THE DUKE of Edinburgh will get his dying wish of a small “no-fuss” military funeral, with just 30 mourners at the Windsor service, instead of a State funeral. Prince Philip's funeral will take place on Saturday, April 17, 2021, and will end with the Duke's body being taken to lie in the Royal Vault within St George’s chapel. Read our Prince Philip funeral live blog for the latest updates Where is St George's Chapel? St George's Chapel is situated on the grounds of Windsor Castle - where the Queen and Prince Philip live for most of the year. Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles had their televised blessing there in 2005, while it offers the couple a more low key venue than Westminster Abbey - where Prince William and Kate Middleton wed. St George's Chapel can accommodate 800 guests, whereas the Abbey seats 2,000. The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle also took place at St George's Chapel in 2018. Another Royal wedding followed shortly … [Read more...] about Where is St George’s Chapel?
GOOGLE Earth now allows people to see the most vivid depiction of our rapidly changing planet in interactive, explorable 3D. The tech giant has used 24million satellite photos from the past 37 years, revealing even greater detail in its free Timelapse feature. Get all the latest Science news Keep up-to-date with the top Space & Astronomy stories All the latest Archaelogy news from dinosaurs to Ancient artefacts Users can observe the real effects of urban growth, and environmental concerns such as deforestation, melting ice caps and receding glaciers from any area. It lays bare the terrifying effects of climate change on the planet's delicate ecosystems. “It’s best for a landscape view of our world,” Rebecca Moore, director of Google Earth, said in a call with reporters this week. "It’s not about zooming in. It’s about zooming out. It’s about taking the big step back. We need to see how our only home is doing." Google has previously offered a … [Read more...] about Incredible Google and Nasa timelapse reveals how global warming has changed Earth over 30 years
Font size: A - | A + 14 Hello from The Slovak Spectator, In this week’s roundup, we are sharing planned architectural redesigns both in Bratislava and in nature , rediscovered ancient Jewish tombstones , and Slovakia’s unflattering score in the 2021 Best Countries Rankings . But first, here is a story about the late Prince Philip’s legacy and sense of humour. Duke of Edinburgh remembered by Slovaks Slovaks who participated in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in the past tell The Slovak Spectator how the award changed their lives and recall the Duke’s sense of humour , which they experienced when they met its founder, Prince Philip. On a large screen, a photograph of the late British Prince Philip at Piccadilly Circus in London on April 9, 2021. (Source: TASR/AP) Places to visit App guides tourists around Slovak Rome Trnava has launched an audio city guide app called City Walk . Through 12 … [Read more...] about Slovakia is not sexy, nor a trendsetter, report claims
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Growing up on a farm as a hockey-loving kid in Saskatchewan, the knowledge that players like Gordie Howe had made the journey from that remote province to the NHL gave Patrick Marleau belief that he could one day follow that same path. Marleau has done far more than just make it to the NHL. Now nearly a quarter-century after leaving Saskatchewan to sign with the San Jose Sharks as a fresh-faced teenager, Marleau is set to eclipse Mr. Hockey’s all-time games played record in the NHL. Marleau has played in 1,765 career games and is poised to tie Howe’s mark of 1,767 on Saturday night in Minnesota and break it two nights later in Las Vegas. “Just first and foremost is loving the game and I just love being out there and playing,” Marleau said Thursday about what has kept him gong all these years. “Obviously, every kid’s dream is to hoist that Stanley Cup, so I’ve been chasing it all this time and that goal hasn’t changed for me, since you know what the Stanley … [Read more...] about Patrick Marleau poised to break Gordie Howe’s games record
Brad Robinson is in a reflective mood as he stands in the shop his family opened in 1921. Today, it makes up one tiny part of the Lake of Bays superstore that is Robinson’s General Store in Dorset. “It’s been a great life,” he said. He recalled one recent morning when he woke up to a view of Lake of Bays that brought tears to his eyes. “I thought, ‘How did I get so lucky to look over this lake my whole life?’” he said. Now, his family’s journey with the general store is coming to an end. After 100 years in business, the Robinsons have sold the store to a young couple, Mike and Katie Hinbest, who are taking over May 1 with a promise to keep the store, and its traditions and spirit, alive. “We decided it’s time to move on,” Brad said. “I’m ready to retire.” Mike Hinbest has been working on the purchase of the general store since last summer. “It’s quite a big animal,” Hinbest said describing the process. The Hinbest family moved to Huntsville two years ago from Orangeville, … [Read more...] about ‘It’s been a great life:’ Robinson’s General Store in Dorset gets new owners after 100 years in business