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.
The great French artistes, actors, chanteuse like Mireille Matthieu, the iconic Brigitte Bardot, and international actor and heartthrob have put at risk their careers by openly promoting their patriotic anti-migrant stance. Alain Delon has always supported Le Pen’s National Front especially when it was created by Marine le Pen’s war hero father.
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.
The harrowing photographs of starving people that Noerwegian arctic explorer Fridtjof Nansen showed in the West shocked the world’s public and helped him organise aid.
David James Bellamy OBE (1933-2019) was an English botanist, television presenter, author, and environmental campaigner. In the early 1970s, Bellamy helped to establish Durham Wildlife Trust, and remained a key player in the conservation movement for a number of decades.
Dolores O’ Riordan died January 15, at the age of 46. The singer of the Cranberries, with an angry, fragile, or angelic voice has passed away in the afterlife and in London where she had come to record one last time.
PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC – The much-loved Czech actress Libuše Šafránková died yesterday at the age of 68.
Although a veteran of many car brands I had not realised that my favourite marque was built by an innovative company inspired by a fellow Irishman. Since that momentous day, I have tried every model made including the BMW Seven Series; what a mistake that was.