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Georg Baselitz does Double Duty in Venice - Vedova Foundation + Palazzo Grimani: Domus Grimani & The Room of the Doge

Archinto by Georg Baselitz at Palazzo Grimani - Photo: Cat Bauer   (Venice, Italy) Georg Baselitz, the renowned German artist who flips life upside down on its head, has two major installations in Venice showing about the same time as the Biennale International Architecture Exhibition, which opened to the public on May 22 and runs through November 21.   At age 83, Baselitz seems to have been firing on all cylinders during the pandemic, with a slew of new works now showing at both th...
Tags: Travel, Berlin, Rome, Italy, Croatia, Venice, Bosch, Georg Baselitz, Ministry of Culture, Antonio, Baselitz, Veneto, Savio, Piazza San Marco, Giovanni, Palazzo Venezia


SPOOKY & EASY Halloween Focaccia!

Want to set the scene for Halloween in the most delicious way? This Halloween Focaccia Haunted House scene is so easy and involves the most delicious no knead focaccia recipe! Let your imagination run wild and create your own customisable Halloween scene that is as delicious as it is adorable without breaking a sweat. I promise that this focaccia is so delicious and worth making and this is a pushy recipe if you're celebrating Halloween Dear Reader!
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Out and About

I met a friend in the rue Montorgueil area, always interesting and lively. Books for sale at a bouquiniste along the Seine. Passing the lovely Samaritaine. I think I’ll come back and eat here one day. I liked this hotel entrance. I see it has 5 stars. Unusual tables.
Tags: Travel, Photos, Paris, Tables, Samaritaine, rue Montorgueil, Bouquiniste, Hotel Entrance


#AbuDhabi outperforms Gulf bourses, at record high | Reuters

Abu Dhabi outperforms Gulf bourses, at record high | Reuters Abu Dhabi's stock market reached an all-time high on Sunday, led by gains in top lender, while the Saudi index pulled back from a 15-year high.In Abu Dhabi, the index ADI> advanced 0.9%, hitting a record high, with the country's largest lender First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB.AD) rising 2.1%.Emirati banks' assets are expected to grow 8% in 2022, Dubai-based Al Arabiya TV channel cited the head of the United Arab Emirates Banks Federat...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Wam, Qatar, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Uae, Gulf, Reuters, Aramex, Al Arabiya TV, Reuters Abu Dhabi, Tasi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


The Summer of C

After what has been a long year and a half — for so many of us — this was the summer I thought I’d be reading a lot of books and relaxing at the beach. Maybe even reading some of those books while listening to the sound of the sea in Amalfi. (Maybe more than maybe.) Instead, it was the summer I discovered I had a malignant breast tumor. I never expected to get, or rather, to discover I had cancer this summer. No one, of course, ever does. It is remarkable how something so small can change so...
Tags: Travel, Breast Cancer, Lifestyle, Summer, Amalfi Coast, Beaches, Moody, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Amalfi Coast Beaches, Marina Grande, Santa Croce, Summer on the Amalfi Coast


Probe of #Dubai’s Union Properties Sends Shares Tumbling - Bloomberg

UAE Business and Property News: Union Properties PJSC Probe - Bloomberg The attorney general of the United Arab Emirates is investigating alleged financial violations at Dubai-based Union Properties PJSC, sending shares of one of the country’s biggest developers into a tailspin. The “major” probe follows complaints by the market regulator, the Securities and Commodities Authority, alleging violations by board Chairman Khalifa Hassan Al Hammadi and other company officials, according to a statem...
Tags: Travel, Wam, Bloomberg, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Securities and Commodities Authority, Union Properties, Khalifa Hassan Al Hammadi, Union Properties PJSC, Property News, Hamad Saif Al Shamsi, WAM Shareholders in Union Properties, Dubai Financial Market Shares, Dubai Union Properties


Boeing teamed up with a yacht interior design company to create a private jet cabin for the 737 MAX - see inside

Boeing Business Jets 737 MAX Concept Boeing Boeing Business Jets revealed a new cabin collaboration with yacht interior designer Mark Berryman. The company's converted MAX private jets can be fitted with Berryman's Executive or Private interior concepts. The cabin designs' aesthetic features brown, tan, and beige colors, wood walls, and "Asian accents." Boeing Business Jets is Boeing's private aviation sector, customizing its passenger aircraft for corporate or government ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Planes, Trends, Features, Aircraft, Yacht, Boeing, Private Jets, Berryman, Boeing BBJ, Boeing Business Jets, Business Visual Features, Mark Berryman Design, Mark Berryman


Prosecutors in Detroit uncover massive money-laundering operation between US and #Dubai #UAE | Stars and Stripes ht @HC_Richardson

