France Tourism – Val De Moder http://val-de-moder.org/ Fri, 01 Jul 2022 23:20:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://val-de-moder.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Val-De-Moder-icon-150x150.jpg France Tourism – Val De Moder http://val-de-moder.org/ 32 32 July 2 Pacific Briefs https://val-de-moder.org/july-2-pacific-briefs/ Fri, 01 Jul 2022 23:20:04 +0000 https://val-de-moder.org/july-2-pacific-briefs/ Covid cases in Nauru continue to rise The number of active covid-19 cases in Nauru has risen to 3,381 as the country’s second week of community transmission draws to a close. President Lionel Aingimea says 220 new cases have been recorded in the last 24 hour period. He said so far just under 10,000 (9890) […]]]>

Covid cases in Nauru continue to rise

The number of active covid-19 cases in Nauru has risen to 3,381 as the country’s second week of community transmission draws to a close.

President Lionel Aingimea says 220 new cases have been recorded in the last 24 hour period.

He said so far just under 10,000 (9890) tests had been processed.

Niue detects two more cases of Covid-19 at the border

Niue detected two cases of Covid-19 at the border after mandatory day three testing.

This brings the total number of cases in Niue to seven, since Quarantine Free Travel opened on Monday July 27 local time.

Chief Social Services Officer Gaylene Tasmania said the seven active cases and their close contacts are being isolated and very closely monitored by Niue health officials.

Prime Minister Dalton Tagelagi has been confirmed as a close contact and is in isolation.

Ms Tasmania said Niue remains at the yellow alert level as there is no community transmission.

Anyone with symptoms of Covid-19 has been urged to contact Niue Foou Hospital.

Samoa Department of Health reports new Covid cases

Samoa’s Department of Health has confirmed that eight passengers on a flight from New Zealand on June 26 were tested for Covid-19 on arrival.

The ministry’s latest reporting period data shows that 50 new community cases were reported from June 27-29.

The total number of community and border cases now stands at 14,964.

There were no Covid-related deaths during the reporting period and the total number of deaths since March 17, 2022 remains at 29.

So far, 158,240 rapid antigen tests have been administered since the first community case was confirmed.

The Ministry continues to promote vaccination as the best defense against the serious effects of the virus.

The Northern Marianas have recorded their 35th death linked to Covid-19.

Health officials also reported 189 new community cases.

The CNMI recently moved to the Covid-19 community level due to an increase in the number of community cases.

Fundraising in Auckland for a Tongan NGO

A Pasifika group in Auckland is raising funds to purchase a 12-seater vehicle for the Women’s and Children’s Crisis Center in Tonga.

The center is Tonga’s main public service for women and children in need of shelter from domestic violence.

Organizer Reverend Asora Amosa said January’s volcanic eruption inspired people to help.

“It’s in our human DNA to help. Part of our constitution is to help. That’s primarily why our team reaches out in this way, it’s the passion and spirit to give , to help someone in need.”

The donation campaign ends on Saturday.

Samoa women’s under-16 basketball team make history in Jordan

Samoa Women’s Under-16 Basketball Team made history by winning the B Division Championship at the FIBA ​​U16 Women’s Asia Championship 2022 in Amman, Jordan.

The FIBA ​​Asia Women’s Under-16 Championship is an event under the FIBA ​​Asia Zone of the International Basketball Federation.

The national team led by Azaleeah ​​Oloapu defeated the Syrian team after a very close game ending in a 79-76 to win the B division.

In an interview with FIBA ​​media, Oloapu, who is a Samoan living in Australia, said she hopes to see the sport grow in her native country in the near future.

“I live in Australia, where basketball is very strong there, so there are a lot of people supporting and encouraging it. But in Samoa, there are not many people who play basketball or who know how to play basketball,” she said.

The tournament began in 2009 and is held every two years with the top four teams qualifying for the FIBA ​​Under-17 Women’s Basketball World Cup.

Aircalin will fly twice a week from Noumea to Singapore,

Tourist links will be boosted between New Caledonia and Singapore with a new airline now operational.

