Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Spanish airline, Spanair has gone bust, leaving thousands of (ex)passengers stranded in Madrid and Barcelona. After Qatar airlines had decided not to play the white knight and purchase a 49% stake and the Catalan government had said it couldn't put any more money into the company, the management pulled the plug. The Development Ministress has said that Spanair could be fined nine million pounds for the way they've gone about things. Which is perhaps not much of a threat to a bankrupt company.

Cantata2 is a program designed to increase tourism in several Atlantic regions. Here is Galicia's page, featuring something called "Flavour Routes". I'm not sure any native speaker was involved in the English version. If so, they should be ashamed for missing "Chack them out!"

Astonishingly, the England cricket team has snatched a humiliating defeat from the jaws of victory. Needing only 145 to beat Pakistan, they were bowled out for a pitiful 72. Probably the most abject defeat in my lifetime. In essence, they failed to deal with Pakistan's spin bowling. Especially the doosra I wrote about last week.

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