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Impact of virtual drinking trend

Life changed slowly in the beginning of 2020, and then all at once when the realities of COVID-19 set in. Restaurants and bars that were filled in February were shuttered until further notice by mid-March. Thousands of hospitality workers lost their jobs, and small-business owners had to make the tough decision to stay open for takeout, close for now, or close for good — decisions that will shape cities around the world for years to come. It’s impossible to know what’s going to happen next, b...
Tags: Travel, California, Politico, Los Angeles, Miami, Happy Hour, Kingfisher, Facetime, Wall Street Journal, Irl, All, Sanders, Durham North Carolina, Newman, Georgetown University, Hansel


26 famous airlines that have gone out of business

British airline Flybe went out of business in March 2020 thanks to coronavirus-related drop in travel demand — Air Italy fell just one month earlier Thomas Cook is just the latest airline to shut down this year. Here's a list of 26 airlines that went bust over the past couple of decades.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. British regional airline Flybe ceased operations in early March. The 40-year-old airline shut down after a prolonged financial struggle, but a decrease in ...
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Indian tycoon Mallya appeals against extradition from Britain

Indian businessman Vijay Mallya launched an appeal in Britain's High Court on Tuesday against a 2018 decision to extradite him to India to face fraud charges resulting from the collapse of his defunct company Kingfisher Airlines. India wants to bring back Mallya, 64, whose business interests have ranged from aviation to liquor, over $1.4 billion in loans Kingfisher took out from Indian banks which the authorities argue he had no intention of repaying. Mallya's lawyer, Clare Montgomery, said th...
Tags: News, India, Britain, Kingfisher, Vijay Mallya, Mallya, Clare Montgomery, Emma Arbuthnot, Kingfisher Airlines India


The Stuff of Confusion

Copyright 2020 Erik Helm The other day I was reading an article in a fly-fishing magazine that was proclaiming how much easier it was to get started in the sport today than it was in the past. The argument as stated could be paraphrased as: ‘Today we have better and more availability of gear choices, and information is easier to come by.’ I found myself laughing a bit at this, for truth be told, a case can be made that it is both easier and yet more difficult to begin in this fine sport ...
Tags: China, Sport, Confusion, Fishing, Kingfisher, Garcia, Clearwater, Bergman, Rod, Cortland, Orvis, Erik Helm, Fly Fishing Gear, Orvis Fenwick Garcia, Schwiebert Atherton


Air India Could Be Forced To Shut Down In June

India's aviation market has been a mess. Jet Airways is out of business. oneworld member Kingfisher is no more. And Star Alliance member Air India is teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. The government-owned airline is currently surviving on subsidies while the country looks for a buyer to take over the flag carrier. However they've committed to spend no more cash on the airline, and unless a buyer is found by June the airline is expected to run out of money and have to close. Continue reading ...
Tags: Travel, India, Airlines, Kingfisher, Air India, Jet Airways, Star Alliance


Reading Round-Up: Lots of Books

It’s that time of the year when I go all “but where has the year gone” etc. You know the drill. This year, I started commuting pretty much 5 hours a day and that means I read SO MUCH. And I read SO MUCH MORE than I actually had a chance to review here. SO I am going to do a listicle here with mini-reviews of the book mountain I read but never got around to reviewing. The Cold is in her Bones by Peternelle van Arsdale – A YA novel that was marketed as “inspired by the myth of Medusa” b...
Tags: Books, Book Reviews, Earth, Rebecca, Queens, Kingfisher, Daphne du Maurier, Diana Wynne Jones, Ava, Fran Wilde, Hazel, Wong, Francesca, Lois Murphy, Riverland, Robin Stevens


24 famous airlines that have gone out of business

British airline and travel company Thomas Cook went out of business in late September. Thomas Cook is just the latest airline to shut down this year. Here's a list of 24 airlines that went bust over the past couple of decades.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. British airline and tour operator Thomas Cook ceased operations in late September. The 178-year-old travel company shut down after failing to secure a £200 million rescue loan. It joins a number of other low-cost and ...
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Book Review: The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher

Title: The Twisted Ones Author: T. Kingfisher Genre: Horror Publisher: Saga PressPublication date: October 1 2019Hardcover: 400 pages When a young woman clears out her deceased grandmother’s home in rural North Carolina, she finds long-hidden secrets about a strange colony of beings in the woods in this chilling novel that reads like The Blair Witch Project meets The Andy Griffith Show.When Mouse’s dad asks her to clean out her dead grandmother’s house, she says yes. After ...
Tags: Books, Horror, Book Reviews, Mouse, Kingfisher, North Carolina, Bongo, Andy Griffith, Tomas, 8 Rated Books, Ursula Vernon, T. Kingfisher


