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No, there shall never be a mandatory global digital ID on my watch

NO, WE MUST NEVER ALLOW THIS EXTREME TRAVESTY: A GLOBAL DIGITAL ID MANDATED BY THE GOVERNMENT.  1984 is here, on steroids. Far more intrusive and abusive than Orwell could have ever imagined. What Stacey Rudin has pointed out today is extremely discouraging: that governments and private companies are working on a mandatory digital wallet. I […]
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Top 5 Christmas Showstopper Cakes!

Sometimes you need to dazzle and that time is Christmas. These 5 cakes are here for you if you need that mic drop moment. From a pavlova tree tower, a tiramisu yule log, the easiest but prettiest Christmas chocolate cake, a cherry chocolate fruit cake to a macaron Christmas tree! There's a cake to suit every skill level!
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Longer weekends are the next economic battleground | Reuters tks @peter_tl

Longer weekends are the next economic battleground | Reuters The United Arab Emirates has staked out a new economic battlefield: longer weekends. The Gulf state is slicing half a day from the working week as it aligns its official days off with much of the world. A lasting shift to shorter hours would require other countries to follow, even as technology makes it harder to log off. But following a global pandemic that has upended regular working practices, employees may be more willing to swap...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Unilever, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, New Zealand, Bolt, Abu Dhabi, Uae, Gulf, Reuters, John Maynard Keynes, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Abu Dhabi Riyadh


#Dubai Plans to List District Cooling Firm Empower in IPO Push - Bloomberg

Dubai Plans to List District Cooling Firm Empower in IPO Push - Bloomberg Dubai plans to list Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corp., a venture between a unit of Dubai Holding and a state-owned utility, on its stock market as part of plans to deepen its capital market.The media office cited directives from Dubai’s ruler and deputy ruler for the listing of the company, also known as Empower. It didn’t provide further information.It’s the second announcement in less than a week on initial public...
Tags: Travel, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Salik, Dubai Holding, TECOM GROUP, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Dubai Electricity Water Authority, IPO Push Bloomberg, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corp, IPO Push Bloomberg Dubai, Dubai Industrial Park


#Qatar energy and ExxonMobil sign Cyprus energy exploration deal | Reuters

Qatar energy and ExxonMobil sign Cyprus energy exploration deal | Reuters A consortium consisting of Qatar Energy and ExxonMobil (XOM.N) has signed an agreement with Cyprus for energy exploration and production sharing in Block 5 in the southeast of the island, Qatari News Agency said on Friday.Under the agreement, Qatar Energy will own a 40% stake in Block 5 while ExxonMobil will own 60% and be the operator in the area, the agency added. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
Tags: Travel, ExxonMobil, Qatar, Cyprus, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Qatari News Agency, ExxonMobil XOM N, Qatar Energy


#Kuwait’s $33 Billion Holding Firm Appoints Sheikha Dana as CEO - Bloomberg

Kuwait’s $33 Billion Holding Firm Appoints Sheikha Dana as CEO - Bloomberg Kuwait Projects Co., the holding company with assets of about $33 billion, appointed Sheikha Dana Nasser Sabah Al Ahmad as its chief executive officer, in another senior appointment for a woman in the Gulf.Sheikha Dana was previously the CEO of Al Futtooh Holding Co. and on Kuwait Projects’ board since 2020, according to a statement. She holds board positions in Gulf Insurance Group, OSN and Kamco Invest and her appoint...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Bloomberg, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Gulf, Tadawul, Dana, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Sarah Al Suhaimi, First Abu Dhabi Bank, KIPCO, Rania Nashar, Kamco Invest


The End of the Season

Open heart pomegranates delicately hang on dry barren branches under a cold blue sky. Surrounding harvested fields echo their farewell song.                   [Author: French la Vie]
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Landscape Labourer

Work Location: Various locations within the Greater Montreal area Type of Employment:  Full time – Seasonal (180-days contract) Anticipated Start Date: Mid April 2021 Number of Vacants: 8 Job Duties:   Weed, prune and trim trees and plants  Cut grass Rake and collect refuse  Remove litter and garbage  Cart and spread topsoil and other materials  Lay sod or seed  Plant bulbs, flowers, shrubs, and trees  Repair and maintain equipment  Write daily basic progress reports  Wa...
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Ultra-wealthy travelers are ditching traditional private jets and buying airliners. See inside 2 airliner-turned-private-jets from Airbus and Boeing.

Onboard a Boeing Business Jet 737 at Dubai Airshow 2021.Thomas Pallini/Insider Airbus and Boeing are selling their planes to ultra-high-net-worth individuals in addition to airlines.  In 25 years of operation, Boeing has sold 250 of its Boeing Business Jets to the likes of royal families and wealthy individuals.  Airliners offer greater living space than traditional private jets that allow for extra amenities including king-size beds and multiple showers.  If owning a private jet is a sign ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Asia, UK, News, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Dubai, Aviation, Airbus, Boeing, Private Jets, Airbus Boeing, Dassault Aviation


American Airlines is resuming 13 international routes next year despite delays in receiving Boeing Dreamliner aircraft — see the full list

American Airlines.Thomas Pallini/Insider American Airlines is returning 13 routes to its international network as it prepares for strong demand to Europe. The carrier has also had to drop five markets due to delays in Boeing Dreamliner deliveries. In addition to returning service, American is launching all-new routes to Doha, Qatar, and Tel Aviv. American Airlines is expanding its international network with over a dozen returning routes in 2022.Dallas-based American is resuming 13 internation...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, New York, Milan, London, News, China, US, Tel Aviv, Trends, Qatar, Spain, Barcelona


American Airlines is restoring 13 international routes next year despite delays in receiving Boeing Dreamliner aircraft — see the full list

American Airlines.Thomas Pallini/Insider American Airlines is returning 13 routes to its international network as it prepares for strong demand to Europe. The carrier has also had to drop five markets due to delays in Boeing Dreamliner deliveries. In addition to returning service, American is launching all-new routes to Doha, Qatar, and Tel Aviv. American Airlines is expanding its international network with over a dozen returning routes in 2022.Dallas-based American is resuming 13 internation...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, New York, Milan, London, News, China, US, Tel Aviv, Trends, Qatar, Spain, Barcelona


Soupe au chou gratinée

Here's a variation on the classic French onion soup. We had (and still have) a good deal of broth from the potée (boiled dinner) that Ken made last weekend, so we decided to make a cabbage soup by chopping up the tender cooked cabbage and adding it back into the broth, then preparing it like French onion soup. Two bowls of steaming cabbage soup. First, Ken took the cabbage leaves out of the broth and strained the other vegetables out. He chopped the cabbage and added it back into the strained ...
Tags: Travel, Ken, WCS, Food And Cooking



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