Melly: Shared Stories

After many years of penning this blog I have come to know many of you and if you have been following me and reading the comments you probably know each other too. During Christmas many of you shared your home’s Christmas decor which gave us another glimpse of you. I enjoyed that so much that I want to continue putting forth ways for us to connect. If you have a personal story that you would want to share please send it to me at [email protected]   Shared Story Number 2   Photo unknown sourc...
Tags: Travel, Jesus, GNR, Melly, Barcelos, French la Vie

‘We take turns peering into a plastic bucket. Inside is a batch of freshly hatched turtles’

Natasha Cica and a group of sea turtle-saving volunteers gently float away from daily life and find something exquisite off Magnetic Island in north QueenslandWe’re standing on sand dunes at the end of a hot December day. The light’s fading fast and a thin crescent moon is rising in the clear sky. It’s still really hot; hot enough to dip in the ocean. But nobody does – not because it’s stinger season now, but because we’re here for something better.Here on Magnetic Island in Queensland, everyone...
Tags: Travel, Conservation, Marine Life, Queensland, Great Barrier Reef Holidays, PAUL, CSIRO, Magnetic Island, Natasha Cica

"at your library" in the north island eagle: goodbye for now, see you at the library

Goodbye for Now… See You at the LibraryThis is my final At Your Library column. I’m grateful to Kathy O’Reilly, indefatigable publisher of The Eagle, for giving me this opportunity. When I came to Port Hardy – exactly three years ago – I didn’t know a soul, and now I feel so much a part of our community. This column has extended our library’s reach into that community, and I hope you have enjoyed it.To stay in touch with what’s happening at the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL), consider ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Eagle, Port Hardy, Laura K, Becoming A Librarian, VIRL, Life In A Small Town, Vancouver Island Regional Library VIRL, At Your Library" Column, At Your Library, Kathy O'Reilly

"at your library" in the north island eagle: we heart your small or home-based business

Small or Home-Based Business? Your Library Can HelpSo many people in our North Island communities have been opening new businesses lately! It seems like every edition of The Eagle features at least one story about a new business in one of our towns. Some are “bricks and mortar” businesses that we can physically visit, while others are home-based operations that reach potential customers through Facebook and other social media. Everyone in our towns wants to support local businesses – including y...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, North Island, Lynda, Laura K, Becoming A Librarian, Life In A Small Town, At Your Library" Column

"at your library" in the north island eagle: build early literacy with storytimes

Build Early Literacy with Storytimes – Every Day in Port HardyIn a year when we desperately needed good news, the Port Hardy branch of the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) had the best news: a huge increase in hours. And one of the best things about those new hours is the daily storytime. At 10:00 every morning, Tuesday through Saturday, you can come to the Port Hardy Library and participate in a storytime. There’s no need to sign up in advance or even let us know you’re coming. Just tak...
Tags: Travel, Children's Books, Port Hardy, Laura K, Becoming A Librarian, Port Hardy Library, Vancouver Island Regional Library VIRL, At Your Library" Column, Mount Waddington Family Literacy Society

One of the newest airlines in the US is tackling the pilot shortage by paying them more and hiring from Australia

The inaugural flight of David Neeleman's Breeze Airways.Thomas Pallini/Insider Breeze Airways is one of many airlines bracing for the global shortage of pilots as air travel ramps up. The startup airline is looking to fill about 280 open pilot spots as more aircraft are delivered.  Hourly pilot wages are being increased and Australian nationals can also fly for Breeze under the E-3 visa program. The airline industry is returning to normal, and that means once again contending with a globa...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Australia, Planes, US, Trends, Flying, Aviation, Airbus, Airlines, Pilots, United Airlines, Federal Aviation Administration, Jetblue Airways

Why aviation and telecom companies like Verizon and AT&T are warring over the rollout of 5G, which opponents say can lead to flight delays and cancellations

Aviation is rallying against the current rollout of 5G Airlines and aircraft manufacturers are raising concerns over the rollout of 5G communications.  The current 5G rollout may affect an aircraft's radio altimeter, used to determine altitude above ground level in critical scenarios such as landings.   The wireless communication industry is holding firm on a January rollout for 5G.  The new year is bringing new challenges for the aviation industry. Telecom...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Verizon, Fcc, Air Travel, Planes, US, America, Trends, AT T, Dubai, Aviation, Airlines, Faa, Boeing, Verizon Communications

Le métro

If you've visited Paris, you've most certainly ridden on the métro (subway). It's often called one of the best systems in the world. It certainly is a great system for getting around in, and increasingly outside, the city. I believe that this station is called La Motte-Picquet - Grenelle at the intersection of the Boulevard de Grenelle and the Avenue de la Motte-Picquet in the 15th Arrondissement. Three lines intersect at this station which is on one of the system's several elevated segments. ...
Tags: Travel, Paris, WCS, Seattle Las Vegas, La Motte Picquet Grenelle, Boulevard de Grenelle, Avenue de la Motte Picquet, San José Los Angeles Portland, OR Paris RATP

Oil Posts Its Third Weekly Advance as Market Tightens on Outages - Bloomberg

Oil rose for a third straight week as demand remained resilient, while supplies are frayed across the OPEC+ coalition and beyond.West Texas Intermediate crude in New York climbed 5% this week, despite closing down 0.7% on Friday. Kazakhstan’s biggest oil producer has altered output at the giant Tengiz field following protests, while Libyan production has also been crimped. However, restrictions on access to restaurants and gyms from Germany to Hong Kong were a reminder that the omicron varia...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, New York, Germany, Opec, West Texas Intermediate, Kazakhstan, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Outages Bloomberg, Ed Moya Oanda

SPAC Race Heats Up in Asia With First Singapore Listings Due - Bloomberg

SPAC Race Heats Up in Asia With First Singapore Listings Due - Bloomberg Blank-check companies are set to make a debut in Singapore this month as the financial hub, which has struggled to attract new stock listings, gears up for competition from Hong Kong.Vertex Technology Acquisition Corporation Ltd., sponsored by state investor Temasek’s Vertex Venture Holdings Ltd., is seeking at least S$170 million ($125 million), while Tikehau Capital SCA-backed Pegasus Asia could raise at least S$150 mil...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bloomberg, Temasek, SPAC, Vertex, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Asia With First Singapore, Bloomberg Blank, Vertex Venture Holdings Ltd, Tikehau Capital SCA, Stefanie Yuen Thio, TSMP Law Corp

Harold Hamm: ‘Republican, Democrat . . . I’m an oilocrat’ | Financial Times

Harold Hamm: ‘Republican, Democrat . . . I’m an oilocrat’ | Financial Times Harold Hamm, billionaire oil tycoon and erstwhile Donald Trump confidant, stands in a crisp suit at the head of a long dark table in a boardroom high up an Oklahoma City skyscraper. Maps, leaflets, ring binders and papers are strewn the length of the table. With sudden alarm, I note they include articles on US energy from the Financial Times.  “Mr Hamm is ready for you — very ready,” his head of commun...
Tags: Travel, US, America, Oklahoma, Donald Trump, Financial Times, Oklahoma City, Oval Office, West Texas, Harold Hamm, Hamm, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Petroleum Club

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