Serious case of measles in El Al

A flight attendant for Israel’s El Al airline became ill with the measles and is currently in a coma. Measles outbreaks in the US are directly linked to air travel, so the airline is taking this case very seriously. The 43-year-old woman became ill with the disease after a flight on March 26 from New York to Tel Aviv. She is reportedly suffering from encephalitis, or swelling of the brain, a complication that affects one out of every 1,000 people who get the measles, and can result in hearin...
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France, La Porellière

18h a la campagne Copyright Jacques Witt [Author: Jacques Witt]
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Visiting Vientiane, One of the Last Communist Capitals in the World

Vientiane is the capital of Laos, one of the last communist countries. But what is it like to be in a communist city, and where is Laos anyway?! Laos (pronounced Lao) is in Southeast Asia between Vietnam and Thailand (Vietnam is on the Pacific Ocean). The country has been through a tumultuous past. At the turn of the last century, it was under French rule. Then from 1964 to 1973, the US dropped 2...Read the whole entry... »          Related Stories Mumbai’s Iconic Parsi CafesImpressions of V...
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Where to eat and drink at DFW

Dallas-Fort Worth is full of good places to eat, and its airport is no different. While it’s primarily stocked with the barbecue joints that the Lone Star State is so famous for, even the pickiest of eaters won’t go hungry waiting on a flight here (although vegetarians and vegans might find it a little harder than most). Pull on your stretchy pants and get ready for your flight. These are the best places to eat and drink in every terminal at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Term...
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France, Paris

Les galeries Lafayette sur les Champs Elysées, Chanel Copyright Jacques Witt [Author: Jacques Witt]
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The Best Fishing Tackle Reviews for Beginners

You can go fishing in almost every body of water that is near you. You may want to fish on a gentle lake located in the woods that is far from the city. You can fish in the rugged oceans and fight a 100-pound bluefin tuna. Fishing can be everywhere as long as you take the time to learn the skills, knowledge, and the right tools that go with it. Whether you are a pro or a beginner, you need to have the best fishing gear inside your tackle box that can bring out the angler in you. Anglers...
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jason kenney and doug ford. how depressing.

The chickens have voted for Colonel Sanders again. It's an old, old story, and we seem farther away than ever from changing the ending.Doug Ford is destroying Ontario in a way Mike Harris only dreamed of. Healthcare, schools, libraries, parks, public transit -- all programs, all supports, and countless jobs are under the ax.Jason Kenney will expand the petrostate and destroy whatever gains have been made in renewable resource development, when he's not busy destroying public education and healt...
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Street Art for Book Lovers: Dutch Artists Paint Massive Bookcase Mural on the Side of a Building

Bookcases are a great ice breaker for those who love to read. What relief those shelves offer ill-at ease partygoers... even when you don't know a soul in the room, there’s always a chance you’ll bond with a fellow guest over one of your hosts’ titles. Occupy yourself with a good browse whilst waiting for someone to take the bait. Now, with the aid of Dutch street artists Jan Is De Man and Deef Feed, some residents of Utrecht have turned their bookcases into street art, sparking conversation in...
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In Bosnia, 'master' blacksmith had to shoe an egg

To be worthy of the title of master, a blacksmith in Kresevo in central Bosnia had to perform a delicate task -- shoe an egg without breaking it. It's an Easter tradition requiring a blacksmith to decorate an egg shell by nailing on it a miniature iron horseshoe. Now Stjepan Biletic wants to have this ancient know-how recognised by UNESCO as part of the world's cultural heritage.

Best hotel libraries

Even for those who love books, a good library is usually not one of the most sought-after hotel amenities. But if you’re on vacation, or even traveling for business, sometimes it’s nice to have a handy resource for downtime reading material or just a place to escape the chaos of a big work trip or family vacation. Though they’re not as popular as hotel gyms, hotel libraries are still becoming a point of pride for many properties around the world. Here are 11 you should, obviously, check out. ...
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3 Useful International Travelling Tips

You will find several places on the globe that you would love to travel to. It is such an overwhelming desire that once you decide to go to someplace, you cannot count the days to reach there and explore that place that you always dreamed for. Well, there are few things that you have to do well in advance to keep your journey smooth and to reach the destination here you always wanted to. In this article, we are going to share with you the tips and tricks to smooth out everything for your intern...
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5 Romantic Activities in Seattle

Seattle is perfect for a romantic getaway with activities, restaurants, hotels, and scenery to suit just about any couple. From dates, vacations, romantic proposals, marriage venues, and anniversary celebrations, the Emerald City can make any occasion special for you and your partner. Seattle is a modern city with world-class fine dining, 5-star hotels, international art, exceptional music and vibrant culture, but it’s also surrounded by incredible natural beauty including snow-capped mountains...
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Toddler attacked by dingoes

On Thursday night , a toddler was attacked by two dingoes in a remote area of Queensland’s Fraser Island in Australia. The boy’s family had been camping in K’gari when the dingoes broke into their campervan while they slept and dragged the toddler from his bed. According to paramedic Ben Du Toit, the parents “awoke with the toddler crying and heard the crying getting further away from the campervan.” The father ran outside, fought off the dingoes, and rescued his son from one of their jaws. U...
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France, Paris

10h15 Réunion chez Penicaud avec Riester et Blanquer pour la reconstruction de Notre-Dame Copyright Jacques Witt / Sipa Press [Author: Jacques Witt]
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Guide to live music in Manchester

