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what i'm reading: janis, her life and music

As a teenager and in my early 20s, I was somewhat obsessed with Janis Joplin. I read all the available biographies of her, and took any opportunity to see footage of her legendary performances. I never lost my fascination; I've continued to love Janis' music throughout my life. Reading Janis: Her Life and Music by Holly George-Warren deepened my appreciation of Janis' intelligence and artistry. The book also shifted my adult view of Janis, from a misunderstood, tragic figure, to a joyful, life...
Tags: Travel, Music, Texas, San Francisco, Bob Dylan, New York Times, Mick Jagger, Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Black, Columbia, Robert Plant, Dylan, Otis Redding, Joplin


Bar None

One word: Elotes. Well actually, to be more precise, two words: VEGAN elotes. Why there aren’t more, or any in Austin proper, is beyond me. Here, in the land of tacos and herbivores, why can’t I just get a simple cup full of dairy-free yet creamy, cheesy corn? Is that really asking so much? Happily, Barrio Verde is now on the scene, answering that call and allowing me to be lazier than ever. I ordered delivery for my first taste, but threw in some more substantial food too, pretending that would...
Tags: Travel, Food, Texas, Austin, Baking, Delivery, Takeout, Wynwood, Tex-Mex, Food Truck, Barrio Verde


Oil mixed, U.S. crude hits highest since 2019 as refineries restart | Reuters

Oil mixed, U.S. crude hits highest since 2019 as refineries restart | Reuters Oil prices were mixed on Thursday with U.S. crude edging up to its highest close since 2019 as Texas refineries restarted production after last week’s freeze, while Brent eased on worries that four months of gains will prompt producers to boost output.Earlier in the day, an assurance that U.S. interest rates will stay low and a sharp drop in U.S. crude output last week due to the winter storm in Texas, helped boost bot...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Valero Energy Corp, Port Arthur, U S West Texas Intermediate WTI, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Citgo Petroleum Corp


MIDEAST STOCKS-Global share rally, rising oil prices buoy Gulf bourses | Nasdaq

Major stock markets in the Middle East registered sharp gains on Thursday, tracking a rise in global equities and a recovery in oil prices, with Qatar outperforming the region.Brent oil climbed to a 13-month high of $67.30 LCOc1, CLc1 after U.S. government data on Wednesday showed a drop in crude output as a deep freeze in Texas disrupted production last week. O/RSaudi Arabia's benchmark share index .TASI rose 0.9%, with Al Rajhi Bank 1120.SE rising 2% and Saudi Telecom Company 7010.SE climbing ...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Qatar, Joe Biden, Middle East, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Gulf, Reuters, Mohammed bin Salman, Salman, Tasi, Saudi Telecom Company, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Al Rajhi Bank, First Abu Dhabi Bank


Oil hovers near 13-month highs as storm hits U.S. output, Fed assures rates staying low | Reuters

Oil hovers near 13-month highs as storm hits U.S. output, Fed assures rates staying low | Reuters Oil prices extended gains for a fourth session on Thursday to reach the highest levels in more than 13 months, underpinned by an assurance that U.S. interest rates will stay low, and a sharp drop in U.S. crude output last week due to the storm in Texas.Brent crude futures for April gained 37 cents, 0.6%, to $67.41 a barrel by 0718 GMT, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude for April was at $63.54...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Energy Information Administration, Fed, Reuters, Reuters Oil, U S Federal Reserve, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Texas Brent


Oil rises after data shows slump in U.S. output amid Texas freeze | Reuters

Oil rises after data shows slump in U.S. output amid Texas freeze | Reuters Oil prices climbed on Wednesday to fresh 13-month highs after U.S. government data showed a drop in crude output after a deep freeze disrupted production last week.U.S. crude oil production dropped last week by more than 10%, or 1 million barrels per day, during the rare winter storm in Texas, equaling the largest weekly fall ever, the Energy Information Administration said. Refinery crude inputs dropped to the lowest si...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Chicago, Houston, EIA, Energy Information Administration, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Phil Flynn


Gov. Ige and Cabinet get vaccinated, Maui tops Oahu in daily COVID-19 increase, $12 minimum wage clears Senate committees, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii Gov. David Ige gets vaccinated PC:Governor's Office Governor, cabinet members get first dose of COVID vaccine. Gov. David Ige, Hawaii’s first lady and 65 of their cabinet and staff members got their first COVID vaccine doses Monday. Hawaii News Now. KHON2. KITV4.Hawaii Health Director Says 3 More Weeks For Next Vaccination Phase. Dr. Libby Char told lawmakers mid March is the soonest people age 70 and older will be able to get in line for COVID-19 vaccinations. Civil Beat. Tribune-...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Senate, Hawaii, Tennessee, Defense Department, Cabinet, Maui, West Hawaii, Oahu, Waimea, Hawaiian Islands, Garden Island, Hilo, David Ige, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands


