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Bartlett named World Tourism Minister of the Year
editor, 08 Mar 09:44 PM

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett was today awarded Worldwide Tourism Minister of the Year by the prestigious Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA) in Berlin, Germany. “It is truly humbling to be recognized in this manner at such a major international event. I accept this award, not for myself but for the people of Jamaica

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Corinthia Palace Hotel Malta goes straw-free
editor, 08 Mar 09:44 PM

Continuing its planet-friendly policies, Corinthia Palace Hotel in Malta is straw-free as of today. The move follows the planned new EU legislation being introduced before the summer to ban single-use plastics. Environmental concerns focus on the fact that plastic straws take over 200 years to break down. Already, a number of British restaurants have announced

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Bird’s eye view: Penguins snap a selfie as polar explorer takes a hike (VIDEO)
George Taylor, editor in chief, 08 Mar 09:30 PM

Two Emperor penguins grabbed a sneaky selfie when they unexpectedly stumbled upon an polar explorer’s unmanned camera. The pair of flightless birds have now become viral stars. The footage was captured by Antarctic researcher Eddie Gault. The Australian left his camera on the ice while hiking around the Auster Rookery near his country’s Mawson research

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Google quietly announces plans to make over the internet as we know it
George Taylor, editor in chief, 08 Mar 09:27 PM

WYD now, Google? Image: Adam Berry/Getty Images By Rachel Kraus2018-03-08 21:27:26 UTC Google is beginning a journey to transform the mobile web as we know it — but they’re trying to play it cool, guys. In a blog post that was conspicuously not an official Google communique, the heads of Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)

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Roaring cannons: Massive US-led artillery drills kick off in Europe (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
George Taylor, editor in chief, 08 Mar 09:27 PM

The US Army has started a massive artillery exercise, involving thousands of troops from NATO nations as well as heavy howitzers, multiple launch rocket systems and mortars. Some 3,700 troops from 26 NATO member states, including the US, the UK, France and Germany, have arrived at Grafenwoehr range (in Germany) along with their heavy weapons,

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Dutch students fend off ‘disturbed’ knifeman armed with 2 blades (VIDEO)
George Taylor, editor in chief, 08 Mar 09:26 PM

Students in a small Dutch town were filmed fearlessly confronting a violent man armed with two knives, fending him off their school yard by throwing school bags. The man in the video was described locally as mentally disturbed. A shocking clip – apparently shot from a balcony on a mobile phone – shows students in

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Bartlett named World Tourism Minister of the Year
editor, 08 Mar 09:26 PM

eTN Article: This post was originally published on this site Jamaica Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett was today awarded Worldwide Tourism Minister of the Year by the prestigious Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA) in Berlin, Germany. “It is truly humbling to be recognized in this manner at such a major international event. I accept

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Al Jazeera rebuts ‘foreign agent’ accusations
George Taylor, editor in chief, 08 Mar 09:20 PM

Al Jazeera has won multiple awards in its 21 years of broadcasting [File: Eric Gaillard/Reuters] Al Jazeera has condemned calls made by US legislators for the media network to register as a foreign on agent. Josh Gottheimer and Lee Zeldin, two US legislators, have co-authored a letter claiming that Doha-based Al Jazeera is used to “incite violence” and broadcast

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Judge wants Trump to stop blocking people on Twitter
George Taylor, editor in chief, 08 Mar 09:12 PM

Image: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto Getty Images By Peter Allen Clark2018-03-08 21:12:10 UTC Not only is Donald Trump the first American president to aggressively use Twitter, he’s also the first to invite a possible constitutional crisis because of it. In the question of whether Trump can legally block people from seeing and commenting on his account, a

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Corinthia Palace Hotel Malta goes straw-free
editor, 08 Mar 09:10 PM

eTN Article: This post was originally published on this site Continuing its planet-friendly policies, Corinthia Palace Hotel in Malta is straw-free as of today. The move follows the planned new EU legislation being introduced before the summer to ban single-use plastics. Environmental concerns focus on the fact that plastic straws take over 200 years

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Tariff exemptions possible for military partners – Trump
George Taylor, editor in chief, 08 Mar 09:05 PM

Published time: 8 Mar, 2018 21:05Edited time: 8 Mar, 2018 21:44 President Donald Trump announced new tariffs on imports of foreign steel and aluminum. There will be tariff exemptions for individual countries based on military relationships, Trump indicated. Trump made the announcement before signing aluminium and steel proclamation raising import tariffs to 10 and 25 percent

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Smash Mouth totally nailed International Women’s Day with this very mediocre art
George Taylor, editor in chief, 08 Mar 09:01 PM

These dudes support women, clearly. Image: Brad Barket / Getty Images for 90sFEST By Petrana Radulovic2018-03-08 21:01:20 UTC You might know American alt-rock band Smash Mouth for their iconic song, “All-Star,” which opens the 2001 classic Shrek and has been meme’d and meme’d time after time. But Smash Mouth is also a fierce proponent of

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It’s okay if ‘Shape of Water’ made you horny
George Taylor, editor in chief, 08 Mar 08:52 PM

Apparently, the message of inclusivity in “The Shape of Water” doesn’t extend to the kink community. Image: Fox Searchlight Pictures By Jess Joho2018-03-08 20:52:43 UTC Warning: This post is swimming in sexy spoilers. A fish-sex movie won big at the Oscars, and the bright spotlight seems to have heightened discomfort around the erotic interspecies romance

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Snapchat is reportedly testing a new tagging feature
George Taylor, editor in chief, 08 Mar 08:42 PM

Image: georgie wileman/Getty Images By Monica Chin2018-03-08 20:42:41 UTC Instagram and Facebook are no longer the only places you can tag your friends in embarrassing photos. Snapchat has confirmed to TechCrunch that it is testing a new feature that allows users to tag others in photos and videos. The feature was first disclosed by Twitter

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Supreme leader: Iran won’t be told what to do in the Middle East
George Taylor, editor in chief, 08 Mar 08:42 PM

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei described US forces as ‘malicious and seditious’ [File: Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters] Iran will not negotiate with the West over its presence in the Middle East, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said, days after France’s visiting foreign minister raised Tehran’s role in regional conflicts. “European countries come [to Tehran] and say

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