what i'm reading: harlem shuffle, exciting new fiction by colson whitehead

I've been reading Colson Whitehead since his debut novel, The Intuitionist, caught the attention of critics in 1999. With every successive title -- each entirely different than the previous one -- I've loved and admired his writing more. This blog is full of posts about Whitehead's work and how much I love it.*When Whitehead burst into popular consciousness with the masterpiece The Underground Railroad and the even more remarkable The Nickel Boys, I had one of those silly proud moments, when t...
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My comments re: the ANTI-LIBERTY culture of Australia, and why it can’t be fixed

On FB. No matter what the political outcome for Australia, it is now clear to me that everyone in Australia (and perhaps everyone in the world, elsewhere) needs to have at least some base in a minimum of two countries.   I believe the USA must come at the top of the list for every […]
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Oil falls after China releases reserves of gasoline, diesel | Reuters

Oil falls after China releases reserves of gasoline, diesel | Reuters Oil prices fell on Monday after China said it released reserves of gasoline and diesel to boost supply, while investors unwound long positions ahead of an OPEC+ meeting on Nov. 4.China released reserves of the two fuels to increase market supply and support price stability in some regions, the National Food and Strategic Reserves Administration said on Sunday. read moreBrent crude futures dropped 20 cents, or 0.2%, to $83.52...
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Just for the record about Sacha doing that jump on the edge… the other day while working on a documentary. I said to him, ”Are you trying to scare me?” He replied, “Yes!” in which I said, ”Well, you did. Please don’t do that again!” Sacha reassured me that the photo made it look worse than it was. " Yeah right," I replied, "I remember when you hung out of a helicopter while filming and used the safety belt to hold the camera instead of you." ----                    Related Stories French la V...
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A Guide to Long Term Travel in Australia

Travel tips for Long Term Travel in Australia Long-term travel in Australia may sound daunting, unrealistic and overly expensive. Being land Down Under an expensive destination, the cost of travelling to Australia on a long-term than the usual three or four weeks can become exorbitant and have a significant drain on your budget. That’s why […] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Thailand reopens to some vaccinated tourists after 18 months of Covid curbs

The coronavirus pandemic saw arrivals drop more than 80% in the tourism-reliant nationSee all our coronavirus coverageThailand has reopened to fully vaccinated tourists, with tens of thousands of travellers expected to touch down in Bangkok and Phuket as the country reboots its tourism industry after 18 months of Covid restrictions.The coronavirus pandemic has hammered the kingdom’s economy, with tourism making up almost 20% of its national income. Last year saw its worst performance since the 1...
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The BEST Caramel Slice!

Caramel slice is a classic Australian slice and possibly one of the most popular slices. This caramel slice will be the best one you have ever tried (pinky swear!) and uses a surprise but easy to find ingredient to give it a bit of extra deliciousness. This is a pushy recipe Dear Reader!
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Rolls-Royce joins with #Qatar to pump billions into green start-ups in UK | Financial Times

Rolls-Royce joins with Qatar to pump billions into green start-ups in UK | Financial Times Rolls-Royce is joining forces with Qatar to build a science and engineering campus in the UK to develop green technology start-ups, as the aero-engine group seeks to accelerate its drive towards net zero.  The partnership would see the gas-rich Gulf state invest billions of pounds into the venture over the next 20 years, with the FTSE 100 company providing its manufacturing expertise and test...
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Top 10 Most Demanding Jobs In Dubai

Dubai is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations globally. The emirate’s incomparable skyscrapers, world-class theme parks, nice beaches, iconic infrastructures, luxurious hotels, vast shopping malls and desert safari experience make the travelers captivated and draw them to explore the country. Dubai is also the most in demand place for jobs and business. Tax free […] The post Top 10 Most Demanding Jobs In Dubai appeared first on Dubai Expat Blog.
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France isn’t huge on Halloween. November 1st is more important, All Saint’s Day. The cemeteries have lots of mums around. Halloween happenings are starting to happen. It can be fun and I love seeing children celebrating it. Sort of Halloween-ie. Black cats of course. One year they put a bunch of pumpkins around the Eiffel Tower. These were seen in Texas however. A skull but art too. Seen years ago. Autumn leaves with that great color. Another Autumn shot.
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'Hard Knocks' 2019: Which teams are eligible for this year's HBO show?