Uncanny Magazine Year Six – Kickstarter

Hello everybody!! The Kickstarter for Uncanny Magazine Year 6: Raise the Roof, Raise the Rates! is now up and running and delighted to be hosting a guest post from incoming Managing Editor Chimedum Ohaegbu telling her story of being an Uncanny reader as a teen, then becoming an Intern, and then being mentored and becoming Managing Editor.  Read the post, get your awwwws running then go support them because they are awesome! If I’m remembering right, the first Uncanny original sto...
Tags: Books, Kickstarter, North America, Kingfisher, University of British Columbia, Guest Author, Sofia Samatar, Brooke Bolander, Uncanny Magazine, K Jemisin, Michi Trota, Elsa Sjunneson Henry, Arkady Martine, Lynne M Thomas, Michael Damian Thomas, Erika Ensign


Hugo Awards: 2019 Short Stories

I'm not entirely sure why I keep reading the Hugo finalists for the Best Short Story category. Actually, strike that, I know exactly why: they're short and I can get through all of them quickly. And theoretically, they should be a really nice sampler pack of what's going on in SF. In practice, I've really liked about 3-4 of the stories I've read over the past 6 or 7 years. A bunch of others are fine if unremarkable, but whatever the case, it's not a good batting average. This year's nominees ill...
Tags: Science Fiction, Movies, Washington, Kingfisher, Hugo Awards, Said, Brooke Bolander, STET, Alix E Harrow, Sarah Pinsker, Rose MacGregor, Sarah Gailey Ostensibly, Nine Negro Teeth of George, Djèlí Clark George Washington, Wooden Teeth


Lower sales in France weigh on Kingfisher's growth

British home improvement retailer Kingfisher missed forecasts for sales growth in its latest quarter, held back by the weak performance of its French businesses.
Tags: Money, France, businessNews, Kingfisher


Sales at UK's Kingfisher edge higher on stronger home market

British home improvement retailer Kingfisher reported a small rise in underlying sales in its latest quarter, with growth in its home market, Poland and Romania more than offsetting falling sales in France.
Tags: UK, Money, businessNews, Poland, Romania, Kingfisher


Kingfisher boss to go as profits fall further

The chief executive of Kingfisher, the group that owns DIY chains B&Q and Screwfix, is stepping down.
Tags: UK, News, Kingfisher


A beautiful and disturbing photograph.

"Ahmedabad, India/Muslim brides-to-be gather for a mass wedding ceremony" (The Guardian).From an excellent collection of photographs, here.ADDED: Here's a completely accidental juxtaposition I caused by dropping another one of those photographs into a message to Meade and then, several minutes later, dropping in this photograph — from Twitter — of an Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher:I love the chiming colors! And the big pointy beaks are such a neat repetition.By the way, "Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher" so...
Tags: Photography, Law, India, Color, Fish, Puppets, Islam, Weddings, Kingfisher, Brexit, Amos, Andy, Meade, Ann Althouse, Ahmedabad India Muslim, Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher


Kingfisher’s to Wicken to Tubney Fen

Did a bit of a marathon fenland crawl yesterday. Started mid-morning at Kingfisher’s Bridge Nature Reserve and learned a lot about the local setup and the Cranes, the Marsh Harriers, the otters, and the buffalo there from Bruce Martin. That’s a name any Cambridgeshire birder will know, he holds the record for the longest ticked list of species in the county, apparently, well over three hundred. Here are a few snaps from Kingfisher’s Bridge, NT Wicken Fen and Tubney/Burwell. View from the left-...
Tags: Photography, Birds, Kingfisher, Cambridgeshire, Wicken Fen, Wicken, Burwell, GULL Lesser Black, St Mary s Church, Bruce Martin, Sciencebase, Konik, Tubney Fen, Kingfisher s Bridge Nature Reserve, Tubney Burwell View, Tubney Fen Reach Bridge


Vijay Mallya: India's most controversial businessman?

The Kingfisher tycoon is waiting to learn whether he will be extradited to India to face fraud charges.
Tags: Business, India, Kingfisher, Vijay Mallya


Kingfisher quits Russia, Spain and Portugal as French sales tumble

Kingfisher, Europe's second largest home improvement retailer, reported weak quarterly sales in France and said it would pull out of Russia, Spain and Portugal, sending its shares lower and raising questions over its plan to increase profit.
Tags: Money, France, businessNews, Portugal, Kingfisher, Russia Spain, Kingfisher Europe


UK's home improvement group Kingfisher to exit Russia, Spain and Portugal

Kingfisher, Europe's second largest home improvement retailer, said on Wednesday it would exit Russia, Spain and Portugal so it can focus on markets where it has, or can reach, a market leading position.
Tags: UK, Money, businessNews, Portugal, Kingfisher, Russia Spain, Kingfisher Europe


Which is better, the Kingfisher or Tesco share price? - Motley Fool UK

   Motley Fool UK I believe my Motley Fool colleague Royston Wild's comments on Tuesday were on the money, as he said of Kingfisher (LSE:KGF) that “I think that third-quarter ...
Tags: UK, Shopping, Tesco, Kingfisher, Motley Fool, Motley Fool UK, KGF, Royston Wild, Kingfisher LSE


