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Most beautiful villages in Austria

With each popular film or television show comes a deluge of tourists to the production’s filming location or the fictional setting where it takes place. Take, as examples, the boom of visitors in Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast and Northern Ireland to see where Game of Thrones was filmed or the tourism industry built around the Lord of the Rings movie series. Now, the same is happening in fairytale-esque Hallstatt, Austria, where fans of the Frozen franchise are crowding the Alpine hamlet (even tho...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Unesco, Austria, Vienna, Italy, Northern Ireland, Switzerland, Slovenia, Croatia, Norway, Salzburg, All, Mozart, Lichtenstein, Tyrol

CBS Suspends Production of Travel Competition Show The Amazing Race as Coronavirus Spreads

CBS and producers of The Amazing Race announced Friday that they are suspending production of the long-running reality TV show’s 33rd season as coronavirus continues to spread around the world. All the show’s staff and contestants are returning home, a CBS spokesperson tells TIME in an emailed statement. “At this time, no racers or anyone on the production team traveling with them have contracted the virus, or shown symptoms, and we are not aware of anyone being exposed to it,” the spokespe...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, England, News, Scotland, Uncategorized, Switzerland, Cbs, Onetime, COVID-19

News Roundup for Feb. 28 – Engadin Canceled

2014 Engadin Ski Marathon (Photo: Engadin Canceled:  Amidst the whirlwind of February racing, news happens beyond the ski tracks. Here are some notable news threads.  It was announced yesterday that the famed Engadin Ski Marathon, to be held on March 8, has been canceled due to concerns related to the coronavirus (also referred to as COVID-19). “The spread of the coronavirus in Europe – with two cases in our vicinity – has left the authorities with no choice but t...
Tags: Europe, General, News, Russia, Sport, Skiing, Switzerland, Wada, Doping, Yang, Sun Yang, International Biathlon Union, Alexander Loginov, Engadin, Loginov, Engadin Ski Marathon

International Food Quiz: Answers and Winners! by PW Fun & Learning

Obviously, you know your food. Great job on the quiz, everyone! Not only did many of you ace that quiz, but you breezed through it as well with lightning speed. We have just one more question for you: Are you as hungry as we are? Here are the stats, answers, and winners.   STATS 1,361 people took the quiz. 584 people aced it! (Great percentage!) The dishes that gave people the most trouble (only 69% got them right) were the ones from the Philippines. The dishes just about everyone knew (99%!) w...
Tags: Food, South Korea, Japan, England, Sweden, Greece, Australia, Mexico, France, Saudi Arabia, China, Germany, Russia, Singapore, India, Spain

Swiss Hockey Dealing With Coronavirus & Coaching Upheaval

For the first time since World War II as for the general enlistment into the military in 1940 and, only for that year, Swiss Hockey might not crown a champion and one-third of National League teams have had coaching changes. Related: 10 Reasons Hockey Is the Greatest Sport on Earth The last two games in the National League will be held with no attendance. This because of the coronavirus that has spread around Switzerland and did infect approximately 20 persons. Those persons are confirmed ...
Tags: Europe, France, Germany, Sport, Italy, Switzerland, Venice, Hockey, Lausanne, National League, Fribourg, Fribourg Gotteron, International Hockey, Swiss NLA, Swiss League, Peltonen

Metro L.A. hosts nation’s worst cities for air quality, study finds

Los Angeles County was home to 14 of the nation’s 25 worst cities for air pollution in 2019 and the Inland Empire accounted for three more, according to a new study ranking 4,682 cities worldwide. But it could be worse. Maywood, ranked as having Southern California’s worst air in 2019 and third worst in the country, comes in a distant 1,112th in global worst air rankings, according to the report by IQAir, a Swiss company that has partnered with the United Nations to create the world’s largest ai...
Tags: News, California, China, India, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Nasa, Beijing, Soccer, United States, United Nations, Switzerland, Bangladesh, World Health Organization, Epa

Coronavirus deepens financial pain as nearly 60 countries report virus

By FOSTER KLUG and MATT SEDENSKY TOKYO — A deepening health crisis became an economic one too Friday, with the coronavirus outbreak sapping financial markets, emptying shops and businesses, and putting major sites and events off limits. As the list of countries hit by the illness edged toward 60 with Mexico, Belarus, Lithuania, New Zealand, Nigeria, Azerbaijan and the Netherlands reporting their first cases, the threats to livelihoods were increasingly eyed as warily as the threats to lives. ...
Tags: Health, Asia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, Texas, Milan, News, France, Saudi Arabia, China, Germany, Nigeria, US, Sport

