars‘We lost him’: how Covid tore one Sydney family apartBrazil shocked by photos revealing post-pandemic hunger crisisSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has not ruled out unemployment rising now the furlough scheme has ended. But he told Sky News this morning that the government is “throwing the kitche...
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Agents for Recovery—Going Local with Federal Arts Spending

Back in January, the NEA published The Art of Reopening: A Guide to Current Practices Among Arts Organizations During COVID-19. Then as now, arts organizations have enlisted community partners and patrons in the bid for survival—especially given the body-blow to travel and tourism. “Aligning arts programming with local community needs is paramount,” the guide states, before describing how arts organizations—when not pursuing virtual-engagement strategies—are turning increasingly to their own ba...
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