Noumea Airport to La Tontouta New Caledonia
Photo: RNZ Walter Zweifel

Aircalin will fly twice weekly from Noumea to Singapore, aiming to induce the territory’s tourism market and add new routes to Asia and Europe.

New Caledonia’s tourism director, Julie Laronde, told La Premiere that the new route could even help reach other Southeast Asian markets.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for us to open our tourism market to Singaporeans but also to other markets in Southeast Asia.

It will even help us develop a tourist clientele with new connections between France and Europe,” she said.

The Cook Islands football team had a tough draw at the OFC

The Cook Islands’ top football team, Nikao Sokattak FC, have earned an OFC Champions League draw against nine-time winners Auckland City FC in their group.

The draw, held Thursday in Auckland, also pits Nikao against last champions Hienghène Sport and Rewa FC of Fiji.

In Group A, AS Venus of Tahiti was drawn alongside Galaxy FC of Vanuatu, Lae City FC of Papua New Guinea and Central Coast FC.

The winners will represent Oceania at the FIFA Club World Cup at the end of the year.

It is the first time the Champions League has been held since 2019 due to pandemic-induced travel restrictions.

Solomon Islands and Tahiti name their OFC teams

Solomon Islands and Tahiti have named their respective 22-man squads for the upcoming OFC Women’s Nations Cup in Fiji.

Solomons coach Batram Suri has called up an all-national squad for the tournament which starts later this month.

Solomon Islands were drawn in Group C alongside Fiji and New Caledonia.

Tahiti coach Stephanie Spielmann meanwhile chose a mix of national players as well as those based in France, India and the United States.

Tahiti were drawn into Group B alongside Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu.

The winners of the tournament then play intercontinental qualifiers for the chance to compete in the Women’s World Cup next year.

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This scientist is on an international jellyfish tour to explore slime and jellyfish https://val-de-moder.org/this-scientist-is-on-an-international-jellyfish-tour-to-explore-slime-and-jellyfish/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 15:13:40 +0000 https://val-de-moder.org/this-scientist-is-on-an-international-jellyfish-tour-to-explore-slime-and-jellyfish/ Questions and answers June 27, 2022 | for more information contact Alex Walls From some of the world’s largest jellyfish in Japan to tiny poisonous Irukandji in Australia, UBC PhD student Jessica Schaub is about to embark on an international jellyfish tour. A doctoral student in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences and […]]]>
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From some of the world’s largest jellyfish in Japan to tiny poisonous Irukandji in Australia, UBC PhD student Jessica Schaub is about to embark on an international jellyfish tour.

A doctoral student in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences and the Institute of Oceans and Fisheries, Schaub will explore jellyfish blooms, huge groups of floating “jellyfish” in Japan, France, Argentina and Australia, thanks to a Hugh Morris Fellowship. An Indigenous scientist, Schaub hopes his trip will inspire young Indigenous people to consider careers in science.

What is a “jellyfish”?

Jellyfish actually have two shapes. One is the fluttering, throbbing creature that everyone is familiar with called a jellyfish. The other is a tiny polyp that lives attached to the ground. Jellyfish and polyps have the same DNA, so they are effectively clones. Large groups of jellyfish are known as flowers, which occur seasonally along the coasts of the world. These blooms can cause economic and ecological hardship, especially when fishermen catch jellyfish instead of fish. Interestingly, polyps determine the success of flowers, like their size, but research on these tiny creatures is sparse.

During my trip, I will travel to France and Argentina to learn about polyp research from some of the few specialists out there, while learning about some of the impacts of blooms in Japan and Australia. My Travels are funded by a Hugh Morris Fellowship, administered by the Kimberley Foundation, which enables Canadian graduate students researching in a priority area related to Earth sciences to “undertake a program of self-guided travel and learning through experience “.

Moon jellyfish polyps grown at UBC, scale bar is 1 mm. Credit: Jessica Schaub.

What do you do with slime, tourists and poisonous jellyfish in Australia?

I will be watching a project on Ningaloo Reef in Exmouth, Australia. This reef attracts around 40,000 tourists every year during the whale shark migration, which unfortunately often coincides with the appearance of dangerous Irukandji jellyfish. These jellyfish are tiny and hard to see, but their sting is very powerful and has been fatal in some cases.

