“All the foreign pilots are on leave until the virus situation gets better,” said an expatriate captain at China Southern who, like all of those who spoke to Reuters, requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak with media. “For the moment we are all in our home countries.” … [Read more...] about Foreign pilots at Chinese airlines return home on unpaid leave as demand plummets
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No. My father's family is in New Delhi so I have been there before. The Indian experience has been good so far. It has been a month since I landed and I plan to be here for another four months. The people here are very nice and warm and the food is great, though I'm not sure I want to make India my base because the culture is really different for me. … [Read more...] about This Indo-German model has the hots for Big B!
Spuntino is the third venture from the team behind Polpo and Polpetto, which offer small plates of northern Italian food. This, however, is an American diner, the sort of place you would find right now in Brooklyn. It is a shameless act of cultural larceny, executed with love. … [Read more...] about Restaurant review: Spuntino
We are, then, in a highly studied, minutely finessed urban restaurant, but one which shrugs off the burden of the poseur – being branded all style and no substance – by dint of the food. It is fashionable, at the moment, to mutter about meals of small plates being tiresome and passé. Bollocks, says I. Being blessed with a boredom threshold so low even Tom Cruise couldn't walk under it, I give thanks for these parades of small tastes, particularly here where the pricing is forgiving and the portions generous. Apart from the charcuterie, nothing costs much more than £6 and a lot are cheaper than that. It means you forgive those that misfire: a crostini of anchovy and chickpeas at a mere £1.10, for example, which didn't deliver enough of the salty fish, or £4 worth of pumpkin risotto, which was slippery rather than rich, and lacked flavour. More disappointing was an over-salted plate of pork belly with hazelnuts and radicchio. You know how it hurts me to … [Read more...] about Restaurant review: Little Venice, London
“I don’t remember why Trigger hit me the first time. He never punched my face. Just my body, the thing that offended him so much. He shoved me, slapped me, punched my arm. He would hit me if he thought I looked at him wrong. I remember being on the kitchen floor after he knocked me over, and I was begging to know what I did. He just shoved me hard with his foot.” … [Read more...] about Chrissy Metz Says Her Stepfather Beat Her and Forced Her to Do Humiliating Weigh-Ins as a Teen