Police barricades, yellow banners, walls with a fresh coat of paint and the sounds of bhajan mark parts of Ayodhya as the city awaits its big day on Wednesday, when the first brick will be laid for the Ram temple. … [Read more...] about Ayodhya awaits its big day, outsiders not welcome
The uninvited a welcome guest
The president cast the confrontation in overtly political terms as he seeks an issue that would gain traction with voters at a time when many of his own supporters have soured on his leadership amid a deadly pandemic and economic collapse. Trailing badly in the polls with just over 100 days until the November election, Trump assailed the “liberal Democrats” running American cities and tied the issue to his presumptive fall opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden. … [Read more...] about Trump threatens to send federal law enforcement forces to more cities
'The closure to the public of Windsor Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace, and the Queen's Galleries in London and Edinburgh has had a very significant and serious impact on our finances, as we are entirely funded by visitor income from admissions and related retail sales.' … [Read more...] about Your Royal Shiness! Army of cleaners polish the silver and dust the chandeliers at Windsor Castle as staff prepare for big reopening tomorrow after lockdown
Revenue for the second quarter, the first fully affected by the pandemic, fell sharply as cinemas were shuttered, wiping out ticket and concession sales for much of the period. The company not only operates in the U.S., but also has a big Latin American operation, which has been hit hard by the spread of the virus and the financial hit it brings. … [Read more...] about Cinemark Swings to Quarterly Loss, Takes $19.5M Charge for Job, Theater Cuts
Coronavirus: The consequences for tourism The Oktoberfest in Munich has been cancelled The Oktoberfest has been cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Bavaria's premier Markus Söder and Munich's mayor Dieter Reiter announced the decision on Tuesday (April 21). "It pains us, and it is a great pity", said Söder. But in times of the coronavirus, the danger of infection at the folk festival, which attracts about six million visitors annually, would just be too great. … [Read more...] about Is the second coronavirus wave already here?