Sunset in Santarem

Santarem city, west of central Para esrado (state) in North Brazil, on the bank of Tapaios river near the convergence to the Amazon river. Santarem  founded in 1661 as a Jesuit mission. to a Tapajo Indian settlement  (aldeia)  where a fort was built by Pedro Tiexeira. It became a town in 1758 known as Tapajos…

Underground protest sparks state of emergency in Santiago

Protesters comprising of high school and university students jumped turnstiles, attacked several underground station, started fire and blocked traffic, leaving widespread damage across Chilean capital Santiago and left thousands of commuters without transport. Earlier, this month, the government increased fares by $1.17 (£0.90p) for peak hour journey, blaming higher energy costs and weaker Peso. A…

Peter Frankhauser grilled

Thomas Cook’s CEO Peter Frankhauser tells MPs that government refused to support rescue plan led the178-year-old travel company’s collapse. He had spoken to ministers in the government of Bulgaria, Spain, Greece and Turkey  in Thomas Cook’s final week – but not the UK as the company tried to piece together  a rescue plan. A committee…

Thomas Cook Rescue triggers listing risk

The 179-year-old travel group has agreed terms of a  £900m rescue deal with debtholders and China’s Fosun that aims to save the business but could lead to it being pulled from the stock market. According to the deal Fosun would inject £450m into Thomas Cook in exchange for at least 75 per cent of the…

3D scanners at airports to end liquid restrictions

All major UK airports is to introduce 3D baggage scanners before 2022 according to a government statement, which will boost security speed up pre-boarding checks and could end restrictions on travelling with liquid and laptops. The equipment is very similar to CT scanners used in hospital and is already being installed at London’s Heathrow Airport…

World’s oldest vegetarian restaurant in the heart of Zurich

  Haus Hiltl’s century old tradition have introduced generations of Swiss and Europeans “ a gourmet temple of healthy indulgence”  combining Indian, Asian, Mediterranean and Swiss influence to make a rich ratatouille of vegetarian options beyond the usual potatoes, recognised by Guinness World Records. The restaurant’s downstairs you have informal pay-by-weight buffet and the first…

Mammoothy introduces Pappu Zebra mascot

Kerala Superstar actor Mammooty introduced the new Pappu Zebra, the mascot of Kerala Police’s road safety awareness campaign in 3D animation through his Facebook page. The mascot created by Nandan Pillai was initially launched on June 3, 2009, and was so successful it won the International Media Safety Award for the best Road Safety awareness…

Hampstead Heath

Picture by Maria Celia Salgado Hampstead Heath covering 320 hectares (790acres) of grass public area sits on sandy ridge on one of the highest points in London. The Heath has embracing ponds, ancient woodlands, a lido, playgrounds, children’s paddling pool, t three open public swimming pools which were originally reservoirs for drinking water from the…