The Daily Tulip — News From Around The World

Wednesday 27th September 2017

Good Morning Gentle Reader…. Off to Malaga today, we have discovered that I have a cataract in each eye, so I am going to Vistaláser the best eye clinic in Spain, so that Sandra and her team can look at it and decide when to operate, Sandra (My Wife for those who do not know) thinks we will be able to do both eyes October, and put “Tri-Focal” lens in at the same time, as taking out the Cateract… which also means that I will nolonger have to wear prescription glasses as the “Tri-Focal” lens will replace them… the down side about today is that the weather sucks .. we have been promised rain as I write The Daily Tulip we haven’t had any as yet, but thick black clouds are boiling overhead…. So the walk with Bella was quick and only the important things were attended to…..

BRIDLINGTON ENGLAND COUPLE GUILTY OVER DOMINO’S PIZZA SHOP SEX…. A couple had sex against the counter of a pizza delivery shop as staff worked in its kitchen, a court has heard. Daniella Hirst, 29, and Craig Smith, 31, were captured on CCTV in the Domino’s shop in Scarborough in February. Hirst, of Bridlington, pleaded guilty to outraging public decency and Smith, of Bridlington, was found guilty in his absence. Magistrates in Scarborough Yorkshire England have adjourned the case until 17 October. However, chair of the bench Angela Beardshall said a custodial sentence could not be ruled out. Scarborough Magistrates’ Court was played 18 minutes of video that had been captured by the pizza shop’s CCTV. It showed the couple going into the Domino’s shop, on Castle Road, and ordering food. It then showed Hirst performing oral sex on Smith. The couple were also seen having sex leaning against the shop counter. Ms Beardshall said: “This offence was in a public place. It was a lengthy incident. “Members of the public were present as were staff. “The shop was on a public thoroughfare and members of the public should not have to put up with this disgusting behaviour.” Hirst, of Gypsey Road, was in court as the video was played but Smith, of Field Road, was not present and the magistrates were told he was in prison for other matters. As she left court Hirst said she was “fuming”. Scott McLoughlin, Hirst’s solicitor, told the court the pair had been drinking and suggested that the sex acts were not “brazen”…. Large Pizza Please and a Side of Oral Sex to go…..

AUSTRALIAN SCHOOLGIRL RAISES ALARM OVER FLESH-EATING DISEASE…. An Australian schoolgirl suffering from a flesh-eating ulcer is calling for better government funding for research into the infectious disease. Ella Crofts, 13, is slowly recovering from a Buruli ulcer, a skin disease more usually found in developing world. Her case has prompted doctors to warn of a growing epidemic in area of Victoria state where she lives. Health authorities there have recorded 159 cases of the infection in the year to September.
That is nearly three times the number of cases recorded three years ago. Experts do not know how to prevent the disease nor how it is contracted.

PORTSMOUTH ENGLAND MUSEUM WINS £5M FOR LAST D-DAY LANDING CRAFT…. The last surviving D-Day tank landing craft has been awarded a £4.7m grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The 183ft (57m) vessel LCT 7074 later became a floating nightclub before sinking in a semi-derelict condition at Birkenhead Docks. It was raised from the water in 2014 and taken to Portsmouth for storage.
The vessel is being restored and put on display at Portsmouth’s D-Day Museum in time for the 75th anniversary of the landings in 2019.
More than 800 specially-designed landing craft (Tank) vessels took part in D-Day. Project director Nick Hewitt, from the National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN), said only LCT 7074 had survived after the 1960s. He said: “She was operating as a fairly notorious riverfront nightclub on Merseyside. The tank deck was the dance floor.” A docks company took over the ship and let it corrode and sink in 2010, before the NMRM salvaged it four years later. It was raised from East Float Dock in Birkenhead in a two-day operation, supported by a £916,149 grant from the National Memorial Heritage Fund.

INDIA JUDGE MOCKED FOR SAYING PEACOCKS DON’T HAVE SEX…. Social media users are ridiculing a judge after he said the peacock was chosen as India’s national bird because “it’s considered pious” and follows “life-long celibacy”. Judge Mahesh Sharma told TV channels that “the peahen gets pregnant” only by “swallowing the tears of the peacock”. He made the remark to back his observation that cows should replace the tiger as the national animal because “it’s also holy”. Experts have rejected his claims. Mr Sharma told reporters in the northern Indian city of Jaipur that he believed people revere both peacocks and cows because of their “divine qualities”. He added that he had recommended that the government should immediately declare the cow as the national animal… And that sounds like a load of “Bull” to me..

BUTTERFLIES RELEASED AT WEDDING ‘CONDEMNED TO DEATH’…. Couples planning to release butterflies at weddings are “condemning them to death”, say conservationists who have found non-native insects in Dorset. Butterfly Conservation Dorset began investigating after monarch butterflies, native to north America, were spotted in Canford Cliffs, Poole. It is a rare migrant, with fewer than 500 recorded sightings in the UK. The charity believes the new sightings coincided with a release at a wedding. Butterfly Conservation said any monarch seen before October was unlikely to be a migrant and no butterfly released in the UK would be able to breed because the food for its caterpillars — milkweed — does not grow natively. It also warned that releasing non-native species was illegal.
Survey officer Dr Zoe Randle, said: “It’s a growing thing unfortunately but because these butterflies aren’t native to the UK, you are basically condemning them to death. “These butterflies do occasionally drift to our shores as very rare migrants but they can’t survive in our climate, in our habitat and our countryside. “Even if you were to use native species, if they are captively bred, you are potentially affecting the gene pool and you are also releasing diseases and pathogens into the wild population.” The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said monarch butterflies posed little threat to native species because they were unable to survive the British climate but, under Section 14 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, it was an offence to release monarchs into the wild. A spokesman said offenders could be imprisoned for up to two years but Defra was not aware of any prosecutions relating to the release of non-native species.

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

Our Tulip today is in “Close-up” something I will be able to see when I get my Cataracts removed by Vistalaser ……

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 27th September 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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