ONE of the most popular Greek islands, Kos has plenty of attractions for a late summer beach break. It's known for its nightlife but many different types of holidays are catered for. Go for the warm sunny weather, top quality beaches, ancient ruins and traditional Greek food - all just a four-hour flight from the UK. We've picked out some of the best resorts to help you plan your trip and a round-up of the best cheap Kos holiday deals for late summer 2019. Kardamena for non-stop nightlife If you're looking to party, head to Kardamena on the southern coast of Kos, one of the liveliest resorts. Loud and proud, Kardamena has plenty of nightlife options to choose from, whether you want to sip cocktails at a beach bar or dance all night in a super-club.There are also plenty of great beaches to relax on here, with water sports and water-side bars and restaurants to choose from. Plan a day trip to the Aquatica Water Park or the ancient Temple of Apollo for some time away from the beach. Find … [Read more...] about Find cheap Kos holiday deals for late summer 2019 – including seven nights in Kefalos from £222 per person
Moviegoers in the late 1970s found it hard to avoid Jim Jarmusch. As Hollywood was ushering in the era of the blockbuster with George Lucas ("Star Wars") and Steven Spielberg ("Jaws"), something astonishing was developing at the other end of the film spectrum. Small movies, produced independently on a tight budget and often starring unknown actors, began to find a following among young cinema fans and film students. Film historians have classified the work of directors such as Jim Jarmusch, Hal Hartley, Steven Soderbergh and Spike Lee as independent cinema. Over the years, Jarmusch especially has become an icon for this kind of cinema, which focused on stories that happened far away from the world of Hollywood glitz and glamour. Influential debut Jarmusch's 1980 debut, "Permanent Vacation," is a landmark cinematic work. Follow-up films "Stranger than Paradise" (1984) and "Down by Law" (1986) solidified the reputation of this director born in Ohio on January 22, 1953. 'Stranger … [Read more...] about Art house director Jim Jarmusch at 65
The switch to a new tax regime has put a lot of responsibility on the shoulders of chartered accountants. CNBC-TV18's Archana Shukla caught up with a few chartered accountants in the small town of Bhiwandi in Maharashtra to understand how they are faring in the era of GST.Watch video for more…Are you happy with your current monthly income? Do you know you can double it without working extra hours or asking for a raise? Rahul Shah, one of the India's leading expert on wealth building, has created a strategy which makes it possible... in just a short few years. You can know his secrets in his FREE video series airing between 12th to 17th December. You can reserve your free seat here. … [Read more...] about The GST Regime: Ground Report from Bhiwandi
Lockerbie, Wednesday, 21 December 1988, 7.03pm Bunty Galloway had just sat down in front of the television to watch This is Your Life. Outside it was windy and cold. No one was out on the narrow street in front of her house. Many of Bunty's neighbours were also watching TV and others were wrapping gifts. It was four days before Christmas. Suddenly, Bunty noticed a strange noise. She had never heard anything like it in her life. It was coming rapidly closer with a rising groan and howl as if at any moment the noise would make the house explode like a kettle under pressure. When she got to the door to look out, the roar had abruptly stopped. Now it was dark and quiet. The electricity had gone out. When she looked outside, the scene was as awful and bizarre as a Hieronymus Bosch version of hell: a wall of flames, down a hill and only about 600 metres away, was bathing the town in orange light. It smelled of kerosene. A terrace house was crushed from above, as if an enormous hammer had … [Read more...] about What really happened on Flight 103?
Set back from a strip of golden sand and the shimmering sea, beyond the groves of palm trees heavy with coconuts, the Roman Catholic church in the small town of Negombo had been a place of calm devotion amid the colour, vibrancy and noise of Sri Lanka for more than 200 years. Then on Sunday morning, St Sebastian’s became a place of chaos, pain and death. At about 8.45am, explosives sent shards of metal and debris into the worshippers crowded on its wooden pews to celebrate mass. The blast was so powerful it destroyed much of the building’s roof, leaving shattered tiles among the casualties slumped across the floor. Almost simultaneously, there was a blast in another church: St Anthony’s Shrine in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo. It too left a scene of devastation with shattered icons, blood-spattered clothes, and burns scorched on to walls by the intense heat of the explosion. “A bomb attack to our church pleas[e] come and help if your family members are … [Read more...] about ‘There was utter chaos’: Sri Lanka left reeling after wave of bombings