Insight into the pandemic shutdown

The new virus news emerging from China in December 2018, risk-averse financial markets were alert to its potential for disruption. Yet they could never have predicted the total economic collapse that would follow Covid-19’s wake, as stock markets fell faster and harder than at any time since 1929, currencies across the world plunged, investors panicked…

Ye Old Cheshire Cheese

“SECRET Wonderland– A NEW  SATURN HERALD OCCASIONAL COLUMN Lovers of London History, Lovers of Real Ales, Lovers of Writers – This “watering hole” has something for all…. Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese – 145 Fleet Street, Wine Office Court, City of London EC4A 2BU, nestles behind a fairly or even very  modest entrance, close to the…

Bali a paradise

5c75d1bf-4c5a-4d41-b86c-4c27fe24724a Indonesian Island Bali known for its iconic rice paddies, forested volcanic mountains, coral reefs, Cliffside Uluwatu Temple and beaches. The island is famous for its yoga retreats. The city of Kuta to the south with lovely beaches and bars, while Seminyak, Sanur and Nusa Dra are popular resort towns. Bali’s magical blend of culture,…

Sony World Photography Awards 2021

Sony announced the winners of the professional category of the 2021 Sony World Photography Awards. With Craig Easton named as the Photographer of the Year for his work on the representation of communities in northern England. His project addresses issues of social deprivation, housing, unemployment and immigration as well as the impact of past and…

Real-life mermaid in seas and lochs

Kate MacLeod 24-year-old from Uig, Lewis is often swimming in seas and lochs around the West coast of Lewis during gale-force conditions complete with her own Ariel style tail fin, in summer and winter at the Outer Hebrides. She started her interest in wild swimming when she was a girl and for the last 10…

Apple slshes 20 per cent of its planned production of iPhone

Apple is slashing 20 per cent of its planned production of the iPhone 12 mini for the first half of 2021 as part of a broader adjustment to output plans it formulated late last year. Apple sold suppliers to secure components and parts up to 100 million handsets including the entire iPhone12 series, its first…

United 777 despite engine failure landed safely with no injuries

United Airlines flight 328, Boeing 777, plane bound for Honolulu, suffered an engine failure but returned safely to Denver airport. The jet carrying 231 passengers and 19 crew on board, was able to do an emergency landing at Denver airport, without any injuries. Police in the town of Broomfield posted pictures of  front of an…

Science Photographic competition

The Royal Photographic Society has announced the winners of its Science Photographer of the Year competition, which celebrates the stories behind scientific exploration and application with over 1, 000 entries by both amateur and professional photographers, from microscopic observations to images showing climate change in action. The photos will be displayed at a virtual exhibition…

Irwin’s image of bushfire biodiversity depiciting loss caused by the detrimental impacts of climate change, habitat loss, and pollution wisn Wildlife photographer of the year

Robert Irwin’s drone capturing a dramatic bird’s-eye view depicting the destruction wreaked by a bushfire in Northern Australia wins the Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award 2020.  Robert Irwin, son of the late conservation activist Steve Irwin is a wildlife photographer and children’s TV personality, whose drone image was taken in Cape York,…

England needs 36 runs to win despite Thirimanne scoring 111

International Test Match Series: First Test England vs Sri Lanka at Galle, Sri Lanka won the toss. Sri Lanka 135ao off 46.1ov    Mathew 27 off 54, 1 four, 1 six, Chandimal 28 off 71, 1 four, Bess 5-30, Broad 3-20, Leach 1-55. Sri Lanka 2nd Innings 359ao off 136.5   ov,  K Perera 62 off 109, 5…