A No 10 spokesperson said: “We sympathise with all those caught up in this extremely difficult situation. The Foreign Office is in contact with all British people on the Diamond Princess, including to establish interest in a possible repatriation flight. We are urgently considering all options to guarantee the health and safety of those on board.” … [Read more...] about Heathrow hotel block-booked as coronavirus quarantine facility
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Sir Richard Branson previously said in regard to the Scarlet Lady: "It's for the young at heart. If you're going on and don't want to have a good time don't come." … [Read more...] about Bookings open for Virgin Voyages adults-only cruise featuring food trucks and boozy drag brunch
And the Amazons were not a fantastical invention. There were plenty of warrior women in the ancient world, from the nomadic Scythian tribes to warrior queens such as Boudicca in Roman Britain, or Artemisia, who commanded ships during the Persian invasion of fifth-century BC Greece. Some of these women became fighters almost by default: Boudicca was provoked into warrior queen status by circumstance (the murder of her husband, king of the Iceni tribe, and rape of her daughters by the Romans). But the Scythian women liked to ride and fight alongside their menfolk: if a tribe is nomadic, everyone is a hunter and a warrior. Battle-scarred skeletons of multiple women have been found across the Eurasian steppes from Bulgaria to Mongolia. … [Read more...] about How many more warrior women are missing from the history books?
'Olson’s death remains officially classified as “undetermined,” but all the evidence that has emerged over several decades points toward murder and none of it points away. Like a black hole, existence is proven by evidence that points to existence and not by direct observation,' Vidich wrote. … [Read more...] about CIA scientist who was privy to the agency’s darkest Cold War secrets was ‘murdered by agents when he got cold feet’, says family in new book
Over the years Leah and Howard had always loved visiting London, and when they reached retirement age they decided to move there in order to focus solely on their art. Leah published five poetry collections in Britain, including From Cookie to Witch is an Old Story (1987), Whatever Sends the Music Into Time (2012) – whose cover featured an elegant and enigmatic painting by Howard – and Gone (2019), which included moving elegies about Howard, who died in 2018. … [Read more...] about Leah Fritz obituary