Oil settles mixed amid post-storm uncertainty | Reuters

Oil settles mixed amid post-storm uncertainty | Reuters Oil prices settled near year-long highs on Tuesday on signs that global coronavirus restrictions were being eased, although concerns about the pace of a U.S. economic recovery and the return of Texas oil production kept gains in check.U.S. crude settled down 3 cents to $61.67 a barrel, still close to its highest levels since January 2020. Brent crude LCOc1 settled up 13 cents, or 0.2%, to $65.37 a barrel.Both contracts rose more than $1 ear...
Tags: Travel, Texas, United States, Houston, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


BofA hikes 2021 Brent price view by $10/bbl on strong oil balances | Reuters

BofA hikes 2021 Brent price view by $10/bbl on strong oil balances | Reuters Bank of America (BofA) Global Research lifted its forecast for Brent crude oil prices for this year citing tighter supplies due to the Texas freeze and OPEC+ output curbs and unmatched global monetary stimulus, it said in a note dated Monday.The bank now expects Brent crude oil to average $60 per barrel in 2021, up from a previous estimate of $50. BofA also forecasts West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude prices to average...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Opec, Brent, Reuters, BofA, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Reuters Bank of America BofA Global Research


Higher oil prices push #Saudi index up, while Egypt declines | Reuters

Higher oil prices push Saudi index up, while Egypt declines | Reuters Gulf markets ended mostly higher on Tuesday, with Saudi Arabia’s benchmark index leading gains, while Egypt’s blue-chip index slid more than 1 percent.The Saudi index closed 0.8% higher, its biggest daily percentage gain in over a week, buoyed by higher oil prices.The rise in crude prices was underpinned by the likely easing of COVID-19 lockdowns around the world, positive economic forecasts and lower output as U.S. supplies w...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Gulf, Reuters, Qatar National Bank, Reuters Gulf, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, National Commercial Bank, Al Rajhi Bank, Gulf Egypt, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, Emirates Telecommunications Group Etisalat


Oil prices jump more than $1 as U.S. output slow to restart | Reuters

Oil prices jump more than $1 as U.S. output slow to restart | Reuters Oil prices jumped by more than $1 on Tuesday, underpinned by optimism over COVID-19 vaccine rollouts and lower output as U.S. supplies were slow to return after a deep freeze in Texas shut in crude production last week.Shale oil producers in the southern United States could take at least two weeks to restart the more than 2 million barrels per day (bpd) of crude output that shut down because of cold weather, as frozen pipes an...
Tags: Travel, Texas, United States, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, AXi, Stephen Innes, COVID


Oil jumps almost 4% as output slow to recover from Texas storms | Reuters

Oil jumps almost 4% as output slow to recover from Texas storms | Reuters Oil prices rose nearly 4% on Monday, boosted by the expected slow return of U.S. crude output after last week’s deep freeze in Texas shut in production.U.S. producers shut anywhere from 2 million to 4 million barrels per day of oil output due to cold weather in Texas and other oil producing states, and the unusually cold conditions may have damaged installations that could keep output offline longer than expected.Brent cru...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Oil prices rise with storm-hit U.S. output set for slow return | Reuters

Oil prices rise with storm-hit U.S. output set for slow return | Reuters Oil prices rose on Monday as the slow return of U.S. crude output cut by frigid conditions served as a reminder of the tight supply situation, just as demand recovers from the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic.Brent crude was up 51 cents, or 0.8%, at $63.42 a barrel by 0945 GMT, after gaining nearly 1% last week. U.S. oil rose 45 cents, or 0.8%, to $59.69 a barrel, having fallen 0.4% last week.Abnormally cold weather in Texas...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Gulf Coast, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Can OPEC+ Maintain Order As Oil Prices Rise? | OilPrice.com

Can OPEC+ Maintain Order As Oil Prices Rise? | OilPrice.com After months of neglect from traders, oil became a hot commodity again this month as Brent surged over $65 a barrel and WTI topped $60 for the first time in a year. The rally cast a shadow over OPEC+’s resolve to keep cutting as much production as they are cutting now. Oil had been recovering steadily even before the United States lost some 40 percent of its oil production because of the Arctic cold wave that swept across the coun...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Opec, Bloomberg, United States, Brent, Wti, EIA, Riyadh, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, EIA U S