Prosecutors in Detroit uncover massive money-laundering operation between US and Dubai | Stars and Stripes Federal prosecutors in Detroit have seized about $12 million in cash they allege was part of a massive money-laundering operation, called “The Shadow Exchange,” operating between the U.S. and the United Arab Emirates.A forfeiture complaint unsealed this week in federal court in Detroit alleges that some of the laundered money was used to buy armored vehicles for an illegal drug traffickin...
Tags: Travel, US, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Michigan, Detroit, U S Treasury, U S Justice Department, Dubai UAE, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Michael El Zein


A famed RV maker unveiled its latest over $210,000 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter camper van - see inside the new Jayco Terrain

The rear of the 2022 Jayco Terrain. Jayco Jayco has unveiled its latest camper van: the $210,750 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter-based 2022 Terrain. Over the past few years, Jayco has been looking to "put a ton of focus in the van segment." Demands for RVs have remained strong as RV makers continue to face supply chain challenges. Jayco - a longstanding RV maker owned by Thor Industries - has rolled out its latest camper van, the 2022 Terrain, as demand for RVs remains resilient. The 2022...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Trends, Features, Mercedes Benz, Jayco, Scott Olson Getty, Thor Industries, Brittany Chang, Stanislaw Pytel Reuters, Jayco Terrain Jayco Jayco, RV Industry Association Van, Nikita Crump, Ryan Eash Jayco, Eash, Jayco Terrain


Wales to allow lateral flow testsWales to allow lateral flow tests

Despite concerns it allows cheaper tests from next week
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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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British Airways extends VeriFLY digital heath pass trialBritish Airways extends VeriFLY digital heath pass trial

VeriFLY users can check in online at BA.com
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HK cruise cancelled due to infected crew memberHK cruise cancelled due to infected crew member

cruise to nowhere cancelled at last minute
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Gulf tensions: #SaudiArabia flexes its economic muscles | Financial Times

Gulf tensions: Saudi Arabia flexes its economic muscles | Financial Times When Saudi Arabia abruptly amended its rules for imports from neighbouring Gulf states, executives at an UAE conglomerate were stunned into action. They ordered company trucks packed with everything from cardboard packaging to steel pallets to return to Dubai from the Saudi border, while officials urgently phoned clients in the kingdom to ask if they would accept the increased cost of tariffs of between 5 per cent an...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Uae, Financial Times, Gulf, Riyadh, Mohammed bin Salman, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


#Qatar Energy signs deal with ExxonMobil Canada on farm-in exploration license | Reuters

QatarEnergy signs deal with ExxonMobil Canada on farm-in exploration license | Reuters QatarEnergy has signed a deal for a 40% stake in one of ExxonMobil’s (XOM.N) major offshore explorations in Canada, the Qatar state-owned oil and gas firm said on Sunday.The deal marks QatarEnergy’s first foray into offshore exploration in Canada, the company said in a statement.The agreement will give QatarEnergy a farm-in exploration license for EL 1165A, currently held by ExxonMobil Canada.The Hampden exp...
Tags: Travel, ExxonMobil, Qatar, Canada, Newfoundland, Reuters, Hampden, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, ExxonMobil Qatar, ExxonMobil Canada, Qatar Energy, Reuters QatarEnergy, Labrador ExxonMobil Canada


Qatar Airways glamorous new business class suite is traveling the globe on its newest plane, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner - take a look

Inside a Qatar Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Thomas Pallini/Insider Qatar Airways started flying the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in 2021 with a new business class product. A total of 30 business class s2uites comprise the cabin with sliding doors for privacy. New innovations including a wireless charging pad can also be found in the suites. Qatar Airways has a new product to offer its premium cabin customers that are flying on the newest addition to the airline's aircraft family. ...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Transportation, New York, London, News, Air Travel, Singapore, Planes, Trends, Features, Flying, Atlantic, Aviation, Airbus, Boeing


What Is Blue Hydrogen? #SaudiArabia Has $110 Billion Gas Project - Bloomberg

What Is Blue Hydrogen? Saudi Arabia Has $110 Billion Gas Project - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia said it would use one of the world’s biggest natural-gas projects to make blue hydrogen, as the kingdom steps up efforts to export a fuel seen as crucial to the green-energy transition.A large portion of gas from the $110 billion Jafurah development will be used for blue hydrogen, according to Energy Minister Abdulaziz bin Salman. It is made by converting natural gas and capturing the carbon dioxide emiss...
Tags: Travel, Bloomberg, Riyadh, Abdulaziz, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Abdulaziz bin Salman, Bloomberg Saudi Arabia, Jafurah


Phu Quoc island to open for vaccinated touristsPhu Quoc island to open for vaccinated tourists

