French Antique Guessing Game Answer

  The Guesses as always are either so clever, or creative, or funny, and this time a correct answer too! Here are a few guesses Diogenes said: A 19th century contact lens holder?,   So clever!   ----   Sue H said: Storage for emergency chocolate   Oh but too small to satisfy!   ----   Laura said: A safe place to put a lost tooth before the tooth fairy comes!   This makes me wish I had bought it!   ----   Jennie said: For crushing pills. ...
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SAVE THE DATES: November 9 and November 13

  I have two special invitations for you today.   Please attend the opening of Meredith Mullins new exhibit In a Paris Moment on November 9 from 3pm to 9pm at Galerie Maitre Albert, 6 Rue Maître Albert, Paris 75005. If you aren’t able to attend, there’s a second opening on November 17, from 3pm to 9pm.   The new exhibit spreads wide wings, with three main themes in the fifty images presented—the rare Paris snows (in all their silent and fleeting beauty), the artistry of Paris circuse...
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Art Exhibit

I ventured out into the rain to go to the Pompidou Centre to see a Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit. I wouldn’t have gone, due to the weather, if I hadn’t already made a reservation. I’m glad I went. It was very nice. She had an interesting life which included a wild love affair and then marriage with Max  Stieglitz, a photographer who also showed her work at his gallery. She eventually travelled to New Mexico and that is where she produced some of her most famous art, although she did do some great pai...
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Prepare Your own Thai Curry Paste

Food is one of the subjects next to photography to continue with this blog. Recently I got Thai Food infected by a very enthousiast niece who did an Internship in Bangkok for 6 months and loves Thai food. So I bought the Dutch translation of Thai Food and Cooking by Judy Bastyra and Becky Johnson. A US reviewer wrote on Amazon: This lovely book is artfully produced, with 2-3 attractive photographs per recipe, both of the food prep and the finished product. This isn’t just a cookbook. It is a ...
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Middle Eastern Equities Rise With Banks Strengthening: Inside EM - Bloomberg

Middle Eastern Equities Rise With Banks Strengthening: Inside EM - Bloomberg Banks led gains across most Middle East stock markets with credit growth eyed across several markets. Equities in Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain climbed, while shares in Dubai and Egypt slipped. MIDDLE EASTERN MARKETS:Saudi Arabia’s benchmark Tadawul All Share Index closes 0.8% upAl Rajhi Bank and Banque Saudi Fransi lead gainsThere is “immense” opportunity for Saudi banks over potential corporate ...
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Amtrak Adds Over 200 New Upgraded Ticket Kiosks

If you’re one of those travelers that prefers to purchase your Amtrak ticket at the station from a kiosk rather than the staffed ticket window, this is great news for you.  Amtrak is introducing more than 200 new, state-of-the-art ticket... Read More The post Amtrak Adds Over 200 New Upgraded Ticket Kiosks appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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Hawaiian Airlines is targeting deep-pocket leisure travelers with an all-new business class cabin

Hawaiian Airlines is installing Adient Aerospace's Ascent business class seat on its Boeing 787 Dreamliners Adient Aerospace/Angel DiBilio/Shutterstock Hawaiian Airlines is upgrading its business class seat for high-budget leisure travelers from Asia and Australia. The seat comes from Adient Aerospace and is expected to enhance comfort, space, and luxury. Hawaiian is anticipating tough competition from Japanese carriers once the borders open between Japan and the US. The US is open...
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Check out these pictures showing how an airliner that crashed and sank to the ocean floor was recovered

Forward fuselage on Bold Horizon NTSB The National Transportation Safety Board recovered a sunken Transair Boeing 737 from the ocean floor. The cargo plane broke into two pieces when it crash-landed off the coast of Hawaii, though both pilots survived. The job took 20 days to complete and required specialized underwater equipment, a research vessel, and a barge. Recovering an aircraft is a big job for the National Transportation Safety Board, which is the federal agency tasked with inv...
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Mideast Stocks: #AbuDhabi index hits record peak; #Dubai falls | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Mideast Stocks: Abu Dhabi index hits record peak; Dubai falls | ZAWYA MENA Edition Most Gulf bourses ended higher on Sunday, with the Abu Dhabi index reaching record high, while Dubai stocks extended losses on profit taking.In Abu Dhabi, the index finished 1% higher, reaching a record high, buoyed by a 3.5% leap in conglomerate International Holding Cofollowing a sharp rise in its quarterly profit.Elsewhere, Dana Gas jumped 9.2%, rising for a fourth session in five. Earlier this month, the ene...
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Search for 12 missing passengers who fled a plane after a man suspected of faking a diabetic coma forced an emergency landing, police say

