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What do people in Cornwall think about Brexit? - BBC Newsnight
farmers would go bankrupt if they would not have agricultural subsidies from Brussels. and since 2000, (2000-2014) 888m has been put into Cornwall (regeneration). and a further 400m is planned to be put in more till 2020 (2014-2020).
Brexit  UK  deprivation  tourism  poverty  poverty  trap  globalisation  globalization  Deindustrialization  deindustrialisation  redistribution  City  of  London  economies  of  agglomeration  economies  of  scale 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
Zika virus pregnancy case confirmed in Spain - first in Europe - BBC News
Spain has confirmed that a pregnant woman has been diagnosed with the Zika virus - the first such case in Europe. The health ministry said the woman had recently returned from Colombia, where it is believed she was infected. Zika, which is spreading through the Americas, has been linked to babies being born with underdeveloped brains. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the microcephaly condition, linked to the mosquito-borne virus, a global public health emergency. [...] It did not release the woman's name, saying she was one of seven confirmed cases in Spain. The ministry stressed that "the diagnosed cases of Zika virus in Spain... don't risk spreading the virus in our country as they are imported cases".
Zika-Virus  tourism 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
WHO microcephaly expert: "We must assume that this can spread" - BBC News
[ also can it be transmitted sexually 100%? or during incubation period through other bodily fluids? ] Dr Anthony Costello, the World Health Organisation's expert on microcephaly, says finding an answer quickly is imperative. "We must assume, given global travel and the like, that this could spread into many other populations as well. First in French Polynesia last year and now, to a much greater extent, in Brazil."
WHO  Zika-Virus  microcephaly  tourism  public  health  policy  public  health  public  safety  Disabled  disability 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
World Health Organisation declares Zika virus public health emergency | World news | The Guardian
UN body acts over mosquito-borne virus to trigger funding for prevention campaign and research to establish exact link to serious birth defects
Zika-Virus  WHO  public  health  policy  public  health  public  safety  National  Security  tourism 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Zika virus: US scientists say vaccine '10 years away' - BBC News
[ urging not to travel to place affected for high risk groups! ] [...] The main concern is for unborn babies and - because Zika is difficult to diagnose - it can be late in a pregnancy before expectant mothers are informed of the risk, if they are informed at all. [...] [FDA approval may take up to 10 years ...]
Zika-Virus  WHO  vaccination  vaccine  big  pharma  pharmaceutical  industry  pharma  tourism  epidemic  pandemic  FDA  Zoonotic  Diseases  zoonosis  public  safety  public  health  policy  public  health 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Zika virus: President Obama calls for urgent action - BBC News
The World Health Organization says the virus is likely to spread across nearly all of the Americas. It has already been found in 21 countries in the Caribbean, North and South America. Symptoms include mild fever, conjunctivitis and headache. Medics are most worried about the damage the virus can potentially cause to babies in the womb. Brazil has recorded a huge spike in cases of microcephaly - the condition where babies are born with unusually small heads - and a number of Central and South American nations have asked women to delay pregnancy. //&! Zika: US issues fresh guidance amid birth defect fears [...] US doctors are being advised to closely monitor ultrasounds of pregnant women who have travelled to areas where Zika has been transmitted. -
Zika-Virus  tourism  WHO 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Duncan Smith has 'complete faith' in PM's EU negotiations - BBC News
Iain Duncan Smith has said he has "complete faith" in David Cameron's ability to secure welfare reforms as part of the UK's EU renegotiations. Mr Cameron has said there will not be a deal this year amid reports of growing opposition to proposals to restrict EU migrants' access to in-work benefits. The work and pensions secretary said he remained "upbeat" since all EU nations wanted to curb "benefit tourism". He said the PM wanted a deal he "could sell to the British people". [...] Mr Duncan Smith claimed there was support in Germany and other EU nations for limiting EU migrants' access to benefits. "Behind closed doors, nearly every single developed country in Europe wants to see some kind of end to the idea of people just popping around and taking benefits in different countries," //&! Widening benefits ban to young Britons as leverage in EU talks not ruled out -
European  Union  Schengen  Agreement  welfare  state  social  safety  net  benefit  tourism  Positioning  manufactured  consent  propaganda  East  Europe  Iain  Duncan  Smith  DWP  Polarisation  migration  immigration  Tories  Conservative  Party  nasty  neoliberalism  neoliberal  benefits  Housing  Crisis  benefit  populism  UKIP  election  campaign  promises  general  election  2015  Theresa  May  UK  corporate  state  austerity  spin  doctor  PR  Generationengerechtigkeit 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
SEASPIRACY: What You Should Know About Fish, The Ocean, and More! - YouTube
fish pellets (heavy metals) are fed to on land livestock. ... do you know what is fed to your beef? fish pellets?! GMO crop!? what you piece of meat has been treated with (antibiotics, medication, supplements, etc)?! no. no disclosure. no transparency. no accountability. //&!