Texas Blackouts Mask All the Reasons Oil Prices Can Tumble - Bloomberg

Texas Blackouts Mask All the Reasons Oil Prices Can Tumble - Bloomberg The snowstorm that slammed Texas and neighboring states last week is just the latest in a series of factors that have sent oil prices soaring. It risks burying visibility of the one thing that might undo the rally — a huge reservoir of idle production capacity.Oil prices began to move lower on Friday, but they are still close to their highest level in over a year, since well before the pandemic trashed global demand. A bull r...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Opec, International Energy Agency, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Oil extends losses as Texas prepares to ramp up output after freeze | Reuters

Oil extends losses as Texas prepares to ramp up output after freeze | Reuters Oil prices fell for a second day on Friday, retreating further from recent highs, as Texas energy companies began preparations to restart oil and gas fields shuttered by freezing weather and power outages.Brent crude futures ended the session down $1.02, or 1.6%, at $62.91 a barrel while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude fell $1.28, or 2.1%, to settle at $59.24.For the week, Brent gained about 0.5% while WTI fel...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Brent, Wti, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Jim Ritterbusch, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Ritterbusch


Oil drops as investors gauge big chill impact on U.S. refineries, OPEC+ output rise | Reuters

Oil drops as investors gauge big chill impact on U.S. refineries, OPEC+ output rise | Reuters Oil prices slid more than 1% on Friday, adding to overnight declines, on worries that refineries will take time to resume operations after the big freeze in the U.S. South, creating a gap in demand, while OPEC+ supplies were expected to rise.“The market was ripe for a correction and signs of the power and overall energy situation starting to normalise in Texas provided the necessary trigger,” said Vanda...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Opec, Reuters, Reuters Oil, U S West Texas Intermediate WTI, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Vandana Hari, Vanda Insights Brent


Oil Giving Up Big-Freeze Gains With Wells Slowly Restarting - Bloomberg

Oil Giving Up Big-Freeze Gains With Wells Slowly Restarting - Bloomberg Oil fell for a second day as production slowly restarted in Texas and the White House said it would be willing to meet with Iran, potentially paving the way for more crude exports from the Persian Gulf nation.Futures in New York dropped toward $59 a barrel, falling the most in three months at one point on Friday. Companies are using restored power from grids or generators to resume output that was halted by the frigid weathe...
Tags: Travel, New York, Texas, White House, Iran, Persian Gulf, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Wells Slowly Restarting Bloomberg, Wells Slowly Restarting Bloomberg Oil


Ted Cruz traveled to Jamaica for July 4th last year, defying public health guidelines during the pandemic, report says

Cruz is facing criticism for flying to Cancun as his home state of Texas grapples with severe winter storms. Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images The Washington Post reported GOP Sen. Ted Cruz traveled to Jamaica for the Fourth of July last year. CDC guidelines at the time recommended Americans avoid nonessential travel. The Post report came as Cruz faces criticism for traveling to Cancun as Texas battles winter storms. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Sen. Ted Cruz travel...
Tags: Travel, Weather, Post, Politics, Texas, Washington Post, Cdc, Mexico, Trends, Austin, Gop, Ted Cruz, Jamaica, Houston, Winter Storm, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Oil falls after surging past $65 on Texas freeze | Reuters

Oil falls after surging past $65 on Texas freeze | Reuters Oil prices fell on Thursday despite a sharp drop in U.S. crude inventories, as market participants took profits following days of buying spurred by a cold snap in the largest U.S. energy-producing state.Brent crude fell 41 cents, or 0.6%, to settle at $63.93 a barrel. During the session it rose as high as $65.52, its highest since January 2020.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell 62 cents, or 1%, to settle at $60.52 a ba...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Chicago, Reuters, Reuters Oil, U S West Texas Intermediate WTI, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Phil Flynn, Price Futures Group


Brent gives up gains after rising above $65 on Texas freeze | Reuters

Brent gives up gains after rising above $65 on Texas freeze | Reuters Oil prices erased early gains on Thursday, with Brent retreating from a 13-month high above $65 a barrel as buying spurred by concerns that a rare cold snap in Texas could disrupt U.S. crude output for days or even weeks petered out. Brent crude was down 18 cents, or 0.3%, at $64.16 a barrel at 1516 GMT, after rising to $65.52 earlier in the session, its highest since Jan. 20, 2020.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futu...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Mexico, United States, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Rystad Energy, Artem Abramov


Superhost Hospitality Expands Management Portfolio

Superhost Hospitality has been awarded the management contract for the Hampton Inn and Suites, Denison, Texas providing additional presence in Texas along with their hotels in Mesquite and Northlake. This new addition to the Superhost Hospitality portfolio takes the company to 16 hotels and $200M in real estate investments.
Tags: Travel, Texas, Hampton Inn, Mesquite, Northlake, Suites Denison Texas