Spanish police are seeking passengers who fled an Air Arabia Maroc flight after an emergency landing. Wikimedia Commons A man has been arrested on suspicion of encouraging illegal immigration by faking an illness on a flight. While being treated for the apparent medical emergency, 24 passengers fled the plane and escaped into Mallorca. Spanish police say that 12 people have been detained, and another dozen are missing. Spanish police are looking for 12 passengers who fled a flight from Mor...
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#AbuDhabi's New Fund Gets Active Quickly With Deals with Lime, Indonesia - Bloomberg

Abu Dhabi's New Fund Gets Active Quickly With Deals with Lime, Indonesia - Bloomberg Rapid-fire deals spanning the globe are putting a months-old Abu Dhabi sovereign fund on the map.A convertible debt deal on Friday by U.S. electric scooter and bike startup Lime marked the first known investment by Abu Dhabi Growth Fund, and an agreement with Indonesia followed the day after.Based in a city that’s among the few globally to manage over $1 trillion in sovereign wealth capital, the emirate’s ...
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OPEC Oil Producers Deliver a Masterclass in Gaslighting the Energy Crisis - Bloomberg

OPEC Oil Producers Deliver a Masterclass in Gaslighting the Energy Crisis - Bloomberg Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz Bin Salman delivered an hour-long masterclass in gaslighting after Thursday’s virtual meeting of ministers representing the OPEC+ group of oil producers. Arguing that the current energy crisis had been caused by decades of anti-oil policies, he tried to convince the world that it  wasn’t producers’ job  to help fix it. The prince was defending the  group’s decision...
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Searching for Italy, Season 2: Where Will Stanley Tucci Head Next?

Season 2 of "Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy" will premiere in 2022.
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TripAdvisor Mount Gay Rum Getaway Barbados Sweepstakes

Tripadvisor is partnering with Mount Gay Rum to give away a grand prize trip to Barbados with a tour of the Mount Gay Distillery, participate in a 5ocean Clean Up Expedition, and a limited-edition...
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The AMAZING Orange Ricotta Cake

Ricotta makes this the lightest Orange and Ricotta bundt cake you will ever try! This orange and ricotta cake is soft, puffy and delicate and so easy (just one bowl and a whisk!). Make this with any citrus you have whether it be lemons, blood oranges or tangelos! This cake is a pushy recipe Dear Reader and I called her Julia.
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Adnoc, Borealis Plans IPO of Plastics Joint Venture Borouge - Bloomberg

Adnoc, Borealis Plans IPO of Plastics Joint Venture Borouge - Bloomberg Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. and Borealis AG are weighing an initial public offering of their plastics joint venture Borouge, according to people familiar with the matter.The state-owned energy company and Austrian chemicals group are exploring options for the business, including a possible IPO next year, the people said, asking not to be identified discussing confidential information.Deliberations are ongoing and no final d...
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#SaudiArabia Chases Star-Studded $64 Billion Hollywood Dream - Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia Chases Star-Studded $64 Billion Hollywood Dream - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia’s decades-long ban on cinemas only ended in 2018, but the desert kingdom already has Hollywood ambitions. It’s investing $64 billion in its nascent entertainment industry as part of a broader effort to wean the economy off oil and transform itself into the Middle East’s premier movie hub. The action flick ‘Desert Warrior’, starring Anthony Mackie (Marvel’s new Captain America), is being filmed entirely in Sau...
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New #AbuDhabi personal status law for non-Muslims includes civil marriage -WAM | Reuters