mass  extinction  Overfishing  Fish  Industry  Ocean  acidification  warming  ecological  disaster  environmental  disaster  economic  damage  tourism  coral  reef  pollution  heavy  metal  pollution  water  pollution  climate  change  global  warming  coastal  erosion  extreme  weather  weather  extreme  climate  system  climate  science  climate  crisis  flash  floods  flooding  Carnism  sustainability  sustainable  omnivore  Food  Chain  carbonemission  carbonfootprint  emissions  Wall  Street  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  corporate  scandal  Livestock  farming  ethical  killing  Poultry  Industry  Meat  Industry  GMO  crop  GMO  deforestation  soil  erosion  Great  Pacific  Garbage  Patch  plastic  nation  plastic  bag  Mercury  toxin  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  Positioning  cholesterol  dietary  cholesterol  public  health  policy  public  health  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  health  policy  health  crisis  sick  population 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
San Francisco’s independent retailers disrupt themselves to survive | PandoDaily
[ Don't compete directly with Amazon, price is not a long-term, sustainable business model ] “I was sitting next to a woman that I know, but who isn’t all that into comics. She told me that she didn’t really know where to begin, but if I would pick out a comic every month and send it to her, she would buy it. And a lightbulb just went off,” Hibbs said. Since then, he has purchased the domain and set out to do just that. For $20 a month, anyone in the world can sign up to receive the comic that Hibbs and his staff deem to be the best release that month. He’s also just set up a $15 a month graphic novel of the month club for kids. In addition to the book shipment, club members can attend or watch monthly book-club meetings, often featuring call-ins from the books’ artists and authors. [...] Each of these three businesses has built a devoted followings over many years, and occupies a cultural niche that comes preloaded with die-hard fandom.
pure  play  brick  and  mortar  business  eTailer  Retail  niche  Amazon  differentiate  differentiation  curation  content  curation  subscription  model  e-commerce  Brand  1000  True  Fans  offline  experience  shared  experience  urbanisation  tourism 
may 2015 by asterisk2a
Bad Schandau: Wie berichten über Neonazis? | ZAPP | NDR - YouTube
Braune Geschichte und Brauner Untergrund und Ton wird stillschweigend aktzeptiert. Gesellschaft schweigt, wie immer. Die Deutschen. // &! Neonazis mit Presseausweisen | ZAPP | NDR - << einstellen von privaten details ins internet, einschuechterung. // Aufmärsche: Journalisten bei Neonazi-Demos | ZAPP | NDR -
Neo-Nazi  Neonazi  Hooligan  AfD  NPD  Sachsen  Saxony  Germany  journalismus  journalism  tourism  Career  Politicians  Xenophobia  homophobic  homosexuality  Homophobia  antisemitism  Antisemitismus  society  culture  Nationalism  LGBTQIASP  Pressefreiheit  Lügenpresse  Zivilcourage  Zivilgesellschaft  Rechtsextremismus  Meinungsfreiheit 
may 2015 by asterisk2a
Alain de Botton: The Art of Travel - YouTube
throw away the camera, and draw ... look intently, and draw details.
traveling  travel  advice  travel  Philosophy  tourism 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
New York City's LinkNYC WiFi Plan - Business Insider
New York City announces LinkNYC, a project replacing up to 10k pay phones with digital hubs that offer mobile device recharging, 150'-radius gigabit Wi-Fi, free US calling & touch screens for city info & services; it's funded by ads expected to generate $500M in rev over the 1st 12 yrs; some Links will be operational by the end of '15 [... no more sitting in cafes for 1hr to upload a big video on youtube ...]