Vietnam island welcomes foreign visitors in late Novembe
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Middle East sovereign bonds outlook improves on higher oil prices | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Middle East sovereign bonds outlook improves on higher oil prices | ZAWYA MENA Edition The outlook for sovereign bonds in the Middle East has improved this year due to higher oil prices, increasing vaccination rates and reform measures implemented in key states in the region, according to UBS’ latest chief investment office report. However, risks continue to exist, such as slower global growth, monetary policy tightening and lower commodity prices. Regional tensions, as well as stringent Chine...
Tags: Travel, Africa, US, GCC, Middle East, Ubs, Uae, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Gul, Michael Bolliger, UBS UBS, Ali Janoudi


Most Gulf bourses gain in early trade; #Saudi retreats | Reuters

Most Gulf bourses gain in early trade; Saudi retreats | Reuters Most stock markets in the Gulf rose in early trade on Sunday, with the Abu Dhabi index outperforming the region, while the Saudi index bucked the trend to trade lower.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) fell 0.7%, with Al Rajhi Bank (1120.SE) dropping 2.4%, on course to end a five-day winning streak.On Sunday, Al Rajhi reported a net profit of 3.79 billion riyals ($1.01 billion) for the quarter ended Sept. 30, up from 2.66 bill...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Wam, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Reuters, Aramex, Tasi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Al Rajhi, QSI, Al Rajhi Bank, First Abu Dhabi Bank FAB, Nakilat


#Saudi Oil Chief Says OPEC+ Can’t Take Rebound for Granted - Bloomberg

Saudi Oil Chief Says OPEC+ Can’t Take Rebound for Granted - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia said oil producers shouldn’t take the rise in prices for granted because the coronavirus pandemic could still hit demand.“We are not yet out of the woods,” Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said to Bloomberg Television in Riyadh on Saturday. “We need to be careful. The crisis is contained but is not necessarily over.”The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies, including Russia, have been under pr...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Japan, Iraq, Russia, India, Opec, Bloomberg, Riyadh, Bloomberg Television, Northern Hemisphere, JPMorgan Chase Co, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Abdulaziz, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Over the road

This is the view of our neighbors' property from our kitchen window. They do a nice job keeping the grass cut and the shrubs trimmed. It helps that they have an army of kids, grand-kids, and friends to lend a hand. And, at this time of year, we get treated to a show of fall colors. Fall 2021. I had a small breakthrough yesterday. My little chainsaw has been temperamental since I got it back in 2013. Specifically, I have trouble starting it. The choke lever is very sensitive. This year, when I ...
Tags: Travel, Ken, WCS, Our Neighborhood


#Saudi Energy Minister: Oil Rebound Can't Be Taken For Granted - Bloomberg video

Saudi Energy Minister: Oil Rebound Can't Be Taken For Granted - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, said oil producers shouldn’t take the rise in prices for granted because the coronavirus pandemic could still hit demand. He speaks with Bloomberg TV's Yousef Gamal El-Din at the Saudi Green Initiative in Riyadh. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
Tags: Travel, Bloomberg, Riyadh, Bloomberg TV, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Abdulaziz bin Salman, Bloomberg Saudi Arabia, Yousef Gamal El Din


#UAE investigates UP executives over financial irregularities - state news agency | Reuters

UAE investigates UP executives over financial irregularities - state news agency | Reuters The United Arab Emirates public prosecutor has begun investigating claims of financial irregularities made by the local securities regulator against executives of real estate developer Union Properties (UPRO.DU), state-news agency WAM reported on Sunday. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
Tags: Travel, Wam, United Arab Emirates, Uae, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Union Properties UPRO


#UAE banking official says banks' assets to grow 8% in 2022, Al-Arabiya | Reuters

UAE banking official says banks' assets to grow 8% in 2022, Al-Arabiya | Reuters Emirati banks' assets are expected to grow 8% in 2022, Dubai-based Al Arabiya TV channel cited the head of the United Arab Emirates Banks Federation Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair as saying on Sunday.The UAE economy will reap benefits from the world fair Expo 2020 for about nine years, he said, according to the channel. Expo 2020 opened its doors in Dubai this month. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
Tags: Travel, Dubai, Uae, Reuters, Al Arabiya, Al Arabiya TV, Reuters Emirati, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, United Arab Emirates Banks Federation


#Saudi National Bank posts 20% rise in quarterly profit | Reuters

Saudi National Bank posts 20% rise in quarterly profit | Reuters Saudi National Bank (SNB), the country's biggest lender, on Sunday posted a nearly 20% rise in third-quarter profit from higher fees.SNB reported a net profit of 3.8 billion riyals ($1.0 billion) for the quarter that ended on Sept. 30, up from 3.2 billion riyals in the same period a year earlier.The result was better than the 3.6 billion riyals average analysts' forecast on Refinitiv Eikon data.The Saudi bank said total operating...
Tags: Travel, SNB, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Refinitiv Eikon, Saudi National Bank, Reuters Saudi National Bank SNB



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