If High Fidelity were a British film, Manchester is where it would have taken place. The city is the United Kingdom’s equivalent to Chicago, a major metropolis that would be too often overlooked if it didn’t have a booming music scene to fill in the colors. Indeed, the UK’s musical legacy would be far weaker without the Warehouse City’s contributions. London had the Sex Pistols, but Manchester had the Buzzcocks, who actually invited the Pistols up to Manchester for the first time. London gave...
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10 must-see Mediterranean cruise ports

A Mediterranean cruise is the Whitman’s Sampler of journeys. A taste of Santorini here, a nibble of Naples there, a morsel of Mykonos this day and a bite of Barcelona that day. And like with a box of chocolates, first-timers never know what they’re gonna get. That is, unless they do their research or take the advice of those both experienced and honest. Queue the discerning sea-legged travel writer with a list of his top 10 Mediterranean ports: Built nearly 2,000 years ago, the Roman Colosse...
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Iconic Salt Lake Temple closing for major 4-year renovation

SALT LAKE CITY — An iconic temple central to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints faith will close for four years to complete a major renovation. Officials say they are keeping a careful eye on construction plans after a devastating fire this week at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. Church President Russell M. […]
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Exploring the World: Learn to Pick the Best Travel Agency in 5 Simple Steps

If you have some travel plans and aspirations it can make a lot of sense and save a lot of time, and possibly even some money too, if you can strike up a relationship with a travel agent who can help put your plans into action. There are plenty of travel agencies across the country, and firms such as Exoticca travel, for example, are going to try and deliver results for you if you give them the chance to become your travel partner. Here are some pointers on what sort of things to look for and h...
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Best secret happy hours in New York

New York City is expensive . That’s a well-known fact that locals, tourists, and even people who’ve never been to the city are all too familiar with. If you plan your day right, though, eating and drinking (especially drinking) in the Big Apple can seem almost, well, affordable. Because for every fancy wine bar, typical Irish pub, and late-night bar in the city there’s somewhere nearby with a killer happy hour. These are the most underrated happy hours in NYC that’ll make you forget how expen...
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Basilique Saint-Julien de Brioude

This is a more or less romanesque style church built in the eleventh and twelfth centuries. It's about an hour north of Le Puy-en-Velay where we stayed for a week last month. Ken read that the church was worth seeing, so we stopped in Brioude on the way home to have a look. Saint-Julien's western facade and bell tower. That day, a Saturday, turned out to be market day in Brioude. We found a parking spot on the main street through town and started following the people who were going to market, ...
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A Little Bit Pregnant

Seven months. All good, all happy, all baby.                       [Author: French la Vie]
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The Cow: A Tribute by Werner Lampert

The Cow, a Tribute. A beautiful new photo book by Teneus is all about the cow...photographs of cows in scenic settings all over the world by Werner Lambert.
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Carbon offsetting while you travel isn’t perfect — but it’s possible

On vacation, we consume shampoo out of tiny plastic bottles. We live bigger, more extravagantly than we normally do. We fly in airplanes, one of the biggest contributors to greenhouse-gas emissions. But while you can't eliminate your carbon footprint when you travel, you can make it smaller. Here's how.
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Sri Lanka's Endangered Sea Turtles

Observing protected sea turtles in Sri Lanka, helping to protect them as hatchlings and watching them scramble out into the surf and begin life at sea.
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Ige urges resurrection of water rights bill, vacation rental bills sent to Honolulu mayor, eruption communication criticized, gas prices up 5 cents, homeless rousting continues, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Pipe brings water down from mountain ©2019 All Hawaii News Gov. David Ige urges Hawaii Legislature to resurrect water rights bill opposed by environmentalists. Gov. David Ige is prodding state lawmakers to resurrect a controversial bill that would give public water users, including Alexander & Baldwin, the electrical utilities, farmers and others, more time to meet stringent requirements for obtaining long-term leases, a move that has angered opponents of House Bill 1326. Star-Advertiser....
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Passengers flee airplane

There are several situations that might cause passengers concern prior to takeoff, and flames shooting out of an engine is certainly one of them. Passengers on an Utair flight from Moscow to Makhachkala, a town on the Caspian Sea in Russia, panicked when they spotted flames coming from under one of the engines of the Boeing 737 in which they were seated. Those in the emergency exit row opened the door and three people climbed out of the plane and onto the wing. An airline spokesperson tol...
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What to Wear to a Work Conference

You’ve just been invited to your first work conference and now you’re wondering, “What do I wear?” Read on because we have the answer.
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Taxidermy library in Anchorage

If you want to check out a book, you go to the nearest public library. If you want to check out a piece of taxidermy, you go to the Alaska Resources Library and Information Services (ARLIS) at the University of Alaska Anchorage campus. The library houses hundreds of taxidermied specimens, from fawns to snowy owls, sandhill cranes, and harlequin rockfish. Unsurprisingly, it’s the only known library in the US to contain such a collection, as well as lend the pieces to anyone with an Anchorage p...
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We Spent RM 1k for Indian Food at Flour Bukit Damansara

The Flour restaurant at Bukit Damansara Kuala Lumpur is one of the few fine dining Indian restaurants in Malaysia. Since we read many positive reviews on the restaurant, we decided to have dinner with our friends there. There were seven of us and we spent RM 1k or RM 1000 for dinner. The receipt is at the bottom of this story so please read on till the end. ( = || []).push({}); We had fine dining Indian food in Macau many years ago at Golden ...
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Aloha Friday Photos: South Point

Mahalo to John Capps for sharing this rugged Hawaii (Big) Island coastline shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. John tells us that he took this shot along South Point on Hawaii Island. The Hawaiian name of this area is Ka Lae. One little interesting piece of trivia about South Point is that it’s the southernmost point of the United States. Happy Aloha Friday! The post Aloha Friday Photos: South Point appeared first on Go Visit Hawaii.
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