urban  planning  infrastructure  investment  quality  of  life  city  living  public  utility  utility  access  tourism 
november 2014 by asterisk2a
Barroso verteidigt Freizügigkeit in der EU - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Die Freizügigkeit sei "ein unverzichtbarer Bestandteil des europäischen Bürgerrechts". "Es ist eine historische Errungenschaft, ein Zivilisationsfortschritt, eine echte Errungenschaft von Freiheit, Demokratie und Rechtsstaatlichkeit." Es dürfe in der EU "keine Bürger erster und zweiter Klasse geben". [...] Dem neuen Migrationsbericht zufolge, den das Bundeskabinett am Mittwoch beschloss, ist die Zuwanderung nach Deutschland 2012 auf den höchsten Stand seit 1995 gestiegen. 1,08 Millionen Zuzüge verzeichneten die Behörden - ein Zuwachs von 13 Prozent im Vergleich zum Vorjahr. [...] die Zahlung von Kindergeld dürfe nicht an ein bestimmtes Verhalten der Empfänger geknüpft werden. Außerdem müsse auch dann gezahlt werden, wenn die Kinder nicht in Deutschland, sondern im Heimatland leben. + +
immigration  Social  Tourism  UK  Germany  France  Europe  EU  Erweiterung  Barroso  stereotype  society  Sozialtourismus  Gossip  mainstream  media  OECD 
january 2014 by asterisk2a
Dubai: Norwegerin nach Vergewaltigung im Gefängnis - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Marte Deborah Dalelv hat in Dubai ihre Vergewaltigung angezeigt. Doch weder Polizisten noch Richter wollten der 24-jährigen Norwegerin glauben. Jetzt wurde sie zu einem Jahr und vier Monaten Haft verurteilt. + >> ""I should have been imprisoned since Tuesday," she said. "But I have been told they are not searching for me." + >> The same affair with the Triathlete. + Pardon +4 days of Social Media Up-Set +
UAE  human  rights  immigrants  society  domestic  affairs  Religion  humanrights  Dubai  tourism  Islamic  Law  culture  LGBT 
july 2013 by asterisk2a
BBC Sport - South Africa's fear factor - how crime affects sportspeople
Fear of crime in South Africa has again become a major talking point after Oscar Pistorius was charged with murder over the fatal shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day. [...] Were it not for his international career, Hall would have left South Africa earlier and he feels there are "too many risks" for him and his wife to return on a permanent basis. [...] It feels to me like we're living a bit in the wild west. [... ] She talks of a "perpetual anxiety" and "underlying fear", but is adamant "this is no longer a white and black thing" and that sportspeople are no more at risk than any other citizens. [...] One common message from each of the interviewees was that the government must take decisive action to address poverty, unemployment, lack of education and immigration. South Africa's murder rate is falling, but it remains 30 times higher than the United Kingdom. Gun ownership figures are fairly average, yet South Africa has one of the world's highest rates...
crime  tourism  South  Africa  travel 
march 2013 by asterisk2a
Acapulco: Bewaffnete vergewaltigen Touristinnen in Strandressort - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Der Hintergrund der Tat ist noch unklar. Der Sender Milenio Televisión berichtete, die Urlauber seien auch ausgeraubt worden. Es könnte aber auch eine Eskalation des mexikanischen Drogenkriegs sein. Der Bürgermeister versuchte, den Fall herunterzuspielen. "Was passiert ist, ist sehr bedauerlich, aber so etwas geschieht überall auf der Welt", sagte Bürgermeister Walton.

>> Avoid Mexico!? Avoid countries with unstable social frame?
holiday  vacation  mexico  drug  cartel  mexico  tourism  drug  cartel 
february 2013 by asterisk2a
A Profile of London by A.A. Gill -
Londoners have unspoken rules, ie for the tube, for escalators, etc,

About the Olympics 2012 London:
"We have, collectively, osmotically, decided that we hate the Olympics. It’s costing too much, it’s causing an enormous amount of trouble and inconvenience, it’s bound to put up prices, make it impossible to find a taxi, but most of all, one thing this city doesn’t need is more gawping, milling, incontinently happy tourists.

Now the Olympics has come and dragged us all into the bright light, and a lot of attention is being given to London, and we’re not used to it. We’re not good at showing off. We’re not a good time to be had by all, we’re not an easy date. London isn’t a party animal by nature, it doesn’t join in or have a favorite karaoke song. It does, though, have a wicked, dry and often cruel sense of humor. It is clever, literate and dramatic. It is private and taciturn, a bit of a bore, and surprisingly sentimental. And it doesn’t make friends quickly, is awkward around visi
tourism  london  travel 
april 2012 by asterisk2a

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