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BREAKING: The Queen addresses citizens of the UK and the Commonwealth — Royal Central

The Queen has released a message to citizens of the UK and the Commonwealth as the coronavirus pandemic worsens. The Queen’s speech in full “As Philip and I arrive at Windsor today, we know that many individuals and families across the United Kingdom, and around the world, are entering a period of great concern and…

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The Queen is moved from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle after coronavirus crisis talks — Royal Central

The Queen has taken up residence in Windsor Castle after leaving Buckingham Palace. Her Majesty has moved to Windsor following crisis talks as the government decides how best to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. It is understood that if the situation continues to worsen, she will be placed into quarantine at Sandringham alongside the Duke of […]

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‘Italy Stay Strong’: What The Coronavirus Emergency Means for a Hotel in TrentinoTrentino, with its beautiful mountains and valleys, thrives on tourism. And yet, even local tourism bureaus have suspended their marketing activities; hotels and restaurants are temporarily shutting down. The first hotel to take this difficult decision was Pineta Nature Resort.  Pineta is located in the tiny village of Tavon, in Val di Non, a valley famous for its apples, castles, lakes, canyons, hiking and biking trails; it’s about half an hour from Trento, the regional capital, an hour from Madonna di Campiglio and the Brenta Dolomites. The hotel itself looks like a charming mountain village, with its cluster of Alpine-style buildings and chalets overlooking the mountains, currently topped with snow.

Source: ‘Italy Stay Strong’: What The Coronavirus Emergency Means for a Hotel in Trentino

Michelangelo’s Secret Room

Where he knew every stone – since he built it himself.

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Basil Chocolate Cake

“…you can also pour a ganache over it for a more decadent dessert, or pile on some whipped cream and fresh berries. ”

This cake calls for a whopping cup of basil! Sprinkle confectioner’s sugar and fresh basil or berries to garnish. See more at PBS Food.

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PAYING FOR JUNK (Rotary Dial Please)Moore’s Flaw: Why Smart Devices Won’t Last As Long as Dumb Ones

We may have made a horrible mistake by unnecessarily making our consumer electronics devices smart—and removing generations of future use in the process.

Source: Moore’s Flaw: Why Smart Devices Won’t Last As Long as Dumb Ones

Three Volcanos in Italy You Can HikeHiking on Mount Etna For those looking for a bit of a thrill, and a different Sicilian experience, consider hiking to the top of a volcano. Here are three you can climb.

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Princess Anne could make royal history with a new military role — Royal Central

Last month, Prince Harry announced that he and his wife, Meghan will be stepping down as senior members of the Royal Family. Now with the transition process in place, some of Harry’s roles are being passed on to other members of the House of Windsor. And one reported move could see Princess Anne make royal…

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Trump And Greta Walk Into A Bar In Davos

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~ You’re too young to drink, Greta girl.
 
~ And you don’t drink, USA President.
 
~ No, I don’t – so follow my lead.
 
~ You make a lot of bluster, USA President.
 
~ How else are they going to listen to me?
 
~ I don’t bluster.
 
~ You’re go the ‘cute girl’ thing going for you.
 
~ I look as I look.
 
~ And you don’t smile.
 
~  There are photos of me smiling.
 
~ You don’t laugh.
 
~ When I find things funny, I do.
 
~ Yeah, yeah. But really, you got that brain thing going for you.
 
~ I read that you have a brain thing going for you, USA President.
 
~ They say I’m crazy.
 
~ Yes.
 
~ Are you being funny, Greta girl?
 
~ Am I smiling?
 
~ Yes.
 
~ Yes.
 
~ I sometimes think you know what’s going on, Greta girl.
 
~ I think the same of you, USA President – sometimes.
 
~ If you played your cards right, you might get more of what you want.
 
~ My future isn’t a game, USA President.
 
~ It is to me, Greta girl.

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