The Daily Tulip – News From Around The World
Sunday 10th June 2018
Good Morning Gentle Reader…. The week end is with us, chance to shop, chance to go to the beach, chance to lay in bed a little longer.. reality, No Chance! Things to do, people to see, places to visit, the week end is one long non-stop of things to do.. But before we do any of the things we have to walk Bella and as you know, that’s my “Job?” no I would certainly not call it a job, it’s too much of a pleasure to be that, no matter the weather, I actually enjoy, going out with her, I posted about communication between humans and animals, I think it’s done through the eyes, and yes, Bella is cleverer than me, she understands when I say something, but I don’t understand when she barks…but when she looks at me.. I understand…
STOLEN SPENCER PAINTING FOUND UNDER DRUG DEALER'S BED…. A £1m stolen Sir Stanley Spencer painting has been returned to its owners after being found under a drug dealer's bed. Cookham from Englefield was taken from the Stanley Spencer Gallery in Cookham, Berkshire, England in 2012. Police found it next to 3kg of cocaine and 15,000 ecstasy tablets at a flat in Kingston-upon-Thames, London, in 2017. The painting's owners had been "devastated" by its loss, officers previously said. Arts Minister Michael Ellis said: "Spencer is one our most renowned painters and a true great of the 20th Century. "It is wonderful that this story has had a happy ending and the painting has been returned to its rightful owners."
HONEYMOON PAIR'S CAR TRASHED AT HEATHROW CROWNE PLAZA LONDON…. A couple's honeymoon was "completely spoiled" when thieves broke into their car outside an airport hotel, stole unopened wedding gifts and removed all four wheels.
Newly-weds Steve Morrisroe, 49, and Nicky, 39, left their Audi A6 in the car park of Heathrow's Crowne Plaza. The pair, from Nottinghamshire, were in the Maldives when hotel staff sent a picture of the damaged auto on bricks. Hotel bosses said he signed a disclaimer for any theft or damage. The Morrisroes were married in Newark-on-Trent on 26 May, and left their car at the hotel before setting off on honeymoon. East Midlands Live: Customer 'shocked' by £16k water bill; Pensioners attacked by bogus police officers
However, days into the break, Mr Morrisroe was informed the car had been trashed and was left standing on bricks.
He addressed the hotel on Twitter, sharing the picture they had sent him. He said: "Currently on honeymoon. Attached is a photo of my car in the Crowne Plaza Heathrow where I left it in perfect condition. Not just damage and wheels stolen, boot was full of wedding presents and cards! "Apparently my responsibility! Would you care to comment?" The firm said it was "very sorry" to hear about what happened to the car and that it had been monitored by CCTV and security guards.
SOUTH AFRICAN COMPANY APOLOGISES FOR SEXIST BEER CAMPAIGN…. A South African company has apologised for the branding of its new range of craft beers, which sparked an outcry, especially among women. Vale Bru ran a marketing campaign for the beers with names such as Filthy Brunette‚ Easy Blonde‚ Raven Porra and Ripe Redhead. Easy Blonde came with the tagline: "All your friends have already had her". After being criticised for being sexist, the company promised to remove the labels and names.
The social media campaign advertised Filthy Brunette as: "When gushing and moist are used to describe something‚ then you know."
While the Raven Porra was described as, "a porter with the best head in town". According to South Africa's Times Live, Porra is a derogatory term for someone of Portuguese origin. Thandi Guilherme, author of the platform Craft Geek, wrote on Instagram that Vale Bru "should be absolutely ashamed of yourselves. Crass, sexist, misogynistic branding and labelling". The Johannesburg-based company issued its first apology, which has since been deleted, on Instagram. It said: "Our attempt at making you‚ and ourselves‚ uncomfortable‚ worked. However‚ we never meant to belittle or degrade you." "If those keyboard crusaders want to carry on‚ feel free," it added. Ms Guilherme later wrote on her blog: "#Metoo, Rape culture and Trump's 'locker room' misogyny are not funny. These are real problems that society is trying to deal with. Don't go there." "I understand that sex sells‚ but these names don't hint at respectful sex," wrote South African blogger Lucy Corne. "Maybe they should have asked themselves whether these are things that they would appreciate people saying about their little sister." In a new apology, Vale Bru said it took "full accountability for our actions and we plan on making things right." "We were insensitive and wrong, for which we apologise unreservedly," it added.
AFGHAN STAR BURNS CONTROVERSIAL DRESS…. An Afghan singer and television personality has publicly burned a skin-coloured dress after religious figures and members of the public criticised her for wearing it during a recent concert. Aryana Sayeed uploaded a video to her Facebook page, showing the contentious outfit going up in flames after it caused uproar in her native Afghanistan. The controversial tight dress, which she wore at a concert in Paris on 13 May, sparked condemnation from religious figures and on social media, with several people saying it was against Afghan culture and non-Islamic. She was certainly not pleased to be burning the dress, telling her more than 1.6m followers "If you think that the only problem in Afghanistan is this dress, I will set this on fire today because of you." Ms Sayeed is well known in Afghanistan as a singer, songwriter and TV personality who sings pop, hip-hop and Afghan songs. She's also a judge on the Afghan version of The Voice talent show, which is aired by Kabul-based Tolo TV.
EVEREST CLIMBERS WORRIED ABOUT OXYGEN BOTTLE THEFT…. Foreign climbers and Sherpas on Mount Everest are concerned about the increasing theft of oxygen bottles from high camps. They say it could threaten the lives of mountaineers because they each have a set supply for weather and traffic-related delays, as well as for the descent.
The concerns have been raised as the last groups of mountaineers wait for the weather to clear for their final push to the summit. Experts say crowds of mountaineers, with many inexperienced climbers and unqualified guides, have also contributed to the situation. "It is becoming a serious issue up there," Nima Tenji Sherpa, a mountain guide just back from Everest, told the BBC. "I kept on hearing from expedition groups that their oxygen bottles had disappeared and that could be life-threatening - particularly when they have used up what they are carrying on their way up and they are still not on the summit yet, or they plan to use the stocked bottles on their way back." Foreign climbers have posted about the theft on social media. "Another seven bottles of oxygen have gone missing from our supply," wrote expedition leader Tim Mosedale on Facebook last Monday.
"This time from the South Col (camp four, the last camp before Everest at 7,900m)." "Thankfully Pemba, having summited Lhotse yesterday, had enough energy to go to the South Col and check our supply and report his findings. "But will it still be there when we arrive in a few days or will a few more bottles of magic air have gone missing?"
RUSSIAN EXPLORERS FIND 'SWAMP' OF SOVIET MONEY…. A group of explorers in Russia have found around a billion roubles in old Soviet money at an abandoned mine, but it's all completely worthless. The group from Saint Petersburg, who publish a blog on abandoned sites across Russia, came across the money after following rumours that large quantities of cash had been dumped in old missile silos near Moscow after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Komsomolskaya Pravda news website reports. After travelling for several hours across rough terrain in Russia's Vladimir region, they found the mine literally overflowing with cash. The site contains an estimated one billion roubles ($18m; £13.5m at current exchange rates, or $33.3m at the "official" Soviet rate in 1991) in Soviet Union banknotes of various denominations issued between 1961 and 1991, all no longer legal tender in the Russian Federation. The mine had been flooded in recent years, leaving what was essentially a swamp of banknotes bearing the face of Vladimir Lenin, the explorers' YouTube channel shows. According to their account of events, elderly locals told the team about the mine, but said that nobody dared go near the place because it was linked to the Soviet Union's ballistic missile programme, and contaminated with radiation. However, Geiger counters showed that this was not the case.
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