The Daily Tulip — International News From Around The World

Tuesday 4th April 2017

Good Morning Gentle Reader…. Another fantastic morning greats Bella and I ..we are in a period of weather that radio weathermen and those that tell you about the weather on the radio cringe as according to Giles Brown the same weather conditions prevail from Cadiz in the west to Alicante in the east… perfect! The same could be said for the heavens so many stars to see if I started to tell you at 4:00 am I’d still be pointing them out at 12:00 noon… I notice the windows on the houses which are normally shuttered are wide open today letting in the sea breezes and the wonderful mélange of different flower scents.. Ah! The joys and wonderment of living on the coast of the Mediterranean….

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT…CHINA HAS MORE THAN 54,000 PEOPLE ‘AGED OVER 100’…. And four-fifths of them are women, according to Gerontological Society of China figures quoted by Xinhua news agency. It identifies 127-year-old Alimihan Seyiti, an Uygur born on 25 June 1886 from the country’s northwest as the oldest of them all. The society gave her a trophy to mark her longevity in August. If verified, her age would make her the oldest person in the world, although — as News from Elsewhere reported last month — reports in Ethiopia claimed that retired farmer Dhaqabo Ebba was 160. According to Xinhua, nearly three-quarters of China’s 54,166 centenarians live in the countryside. However, the figures vary wildly from those in a UN report last year, which identified 14,300 centenarians in China. At the time, the Times of India reported that India already had more than 10,000 people aged 100 and was set to “pip” China in terms of the number of people reaching the century.

FINE DINING WITH THE DEAD IN ITALY’S UNDERWORLD…. Daylight is overrated. In Italy, eating in subterranean catacombs surrounded by the bones of the long since deceased is the latest luxury dining experience. The Mediterranean country brings in $74 billion annually from its historic sites, and now 2 million people a year are flocking to enjoy underground hospitality. There are about 200 such subterranean venues in Italy, including bed and breakfasts, spa-equipped resorts and wine cellars — all steeped in rich, unusual and often bloody history, where tourists can get their Freudian kicks in a hidden world of darkness.

SCIENTISTS ARE LISTENING TO THE HARD OF HEARING…. They’re bringing the noise. Hearing loss is one of the world’s most common disabilities, affecting 37 million Americans. Unlike other parts of the body, the inner ear’s components don’t regenerate, so any serious damage is often permanent. However, biotech companies and scientists are now looking to change that. Some are simply increasing the quality and mitigating the stigma of hearing aids, while others have gained ground by inducing regrowth of the microscopic hairs called stereocilia that convert sound to electrical signals processed by the brain — both music to impaired ears.

UBER FOR PRIVATE JETS’ FUTURE IS UP IN THE AIR…. Can they stay aloft? JetSmarter, a 4-year-old sharing service allowing its wealthy members to book private jet shuttle flights from an app, has had a turbulent time of late. Insiders are divided on whether that’s because the clients are demanding and boorish, the company’s unable to face up to its problems, or logistically it’s just too difficult to offer cut-rate luxury flights. As with many startups, JetSmarter’s struggling to make a profit, while balancing Learjet luxury with the expectations of a haughty — but penny-pinching — clientele.

LIFE IMITATES ART FOR ‘GROUNDHOG DAY’ CREATOR…. Campers, it’s cold out there. Danny Rubin created Groundhog Day, the classic film about reliving a single experience until something snaps. He can relate. Since writing the movie nearly 25 years ago, he’s repeatedly bashed his head against Hollywood’s expectations of repeating his success in carbon-copy fashion. But as his cinematic hopes dimmed, Groundhog Day became a cultural phenomenon, its existential significance analyzed by monks, economists and substance abusers alike. And it’s happening again: A musical adaptation of the movie has landed on Broadway — where it’s playing day after day after day.

Well Gentle Reader I hope you enjoyed our look at the news from around the world this, Tuesday morning…

Our Tulips today are “Spring” tulips growing this moment in Holland…..

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 4th April 2017 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…

Robert McAngus

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