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…

Mahatma Gandhi 150 year on

The United Nations has declared October 2 as the International day of Non violence to honor Gandhi’s message. Gandhi born Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, remind us the humanity of the efficacy of the message of Mahatma Gandhi. As India marks the 150th Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth “ It is our social responsibility as citizens of…

100 killed in clashes between protesters and security forces in Iraq

During the last five days of demonstrations against government corruption and high unemployment, 100 people have been killed in clashes between protesters and security forces in Iraq. The protest have escalated into the worst civil war unrest since it declared the defeat o ISIS Jihadis in 2017, challenging the one-year old administration of prime minister…

Forever 21 to close 178 stores after filing for bankruptcy

Forever 21 file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the US. The company said it plans to “exit most international locations in Asia and Europe but would continue to operate in Mexico and Latin America. The company plans to overhaul it global business, closing between 300 and 350 stores including 178 store in the United…

MPs return after Supreme Court ruling shutdown unlawful

Boris Johnson returns to New York early as Parliament reconvenes after Tuesday’s Supreme Court ruling. Eleven Supreme Court judges unanimously ruled the prorogation was “void and of no effect” adding “Parliament has not been prorogued”. However, Boris Johnson refuses to quit after Supreme Court ruling saying he disagrees with the decision but that he respects…

Greener Grass

GREENER GRASS – GULP SPLASH PRODUCTIONS – COMEDY BREAKING NEW GROUND. Written starring and directed by friends Jocelyn Deboer and Dawn Luebbe in their directorial debut, Greener Grass is a satirical fun poke at suburban life in the USA, loosely based around  Greenville North Carolina. Jocelyn and Dawn are from The Mid West.  The finished…

Imperial Blue

  “IMPERIAL BLUE” – chances to escape “reality”? Here is a big big drama on the subject! Raindance 27th Film Festival review.93 mins – Homegrown Films.  By Penny Nair Price. Directed by Dan Moss with Ashish Verma, Paul Dewdney, Abby Mukibi Nkaga, Nicolas Fagerberg, and many other dedicatedly acted parts by the stars in this…

Thomas Cook collapses triggering 22, 000 job losses

  Thomas Cook has collapsed after final negotiations aimed at saving the 178-year-old holiday firm failed putting 22, 000 jobs at risk worldwide including 9, 000 in the UK. The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said the tour operator has “ceased trading with immediate effect”, which triggered the biggest ever peacetime repartriation aimed at bringing…