High And Low Key Photography, Kingfishers, And Beautiful Landscapes – Here’s What You Missed This Week On The Forums

Last week we had a lot of very interesting Low-Key/Hi-Key photographs thanks to the weekend challenge. We also want to welcome more than 100 new Light Stalkers that joined our beloved family this past week. We are sure you'll find a warming place to learn about photography. Don't be afraid to ask any photography related questions you have at our forums . There are a ton of posts created in our forums, so you can also use the search box to find good information too! Photo Of The We...
Tags: Photography, Ted, Kent, Kingfisher, Chris, Robert, Tom, Don, Jim, Tobie, Lenny, Andre, Daguerre, Federico Alegria, Cool Photos & Photographers, Chris Pook


Duchess of Sussex rejoins Duke for walkabout after rest from Australian tour as pregnancy 'takes its toll'

The Duchess of Sussex joined her husband for a walkabout on Fraser Island, having spent the morning resting as her pregnancy "takes its toll". Meghan, wearing a striped dress by Reformation and brown leather lace-up sandals, clutched her baby bump for part of the walk under blue skies in Queensland. The Duke had attended three of the day's engagements on his own, including an unveiling of the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy, where he joked about plaque-unveiling running "in the family". He...
Tags: England, London, News, Wales, Australia, Queensland, Harry, Kingfisher, Duke, Fiji, Sussex, Commonwealth, Tonga, Hervey Bay, Darren, Meghan


Kingfisher's France boss replaced, top team reshuffled

Kingfisher, Europe's second biggest home improvement retailer, has replaced the boss of its underperforming French business with the leader of its largest British operation.
Tags: Europe, Money, France, businessNews, Kingfisher


KINGFISHER 2

Finished the kingfisher. Look out for that bill, fishes!! [Author: RH Carpenter]
Tags: Art, Kingfisher, Rh Carpenter


KINGFISHER 1

Started this little guy on my sketchpad with Caran d'Arche watersoluble crayons, then sketched him on Arches 140# coldpress and began with the background color (something light so he could be the star). [Author: RH Carpenter]
Tags: Art, Kingfisher, Rh Carpenter, Caran


RSPB Lakenheath Redux

We visited RSPB Lakenheath for the first time back in snowy February. They were just setting up a photography hide with naturalistic perches and feeders and a reed bed for Bunts, Tits, Kingfishers, and the like. In fact, first shot I got there was of a beautiful Kingfisher who popped in stared at the camera and disappeared within the space of about ten seconds. This visit, we had numerous Tits (Great, Blue, and Marsh), Reed Bunts, Goldfinches, and a few others, and a male Great Spotted Woodpecke...
Tags: RSPB, Kingfisher, Lakenheath, Sciencebase, RSPB Lakenheath Redux, RSPB Lakenheath, Marsh Reed Bunts Goldfinches


Lakenheath Revisited

We visited RSPB Lakenheath for the first time back in snowy February. They were just setting up a photography hide with naturalistic perches and feeders and a reed bed for Bunts, Tits, Kingfishers, and the like. In fact, first shot I got there was of a beautiful Kingfisher who popped in stared at the camera and disappeared within the space of about ten seconds. This visit, we had numerous Tits (Great, Blue, and Marsh), Reed Bunts, Goldfinches, and a few others, and a male Great Spotted Woodpecke...
Tags: RSPB, Kingfisher, Lakenheath, Sciencebase, RSPB Lakenheath, Marsh Reed Bunts Goldfinches


B&Q owner Kingfisher sales rise during warm weather

The DIY group reports a sunshine-assisted 1.6% rise in like-for-like sales during the second quarter.
Tags: Business, Kingfisher


Tesco to stop selling thousands of big brands to hit back at cheaper competitors - Liverpool Echo

Liverpool Echo Tesco to stop selling thousands of big brands to hit back at cheaper competitors Liverpool Echo Tesco also slashed the sale of Amstel, Sol, Tiger Beer and Kingfisher, in 2017. It's a move that could leave consumers with less choice but better-value prices, in similar vein to Aldi's streamlined model, The Mirror reports. Tesco's changes will also ...
Tags: Shopping, Tesco, Aldi, Kingfisher, Liverpool Echo, Liverpool Echo Tesco


'Beast from the East' bites B&Q

Freezing conditions earlier this year results in a 9% fall in sales at Kingfisher's DIY chain.
Tags: Business, Kingfisher


stream Cave People's 'Kingfisher' EP

The EP was made with members of Three Man Cannon, The Spirit of the Beehive, and Cherry. Continue reading… [Author: Andrew Sacher]
Tags: Music, Kingfisher, Music News, Andrew Sacher, Cave People, Cherry Continue