Thailand economy grows at fastest pace in year on tourism rebound |  Business and Economy

Thailand economy grows at fastest pace in year on tourism rebound | Business and Economy

The southeast Asian nation’s economy grows 2.5 percent in the June quarter following the easing of pandemic curbs. Thailand’s economy expanded at the fastest pace in a year in the second quarter as eased COVID-19 restrictions boosted activity and tourism, but multiyear high inflation and China’s slowdown remain a drag on the nascent recovery. The …

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Heat, drought rekindle huge wildfire in southwest France – Expat Guide to France

Heat, drought rekindle huge wildfire in southwest France – Expat Guide to France

A fire that destroyed thousands of hectares of tinder-dry forest in southwest France has flared again amid a fierce drought and the summer’s latest wave of extreme heat, officials said Wednesday. An additional 6,000 hectares (15,000 acres) of pine forest have burned in the so-called Landiras blaze since Tuesday afternoon, forcing the evacuation of around …

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India at 75: Kashmir needed healthcare and we filled that gap

India at 75: Kashmir needed healthcare and we filled that gap

Jammu and Kashmir LG, Manoj Sinha recently inaugurated a 150-bedded super specialty hospital in Nowgam, Kashmir. The Ujala Cygnus Kashmir Superspeciality Hospital will bring state-of-the-art healthcare facilities to a conflict-prone region besides generating employment for the local people. India Narrative speaks with Dr Shuchin Bajaj, Founder Director, Ujala Cygnus Group of Hospitals, on the motivation …

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Focus on Passenger Vessels – Baird Maritime

Focus on Passenger Vessels – Baird Maritime

Interestingly, electric-powered vessels figure prominently in this month’s focus on the passenger vessel sector, indicating operators’ growing preference for low-emission propulsion systems. These vessels include ferries and tour boats in service in Western Europe, India, and New Zealand. Ferries • Ro-Pax • Marine Tourism • Cruise • River/Lake Operations Cruise ships are also included in …

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Thailand to Boost Digital Volunteer Networking – OpenGov Asia

Thailand to Boost Digital Volunteer Networking – OpenGov Asia

The Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) recently launched a ground-breaking Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology that incorporates technology modules with psychology, in an emerging field known as cyberpsychology. According to the Program Leader, “Cyberpsychology is the study of human behavior and mental processes in the context of human-technology interaction. The focus …

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‘The Last Tourist’ Movie Will Make You Approach Travel Differently

‘The Last Tourist’ Movie Will Make You Approach Travel Differently

You may have a niggling suspicion that the tourism industry is in bad shape. But until you watch “The Last Tourist,” a new documentary film, it may be difficult to pinpoint what exactly feels so uncomfortable about it. The film, written and directed by Tyson Sadler and produced by Bruce Poon Tip (also the founder …

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Murals are part of initiative to restore pride in Ballybane estate – Connacht Tribune – Galway City Tribune:

Murals are part of initiative to restore pride in Ballybane estate – Connacht Tribune – Galway City Tribune:

From the Galway City Tribune – A poem about litter forms part of a vibrant colorful new mural painted on the walls of a City Council estate in Ballybane. The poetry and artwork by local artist Irene Naughton is part of an initiative to restore pride in Sliabh Rua. The final two lines of Ms …

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Leaky septic systems in Lee County polluting region’s soil and water

Leaky septic systems in Lee County polluting region’s soil and water

Tens of thousands of leaking septic systems are contributing to Southwest Florida’s water-quality woes, sending nutrient-rich fecal matter throughout the region’s shallow water table and porous soils to pollute groundwater, feed outbreaks of blue-green algae, and fuel more intense fish- killing red tides. Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute traced nutrients that …

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Skinny orcas bring emergency order for whale-watchers to keep distance – KIRO 7 News Seattle

Skinny orcas bring emergency order for whale-watchers to keep distance – KIRO 7 News Seattle

SEATTLE — In an effort to protect skinny, pregnant and endangered killer whales this summer, commercial whale-watching boats are under an emergency order to stay a half nautical mile away from southern resident orcas. Other boaters during the Fourth of July holiday weekend are also urged to be extra careful out on the water so …

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