First, Aida Cruises had to cancel the planned mini-cruises on the Baltic Sea for the first half of August because 11 crew members became infected with the novel coronavirus — and the Italian authorities did not give the green light. Shortly afterwards, the Norwegian company Hurtigruten stopped all cruises on their three expedition ships for the time being. The reason was that 36 crew members on the "Roald Amundsen" and some passengers tested positive for COVID-19 infections. … [Read more...] about A great getaway or a coronavirus cage? The difficult restart for sea cruises
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"A failure to ensure that the border is fully functioning when the protocol comes into force is likely to result in major trade disruption in Northern Ireland, and the risk that businesses in Great Britain cease trading with Northern Ireland to avoid legal risk - posing challenges for businesses in Northern Ireland," it said. … [Read more...] about Brexit: Irish Sea border ‘unlikely’ to be ready by January
It is Van Sant’s depiction of the forest itself which is at the centre of the problem. It is a hostile place from a straightforward view of survival: Arthur is always falling heavily down rocky slopes and getting deluged by floods, and yet McConaughey’s supposed physical pain never seems to be any sort of plausibly interesting dramatic problem. We see the dead bodies of suicides there, revealed so casually that it is at first unclear if these are hallucinations - but the film can’t decide if they should make us scared or sad. So we are neither: they are represented blankly, like the forest itself, and like the film, they are inert. … [Read more...] about The Sea of Trees review: a fantastically annoying and dishonest tear-jerker
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