Vietnam challenges China’s monopoly on virus diplomacy — Financial Post

HANOI — Vietnam is challenging China’s dominance of coronavirus diplomacy with the donation of medical supplies to Europe and Southeast Asia and even winning plaudits from U.S. President Donald Trump for a shipment of protective suits. Read More

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OPEC+ agrees to make deep oil output cuts to fight market slump — Financial Post

Major oil producers agreed to slash output as feuding members of the OPEC+ coalition buried differences in an effort to lift the market from a pandemic-driven collapse. Read More

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Trump family loses bid to move marketing scam lawsuit to arbitration — Financial Post

NEW YORK — A federal judge in Manhattan rejected an effort by U.S. President Donald Trump and his adult children to send a lawsuit accusing them of exploiting their family name to promote a marketing scam into arbitration. Read More

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Key Learning Concepts: COVID and companion animals — straydogsworldwide.wordpress.com

Originally posted on spiritandanimal.wordpress.com: ? Now more than ever, minimizing in-shelter populations of animals is essential. a. Reserve intake for animal emergencies only – sick, injured, dangerous, or those animals that are in immediate danger. b. Leave in place: healthy cats, un-weaned kittens in good health. c. Having fewer animals in the shelter…

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Alabama Hills Is In California! — dawn2dawn photography

It’s at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range near Lone Pine, California. It’s made up of unusual rock formations and large boulders that climbers love to tackle. It is a desert type ecosystem located on Federal BLM land. You may have recognized the landscape as this area was used in the opening scene […]

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Sweet Home Alabama Fried Chicken — Rosemarie’s Kitchen

Today is National Alabama Day. Alabama, the Heart of Dixie, was the 22nd state to join the union. She was home to the original capital of the Confederacy, Montgomery. Alabama set the stage for secession, and nearly 100 years later, set the stage for the Civil Rights Movement.

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Alabama Hills Hike-Along (virtual of course) — Weekend Campervanning

Most of us are sheltering in place right now, trying to get accustomed to our new normal. The news is full of the scary realities of life right now, so many things that causes stress and worry. For a few minutes, I wanted to provide you with a distraction and keep it light. Remind you […]

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British Commonwealth Occupation Forces – Japan — Pacific Paratrooper

 

Participation in the British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF) marked the first time that Australians were involved in the military occupation of a sovereign nation which it had defeated in war. BCOF participation in the allied occupation force was announced on 31 January 1946, though planning and negotiations had been in progress since the end […]

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(Poem) Just Be Thankful

Just Be Thankful

 

Why are so many people crying and moaning

Are we not now able to take in a breath of air

Can our eyes not put words to the letters we see

Have we no roof to cover ourselves from the rain

Are we not blessed with both bed and a blanket

 

All at once the world is having to live as though poor

What habits have changed for the poor and the shut-ins

Money or health are to easily taken away so enjoy the day

The poor are without health or money yet we trust and pray

The working class has always been thankful for food and bed

 

The blinders we wear are most usually always self made

The times will pass my friend as we humans will integrate

Stories of these times will soon become movies of lore

Maybe the whole world just take this time to do a “Do Over”

Folks just be thankful to be alive as this new beginning begins

Destination: Albuquerque, New Mexico — Rebecca Goes Rendezvous

Spring Break has just started for many schools across the nation. Even if I am no longer in the education system, I would like to recount a couple of my Spring Break travels from previous years, back when I used to be in school. It brings back memories, and also the wanderlust that I always […]

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