The Daily Tulip — International News From Around The World

Wednesday 12th July 2017

Good Morning Gentle Reader…. After walking Bella yesterday, Sandra my wife and I headed off to Malaga, her to perform eye operations, me to lay on the beach and/or explore the city, as I didn’t have Bella with me, I selected the beach, Malaga is such a great city, in fact Malaga is one of the oldest cities in the world with close to three thousand years of history. The Phoenicians originally founded a commercial center here in early 7C BC, which they named Malaca. The name is most probably derived from the word Malac — to salt. The Greeks and Carthaginians were briefly present and further established Malaca as a trading post. In 3C BC the Romans conquered the city and a created a colony that was federated to Rome until AD81, whereupon it attained the status of a Roman municipality. The city was renamed Flavia Malacita and quickly grew in importance, with the port used to export oil, raisins, wine and salted fish and meat. Malaga’s port and the Roman amphitheatre were constructed during this time… So as I took up my space on the beach, maybe, just maybe I was laying where a Roman a Greek a Carthagin or Phoenican took some sun… Stop Laughing, We can all have imagination….

POLICE LEAVE LIGHT-HEARTED NOTE AFTER OXFORD CANNABIS FIND…. Police left a light-hearted note saying “sorry we missed you” after digging up a cannabis plantation. Thames Valley Police received a tip off the drugs were in woodland near Oxford on Saturday.
Officers left a notice which read: “Ooops! Sorry we missed each other, but feel free to call me on 101 so we can discuss a deal. Lots of love, TVP xx.” The force tweeted that they had left the note because “#WeveGotManners”. The drugs were discovered in woodland between Wolvercote Mill Stream and the A34 near Oxford. Thames Valley Police said the drugs were “seized and destroyed”. No-one has been arrested… But lots of people stood downwind when the Cannabis was burnt….

DONALD TRUMP JR. ADMITS MEETING WITH RUSSIAN FOR CAMPAIGN INTEL…. He was appealing to the red states. The president’s eldest son has admitted meeting with a Kremlin-linked Russian lawyer who promised to deliver intel damaging to Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign. In a statement, Trump Jr. said the meeting, which included presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner and then-campaign manager Paul Manafort, produced “no meaningful information.” The revelations came as President Trump announced plans for a joint “impenetrable Cyber Security unit” with Russia — then backtracked after the GOP reacted with sharp criticism… It’s painful watching the USA crumble like the Roman Empire…

BOLSHOI CANCELS CONTROVERSIAL NEW BALLET AT LAST MINUTE…. Apparently, the show must not go on. A ballet based on the life of legendary dancer Rudolf Nureyev, set to premiere tomorrow in Moscow, was abruptly and indefinitely postponed over the weekend with no explanation. While the contents and casting of the highly anticipated ballet had been kept secret, it was rumored to include men wearing dresses and portrayals of public personalities who are still alive. Director Kirill Serebrennikov, who’s spoken out against censorship in Russia, is reportedly under investigation for embezzlement of state funding for the arts… You certainly have to be on your toes for the news …

TESLA SHOWS OFF FIRST PRODUCTION MODEL 3…. One down, thousands to go. Founder and CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to show off photos of the first Model 3 off the production line: his own. Priced at $35,000, the hotly anticipated Model 3 marks the company’s first attempt at targeting the wider consumer market. An estimated 400,000 are thought to have been reserved, although no official numbers have been released. Fears over production delays have been assuaged somewhat by the announcement, and Tesla says it hopes to produce 20,000 Model 3 vehicles per month by December.

MELBOURNE’S ANTI-ATTACK BOLLARDS TURNED INTO ‘BOLL-ART’…. When authorities in Melbourne installed concrete blocks hoping to prevent vehicle-based attacks, some observers noted they looked a bit dull. So locals in the Australian city began adding colour, covering the bollards with bright fabrics and paint. The effort, given the name “boll-art” on social media, even appears to have won over authorities. “It’s really just a response to these massive concrete blocks,” one bollard decorator, David Gray, told the BBC.
“Melbourne is very drab right now and I have heard a lot of people say, ‘that just made me smile’” The grey barricades have been appearing in more and more locations around Melbourne… When life serves you Lemons, Time to make Lemonade….

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

Our Tulips today are at the Floriade flower festival in Canberra, Australia

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 Wednesday 12th July 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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