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I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving. Over the years since I’ve lived in France, Thanksgiving doesn’t mean as much as it once did. My first few years I really missed it-the food, visits with family and friends and football. I never thought I’d spend Thanksgiving in a hospital yet, here I am. It wasn’t that bad as a dear friend brought me a Thanksgiving meal. Hard to beat turkey and stuffing. There was a nut pie too. I told some of the staff that it was Thanksgiving and I don’t think any of th...
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TASTY Stuffed Lebanese Zucchini Kousa Mahshi

Lebanese stuffed zucchini or Kousa Mahshi is an absolutely delicious stuffed vegetable dish for when you have an abundance of zucchini. Shorter Lebanese zucchini are filled with an aromatic, tasty mixture of beef, rice and spices and they cook up in a delicious tomato based sauce!
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South Africa to be put on England’s travel red list over new Covid variant

Flights from six countries will be banned as officials review travel measures after scientists voice concern over variant Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFlights from southern Africa will be banned, with six countries placed under England’s red list travel restrictions, after scientists raised the alarm over what is feared to be the worst Covid-19 variant yet identified.Whitehall sources said the B.1.1.529 variant, which is feared to be more transmissible and has the ...
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Oil dips, focus on OPEC+ response to U.S.-led oil release | Reuters

Oil dips, focus on OPEC+ response to U.S.-led oil release | ReutersOil prices dipped in thin trading on Thursday, the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, as investors eyed how major producers respond to the U.S.-led emergency oil release designed to cool the market and with OPEC now expecting the release to swell inventories.Brent crude futures had slipped 8 cents, or 0.1%, to $82.17 a barrel by 1:02 p.m. ET (1802 GMT). U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell 36 cents, or 0.5%, to $78.03 a ...
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AAA Predicts Thanksgiving Travel To Bounce Back To Almost To Pre-Pandemic Levels

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Paytm Shares: BlackRock, Canada Pension Bought More Paytm Stock After Rout

Several of the biggest investors in Paytm’s record-breaking initial public offering added to their stakes in the Indian fintech giant after shares plunged by as much as 41%, according to people familiar with the matter. BlackRock Inc. and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board were among so-called anchor investors in the IPO that bought more Paytm shares on Tuesday and Wednesday, the people said,asking not to be identified discussing private information. The stock climbed for a third day on T...
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Analysis: Supercharged Turkish stocks rally not everything it seems | Reuters

Analysis: Supercharged Turkish stocks rally not everything it seems | Reuters The lira's plunge has propelled Turkey's exporter-dominated stock market to its best month in 12 years, but for foreign investors, who have just started dipping their toes in again, it's a very different story.The stock rally, taking in exporters such as steel producer Iskenderun Demir (Isdemir) (ISDMR.IS) and glass maker Sısecam (SISE.IS), has seen Istanbul's $37 billion main bourse (.XU100) soar nearly 20% in N...
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#Dubai's DFSA issues guidelines for listing of blank-cheque companies

Dubai's DFSA issues guidelines for listing of blank-cheque companiesThe Dubai Financial Services Authority, the market regulator of the Dubai International Financial Centre, issued guidelines for listing special purpose acquisition companies that are designed to mitigate some of the risks associated with investment vehicles known as Spacs.The regulator's approach may vary depending on the nature and complexity of a proposed Spac, also known as a blank-cheque company, and listing of each investme...
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ADQ teams up with Turkish investment entities to boost priority sectors

ADQ teams up with Turkish investment entities to boost priority sectorsAbu Dhabi’s holding company ADQ signed agreements with various Turkish investment entities to boost the development of priority sectors in the UAE and Turkey ranging from technology to healthcare, following talks between the two countries.ADQ signed partnership pacts with the Turkey Wealth Fund, Turkey Investment Office and CCN Holding, the Abu Dhabi Government Media Office (ADGMO) said.The agreements were signed during the v...
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Cruise Deals and Discounts for 2021

Well, it’s Thanksgiving and time to get ready for the annual Black Friday cruise deals.  On Black Friday’s heels comes Cyber Monday and continued cruise discounts. With a bright outlook for cruising in 2022 and so many ships back in... Read More The post Black Friday and Cyber Monday Cruise Deals and Discounts for 2021 appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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An important tweet by Niccolò @lnn1910ann

THE TWEETS, the content below: I grow ever more convinced that the pandemic of 2020 will go down in history as a point of rupture in Western society. A few thoughts in no particular order on the subject. We have been the victims of the most draconian suspensions of civil liberties since the end of […]
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#Saudi bourse sees biggest weekly loss in over a year | Reuters

