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The Storyteller

  Children adore Yann's ad-lib stories about Zouglou (a boy) and Zouglette (a girl) . These tales of two children have been told by Yann for over thirty years. And now Gabriel is hearing them, immobile as he was in that spot for more than half of an hour .                    Related Stories The Pied PiperHappy 59th Birthday YannThe Perfect 10  [Author: French la Vie]
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Sunday January 9th 2021 at 11AM - Come and worship in Brighton Ontario's Proctor Park

For much of 2021 I was travelling wherever there was a church gathering.  I went to Aylmer several times as well as Waterloo, Napanee, Oshawa and downtown Toronto.  Indoors or outdoors, it made no difference, church isn't a building, it's the assembly of people gathered to worship God in Spirit and in Truth.  In my little corner of Ontario the churches have too often been closed, frequently opting to conduct worship via on-line streaming.  For me on-line church doesn't work, it's like trying to ...
Tags: Travel, Egypt, Brighton, Moses, Jonah, Ontario, Nineveh, Eastern Ontario, Aylmer, Gordie Canuk, Brighton Ontario, Proctor Park, Waterloo Napanee Oshawa


Brent Oil Rises Even as OPEC+ Agrees to Boost Production - Bloomberg

Brent Oil Rises Even as OPEC+ Agrees to Boost Production - Bloomberg PRICES West Texas Intermediate rose 0.5% to $76.48 a barrel at 9:30 a.m. in New YorkBrent for March settlement gained 0.8% to $79.58 Oil ticked higher with global supplies in focus, even after OPEC+ agreed to revive more oil production. Futures in London rose 0.8% but were still beneath $80 a barrel. With demand largely withstanding the omicron variant, the producer group on Tuesday approved a 400,000 barrel-a-d...
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New data could move Oahu House seat to Big Island, Health Department affirms Red Hill shutdown order, Capt. Cook monument defaced with indigenous slogan, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Capt. Cook monument. See Hawaii Island section for stories New Data From U.S. Military Could Restart Reapportionment Process. At stake is a House seat that could move from Oahu to the Big Island. Civil Beat. West Hawaii Today.The state is looking again for a contractor to market the islands to US tourists. The state will once again look for a contractor to market the islands as a destination for American tourists after its initial award was rescinded. Hawaii Public Radio.Hawaii eliminates...
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Knowland Sights Indicators of a Stabilizing Meeting Industry as Native Seasonality Asserts Itself Into Normal Patterns

Knowland, the world’s leading provider of data-as-a-service insights on meetings and events for hospitality, today released its monthly meetings and events data for December. Although December U.S. group meeting volume decreased 16.8 percent over November 2021, this change is in line with normal seasonality trends.
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Where to travel 2022: The best destinations to go

Travel is more challenging now than it has been in a long time. Borders tentatively reopen only to slam shut again. A once-simple visa on entry is replaced with piles of paperwork. And the whole world is brushing up on the Greek alphabet whenever a new variant makes headlines.
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A Hotelier's New Year’s Resolution for 2022: Reduce Stress for Guests and Staff | By Adele Gutman Milne

It’s no secret. I love 5-Star reviews. I see them as free billboard advertising and social proof that a hotel with this distinction offers a more caring and enjoyable guest experience than the others. Happy guests also make the work of hospitality a pleasure for our staff, yet too often we leave our teams to repeatedly handle complaints created by incomplete pre-stay communications and unmanaged expectations.
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How Can Hotel Website Design Bring in More Bookings and Revenue?

Do you want to build a hotel website design that can help you increase direct bookings and revenue?
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LIGHT & FLUFFY Bacon Stuffed Pancakes!

Holy heavens it's bacon stuffed pancakes! It's been a while between breakfast recipes but now that we're all at home during the holidays now is the time to share with you one of my favourite breakfasts. These bacon stuffed pancakes are light and fluffy ricotta hot cakes studded with maple glazed bacon so they're super tasty and having the bacon inside the pancakes makes them super easy to eat. They're topped with extra maple glazed bacon and serve with maple syrup on the side. These bacon stuffe...
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Sonder Holdings Inc. Expands Canadian Operations With New Properties in Montreal and Toronto

Sonder Holdings Inc. (“Sonder”), a leading next-generation hospitality company that is redefining the guest experience through technology and design, increased its footprint in Canada in 2021, by opening new properties and contracting hundreds of additional units across Montreal and Toronto.
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Oil Advances as OPEC+ Sees Tighter Market in First Quarter - Bloomberg

Oil Advances as OPEC+ Sees Tighter Market in First Quarter - Bloomberg PRICES West Texas Intermediate rose 91 cents to settle at $76.99 a barrel in New YorkBrent for March settlement gained $1.02 to $80 a barrel Oil trekked higher as global supplies are on track to be tighter than previously expected amid easing fears over the omicron variant’s hit to global demand.Futures in New York rose 1.2% while Brent crude settled at $80 a barrel for the first time since late November as O...
Tags: Travel, New York, Opec, Bloomberg, Iran, Russia Ukraine, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, OANDA, Ed Moya


