Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press Updated 1:29 am PST, Monday, November 5, 2018 Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami poses for photographers during a press conference at Waseda University in Tokyo Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami poses for photographers during a press conference at Waseda University in Tokyo Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. Photo: Eugene Hoshiko, AP Photo: Eugene Hoshiko, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami poses for photographers during a press conference at Waseda University in Tokyo Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami poses for photographers during a press conference at Waseda University in Tokyo Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. Photo: Eugene Hoshiko, AP Author … [Read more...] about Author Murakami talks about his library plan, writing, music
RUNNING out of charge on your phone at the airport means hours on end of boredom in the departure lounge and on the plane - but if you've your charger at home there are few options available to travellers. But apparently there is one almost fail-safe option, you just have to have no shame or conscience. Kiwi.com has shared their top travel hacks to help holidaymakers improve the airport experience and one of their top tips is nicking a phone charge from lost and found. They said: "If your phone’s battery is depleting, head to lost and found, and see if they’ve got one to match your phone type. "More often than not, they’ll have a huge box filled with phone chargers which have been sat there for well over the requisite ninety days." Elsewhere on the internet, other passengers even suggest telling staff that your charger has a frayed end, to make your loss seem a little more believable. That's not the only tip, there is also advice on how to get your luggage off the … [Read more...] about What to do if you run out of charge on a mobile phone at the airport – but would you feel too guilty?
PUBLISHED: 09:48 25 July 2018 | UPDATED: 09:48 25 July 2018 Annabel James Annabel James Picture: agespace.org agespace.org Annabel James founded Age Space as an online resource for anything related to elderly care. It’s also a place to share new insights I thought pillows to be small and inconsequential elements of everyday life until I found myself not understanding increasingly insistent requests from my mother to help her buy new pillows and pillowcases. It has taught me yet another lesson – and a new language - thanks to an admiral, a social worker and a seemingly innocent question.You may remember US Navy Seal Commander Admiral William McRaven who became an overnight Youtube sensation speaking to a group of naval cadets, not as expected about the art of war, but about hum drum human activities such as making your bed.He said that if you start every day by making your bed, then you’ve already accomplished one small task which will … [Read more...] about When a plea for new pillows is a coded request for help
TV doesn’t get better than Thursday’s all-day interrogation of disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok, by 72 members of Congress for more than 10 hours.Though fun to watch, the hearing raises a concern. We fear Strzok’s smarmy disrespect for legal process could harm reputations of other law enforcement personnel.Americans should rest assured Strzok is an outlier in his agency and field. He is the rare bad cop, but one with national attention many times greater than his colleagues will get in their combined careers.The vast majority of law enforcement professionals do not embark upon disruptive, inner-office affairs with co-workers. Few use government email for profanity laced pillow talk, leaving a paper trail of extreme bias against the subject of an investigation.Most men and women of law enforcement conduct the hard labor of gathering and examining facts objectively. If they do not, justice fails.In Thursday’s hearings, Strzok spent hours insisting he could send … [Read more...] about EDITORIAL: Strzok disgraces law enforcement community
The Love Islanders are still bronzing themselves by a pool in Majorca, but one budget hotel chain is setting out to prove that you don’t need to leave Newcastle-upon-Tyne to get that sun-kissed glow – sort of. The easyHotel group, a vivid figure on the British hotel scene with its bright orange livery, has launched a new range of fake tanning lotions, which the super-budget chain describes as ‘holiday tansurance’ against Britain’s famously unpredictable weather Set to debut in Newcastle on July 15, the new line will initially come in two shades, 'Clemen-tyne' and 'Tyne-gerine', each named for the north-eastern city. The small sachets – priced at £2.99 each – are due to go on sale soon after at easyHotel outposts, including those in London, Birmingham and Edinburgh. The product range, meanwhile, will be bolstered with more destination-inspired hues such as 'Tanchester' (named after Manchester) and 'Zest End' (after London's West End). … [Read more...] about easyHotels unveils fake tan range for guests wanting to emulate the group’s signature orange look