To protect tourists, researchers from the Western Australian government and Griffith University’s Sea Jellies Research Lab are working together to develop a type of rapid test that uses environmental DNA (eDNA) to sample water before visiting. send tourists swimming. This rapid test would determine if Irukandji jellyfish are present based on the mucus they release into the water which could be detected via DNA. The higher the level of mucus, the more Irukandji in the water and the more dangerous it is for tourists to swim.

What do you hope the trip will mean for Indigenous youth?

Indigenous peoples are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) related fields due to many barriers, both historical and contemporary. For example, Indigenous methodologies are often overlooked as hard science, despite offering alternative and often complementary approaches to solving common problems. These Indigenous perspectives, like many other perspectives, are very important in STEM because they offer new ways of approaching problems.

I think advocacy is one of the key ways to change the narrative and encourage Indigenous youth to pursue careers in STEM. So I try to be open and honest about the positive and negative aspects of my journey as a scientist. I hope that by sharing my story, young people can identify and see themselves as scientists too. This trip will allow me to highlight many things that I love about science – learning, collaboration, travel and new experiences – and I hope it will appeal to those considering a career in STEM.

Follow Jessica’s adventures and science via her instagram and ICT Tac.

Language(s) of the interview: English (Schaub)

Images and b-roll for the media: https://bit.ly/Jellyfishtour

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Bach Long Glass Bridge – A new tourist attraction in Moc Chau https://val-de-moder.org/bach-long-glass-bridge-a-new-tourist-attraction-in-moc-chau/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 03:40:00 +0000 https://val-de-moder.org/bach-long-glass-bridge-a-new-tourist-attraction-in-moc-chau/ Located in Son La province, at a distance of 200 kilometers from Hanoi, the Moc Chau plateau is 1,050 meters above sea level, with an area of ​​about 80 kilometers in length and 25 kilometers in height. wide. The plateau is one of the most famous destinations in the northwest region for tourists due to […]]]>

Located in Son La province, at a distance of 200 kilometers from Hanoi, the Moc Chau plateau is 1,050 meters above sea level, with an area of ​​about 80 kilometers in length and 25 kilometers in height. wide. The plateau is one of the most famous destinations in the northwest region for tourists due to its cool climate almost all year round.

The Moc Chau plateau is famous for a large herd of dairy cows, huge tea hills, large gardens of plum and apricot trees and large pastures of around 1,600 hectares. The climate is a particular tourist resource of this place. Usually, the average temperature is only 200°C, with cool summer and dry winter. Autumn and spring in Mo Chau are the season for tea and pine. It is then that the whole board will be covered with a beautiful and fresh green color.

A glass bottom bridge named Bach Long (White Dragon) was recently opened in Moc Chau and it immediately became a new tourist attraction.

Measuring 2.4 meters wide and 632 meters long, of which 290 meters crosses the cliff of the mountain while 342 meters curves along the side of the mountain, the new Bach Long Bridge resembles a winding white dragon embracing the mountains and the forests of Muong Sang. Its floor is made of super tempered glass imported from France.

The Bach Long Bridge offers an impressive panoramic view of a spectacular mountain landscape. Looking out from the glass bridge, visitors will be delighted with the view of a 150m deep chasm.

Bach Long is the third glass bridge in Vietnam, after Tinh Yeu (Love) Bridge, also in Moc Chau, and Rong May (Cloud Dragon) in Lai Chau province.

Open to visitors from April 30, Bach’s Long Bridge was declared the longest glass bridge in the world by Guinness World Records at the end of May. Additionally, it has been recognized by the Guinness World Records (GWR) as the longest glass-bottomed cliffside path, measuring 327m, and by the World Record Association (WRA) as the longest glass-bottomed bridge. world glass.