How To Think Like A Hospitality Art Consultant

What is art to you? Each person has a radically different definition. Art sculpts an umbrella over a number of activities, including musical, physical, lyrical and visual to name a few.
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January 2022- Eye Need to Do’s: Gershwin & Kurt Weill, David Hockney, and Cartier

Paris -Berlin- Broadway The Paris Philharmonie is presenting a program of George Gershwin with music from American in Paris and Rhapsody in Blue along with a selection of songs from Kurt Weill. The program will be performed by the Orchestre Pasdeloup with Wolfgang Doerner conducting, and Franck Tortiller. January 15, 2022 @ 3pm Philharmonie de Paris https://philharmoniedeparis.fr/en/activity/concert-symphonique/22733-paris-berlin-broadway David Hockney: A Year in Norman...
Tags: Travel, Normandy, Paris, David Hockney, Marais, PAUL, Gershwin, George Gershwin, Matilda, Kurt Weill, Cartier, Richard Nahem, Eye Need To Do's, rue de Rivoli, Paris Philharmonie, Kurt Weill David Hockney


#SaudiArabia seeks to broaden financial ties with the UK

Saudi Arabia seeks to broaden financial ties with the UK Saudi Arabia, the Arab world’s biggest economy, is planning to expand financial ties with the UK as part of a bilateral push to deepen trade and economic relations.The kingdom has authorised Finance Minister Mohammed Al Jadaan to discuss the draft of a preliminary agreement with the UK Treasury to “enhance co-operation in the areas of developing financial and public financial services”, the state-run Saudi Press Agency said in a Cabinet ...
Tags: Travel, UK, Saudi Arabia, Eu, Britain, GCC, Cabinet, Gulf, Ministry Of Finance, UK Saudi Arabia, UK Treasury, Saudi Press Agency, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Mohammed al Jadaan


#Saudi Pension Fund Opens Up for First Time, Says Returns Hit 14% - Bloomberg

Saudi Pension Fund Opens Up for First Time, Says Returns Hit 14% - Bloomberg The investment arm of Saudi Arabia’s General Organization for Social Insurance, said it delivered returns of over 14% last year, as markets globally rallied to new heights.The disclosure is the first indication from Hassana, as the fund manager which oversees $250 billion in assets is known, about the returns it generates. It also said that investment gains exceeded 12% for the past three years, and 9% for the past fi...
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Two new updates to Safe Travels Hawaii program

These two new changes to Safe Travels Hawaii are now in effect. Quarantine period reduced from 10 to 5 days For travelers who do not choose a quarantine exemption option, the quarantine duration has been reduced from ten days to five days. Per health officials, this change is in alignment with the CDC’s recent updates. This change went into effect January 3, 2022. Note that the vast majority of travelers to Hawaii choose a quarantine exemption either by proof of full COVID vaccination or by pro...
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Louis Dreyfus chair owes Credit Suisse $240 mln after ADQ deal | Reuters

Louis Dreyfus chair owes Credit Suisse $240 mln after ADQ deal | Reuters Margarita Louis-Dreyfus, chairperson and main shareholder of Louis Dreyfus Company, borrowed about $240 million from Credit Suisse (CSGN.S) in a reduced loan arrangement following the sale of a stake in LDC, an annual company report showed.Louis-Dreyfus told Swiss business magazine Bilanz in late 2020 she planned to use the proceeds of the sale of a 45% stake in LDC to Abu Dhabi investment firm ADQ to settle a $1 billion ...
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The folding wingtips on Boeing's massive new 777X are a first in commercial aviation — here's why the plane needs them

Boeing 777X.Boeing Boeing's new flagship 777X aircraft is the first commercial plane to have folding wingtips. Airport gate space concerns ignited the need for the new wingtip folding mechanism. Eight airlines have ordered the jet so far, like Emirates and Lufthansa, but none are US-based. Boeing's latest addition to its growing fleet of commercial jets is the innovative 777X, making its global debut at the Dubai Air Show in August. The Boeing 777X at Dubai Airshow 2021.Thomas Pall...
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The folding wing tips on Boeing's massive new 777X are a first in commercial aviation. Here's why the plane needs them.

