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Monday, September 22nd 2014 - 06:12 UTC

Seatrade Med held its annual party in Barcelona and honors Jacques Truau

Mr. Truau, president of Marseille-Provence Cruise Club, received the Seatrade Lifetime Achievement Award for Services to Cruising in the Mediterranean.

Singapore Tourism Board (Destination of the Year), Copenhagen Malmo Port (Port of the Year), Bolidt Synthetic Products & Systems (Supplier of the Year), Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (Environmental Initiative), and Excursions Ltd (Innovative Shorex) were all honored last week as winners in the eighth Seatrade Insider Cruise Awards, principal sponsor Fidelio Cruise, presented at the Seatrade Med 2014 Party held at Barcelona's Gran Teatre Del Liceu.

Monday, September 22nd 2014 - 06:00 UTC

Chile will host next year the Adventure Travel World summit

ATTA’s president Shannon Stowell said “Chile has embraced the foundation of what it means to develop a sustainable tourism model.

Chile has won the bid to host the Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS) in 2015. The adventure tourism industry’s foremost annual gathering will take place from October 5th to the 8th in the town of Puerto Varas, in the Lake Region of Chile.

Monday, September 22nd 2014 - 05:53 UTC

Cruise industry supports 891.000 jobs and catered 21,3 million tourists in 2013

”This study shows that the cruise industry’s growth is also generating increased jobs, income, and revenue in all regions of the world”, said Christine Duffy

New data released by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) show that worldwide, cruise industry expenditures generated 117 billion dollars in total economic contributions, supporting the employment of 891,009 full-time equivalent employees with total wages of 38.47 billion.

Monday, September 22nd 2014 - 05:12 UTC

Experts fear the Ebola virus could mutate to become an airborne disease

Dr Osterholm said public health officials “don’t want to be accused of screaming ‘Fire!’ in a crowded theatre – as I’m sure some will accuse me of doing so”.

As the Ebola outbreak continues to spiral out of control, with the number of cases rising faster than the ability to contain them, some scientists are concerned that the virus could mutate to become an airborne disease, greatly increasing its potential for contagion.

Monday, September 22nd 2014 - 05:01 UTC

A third of Argentina's population 'vulnerable' to falling back into poverty, says World Bank

The bank estimates there is a poverty rate of about 11% in Argentina, but has also highlighted the government's achievements

Approximately 33% of Argentina's population (or those living with between 4 and 10 dollars per day) are vulnerable to falling into poverty if faced with adverse economic conditions, the World Bank said in its 2015-2018 Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) report for Argentina.

Monday, September 22nd 2014 - 04:55 UTC

Former PM Gordon Brown puts a date for Scotland reforms: 25 January

“The eyes of the world have been upon us and now I think the eyes of the world are upon the leaders of the major parties in the United Kingdom,” said Brown

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown told British leaders that they must honor their promise to grant further powers to Scotland after voters backed staying in the United Kingdom in an independence referendum.

Monday, September 22nd 2014 - 04:49 UTC

Salmond claims Scottish voters now realize they were 'tricked' by London politicians

“I think the vow was something cooked up in desperation for the last days of the campaign and I think everyone in Scotland now realizes that,” said Salmond

Alex Salmond, the defeated leader of Scotland's nationalists accused Prime Minister David Cameron and other London politicians of tricking Scottish voters out of independence by making a false “vow” about granting them new powers.

Monday, September 22nd 2014 - 04:44 UTC

Cristina Fernandez to address the UN General Assembly on Wednesday

The struggle with the hedge funds (vulture funds) is expected to concentrate the presidential speech

Following her meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez arrived in New York, where she is expected to deliver a speech at the UN’s 69th General Assembly on Wednesday.

Monday, September 22nd 2014 - 04:30 UTC

Scottish lessons for the Falklands

Scotland, offers an opportunity to make important reflections and reach a conclusion regarding how to address the issues of Malvinas, argues Petrella

By Fernando Petrella - The dispute over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands is unique. But Argentines can still draw lessons from the way Britain averted the prospect of Scottish independence.

Monday, September 22nd 2014 - 04:16 UTC

Mujica brags on foreign policy; Latam ready to play a larger role in peace issues, Europe has lost clout

“Europe has lost clout, has fallen into 'military adventurism' and forcing sanctions only punishes the weakest and most vulnerable”, argued Mujica

Uruguay's president Jose Mujica said the latest world events show that Europe 'has lost clout' in global affairs, and has lost strength as 'peace mediator', and this role could be “much better performed by Latin America”.

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