Some pictures of the bridge:

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Photo: VietNamNet/Dan Viet/VOV

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Luke Crosbie captains the tourists in a no-cap game https://val-de-moder.org/luke-crosbie-captains-the-tourists-in-a-no-cap-game/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 22:25:42 +0000 https://val-de-moder.org/luke-crosbie-captains-the-tourists-in-a-no-cap-game/ LUKE CROSBIE will captain the Scottish A team which kick off this summer’s tour of South America against Chile in Santiago tomorrow night. The 25-year-old Edinburgh flanker picked up his one and only Scotland cap to date against Tonga last October, and will be joined in the back row in this uncapped fixture by uncapped […]]]>

LUKE CROSBIE will captain the Scottish A team which kick off this summer’s tour of South America against Chile in Santiago tomorrow night. The 25-year-old Edinburgh flanker picked up his one and only Scotland cap to date against Tonga last October, and will be joined in the back row in this uncapped fixture by uncapped Edinburgh team-mate Ben Muncaster and the more experienced. Matt Fagerson, who will play his first match since breaking his arm at the end of the Six Nations in March.

Scott Cummings also returns from injury to start in the second row alongside Jamie Hodgsonwhile the Scarlets accessory is Javan Sebastian (capped once) starts tight headed in a front row that also includes Jamie Bhatti and Dave Cherry.

He is a Glasgow Warriors midfielder. George Horne, Ross Thompson and vice-captain of the day Sione Tuipulotu, with Edinburgh Matt Currie outside center, while the back-three consists of Damien Holland Edinburgh on the right wing and two other Warriors in Rufus McLean and Ollie Smith on the right wing and rear respectively.


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The head coach Gregor Townsend selected a combination of experience and emerging talent off the bench, with an uncapped trio Johnny Matthews, Murphy Walker and Glenn Young named alongside seasoned campaigners Pierre Schoeman, Magnus Bradbury, Ali Price, Blair Kinghorn and Marc Bennett.

English Premiership players are not available for this match as the match is outside the international window.

Chile will use the match as preparation for their Rugby World Cup play-offs against the United States after beating Canada last year in an Americas qualifier. It will be the first time that Chile will face a Six Nations team in more than 60 years.

After the game in Santiago, Scotland travel to Argentina for a three-test series.

Scotland (against Chile at the Estadio Santa Laura Universidad SEK, Santiago, Live on Premier Sports @ 9 p.m.): O Smith; D Hoyland, M Currie, S Tuipulotu, R McLean; Thompson R, Horne G; J Bhatti, D Cherry, J Sebastian, J Hodgson, S Cummings, B Muncaster, L Crosbie©, M Fagerson.

Replacements: J Matthews, P Schoeman, M Walker, G Young, M Bradbury, A Price, B Kinghorn, M Bennett.


Mark Dodson’s contract extended until June 2025

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Costs Spain, France, Greece and Portugal charge UK tourists to enter https://val-de-moder.org/costs-spain-france-greece-and-portugal-charge-uk-tourists-to-enter/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 20:20:06 +0000 https://val-de-moder.org/costs-spain-france-greece-and-portugal-charge-uk-tourists-to-enter/ British holidaymakers will soon have to pay to enter European countries under a new scheme now that the UK has left the EU. Fees will be paid for a new electronic travel permit which has been introduced to enhance security and enforce the borders of the Schengen area. The new visa waiver should be valid […]]]>

British holidaymakers will soon have to pay to enter European countries under a new scheme now that the UK has left the EU.

Fees will be paid for a new electronic travel permit which has been introduced to enhance security and enforce the borders of the Schengen area. The new visa waiver should be valid for three years and allow unlimited entry into the EU.

UK travelers will also need to complete an online application form to obtain their ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorization System). The application form should take no more than 10 minutes to complete.

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The ETIAS security check on EU visitors was first proposed in 2016, when the UK had yet to vote to leave the EU, before being confirmed in 2018, reports Live Chronicle. The UK severed relations with the EU on December 31, 2022, after an 11-month transition period.

British tourists planning to visit the Schengen area – which includes most EU countries in mainland Europe – will have to pay a tax of around €7 before departure, when ETIAS launches in 2023.

While UK passport holders will not need a visa to visit EU Schengen countries as tourists, they may be turned away at the border if their ETIAS application is not approved, once the program implemented. In fact, it is similar to the ESTA visa waiver system that Britons use to travel to the United States.