Boeing 777X.Boeing Boeing's new flagship 777X aircraft is the first commercial plane with folding wing tips. Airport-gate space concerns ignited the need for the new wing-tip folding mechanism. Eight airlines have ordered the jet so far, such as Emirates and Lufthansa, but none is US-based. Boeing's latest addition to its growing fleet of commercial jets is the innovative 777X, which made its global debut at the Dubai Air Show in August. The Boeing 777X at the 2021 Dubai Airshow.Th...
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Gulf markets buoyed by oil and global shares | Reuters

Most stock markets in the Gulf ended higher on Tuesday, in line with oil prices and global shares, shrugging off concerns that the Omicron coronavirus variant could choke the global economic recovery.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) rose 0.3%, supported by a 1.1% gain for the kingdom's largest lender, Saudi National Bank (1180.SE).The Saudi central bank has extended a deferred payment programme meant to support the private sector by an additional three months until March 31, it said on...
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Goldman to Double #Israel Staff and Act as Bridge to Wealth Funds - Bloomberg

Goldman to Double Israel Staff and Act as Bridge to Wealth Funds - Bloomberg Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is coming off its best year ever in Israel. But the hiring spree it’s planning is both a rebuilding effort and a growth push.After emerging as the top adviser on Israeli initial public offerings in the U.S. in 2021, the Wall Street firm plans to double its local staff to around 30 by adding five people to the investment banking division and expanding its asset management and private wealth...
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Women On Fairways Customizes Golf Trips

The post Women On Fairways Customizes Golf Trips appeared first on GolfBlogger Golf Blog. Women on Fairways is a unique woman owned company that customizes luxury golf trips and experiences for women. The post Women On Fairways Customizes Golf Trips appeared first on GolfBlogger Golf Blog - Golf news, course & equipment reviews & more
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#Qatar's Ooredoo, CK Hutchison complete $6bln merger of Indonesian units | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Qatar's Ooredoo, CK Hutchison complete $6bln merger of Indonesian units | ZAWYA MENA Edition Qatar’s telecoms company Ooredoo and CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd has completed the $6 billion merger of their Indonesian telecom businesses after securing all shareholder and regulatory approvals.The newly merged company, named PT Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison Tbk, is effective from today, 4 January 2022, the companies said in a joint statement on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, where Ooredoo's shares tra...
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#Saudi Superyacht Dispute Pits Credit Suisse Against Gulf Prince - Bloomberg

Saudi Superyacht Dispute Pits Credit Suisse Against Gulf Prince - Bloomberg Credit Suisse Group AG is pursuing a Saudi prince in court, alleging he failed to repay the bank around $78 million in interest and loans he took out to refinance his 82-meter (269-foot) superyacht and mansion property in England.In a London lawsuit filed in November, the Swiss bank said that two companies defaulted on a pair of loans it provided for refinancing the luxury purchases. Prince Fahad Bin Sultan, governor o...
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Column: Oil bulls return as the threat from Omicron recedes: Kemp | Reuters

Column: Oil bulls return as the threat from Omicron recedes: Kemp | Reuters Portfolio investors have started to rebuild bullish positions in the oil market, reassessing earlier fears about the likely impact of the Omicron variant of coronavirus on major economies and passenger aviation in 2022.Hedge funds and other money managers purchased the equivalent of 54 million barrels in the six most important petroleum futures and options contracts in the week to Dec. 28 (https://tmsnrt.rs/3JE0yqq).Fu...
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Oil prices rise ahead of OPEC+ meeting | Reuters

Oil prices rise ahead of OPEC+ meeting | Reuters Oil prices rose on Tuesday as investors expected OPEC+ producers meeting on output to stick with their planned increase for February based on indications Omicron would have only a mild impact on demand.Brent crude was up 48 cents, or 0.6%, at $79.46 a barrel at 1310 GMT, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude rose by 42 cents, or 0.6%, to $76.50 a barrel."The oil market is bullish today as a result of optimism sourced from today’s monthl...
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U.S. Travel Association Reacts to CDC Travel Health Notice for Cruise Ship Travel

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on the December 30th CDC Travel Health Notice for Cruise Ship Travel:
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Postcards from the Galapagos Islands: Do the fittest really survive? | By Peter Varga

When thinking of the Galapagos Islands the first images that we may conjure up are of giant tortoises, marine iguanas, sharks, beautiful tropical beaches, and a laid-back lifestyle where troubles of the outside world are non-existent and one’s daily ‘responsibility’ is to swim with the dolphins. This could have been the case in the past, but not in 2020!
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Live on less than 1/2 your income

This is part I of my plan to be debt free by June, 2023 – Begin by living on on less than half of my income excluding debt payments. By summer, I’d like to cut that down to 1/3 or maybe even a 1/4 of my income. Here’s how I came up with this budget: I took the spending reports from 2021 and created monthly averages for everything I spend. Looked at my plans and goals for 2022 and created a budget around every thing and then divided that by 12 and put it in the appropriate budget item. Hope’s...
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Nearly 250 cruise ships will sail globally in January despite the CDC advising all travelers to avoid cruising

Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas.Royal Caribbean Almost 250 cruise ships will sail in January despite rising COVID-19 cases. In late December 2021, the CDC recommended all travelers – vaccinated or not – avoid cruising.  The agency is now investigating over 90 cruise ships in the wake of COVID-19 outbreaks. Almost 250 cruise ships will sail in January despite rising COVID-19 cases and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advising travelers against cruising.In the first month o...
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