Recent Posts

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10
1
Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 06/12/22
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 06 December, 2022 @ 19:48:04 »
Quote
Pogues' singer Shane MacGowan in hospital following recent health trouble

The Pogues' singer Shane MacGowan has been taken into hospital, according to his wife.

The 64-year-old frontman has used a wheelchair since breaking his pelvis in 2015 and has been in and out of hospital in recent years.
https://www.itv.com/news/utv/2022-12-06/wife-of-pogues-singer-shane-macgowan-asks-fans-to-send-prayers
2
Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 06/12/22
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 06 December, 2022 @ 19:27:03 »
Quote
She’s a little bit country, they’re a little bit rock’n’roll: it’s the Dolly Parton/Led Zeppelin supergroup!

The much-loved singer says she is recording a rock album – and hopes to get the surviving members of the legendary Led Zeppelin to re-form for it
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/dec/06/dolly-parton-led-zeppelin-supergroup-rock-album
3
Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 06/12/22
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 06 December, 2022 @ 19:20:44 »
Quote
Exclusive: England footballers concerned over lack of club security arrangements

Premier League players do not feel they are receiving enough protection, support and advice from their clubs regarding personal safety
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2022/12/06/exclusive-england-footballers-concerned-lack-club-security-arrangements/

4
Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 06/12/22
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 06 December, 2022 @ 18:02:45 »
Allegedly seaplanes could be operating from Kef by September 2023 and potentially Kef will connect from Argostoli to 12 destinations:

3 in the Ionian (Corfu, Levkas, Zakynthos)
5 in the Peloponnese (Corinth, Kalamata, Katakolo, Kyllini, Patras)  
2 in Aetolia-Acarnania (Agrinio via Lake Trichonida, Astakos) 
2 in Epirus (Ioannina, Parga)

No relevant info I can find on hellenic-seaplanes.com

Meanwhile, they're (allegedly) "Getting Ready for Next Season Spring-Summer 2023" at flykefalonia.com
5
Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 06/12/22
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 06 December, 2022 @ 17:21:36 »
117 confirmed coronavirus cases on Kef during period 28/11-04/12, 8 on Ithaka: eody.gov.gr
6
Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 06/12/22
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 06 December, 2022 @ 16:54:05 »
Quote
Ambulance staff to strike on 21 December

The coordinated walkout by the three main ambulance unions - Unison, GMB and Unite - will affect non-life threatening calls only.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-63873505

7
Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 06/12/22
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 06 December, 2022 @ 16:49:23 »
Quote
Michelle Mone takes leave of absence from House of Lords amid PPE contract claims
Tory peer at centre of controversy over alleged links to firm awarded contract during Covid

Baroness Michelle Mone, at the centre of controversy over her alleged links to a firm awarded a PPE contract, will take a leave of absence from the House of Lords with immediate effect.

It comes as Labour tries to try to force the publication of texts and emails relating to £200m of Covid PPE contracts secured by a company linked to Conservative peer.

A spokesperson for Baroness Mone said: “With immediate effect, Baroness Mone will be taking a leave of absence from the House of Lords in order to clear her name of the allegations that have been unjustly levelled against her.”

The leave of absence means Lady Mone will not attend sittings of the House, vote on any proceedings and will not be able to claim any allowance.

Baroness Mone has come under pressure since it was reported that she is a beneficiary of an offshore trust believed to have received £29m from PPE Medpro’s profits.

A Lords standards inquiry over allegations that she failed to properly declare an interest in the company has been put on hold while a police investigation takes place.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/michelle-mone-house-of-lords-ppe-b2239762.html
8
Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 06/12/22
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 06 December, 2022 @ 16:39:36 »
Quote
Strep A deaths: Five-year-old becomes ninth child victim after contracting infection

A five-year-old child who attended a primary school in Belfast has become the ninth child to die with a Strep A infection.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/12/06/antibiotics-could-given-entire-year-groups-help-curb-spread/
9
Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 06/12/22
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 06 December, 2022 @ 16:24:33 »
Quote
Tattooists and beauty salons replace banks on High Streets

Beauty salons and tattoo parlours have prospered on High Streets while the number of banks and department stores has fallen, BBC analysis shows.

Places to eat and drink have also increased - despite social distancing.

The full extent of changes to Britain's High Streets after two years of Covid lockdowns and trading restrictions is revealed in data from Ordnance Survey.

Overall, there were 9,300 fewer retail outlets in March 2022 than March 2020, as shoppers switched to online stores.

The findings illustrate the changing face of the British High Street from a place to buy things to a place to do stuff - like get your nails done and meet friends for a coffee or a cocktail.

To find out how the High Streets and shopping areas near you have changed since the beginning of the pandemic, type in your postcode below.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-63799670

What am i missing here: media full of tales of financial woe and individual hardship yet 'beauty' parlours, nail bars and tattoo studios prospering?  :hmm:

Some interesting comments at end of article.
10
Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 06/12/22
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 06 December, 2022 @ 15:52:20 »
Quote
”Karavaki,” The Tradition of Decorating Boats — Not Trees — at Christmas

Christmas is linked all around the world to the ancient tradition of decorating trees with countless ornaments and beautiful lights. However, an old traditional custom in Greece’s islands and coastal regions dictates that people should decorate a boat rather than an evergreen tree at Christmastime.

Despite that nowadays almost every Greek city and household does decorate a Christmas tree, there are still a number of public spaces in Greece where one can see a Christmas boat right next to a tree.

The tradition of the ”Karavaki,” which is Greek for ”small boat,” is deeply rooted in the folkways of a country with a symbiotic relationship with the sea.

In fact, it is safe to say that on many Greek islands, the Christmassy-decorated boats still remain the most popular symbol of this beautiful holiday season.
https://greekreporter.com/2022/12/05/karavaki-the-old-greek-tradition-of-decorating-boats-not-trees-at-christmas/
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10