The Daily Tulip – News From Around The World
Tuesday 16th January 2018
Good Morning Gentle Reader…. Rained heavy in the night, so the streets and cobble stones of Estepona gleamed with the water as Bella and I went out this morning..But with the heady smell of Honeysuckle and Jasmine in the air, what a way to start the day Fresh streets, Fresh Air and Fresh Coffee when I got home!...
‘FIRE AND FURY’ MIX-UP MAKES WWII BOOK BESTSELLER… A rising tide lifts all boats. I guess you could call it a “TR’I’UMPIANT SUCCESS”.. Many readers who thought they were ordering Michael Wolff’s White House tell-all actually bought a 2009 book called Fire and Fury about the Allied bombing of Germany during World War II — enough, in fact, that it became a bestseller, suddenly landing on three Amazon top 100 lists. Author Randall Hansen, who won’t know sales numbers until next month’s royalty check arrives, says he hopes those who ordered it by mistake will read it and “reflect on the morality of war.”
JAPANESE KAYAKER BANNED FOR FRAMING RIVAL…. He’s sunk. Kayak superstar Yasuhiro Suzuki has received an eight-year ban from the sport after he confessed to spiking the drink of teammate Seiji Komatsu with anabolic steroids at last year’s national championships. Komatsu subsequently failed a drug test and his results at the competition were voided. Investigators say Suzuki had previously sabotaged other competitors by stealing their gear. Suzuki, 32, and Komatsu, 25, were top prospects for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, and while Komatsu’s doping ban has been lifted, it’s unclear if he’ll qualify for the national team.
CLIMATE CHANGE TURNS SEA TURTLE POPULATIONS FEMALE…. Don’t count your turtles before they’ve hatched. The sex of a turtle hatchling is determined by the temperature of the sand surrounding its egg: Above 87.4 degrees Fahrenheit means it’ll be female. A new study shows that some green sea turtle populations nesting on warmer northerly beaches around Australia’s Great Barrier Reef are now 99 percent female. Researchers say the feminization of the turtles began two decades ago and that climate change is responsible for the potentially disastrous shift. While turtles may adapt, it’s unclear whether they can outpace warming seas.
SNOW FALLS ON SAHARA DESERT TOWN FOR ONLY THE THIRD TIME IN 40 YEARS…. Snow has fallen on the small Algerian town of Ain Safra for only the third time in four decades, with 40cm covering the sand after a freak storm on Sunday. People were stunned when it began falling on the red dunes and began settling. Karim Bouchetata said: ‘We were really surprised when we woke up to see snow again. It stayed all day on Sunday and began melting at around 5pm.’
WOMAN RETURNED CHRISTMAS TREE FOR REFUND IN JANUARY BECAUSE IT WAS ‘DEAD’…. To an extent, you have to admire the shamelessness of it. While the rest of us were debating whether or not to abandon our old trees on the pavement, this woman just took hers back to the shop for a refund. Because it was ‘dead’ – on January 4. Amazingly, she actually did get her money back. The unimpressed shopper behind her took a photo of her with the large (and yes, dead) tree next to her in the queue at Costco. ‘I can’t make this stuff up,’ he posted. ‘Woman in line at Costco, totally nonchalant, to return her Christmas tree ‘because it is dead’ on January 4.
Well Gentle Reader I hope you enjoyed our look at the news from around the world this, Tuesday morning… …
Our Tulips today are gorgeous a wonderful shade of purple and with the sun coming up.. fantastic.. …..
A Sincere Thank You for your company and Thank You for your likes and comments I love them and always try to reply, so please keep them coming, it's always good fun, As is my custom, I will go and get myself another mug of "Colombian" Coffee and wish you a safe Tuesday 16th January 2018 from my home on the southern coast of Spain, where the blue waters of the Alboran Sea washes the coast of Africa and Europe and the smell of the night blooming Jasmine and Honeysuckle fills the air…and a crazy old guy and his dog Bella go out for a walk at 4:00 am…on the streets of Estepona…
All good stuff....But remember it’s a dangerous world we live in
Be safe out there…