“ETIAS will be a largely automated IT system created to identify high security, irregular migration or epidemic risks posed by visa-exempt visitors traveling to Schengen States, while facilitating border crossings for the vast majority of travelers who do not Third-country nationals who do not need a visa to travel to the Schengen area will need to apply for a travel authorization through the ETIAS system before their trip,” said the The EU ETIAS website states.

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Foreign tourists traveling to Estonia despite war fears | New https://val-de-moder.org/foreign-tourists-traveling-to-estonia-despite-war-fears-new/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 06:49:00 +0000 https://val-de-moder.org/foreign-tourists-traveling-to-estonia-despite-war-fears-new/ Fear of war has deterred many American and Asian tourists from traveling to Estonia, while European tourists do not seem to be in short supply. The director of the Estonian Tourist Board, Liina Maria Lepik, described the number of visitors as satisfactory. “We really can’t complain in the current situation because tourists have rediscovered Estonia. […]]]>

Fear of war has deterred many American and Asian tourists from traveling to Estonia, while European tourists do not seem to be in short supply. The director of the Estonian Tourist Board, Liina Maria Lepik, described the number of visitors as satisfactory.

“We really can’t complain in the current situation because tourists have rediscovered Estonia. We are particularly happy to see the return of Finns. Latvians have also broken records for the first time in a long time,” Lepik said. .

The war in Ukraine had an effect on German tourists who became more cautious when traveling. Lepik said the Estonian Tourist Board has been busy explaining that Estonia is still a safe destination.

“Estonia is not at war, Estonia is a member of NATO and belongs to the EU – we had to do a lot of explaining along these lines to allay the fears. We hope that awareness has taken root now,” Lepik said.

Age Põder, partner relations manager for travel agencies Go Travel, said that although tourism indicators are rebounding, many group trips were canceled when the war started.

“At least half. We saw a wave of cancellations when the war started. But the good thing is that people are keeping the door open to come to Estonia one day. The projects that were put on hold when Covid hit are also dusted,” suggested Põder.

Liina Maria Lepik said there was optimism as summer approaches as Europeans are bold travellers, war fears ease and trips canceled due to coronavirus are postponed. ‘agenda.

“This summer will see revenge travel – I will make up for all the years of travel I missed. We may also see countries like Spain and France breaking records in Estonia,” Lepik said.

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What effect will a summer of international travel have on the pandemic? https://val-de-moder.org/what-effect-will-a-summer-of-international-travel-have-on-the-pandemic/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 14:50:06 +0000 https://val-de-moder.org/what-effect-will-a-summer-of-international-travel-have-on-the-pandemic/ Published on: 06/17/2022 – 16:50 As the summer holidays approach, countries like the United States and EU member states are easing pandemic entry rules on international travel and bracing for a surge in tourism. But with the resurgence of cases in Europe, what consequences could this summer travel season have on the evolution of the […]]]>

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As the summer holidays approach, countries like the United States and EU member states are easing pandemic entry rules on international travel and bracing for a surge in tourism. But with the resurgence of cases in Europe, what consequences could this summer travel season have on the evolution of the pandemic?

As vaccination increased and restrictions within countries eased, pandemic-era travel rules also diminished. After two years of strict Covid-19 travel restrictions and regulations, including broad entry bans, mandatory quarantines, masking during flights and the presentation of negative Covid tests and vaccine certificates, many countries Westerners are finally letting their guard down before the summer travel season.

In May, the European Union dropped its mask mandate for flight passengers, citing “levels of vaccination and naturally acquired immunity”. France has has opened its borders both vaccinated and non-vaccinated (provided they present a negative Covid test), while Italy has abolished all its entry rules for international travelers. Last Sunday, the United States waived the requirement mandating a negative Covid test before boarding a plane in the country, citing the widespread adoption of vaccines and the milder variant of Omicron.

