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Jane Walker to replace Johnnie Walker on some scotch bottles

NEW YORK — It’s not the alcohol playing tricks on your eyes: The striding figure on some bottles of Johnnie Walker scotch will be Jane Walker.

Liquor maker Diageo says it plans to roll out bottles next month for a limited run. Diageo says it’s the first time in the brand’s nearly 200-year history that the logo has been depicted as a woman.

Fresh twist for UAE diners as oysters thrive in warm waters

FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates — The waters of the Persian Gulf have long been home to pearl oysters, providing a valuable mainstay to Arab tribes that subsisted off its trade before the discovery of oil pumped new life into the Arabian Peninsula. Now, off the shores of the United Arab Emirates, a new type of oyster is thriving, the edible kind.