Virgin Australia plans bare bones flight service as administrators look for buyers

There will be no redundancies among 10,000 remaining employees – and while flight credits remain valid their future value isn’t guaranteed What does voluntary administration mean and how will it affect you?Follow the latest developments live Virgin Australia plans to continue to operate its current bare-bones service while external administrators try to attract buyers so that the stricken airline can survive the coronavirus crisis. One of the administrators, Vaughan Strawbridge, said he did not plan to make any of the airline’s 10,000 employees redundant. Employees who were still working would continue to be paid and the approximately 8,000 staff who have been stood down will continue to receive the jobkeeper allowance, he said. Continue reading… Read more: theguardian.com

How to start a survival garden

Do you have a survival farm that can provide an unlimited supply of food post collapse? If you look at Venezuela, with people eating their pets as a last resort, it’s obvious that things there will take years, if not over a decade to come back to normal. Now, if average folks are desperate enough loot food trucks and even steal zoo animals in order, how long would your garden or farm remain intact? What if I told you about garden that needs to digging, no watering and no weeding AND it can grow in the most extreme places on earth? This type of “food forest” grows on auto-pilot with minimal energy because it mimics how nature works. No one …

Rupert Grint Thanks Midwife for Her ‘Gryffindor Behavior’ amid Coronavirus Pandemic During Surprise Chat

Rupert Grint made one healthcare worker’s night when he surprised her during a virtual chat to thank her for exemplifying “Gryffindor behavior” amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Harry Potter alum, 31, appeared alongside actress Miriam Margolyes, who played Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter film franchise during the One World: Together at Home special in the U.K. on Sunday to show his appreciation for Sam Halliwell, a 33-year-old midwife working on the frontlines of the health crisis at Birmingham Women’s Hospital in England. “Hearing your story is just insane,” Grint told Halliwell, Metro reported. “The sacrifices that you make is truly inspiring. It’s very Gryffindor behavior. Thank you so much.” Halliwell has been self-isolating at a hotel during the …

St. Agnes of Montepulciano

When only a small child in Montepulciano in Tuscany, Agnes would spend hours reciting the Our Father and the Hail Mary on her knees. Her parents realized that she was a very special child, totally dedicated to God, so when she was nine years old they placed her in a Franciscan convent known as Sackins, so called because their habits or scapulars were made of sackcloth. The child, Agnes, was such a model of virtue that she was an inspiration of holiness to those around her. At the age of fifteen she was sent to a new foundation, which was Dominican, at Proceno in the county of Orvieto. There, at the tender age of fifteen, Pope Nicholas IV made her …