Saudi bourse sees biggest weekly loss in over a year | Reuters Saudi Arabia's stock market gave up early gains to end lower on Thursday, registering its fourth weekly loss in five and its biggest since October 2020, while other Gulf bourses traded mixed.Losses on the Saudi index followed tensions with Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis, who claimed responsibility on Nov. 20 for drone attacks in several parts of the kingdom, including at Saudi Aramco facilities in Jeddah. read moreOn Wednesday th...
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Hotel Service – Become a Guide for Your Guests

The hotel industry is more competitive today than ever before. You’re increasingly competing for the attention of the same guests as every other hotel in the area. Finding ways to grab that attention and then keep it can be pretty challenging.
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Moelis Plans #Saudi Hires as ‘Energy Supercycle’ Stirs Gulf Deals - Bloomberg

Moelis Plans Saudi Hires as ‘Energy Supercycle’ Stirs Gulf Deals - BloombergMoelis & Co. will soon hire staff in Saudi Arabia as it sees the kingdom attracting more foreign investors and benefiting from an “energy supercycle.” The boutique financial adviser, founded by Wall Street veteran Ken Moelis, wants to open an office in Riyadh, the Saudi capital, and do more deals as the world’s biggest oil exporter privatizes some companies and the stock market sees a burst of initial public offerings.“W...
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Oil eases, focus on OPEC+ response to U.S.-led oil release | Reuters

Oil eases, focus on OPEC+ response to U.S.-led oil release | ReutersOil prices fell slightly on Thursday, as investors eyed how major producers respond to the U.S.-led emergency oil release designed to cool the market and with OPEC now expecting the release to swell inventories.Brent crude futures slipped 14 cents, or 0.2%, to $82.11 a barrel by 1413 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell 30 cents, or 0.4%, to $78.09 a barrel.OPEC expects the U.S. release to swell a surplus i...
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Reliance, Aramco call off $15 bln deal amid valuation differences, sources say | Reuters

Reliance, Aramco call off $15 bln deal amid valuation differences, sources say | ReutersReliance Industries (RELI.NS) and Saudi Aramco (2222.SE) have called off a deal for the state oil giant to buy a stake in the oil-to-chemicals business of the Indian conglomerate due to valuation concerns, sources with knowledge of the matter said.Talks broke down over how much Reliance's oil-to-chemicals (O2C) business should be valued as the world seeks to move away from fossil fuels and reduce emissions, t...
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See how pets are transported on commercial airlines as animals increasingly accompany customers on vacation

American Airlines cargo handler with dogEQRoy/Shutterstock Airlines like Delta, American, United, Hawaiian, and Alaska offer pet shipping via cargo in the belly of aircraft. According to DOT data, less than .01% of pets are harmed in the cargo hold of commercial planes. Cargo handlers offer advice on how owners can keep pets safe and comfortable during their journey. Flying with a pet can be stressful, especially when they do not fit in the cabin and owners are forced to check them into car...
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#Qatar QNB closes $1.96bln 3-year term loan facility | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Qatar QNB closes $1.96bln 3-year term loan facility | ZAWYA MENA EditionQatar's QNB Group has closed a 1.75 billion euros ($1.96 billion) three-year senior unsecured term. The banking group said in a Qatar Stock Exchange filing that the financing saw a large oversubscription and was well supported in syndication by a group of 31 participating banks.The loan syndication was arranged by Credit Agricole CIB, ING Bank, Intesa Sanpaolo, Societe Generale and UniCredit as underwriters and initial manda...
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Keeping track of some of the videos and writings on Anil Ghanwat’s work

WRITINGS: https://www.deccanherald.com/specials/sunday-spotlight/deregulate-agri-markets-ghanwat-1055285.html VIDEOS: SC appointed panel member leads counter stir after the repeal of farm laws. Anil Ghanawat tells TIMES NOW, 'this was a baby step to liberate agriculture, unfortunately, this law has been repealed, reforms are needed in this sector'. | #FarmLawsRepealed Aruneel with ground report pic.twitter.com/qD2AD2K3ff — TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) November 27, 2021 […]
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Keeping track of some of the videos on Anil Ghanwat’s work

