Michael Walsh was born during the Liverpool Blitz in which thousands died and half the domestic properties were destroyed, Michael’s childhood was marred by extreme deprivation. He and his childhood friends collected and sold bottles, clothes and horse manure. Coke (coal) filled handcarts were used to purchase domestic fuel.
Peter Habeler and Reinhold Messner took alpine tactics to the Himalayas, blowing minds and redefining the sport itself. Over forty years later, they speak about the first oxygen-less ascent of Everest and the rift that broke up the greatest climbing partnership of all time.
History repeats and is spoken. Sadly, it is true but as long as mankind has existed wise men and pacifists and military men have argued against the futility of war, which never profits any but a few.
Professor Luc Montagnier, a French scientist whose Paris laboratory discovered the HIV virus in the 1980s, has passed away aged 89. Montagnier earned a joint Nobel Prize in 2008 for his work in identifying HIV.
In terms of quality, the 1950s was a poor period for West German cinema, still recovering from World War II it was also the time when a number of German actors became known internationally; among them Curt Jürgens, Romy Schneider, Horst Buchholz, Maria Schell, and Hardy Krüger, who has died aged 93.
Let go of people who aren’t ready to love you. This is the hardest thing you will ever have to do in your life and it will also be the most important thing. Stop having difficult conversations with people who don’t want to change. Stop showing up for people who have no interest in your presence.
Tourists around the world are outraged over exorbitant prices for PCR tests. Bloomberg has found that tourists planning to travel to resorts in Africa and South America are forced to pay from $100 to $6,000 for each PCR test. The price range is so wide that the International Air Transport Association has asked governments to take action on pricing for COVID-19 tests.
On Wednesday, August 11th, 2021, our friend and comrade Henry Hafenmayer passed away. After a long illness and stays in clinics in Germany and Switzerland, he passed away in southern Germany in the middle of the week. He cared for every comrade who needed his help in a far-sighted and self-sacrificing way and was a fighter for the truth. We’ll miss Henry! He said and uttered what others dared not think.
It is a bit late to be celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day but such is the Irish presence on the world stage it seems every day is an occasion for an Irish celebration. Despite being one of the world’s smallest nations the Irish presence punches well above its weight.
165 years ago, on July 10, 1856, the Serbian-American engineer and inventor Nikola Tesla was born. The genius scientist has more than 700 inventions and patents. Some of his ideas changed the world, while others anticipated the inventions of the future. In our selection – about the most important of them.