Big Freeze in Texas Is Becoming a Global Oil Market Crisis - Bloomberg

Big Freeze in Texas Is Becoming a Global Oil Market Crisis - Bloomberg What began as a power issue for a handful of U.S. states is rippling into a shock for the world’s oil market.More than 4 million barrels a day of output -- almost 40% of the nation’s crude production -- is now offline, according to traders and executives. One of the world’s biggest oil refining centers has seen output drastically cut back. The waterways that help U.S. oil flow to the rest of the world have been disrupted for ...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Ben Luckock, Trafigura Group Brent


Oil prices climb on fears Texas freeze may hamper U.S. crude output | Reuters

Oil prices climb on fears Texas freeze may hamper U.S. crude output | Reuters Oil prices rallied again on Thursday to hit 13-month highs as concerns that a rare cold snap in Texas could disrupt U.S. crude output for days or even weeks prompted fresh buying.Brent crude climbed 89 cents, or 1.4%, to $65.23 a barrel by 0524 GMT, touching its highest since Jan. 20, 2020. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures gained 66 cents, or 1.1%, to $61.80 a barrel, registering its highest since Jan. ...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Wood Mackenzie, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Oil jumps $1/bbl as Texas freeze prompts U.S. output drop | Reuters

Oil jumps $1/bbl as Texas freeze prompts U.S. output drop | Reuters Oil prices gained more than $1 a barrel on Wednesday, as frigid Texas temperatures shut production across the largest U.S. crude producing state, with the unusually cold weather expected to hamper output for days or even weeks.Brent crude settled at $64.34 a barrel, gaining 99 cents, or 1.6%, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude settled at $61.14 a barrel, rising $1.09, or 1.8%. Both benchmarks were at their highest le...
Tags: Travel, New York, Texas, Saudi Arabia, Opec, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Mizuho, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Bob Yawger, Yawger


Oil extends rally on Texas supply disruptions | Reuters

Oil extends rally on Texas supply disruptions | Reuters Oil prices advanced further on Wednesday, underpinned by major supply disruption in the south of the United States this week, caused by a historic winter storm in Texas.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose 41 cents, or 0.68%, to $60.46 a barrel at 0752 GMT.Brent crude futures gained 44 cents, or 0.69%, to $63.79 a barrel.Oil prices have run up strongly in recent months and output disruptions caused by the storm in Texas, th...
Tags: Travel, Texas, United States, Citigroup, ANZ, Citi, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Oil settles near 13-month highs; Texas deep freeze supports | Reuters

Oil settles near 13-month highs; Texas deep freeze supports | Reuters Oil prices settled near 13-month highs on Tuesday, supported by a deep freeze in the U.S. South that shut wells and oil refineries in Texas.Prices have been buoyant for months, with major oil producing countries restricting supply and vaccines rolling out to combat the coronavirus pandemic.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures settled up 1% to $60.05, after touching their highest since early January 2020. Brent sett...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Associates, U S South, Jim Ritterbusch, Galena Illinois, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Ritterbusch


Oil prices near 13-month highs, supported by Texas cold snap | Reuters

Oil prices near 13-month highs, supported by Texas cold snap | Reuters Oil prices hovered near 13-month highs on Tuesday, supported by a cold snap that shut wells in the biggest U.S. producing state Texas, although gains were capped by a wage deal in Norway that averted supply disruptions in Europe.The global rollout of coronavirus vaccinations, fuelling expectations of a recovery in the global economy and oil demand, has also kept prices buoyant.Keenly watched U.S. oil inventory data from the A...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Texas, Norway, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Energy Information Administration EIA, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Oil prices climb as deep freeze shuts U.S. oil wells, curbs refineries | Reuters

Oil prices climb as deep freeze shuts U.S. oil wells, curbs refineries | Reuters Oil prices rose on Tuesday as a cold front shut wells and refineries in Texas, the biggest crude producing state in the United States, the world’s biggest oil producer.Prices also gained as Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group said it struck airports in Saudi Arabia with drones, raising supply concerns in the world’s biggest oil exporter, and on optimism for a global economic recovery amid accelerated COVID-19 vaccine ...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Saudi Arabia, Iran, United States, Yemen, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, AXi, Stephen Innes


OYO Hotels Expands Footprint Across US; Opens Doors to 10 New Hotels

OYO Hotels & Homes, the leading technology and revenue growth platform for owners and operators of hotels and homes, today announced that it opened doors to 10 new hotels in Colorado, Georgia, I owa, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Texas. Continuing its US recovery momentum, the company's RevPar reached over 130% of pre-COVID levels in Q4 2020 as it emerged as the preferred choice of accommodation for front-line travelers getting our economy moving again. Under the leadership of Kasra Mo...
Tags: Travel, Texas, US, RevPAR, Mississippi North Carolina, Colorado Georgia, OYO Hotels Homes, Kasra Moshkani Head of OYO US



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