  "MSP पर कानून बना तो भारतीय अर्थव्यवस्था को झेलना पड़ेगा संकट, MSP हर किसी को नुकसान पहुंचाएगा" : सुप्रीम कोर्ट की कमेटी के सदस्य अनिल घनवत#FarmersProtest #MSP pic.twitter.com/swXQJOOppP — News24 (@news24tvchannel) November 23, 2021   "किसानों को अपनी फसल का सही दाम मिलने का अवसर पहली बार मिला था जो अब किसानों के हाथ […]
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HVS Asia Pacific Hospitality Newsletter - Week Ending 19 November 2021

The Rydges Wellington Hotel Acquired by NZ Hotel Holdings Asset LP in New Zealand, CitizenM Hotel Chain Raised USD 1 Billion from Existing Shareholders for Future Expansion, Velana International Airport will Complete New Expansion by 2022 in Maldives, Singapore Tourism Board and Korea Tourism Organisation Partners to Capture Tourism Demand on Both Sides.
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The Next Era of Hospitality – Restaurants and Food Services

Adaptability and quick turnarounds on strategy had never been more vital during a challenging decade for the restaurants and food services industry so far. The good news for many is that so many organizations rose to that challenge, with restaurant technology playing a singular role in helping them to continue to meet demand and to serve guests via multiple channels, specifically using advanced restaurant point of sale and integrations with mobile ordering.
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#SaudiArabia to allow more digital banks, central bank governor says | Reuters

Saudi Arabia to allow more digital banks, central bank governor says | ReutersSaudi Arabia will give operating licences to more digital banks, Central Bank Governor Fahad al-Mubarak said on Thursday at a financial forum in Riyadh.The kingdom this year issued licences for its first digital banks, STC Bank and Saudi Digital Bank. read more [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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#Saudi Prince’s ‘Neom’ to Expand Port to Rival Region’s Biggest - Bloomberg

Saudi Prince’s ‘Neom’ to Expand Port to Rival Region’s Biggest - BloombergSaudi Arabia’s high-tech “Neom” mega-project plans to expand a tiny local port into a trade and manufacturing hub near the Suez Canal that officials say will compete with the biggest facilities in the Middle East.The proposal is the latest eye-catching announcement by Neom, with progress on the ground so far limited to earthworks. About 12% of global trade flows through the Suez Canal.The port will anchor an industrial cit...
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#Dubai Gets Its Way As Business Trumps Regional Strife - Bloomberg #UAE

Dubai Gets Its Way As Business Trumps Regional Strife - BloombergFatma Emrem’s phone has been ringing non-stop since the United Arab Emirates and Turkey repaired ties. A partner at Tamim Consulting, Emrem advises mostly Turkish companies setting up in the UAE commercial capital, Dubai. “Their main question is how confident should we be that good relations will continue,” she said. “They’re encouraged by recent reforms and lower company setup costs but they want to be sure politics won’t disrupt...
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#SaudiArabia working on 160 privatisations, says finance minister | Reuters

Saudi Arabia working on 160 privatisations, says finance minister | ReutersSaudi Arabia is working on 160 privatisations and intends to announce more next year, Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan said on Thursday.Speaking at a financial forum in Riyadh, he said plans to privatise assets in the education and logistics sectors were ongoing.Earlier this year Saudi Arabia suspended the privatisation of the Ras Al Khair desalination and power plant, one of a number of state assets the government aim...
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STR: U.S. hotel results for week ending 20 November

U.S. hotel performance dipped from the previous week but came in closer to pre-pandemic levels, according to STR‘s latest data through 20 November.
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Sleep in Europe’s highest listing on Airbnb on the slopes of Mont Blanc

Key Takeaways: The specially designed room in Punta Helbronner cable car station is perched on the slopes of the Mont Blanc mountain range at an altitude of 3500 meters - Hosted by Alpine Skiing World champion, Olympic medalist and first woman in Italy to have won the Overall World Cup Federica Brignone, this is the ultimate sleepover for anyone who has been yearning to get back on the slopes - The stay will include the exclusive opportunity to ski down the slopes of Mont Blanc before the...
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Major Gulf bourses rise in early trade | Reuters

Major Gulf bourses rise in early trade | ReutersMajor stock markets in the Gulf rose in early trade on Thursday, with the Saudi index on track to extend gains for a second session.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) advanced 0.7%, with Al Rajhi Bank (1120.SE) rising 1.6% and oil giant Saudi Aramco (2222.SE) up 0.6%.The index on Tuesday ended three sessions of declines triggered by tensions with Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis, who claimed responsibility on Nov. 20 for drone attacks in several pa...
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