New Abu Dhabi personal status law for non-Muslims includes civil marriage -WAM | Reuters The ruler of Abu Dhabi issued a new law on Sunday governing personal status matters for non-Muslims in the emirate, which includes an article on civil marriage, state news agency WAM said.The decree from Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahayan, who is also president of the United Arab Emirates, aims to "enhance the position and global competitiveness of the emirate as one of the most attractive destinations for talen...
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#Dubai to Encourage IPOs From Private Firms to Revive Market - Bloomberg

Dubai to Encourage IPOs From Private Firms to Revive Market - Bloomberg Dubai plans to encourage private and family-owned businesses to list on its stock market as the business hub seeks to catch up with Abu Dhabi and Riyadh in the Middle East IPO rush.The city merged its economic and tourism departments on Saturday, and one of the new entity’s main tasks is to prod private and family-owned businesses to sell shares on the Dubai bourse, according to a statement.In the past week, Dubai has made...
Tags: Travel, Middle East, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Carrefour SA, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Majid Al Futtaim Holding, Bloomberg Dubai, Al Khaleej Sugar Co

#Saudi Stock Exchange Trading Debut in December After 30% IPO - Bloomberg

Saudi Stock Exchange Trading Debut in December After 30% IPO - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia’s stock exchange is due to make its trading debut in December after starting the process to sell a 30% stake in an initial public offering, according to its chief executive officer. “We target to list the company in the first week of December,” Khalid Al Hussan said in an interview with Al Arabiya TV. “We have set a clear policy of distributing 70% of dividend in case we are not working on exceptional project...
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Not picked

Every year, after the grape harvest, there are bunches of grapes here and there that were missed by the mechanical harvesters or passed over by the hand harvesters. Eventually they'll be eaten by wildlife or rot away. In the meantime we get to enjoy their presence, if not their juice. Grapes left behind. Here's a pet peeve: progress bars that pop up on the screen, sit empty for a few seconds, then are suddenly full for a split second before disappearing. What is the point? Discuss... [Author: ...
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LNG News for November 7, 2021: #Qatar Orders 6 Gas Ships - Bloomberg

LNG News for November 7, 2021: Qatar Orders 6 Gas Ships - Bloomberg Qatar has ordered six liquefied natural gas ships from South Korea as it pushes ahead with a multi-billion dollar project to boost production of the fuel.The world’s biggest LNG exporter is buying four vessels from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering and two from Samsung Heavy Industries, state producer Qatar Energy said Sunday. They’re the first batch of orders under a $19 billion deal signed between Qatar and Korean shi...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Europe, Japan, China, Samsung, Qatar, Bloomberg, International Energy Agency, Persian Gulf, Samsung Heavy Industries, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Qatar Energy, Gas Ships Bloomberg Qatar, Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine Engineering, Daewoo Hyundai Heavy Industries Co

Major Gulf bourses mixed in early trade | Reuters

Major Gulf bourses mixed in early trade | Reuters Major stock markets in the Gulf were mixed in early trade on Sunday, with the Saudi index extending gains from the previous session, while Dubai dipped into the red on profit-taking.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) added 0.3%, with Al Rajhi Bank (1120.SE) gaining 0.9% and petrochemical maker Saudi Basic Industries Corp (2010.SE) advancing 1.1%.On Wednesday Capital Market Authority approved intial public offering of Saudi Tadawul Group, th...
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The Inspiring Story of Culinary Savant Guy Savoy

Guy Savoy is perhaps best known as Gordon Ramsey’s mentor, though he is also an equally outspoken celebrity chef in his own right. At 69 years old, the French culinary expert has significantly influenced the world's cuisine over the decades as well as food media. He was the voice actor of sous-chef Horst in the French version of Ratatouille , Disney’s animated blockbuster. With all his duties outside the kitchen, his most important work remains behind the bustling restaurant kitchen, where his...
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Top 5 EASY Dips!

It's time to have friends over-in an unlimited capacity which is very exciting! And nothing says welcome and stay a while than a dip platter. You can of course buy them but making them is a cinch. All of these dips are easy-all you need in a food processor or blender!
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