NFL null After last year's NFL's regular season ended and certain coaches were relieved of their duties, it was then that we found out which teams would be eligible to participate in the 2019 season of HBO's "Hard Knocks." Technically, any team can say yes  to be on the show, but the possibility of that happening is roughly zero percent. Coaches have compl...
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T.J. Watt: Steelers rookie Devin Bush quicker than snot

NFL null null Devin Bush has already made an impression on his teammates. Just six weeks removed from the 2019 NFL Draft, there's already hope the Steelers' rookie linebacker and first-round selection will be able help fill the void left by injured veteran Ryan Shaz...
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NFL rule changes: Proposals for 2019 heavy on replay, new overtime format

NFL null A week before NFL front-office and team executives, coaches, media and more were scheduled to meet in Phoenix for the annual league meeting, the league's competition committee was out in the desert discussing the rules proposals that would be addressed. NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent called it "a final tune-up" befo...
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Ranking the NFL's 10 best tight ends for 2019: Who's the new Gronk?

NFL null null null The 2019 NFL season represents the complete changing of the guard at tight end. Two future Hall of Famers, Rob Gronkowski and Antonio Gates, have left the game...
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Nick Bosa makes case to be No. 1 pick

NFL null null null Nick Bosa believes he should be the No. 1 pick. The former Ohio State defensive end thinks the Cardinals should take him No. 1 over quarterback Kyler Murray. "...
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NFL Draft 2019: Nashville weather could force draft to change venues

NFL null null The plan is to hold the NFL Draft festivities outside, but Mother Nature may have other plans.  Nashville's weather forecast calls for rain, including potential thunderstorms, on Thursday, which could become especially prevalent during the start of the...
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Report: Seahawks think Wilson wants to 'play elsewhere'

NFL null null Russell Wilson may not want to spend his entire career with the Seahawks. Seattle believes the star 30-year old quarterback eventually “would like to play elsewhere, even if he hasn’t and wouldn’t ever say it,” according to a report from NBC Sports, which...
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ADCB nine-month net profit climbs 36% on lower impairment charges

ADCB nine-month net profit climbs 36% on lower impairment charges Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, the UAE’s third-largest lender, reported an almost 36 per cent jump in its nine-month net profit thanks to lower impairment charges as the UAE economy continued to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.The total profit attributable to equity holders of the bank for the period ending September 30 climbed to Dh3.8 billion ($1.03bn), the lender said in a statement to the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, where ...
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#Saudi Aramco Investment News and Analysis After Earnings - Bloomberg

Saudi Aramco Investment News and Analysis After Earnings - Bloomberg Investors buying Aramco shares in the hope that surging crude prices will encourage the company to follow other oil majors by boosting payouts are being disappointed.While Dahran, Saudi Arabia-based Aramco, the world’s biggest crude producer, said Sunday third-quarter profit more than doubled to 114.1 billion riyals ($30.4 billion) from a year ago, there was no announcement on additional dividends.After sliding in their first...
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#SaudiArabia posts third quarter budget surplus, first in over two years | Reuters

Saudi Arabia posts third quarter budget surplus, first in over two years | Reuters Saudi Arabia recorded a budget surplus of 6.7 billion riyals ($1.79 billion) in the third quarter this year, as higher oil prices fuelled its first quarterly surplus in over two years.The world's largest oil exporter saw revenues of 243.4 billion riyals in the quarter, with income from oil sales increased 60% to 147.9 billion riyals.But non-oil revenue contracted 22% to 95.4 billion riyals, according to a financ...
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November 2021 Eye Need to Do’s: Signac, Paris Photo, Georgia O’Keefe, & Jean Paul Gaultier Cinemode

