OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: Israel battened down the hatches
at its main airport Thursday, awaiting hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists as Greece blocked the last boat in a scuppered campaign to ship aid to the Gaza Strip.
Three years ago, Swiss banks battened down the hatches
against foreign interference in the Swiss market following the merger of Switzerland's clearing and settlement companies, which had been majority-owned by UBS AG and Credit Suisse Group (CS).
Administrations were 6% down on the final three months of 2009 as retailers battened down the hatches
for tougher trading conditions, but the outlook is "far from plain sailing", Deloitte warned.
Irish chemistry student Alvin White Orbaek, 27, from Dalkey battened down the hatches
at his home in Houston before the storm hit yesterday.
As most of Britain battened down the hatches
, lashed with storm force rain and gales, our capital city did us proud.
Gibbs was bowled by a superb delivery from Michael Kasprowicz to depart for nine but De Villiers (48 not out) and Kallis (72 not out) battened down the hatches
and initially weathered the storm before starting to play more and more expansively as they took South Africa past the 100 mark.
Meanwhile, Matthew Hoggard battened down the hatches
for Yorkshire as the hosts secured a Roses match draw against Lancashire in the Frizzell County Championship Division Two at Headingley on Saturday.
A state of emergency was declared as locals and tourists fled or battened down the hatches