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INCREDIBLE Panforte Italian Christmas Cake

Panforte is a traditional Italian Christmas-time treat that hails from the Siena in Tuscany. Panforte is a rich nut and fruit cake that is served as slender wedges with a cup of coffee. It's much more straightforward to make than a traditional English fruit cake but like a fruit cake it keeps well for a month, some say even more - if it lasts that long! If you love fruit cake this is a pushy recipe Dear Reader. I called her Elisabetta.
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#Saudi Wealth Fund to Raise Up to $3.1 Billion in STC Sale - Bloomberg

Saudi Wealth Fund to Raise Up to $3.1 Billion in STC Sale - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund is set to raise as much as $3.1 billion through the sale of shares in Saudi Telecom Co. as it looks to fund a huge investment program to diversify the oil-dependent economy.The Public Investment Fund will sell a 5% stake in STC, as the Middle East’s most profitable mobile-phone operator is known, through a secondary offering starting Dec. 5, according to a statement to the stock exchange....
Tags: Travel, Middle East, Mohammed bin Salman, STC, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Public Investment Fund, Saudi Telecom Co, STC Sale Bloomberg, STC Sale Bloomberg Saudi Arabia, Tadawul All Share Index Saudi Arabia


Delivery Hero Fails Again to Take Over a Rival in #SaudiArabia - Bloomberg

Delivery Hero Fails Again to Take Over a Rival in Saudi Arabia - Bloomberg Delivery Hero SE’s second attempt to buy a Saudi rival has failed after the local competition watchdog rejected its takeover offer for The Chefz.Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Competition didn’t disclose any details or the reasons for its decision in a statement on Sunday but said Germany’s Delivery Hero sought to buy all of the Riyadh-based firm.Delivery Hero and The Chefz didn’t immediately respond to requests f...
Tags: Travel, Germany, Berlin, Turkey, Middle East, Dubai, Delivery Hero, Riyadh, Yemeksepeti, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Talabat, General Authority for Competition, SaudiArabia Bloomberg, Saudi Arabia Bloomberg Delivery Hero SE, Chefz Saudi Arabia, Chefz


Ten COVID-19 cases were detected on a Norwegian Cruise Line ship as it headed to port in New Orleans

Norwegian Cruise Line requires 100% of passengers and crew to be vaccinated for COVID-19.Richard Tribou/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images At least 10 people tested positive for COVID-19 on the Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship as it headed to port in New Orleans this weekend. More than 3,200 people were aboard the ship, which made stops in Belize, Honduras, and Mexico, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.  Anyone who tests positive upon disembarking from the shi...
Tags: Travel, News, Cdc, Mexico, Trends, Healthcare, New Orleans, Louisiana, Norwegian Cruise Line, John Bel Edwards, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cruise line, Honduras Belize, Belize Honduras, Connor Perrett, Coronavirus


Holiday Sale On Eye Prefer Paris Door Postcards

Good News!   I am running a holiday sale on Eye Prefer Paris Door Postcards. In addition, if you want to send them as a holiday gift, I can handwrite a personalized card for you.   A set of 18 cards is now $60 instead of $65, and for 9 cards are $35 and includes free shipping. Please order you cards ASAP, as I mail them from Paris and it takes 10 days to 2 weeks to arrive to the U.S.   CLICK HERE to order 18 cards: 3 Red Doors, 3 Blue Doors, 3 Green Doors, 3 Wood Doors, 3 Iron Doo...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Richard Nahem, Eye Prefer Paris Postcards, Wood Doors, Green Doors, Iron Doors, Eye Prefer Paris Paris Door Collection