Signac Collectionneur Not only was Paul Signac a renowned turn of the century painter, he was also a formidable art collector. In this new exhibition, over 150 Impressionist and neo-Impressionist paintings, portraits, and landscapes are shown from his collection and include artists Monet, Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Gustave Caillebotte, Camille Pissarro, Pierre Bonnard, and Henri Matisse.   Until February 13, 2022 D’Orsay Museum   62 rue de Lille, 75007 https://www.musee-ors...
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Most Gulf bourses in red; Aramco's Q3 profit surges | Reuters

Most Gulf bourses in red; Aramco's Q3 profit surges | Reuters Most stock markets in the Gulf ended lower on Sunday, with the Saudi index extending losses for a third session as profit-taking continued after the main index reached multi-year highs.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) fell 0.5%, weighed down by a 1.7% drop in petrochemical maker Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) (2010.SE), extending losses for a third session.On Thursday, SABIC reported a net profit of 5.6 billion ri...
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British Airways' new business class will be on all of its Boeing 777s by the end of 2022 - take a look at the upgraded seat

British Airways Club Suite British Airways British Airways will fit all of its Boeing 777 aircraft with its enhanced Club Suite business class product in 2022. All British Airways flights to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport will feature the new seats. The new product solves many of the problems that the company's old business class seats imposed. British Airways unveiled its new Club Suite business class product on its fleet of Airbus A350 aircraft in July 2019,...
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Indonesia and DP World Sign Deal for Port Developments - Bloomberg

Indonesia and DP World Sign Deal for Port Developments - Bloomberg Indonesia’s newly established wealth fund signed an agreement with Dubai port operator DP World to develop seaports in Southeast Asia’s largest economy.Under the agreement, Indonesia Investment Authority and DP World, one of the biggest global port operators, will form a consortium to explore long-term investment opportunities across the country, according to a joint statement on Sunday. A partnership with state port operator P...
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Rolls Royce and #Qatar unite to create green start-ups fund worth billions | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Rolls Royce and Qatar unite to create green start-ups fund worth billions | ZAWYA MENA Edition Qatar is set to join forces with Rolls Royce to launch a fund worth billions in investments in green engineering projects with a focus on an engineering hub in the UK with the potential for 10,000 jobs, The Sunday Times reported.The UK broadsheet quoted sources close to the project reporting that a new science and engineering campus in the north of England would be built by the Middle Eastern st...
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A New Mexico-based company that flies firefighting aircraft dropped a record-setting 12 million pounds of retardant during the busy fire season

10 Tanker Air Carrier DC-10 Austin Beede An aerial firefighting company is experiencing an increase in business due to the busy 2021 fire season. New Mexico-based 10 Tanker Air Carrier dropped a record-setting 12 million gallons of fire retardant this year. The company uses four converted McDonnell Douglas DC-10 aircraft for its firefighting operation. Firefighting aircraft are a powerful tool for battling forest fires, especially during the record-breaking 2021 fire season that saw 73...
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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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More airlines are choosing single-aisle jets for flights from North America to Europe - see the full evolution of jet-powered transatlantic flying

Widebody vs narrowbody aircraft Boeing, Airbus Widebody aircraft have historically dominated the transatlantic market due to their high capacity and low costs. With the rise of long-range narrowbodies, many airlines are opting to put single-aisle jets on flights across the pond. Narrowbody jets are preferable for their high efficiency and profitability for low-demand city pairs. For decades, transatlantic flying had been dominated by wide-body jets designed for high capacity long-haul ...
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#Saudi Deal to Allow Foreigner Access to Debt - Bloomberg video

Saudi Deal to Allow Foreigner Access to Debt - Bloomberg Doug Bitcon, Head of Credit Strategies at Rasmala Investment Bank, discusses the Saudi deal with Euroclear to allow foreigner access to debt and where Saudi's government bonds fit into investment strategies. He speaks with Yousef Gamal El-Din on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East." [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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