However, two new sub-variants of Omicron, BA.4 and BA.5, first identified in South Africa in early 2022, are spreading rapidly in Europe. The European Disease Prevention Agency has warned that although they do not appear to pose a higher risk of serious illness than other forms of Omicron, higher transmission rates could lead to more hospitalizations and deaths. Portugal has seen a recent rise in infections and deaths fueled by the new strains, particularly in popular tourist hotspots like Lisbon, Porto and the Algarve region. And France also reported a 37% increase in infections and hospitalizations over the past week, driven by the subvariants.

But as more countries drop their pandemic travel restrictions and tourists swarm the now open borders, some wonder if these decisions are premature, given the unpredictability of the pandemic. FRANCE 24 spoke with Antoine Flahault, director of the Institute of Global Health at the University of Geneva.

FRANCE 24: What effects can we expect from this summer of the increase in international travel on the pandemic, especially as countries get rid of travel restrictions and guarantees?

Antoine Flahault: The scientific literature clearly shows that travel and population movement increase the spread of viruses, and in particular highly transmissible viruses like SARS-CoV-2. Prior to Omicron, countries that adopted strict border control and removal policies regarding the circulation of the virus were quite successful in limiting the spread of the virus within their territories. However, with the exception of China, most countries have now lifted these measures, which has likely resulted in faster and more intense Covid waves around the world. As for vaccines, they show low efficacy in slowing transmission, but they succeed in reducing the burden of Covid-19 in terms of hospitalizations and deaths.

Are we heading for a new wave of Covid in Europe this summer, as tourists flood borders and travel restrictions are lifted?

We clearly see the first signs of a new pandemic wave in Western Europe, which seems to be mainly fueled by BA.5, one of the new sub-variants of Omicron, and BA.4, which has already triggered waves in South Africa and Portugal. Another subvariant, BA.2.12.1, is currently spreading in the United States and is also circulating in Europe, especially in the United Kingdom. The high mobility expected during the next summer season will not help slow the circulation of these viral strains throughout the continent.

In your opinion, are there any measures that governments should continue to apply to international travel to reduce the risk of the spread of Covid?

Most democracies have moved away from harsh restrictions, opting for more liberal approaches that allow people to protect themselves when they feel the need. It would be difficult to reimplement these past measures without convincing arguments. Of course, if a highly transmissible and virulent strain emerges, there won’t be as much debate about imposing strict measures. But with the existing tensions circulating, governments see no reason to continue to implement most of the old measures, even if they have proven useful in the recent past. Mask mandates on public transport and in nursing homes can probably again be more easily implemented than broader measures.

At this stage, where are we overall in our ambition to end the pandemic? The easing of government policies gives the impression that the pandemic is over, but is it really?

Vaccines and treatments have made all the difference in this pandemic. Before vaccines were widely distributed, we experienced a form of medieval response to the pandemic, with lockdowns and curfews. Now, with the notable exceptions of China and North Korea, we have entered a much more modern phase of the pandemic, which sees people resuming most of their previous activities. However, this “armed peace” is fragile and requires constant vigilance by health authorities in terms of maintaining immunity within the community, as well as more targeted approaches to limit risks in vulnerable segments of the population. We hope we won’t go back to “medieval” types of restrictions, but we can’t continue to live with a high death toll.

As an individual traveling during this season, what are the best ways to protect yourself?

For most people, that means being fully vaccinated with a booster or two and wearing FFP2 masks indoors and on public transport, while avoiding eating and drinking on those journeys. People should also prioritize outdoor activities and social interactions.

For vulnerable people, i.e. people over the age of 80, immunocompromised people or unvaccinated people with underlying conditions, they should plan to have easy access to Covid tests in case symptoms and to effective antiviral drugs if they test positive.

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Saudi authorities seize rainbow toys in crackdown on homosexuality | Saudi Arabia https://val-de-moder.org/saudi-authorities-seize-rainbow-toys-in-crackdown-on-homosexuality-saudi-arabia/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 15:46:00 +0000 https://val-de-moder.org/saudi-authorities-seize-rainbow-toys-in-crackdown-on-homosexuality-saudi-arabia/ Saudi authorities have seized rainbow-colored toys and clothes from shops in the capital as part of a crackdown on homosexuality, state media reported. The kingdom opened up to tourism in 2019 but, like other Gulf countries, is frequently criticized for its human rights record, including its ban on homosexuality, a potential capital crime. Items targeted […]]]>

Saudi authorities have seized rainbow-colored toys and clothes from shops in the capital as part of a crackdown on homosexuality, state media reported.