#AbuDhabi leads most Gulf bourses higher; #Qatar dips | Reuters

Most Gulf bourses ended higher on Sunday, with some recouping recent COVID-19-related losses, while the Abu Dhabi index hit another record peak.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) advanced 2.4%, buoyed by a 3.6% rise in Al Rajhi Bank (1120.SE) and a 7.4% leap in the Sahara International Petrochemical Company (2310.SE).The kingdom's non-oil private sector continued to grow in November on the back of strong demand and modest price pressures for businesses. read moreElsewhere, oil giant Saud...
Tags: Travel, France, Saudi Arabia, Opec, Qatar, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Gulf, Reuters, Petroleum Exporting Countries, Tasi, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, QSI, Al Rajhi Bank, Gulf Egypt


The Las Vegas strip's latest $4.3 billion crypto-friendly hotel has $15,000-a-night 'villas' and 'palaces' — see what it's like to stay in one

Resorts World Las Vegas.Ken Ritter/AP Photo Resorts World Las Vegas — the Strip's latest $4.3 billion hotel — opened its doors in June. The hotel recently unveiled its ultra-luxurious "palace" and "villa" suites starting at $15,000 a night. Resorts World also has a $300,000 suite package for a two-night stay in one of the villas. Viva Las Vegas — in June, Resorts World Las Vegas, the Strip's first new casino resort in over a decade, officially opened its doors as the hospitality ind...
Tags: Travel, Real Estate, Trends, Hilton, Hotel, Las Vegas, Villa, Hospitality, Las Vegas Strip, Midwest, Viva Las Vegas, John Locher, Tech Insider, Resorts World Las Vegas, Resorts World, Brittany Chang


Your packages may soon be flown on a massive jet with only one pilot, and it's only a matter of time before you could be too

REUTERS/Tim Chong Airbus is eyeing the newly-launched A350 Freighter as a potential candidate for single-pilot flying.  Single-pilot operations are common in the private aviation and cargo realms but not with aircraft like the A350. Airlines are already working with Airbus to make single-pilot passenger aircraft a reality.  The labor and shipping crises are taking flight as newer cargo planes may be developed in a way that would require only one pilot to be at the controls for most of a fli...
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Your packages may soon by flown on a massive jet with only one pilot, and it's only a matter of time before you could be too

REUTERS/Tim Chong Airbus is eyeing the newly-launched A350 Freighter as a potential candidate for single-pilot flying.  Single-pilot operations are common in the private aviation and cargo realms but not with aircraft like the A350. Airlines are already working with Airbus to make single-pilot passenger aircraft a reality.  The labor and shipping crises are taking flight as newer cargo planes may be developed in a way that would require only one pilot to be at the controls for most of a fli...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Planes, Trends, Features, Flying, Arizona, Dubai, Aviation, Airbus, Faa, Boeing, Toulouse, Airbus A350, Alexa


#Iran’s National Currency Falls to Record Low Over Nuclear Deal - Bloomberg

Iran’s National Currency Falls to Record Low Over Nuclear Deal - Bloomberg Iran’s national currency stumbled to record-low levels after renewed efforts to revive the country’s beleaguered nuclear deal failed to make progress.The U.S. dollar crossed 300,000 Iranian rials in open market on Saturday, according to two local exchange shops and media reports. The level was last seen in October 2020, when the rial crashed to record-low prices against the dollar.Four traders at a currency exchange hub...
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Business activity in #SaudiArabia continues to improve in November

Business activity in Saudi Arabia continues to improve in November Business activity in the non-oil private sector of Saudi Arabia, the Arab world’s largest economy, continued to improve in November, boosted by the easing of Covid-19 restrictions and a rise in tourism activity.Although the kingdom's seasonally adjusted purchasing managers' index – a gauge designed to give a snapshot of operating conditions in the non-oil private sector economy – slipped to 56.9 in November, from 57.7 in Octobe...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, David Owen, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, IHS Markit, COVID


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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Scottish islanders launch Airbnb rival in fight against second homes crisis

Local group hopes to take on tech giant and help keep hold of tourist revenue Rhoda Meek knows the power of Scottish islands working together. During the first lockdown she created a website for more than 360 businesses from Arran to Ulva to sell their wares while the pandemic prevented visitors.Now she and her neighbours have launched a holiday lettings website that aims to take on Airbnb and ensure that more of the islands’ tourism revenue stays local. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Technology, Money, Scotland, UK News, Property, Airbnb, Arran, Ulva, Second Homes, Rhoda Meek


