Tourist hot-spots are cracking down on visitors as they become victims of their own success

Breaking point.                                                                 Image: REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

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It is not the sheer number of tourists descending on Venice that bothers Italian food blogger Monica Cesarato so much as the type of visitor.
Not so long ago Venice was considered the trip of a lifetime, said Cesarato, who runs gastronomic tours there. Visitors took days, even weeks, to explore the City of Canals, spending money in local restaurants and businesses.

Today they pile off cruise ships and coaches, go on whirlwind tours run by non-locals, take umpteen selfies and buy little more than a cheap trinket made in China. Tiếp tục đọc “Tourist hot-spots are cracking down on visitors as they become victims of their own success”

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July 2019 was the hottest month ever recorded on Earth

By Mongabay.com on 2 August 2019

Arctic sea ice is in retreat as the climate crisis deepens. Photo via Pixabay.
  • UN secretary general António Guterres announced that July 2019 was the hottest month on record in a press conference yesterday.

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Deepfakes đe dọa doanh nghiệp

By Nguyễn Vũ 3/8/2019, 06:36

TBKTSG – Lâu nay khi nói đến deepfakes, tức kỹ thuật dùng trí tuệ nhân tạo và học máy để làm ra các video giả, người ta chỉ nghĩ đến loại video giả các chính trị gia nói chuyện trên trời dưới đất hay loại video các nhân vật nổi tiếng như David Beckham kể chuyện tiếu lâm bằng tiếng Việt. Thế nhưng, vừa có những cảnh báo bọn lừa đảo dùng công nghệ này để giả danh chủ doanh nghiệp đánh lừa nhân viên để chiếm đoạt tiền bạc. Tiếp tục đọc “Deepfakes đe dọa doanh nghiệp”

How Vietnam may curb China’s ambitions

washingtontimesChina and Vietnam have overlapping claims in the South China Sea and there’s hope diplomacy will prevail

Vietnam Dragon Surveillance Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

– – Thursday, June 6, 2019

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

At the U.N. Secretariat building, sheathed in shiny aluminum, glass and marble and overlooking New York’s East River, Vietnamese diplomats are soon to celebrate their nation’s selection as a non-permanent member in the U.N. Security Council. As a country that has experienced the tragedies of wars, including one drawn out and fierce conflict with America five decades ago, Hanoi’s foreign policy role is now forged on peaceful cooperation, stability and independence. Tiếp tục đọc “How Vietnam may curb China’s ambitions”

Why Is “Bisexual” Such A Charged Word In 2019?

TĐH: Gender is becoming increasingly confusing, unnatural, standardless and meaningless. In New Jersey (USA) parents now can mark in the newborn baby paperwork for birth certificate one of three choices for gender: (1) male, (2) female, and (3) undetermined. “Undetermined” because the parents “don’t know the baby’s gender until the baby is grown up and determines his/her/its gender for him/her/itself.”

by Rory Gory

Bisexual people make up 52 percent of the lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) community, but in recent years, the words to describe the identity of someone who is attracted to more than one gender have become increasingly complex.

As the conversation around gender identity has expanded, so, too, has the language to describe both gender and sexuality as well as the complex interaction of these varying, often fluid identities. This includes new words that describe sexual attraction to more than one gender, including  Tiếp tục đọc “Why Is “Bisexual” Such A Charged Word In 2019?”