The kingdom opened up to tourism in 2019 but, like other Gulf countries, is frequently criticized for its human rights record, including its ban on homosexuality, a potential capital crime.

Items targeted in the raids in Riyadh include bows, skirts, hats and pencil cases, most made for children, according to a report aired Tuesday evening by the public news channel Al Ekhbariya.

“We circle around articles that contradict Islamic faith and public morals and promote gay colors targeting the younger generation,” a Commerce Ministry official involved in the campaign said in the report.

A few items seized. Photograph: Saudi Ministry of Commerce

Pointing to a rainbow flag, a journalist adds: “The flag of homosexuality is present in one of the markets of Riyadh. Colors send a “poisonous message” to children.

The report did not specify the number of stores targeted or items seized, and Saudi officials did not respond to a request for comment on Wednesday.

The Rainbow Raids come as Saudi Arabia has banned films that depict or even reference sexual minorities. In April, the kingdom said it asked Disney to remove “LGBTQ references” from the Marvel film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, but Disney refused.

Saudi regulators objected to a 12-second scene in which a character refers to his “two moms”. An official said at the time that the government was trying to work with Disney to find a solution, but ultimately the film was not shown in Saudi cinemas.

Tuesday’s report showed stills of Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange and “seemingly alien children waving rainbow flags.”

Disney’s latest animation, Lightyear, which features a gay kiss, has also been banned in Saudi Arabia and more than a dozen other countries, according to a source close to Disney.

Riyadh has not commented on this film but it did not appear in the lists of major cinemas.

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Saudi Arabia lifted a ban on all cinemas for decades at the end of 2017, as part of a social overhaul led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that is rocking the conservative kingdom.

The country has since seen significant growth in movie ticket sales, with revenue totaling $238 million in 2021, a 95% increase from the previous year, according to a report by Variety magazine in January.

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The greatest innovation in the adventure tourism market with major key players -Austin Adventures, G Adventures, Intrepid Travel, ROW Adventures, Mountain Travel Sobek, Natural Habitat Adventures, REI Adventures, TUI AG, REI Adventures, InnerAsia Travel Group, Butterfield & Robinson, Abercrombie & Kent Group – Indian Defense News https://val-de-moder.org/the-greatest-innovation-in-the-adventure-tourism-market-with-major-key-players-austin-adventures-g-adventures-intrepid-travel-row-adventures-mountain-travel-sobek-natural-habitat-adventures-rei/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 07:35:39 +0000 https://val-de-moder.org/the-greatest-innovation-in-the-adventure-tourism-market-with-major-key-players-austin-adventures-g-adventures-intrepid-travel-row-adventures-mountain-travel-sobek-natural-habitat-adventures-rei/ Global market research examines the performance of Adventure tourism 2022. It contains an in-depth analysis of the state of adventure tourism and the competitive landscape globally. Global Adventure Tourism can be obtained through market details such as growth drivers, latest developments, Adventure Tourism business strategies, regional study and future status of the market. The […]]]>

Global market research examines the performance of Adventure tourism 2022. It contains an in-depth analysis of the state of adventure tourism and the competitive landscape globally. Global Adventure Tourism can be obtained through market details such as growth drivers, latest developments, Adventure Tourism business strategies, regional study and future status of the market. The report also covers insights including the latest plastic additives industry opportunities and challenges, as well as historical and adventure tourism future trends. It focuses on the dynamics of adventure tourism which is constantly changing due to advances in technology and socio-economic status.