Linguini with white clam sauce

This has become an annual between-the-holidays dish for us. Many of the local fishmongers sell coques (cockles) this time of year. Cockles are essentially clams, but much smaller. They are harvested off the shores of the eastern Atlantic Ocean, from Iceland in the north through Europe to as far south as Senegal in the west of Africa. A hurried photo (I was hungry!) We may have these again a time or two before the season is over. I got a kilogram of the bivalves for Saturday's lunch. Although t...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Africa, Senegal, Iceland, Atlantic Ocean, Ken, WCS, Food And Cooking


Mubadala signs two deals to increase investments in France

Mubadala signs two deals to increase investments in France Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Investment Company signed two agreements to increase investment in priority sectors in France during President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to the UAE this week.The first agreement between Mubadala and Bpifrance, the French public investment bank, will extend the co-investment partnerships between the two entities by an additional €4 billion ($4.5bn), which is to be invested over the next 10 years. Under the deal, each ...
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Most Gulf bourses gain in early trade, #Qatar eases | Reuters

Most Gulf bourses gain in early trade, Qatar eases | Reuters Most major stock markets in the Gulf rose in early trade on Sunday, with the Abu Dhabi index leading the gains, although the Qatari bourse bucked the trend.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) gained 0.8%, with Al Rajhi Bank (1120.SE) rising 0.5% and Saudi Basic Industries Corp (2010.SE) putting on 1.1%.Among other gainers, oil giant Saudi Aramco (2222.SE) added 0.4%.Aramco signed five agreements with French companies, including an...
Tags: Travel, France, Saudi Arabia, Wam, Opec, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Gulf, Reuters, Aramco, Saudi Basic Industries Corp, Petroleum Exporting Countries, Tasi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Al Rajhi Bank


#AbuDhabi Multiply Group shares recover slightly after plunging in early trade | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Shares of Multiply Group, a subsidiary of International Holding Company (IHC) that listed on Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) on Sunday, recovered slightly after plunging in early trade.At 1:00 pm local time, the share was trading at 1.92 dirhams, recovering from the 30 percent drop in early trade but still way below its listing price of 2.35 dirhams.The Abu Dhabi-based tech-focused holding company with assets of over $2.2 billion, has investments in automotive, utilities, capital, wellness a...
Tags: Travel, Abu Dhabi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange ADX, International Holding Company IHC, Multiply Group, AbuDhabi Multiply Group


#AbuDhabi Stocks Lead Mideast Gains After Global Rout: Inside EM - Bloomberg

Abu Dhabi Stocks Lead Mideast Gains After Global Rout: Inside EM - Bloomberg Stocks in Abu Dhabi rallied, leading gains among Middle Eastern markets rebounding from last week’s slump over the uncertainty about the spread of the omicron variant of Covid-19.“We are still in the market. We like the region,” specifically the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, Ali El Adou, head of asset management at Daman Investments in Dubai, said in an interview on Bloomberg TV. “High vaccination rates is an...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bloomberg, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Tadawul, SABIC, Bloomberg TV, Etisalat, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Al Rajhi Bank, First Abu Dhabi Bank


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Beat that: Berlin’s techno DJs seek Unesco world heritage status

Group seeks cultural protection for music that defined reunification eraGetting into Berlin’s famous Berghain nightclub is a formidable task, even for some of the world’s best-known DJs. So they are unfazed by the challenge of persuading Unesco to grant heritage status to Berlin techno.The artists behind the Love Parade festival, DJs who pioneered the genre, and the impresarios of the German capital’s biggest clubs believe the backing of the UN body is vital for securing the future of the counte...
Tags: Europe, Music, Germany, Berlin, World news, Culture, Unesco, Dance music, Un, Clubbing, Berghain



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