Tag: Europe

The Sailor Cats of Amsterdam

In a city boasting more than one hundred kilometres of canals, it’s no surprise that Amsterdam is full of houseboats writes Annie Cooper. However, a houseboat in the historic Herengracht district is hiding something peculiar inside. It is the waterborne home to about 50 pussy cats and their kittens.

Brace for a Dirt Poor Europe and a Great Depression to dwarf the Dust Bowl crisis of the 1930s

Europe and the US are facing a severe recession caused by the Ukrainian crisis, anti-Russian sanctions and soaring inflation, Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten writes, citing Deutsche Bank analysis. A similar opinion was also expressed by experts from Moody’s Analytics and JPMorgan, who noted that the entire global economy is suffering losses from the American inspired anti-Russian sanctions.

So, you thought classical musicians were pussies

How often do we relax to the quintessential melodies of Spain’s Isaac Albéniz (1860 – 1909). His Rapsodia Espanola, Sevilla and Granada, based on Catalan folk songs, are perhaps the better known of his compositions. These exquisite mind-bending melodies evoke the Spanish dream more than could any Goya painting; but what of the man behind the music?

Miss World is the oldest international beauty contest

In July 1951, in London, British TV presenter Eric Morley had the idea of organizing this event. Initially, it was a one-off competition for beautiful women in swimwear (it was supposed to promote a bikini outfit, which was later withdrawn from the competition), but it became an annual event attracting more and more enthusiasts of true female beauty.