Pivotal players studied in the Adventure Tourism report:

Austin Adventures, G Adventures, Intrepid Travel, ROW Adventures, Mountain Travel Sobek, Natural Habitat Adventures, REI Adventures, TUI AG, REI Adventures, InnerAsia Travel Group, Butterfield & Robinson, Abercrombie & Kent Group

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A recent adventure tourism market study analyzes the crucial factors of adventure tourism based on the current industry situation, market demands, business strategies adopted by adventure tourism players and their growth scenario. This report isolates Adventure Tourism based on key players, type, application and regions. First of all, the Adventure Tourism report will offer an in-depth knowledge of the company profile, its core products and specifications, revenue generated, production cost, contact person. The report covers adventure tourism forecasts and analysis at global and regional levels.

COVID-19 impact analysis:

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Land activity, water activity, air activity

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Under 30, 30-40, 40-50, Over 50

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Adventure Tourism in North America (United States, North American countries and Mexico),
European market (Germany, French plastic additives market, United Kingdom, Russia and Italy),
Asia-Pacific market (China, plastic additives market in Japan and Korea, Asian country and Southeast Asia),
South America plastic additive regions include (Brazil, Argentina, Republic of Colombia, etc.),
Plastic Additive Africa (Saudi Peninsula, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa)

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Iran and Venezuela sign two-decade cooperation agreement: official media https://val-de-moder.org/iran-and-venezuela-sign-two-decade-cooperation-agreement-official-media/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 09:52:10 +0000 https://val-de-moder.org/iran-and-venezuela-sign-two-decade-cooperation-agreement-official-media/ Published on: 06/11/2022 – 11:52Amended: 06/11/2022 – 11:50 Tehran (AFP) – Iran and Venezuela on Saturday signed a 20-year cooperation agreement between the two allies subject to US sanctions during a visit to the Islamic Republic of Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro. The signing of the agreement “shows the determination of senior officials of the two […]]]>

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Tehran (AFP) – Iran and Venezuela on Saturday signed a 20-year cooperation agreement between the two allies subject to US sanctions during a visit to the Islamic Republic of Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro.

The signing of the agreement “shows the determination of senior officials of the two countries for the development of relations in different fields”, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said.

Maduro, speaking at a joint press conference in the Iranian capital, said the cooperation covered the energy and financial sectors as well as “working together on defense projects”.

Alongside Russia, China, Cuba and Turkey, Iran is one of Venezuela’s main allies. And like Venezuela, it is subject to severe US sanctions.

“Venezuela went through difficult years but the determination of the people, officials and the president of the country was that they had to resist the sanctions,” Raisi said at the press conference, quoted by state television.

“It is a good sign that proves to everyone that the resistance will work and will force the enemy to retreat,” added the Iranian president.

In addition to the 20-year agreement signed by the foreign ministers of the two countries, “Iran and Venezuela signed documents on cooperation in the political, cultural, tourism, economic, oil and petrochemical fields”, said the official IRNA news agency.

“We have important cooperation projects between Iran and Venezuela in the fields of energy, petrochemicals, oil, gas and refineries,” Maduro said.

Direct flights

From July 18, direct flights would operate between Caracas and Tehran “to promote tourism and union between our countries”, he said, adding that “Venezuela is open to receive tourists from Iran “.

The Iranian president also underlined the importance of direct flights between the two capitals, saying it could pave the way for strengthening “trade and economic relations as well as bringing the two nations closer together”.

Bilateral ties between the two oil producers were strong under late Venezuelan socialist leader Hugo Chavez and were further strengthened under his successor Maduro.

In May, Iranian Oil Minister Javad Owji met Maduro during an official visit to Venezuela, which has the largest proven crude oil reserves in the world.

Owji also met his Venezuelan counterpart Tareck El Aissami for talks on finding ways to deal with the economic sanctions imposed on the two countries by the United States.

Owji’s visit to Venezuela, which has the world’s largest proven crude reserves, came just weeks after a visit by US officials amid rising global oil prices due to the war on Ukraine. .

In March, a US delegation held a hushed meeting with Maduro, whose very legitimacy as president Washington disputes.

Iran is a major oil producer and said in April production capacity had returned to levels before the reimposition of US sanctions under President Donald Trump in 2018.

In 2020, Venezuela received two shipments of fuel and derivatives from Iran to help deal with crippling national shortages.

Iran is the third country Maduro has visited this week after trips to Turkey and Algeria.

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