WHO raises global virus risk to maximum level

The World Health Organization on Friday raised its global risk assessment of the new coronavirus to its highest level after the epidemic spread to sub-Saharan Africa and caused financial markets to plunge. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the risk was being raised to "very high" because of the continued increase in cases and the number of new countries affected in recent days. Switzerland became the latest country to announce drastic measures on Friday, saying all events with more tha...
Tags: News, Switzerland, Who, World Health Organization, Saharan Africa, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Europa League Round of 16 Draw

Manchester United were handed the dream Europe League last-16 tie after drawing Austrian league leaders LASK. United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted he was ‘worried’ about being pitted against either Inter Milan or Roma following an alarming increase in the number of coronavirus cases in Italy. And United managed to avoid both the big-hitters as well as Sevilla – another one of the tournament’s favourites – after discovering they would be playing LASK – the lowest ranked team left in the com...
Tags: Europe, Spain, Sport, Ajax, Soccer, Premier League, Manchester United, La Liga, Espanyol, Italy, Steven Gerrard, Man Utd, Switzerland, Uefa, Copenhagen, Tickets

Geneva Motor Show canceled due to coronavirus outbreak

The government of Switzerland is banning all large events for several weeks
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Virus detected in sub-Saharan Africa as markets plunge

Nigeria reported the first new coronavirus case in sub-Saharan Africa on Friday and a major global auto show was cancelled in a bid to stop contagion, as the deadly epidemic sent global stock markets and oil prices plunging. Switzerland became the latest country to announce drastic measures on Friday, saying all events with more than 1,000 participants would be suspended until March 15. The ban forced the cancellation of the Geneva International Motor Show -- a major item on the global auto in...
Tags: News, Nigeria, Switzerland, Saharan Africa, Geneva International Motor Show

Geneva car show axed as Swiss ban large events to fight virus

Switzerland on Friday banned large events expected to draw more than 1,000 people as an extraordinary measure to curb the new coronavirus epidemic, forcing cancellation of the Geneva car show next week.
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Geneva Motor Show cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak

The government of Switzerland is banning all large events for several weeks
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China’s Greatest Ever Swimmer Sun Yang Banned for 8 Years in Doping Case

(GENEVA) — Chinese swimmer Sun Yang was banned for eight years on Friday and will miss the 2020 Tokyo Olympics because he broke anti-doping rules in a late-night incident in which a blood sample container was smashed with a hammer. The Court of Arbitration for Sport found the three-time Olympic champion guilty of refusing to cooperate with sample collectors during a visit to his home in September 2018 that turned confrontational. In a rare hearing in open court in November, evidence was pre...
Tags: London, News, China, Uncategorized, Sun, Switzerland, Tokyo, Rio De Janeiro, Geneva, Swimming, Wada, Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS, Fina, Olivier Niggli, Sun Yang

Lester joined by Griffin and McClean in last 32 at Spanish Amateur

Hermitage’s Rowan Lester. Picture: Ernest Blignault Hermitage's Rowan Lester led a trio of Irish qualifiers into the matchplay stages of the Spanish Amateur Championship for the Copa del Rey in Seville.The former North of Ireland champion followed a 70 with a level par 72 at Real Club de Golf Sevilla to tie for eighth on two-under par, just three strokes behind leading qualifier J...
Tags: Spain, Sport, Ireland, Italy, Golf, Sergio Garcia, Portugal, Switzerland, Griffin, Darren Clarke, Seville, Robert Foley, Warrenpoint, Malone, Lester, Netherland

Powered by hydrogen, Hyundai's trucks aim to conquer the Swiss Alps

Hyundai's hydrogen-powered 18-tonne trucks are set to hit the roads in Switzerland next month as the South Korean automaker looks to establish a case for its zero-emissions technology in a low carbon world.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Switzerland, Hyundai

M-Dot – “The Atonement” (Prod. By Pete Rock)

Boston native M-Dot prepares listeners with the project’s debut leak titled “The Atonement“, a fiery collaboration produced by none other than legendary producer Pete Rock. In addition to Pete Rock, egO anD The eneMy 2 boasts production and guest appearances from the likes of Erick Sermon, Apollo Brown, !llmind, M-Phazes, Method Man, Willie The Kid, Vast Aire, and more.  The single is available now through all major digital retailers and streaming platforms through his Own Lane Music imprint.  ...
Tags: Boston, Switzerland, Jazz, Singles, Pete, Pete Rock, M-dot, Erick Sermon Apollo Brown

2020 Geneva motor show cancelled

Industry's largest shindig succumbs to coronavirus threat as Switzerland bans large-scale meetings
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These are the 10 most powerful US staffing firms used by companies like Google and Apple. Here's how to get on their lists.

The US staffing industry is a $90 billion business.  Companies like Google, Volkswagen, and Uber are increasingly turning to staffing firms to provide contract labor.  Here are the 10 largest staffing companies, according to consultancy Staffing Industry Analysts, plus tips on how to land a job with their help. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Finding the right job might start with selecting the right staffing company. In the US, staffing agencies generated $90 billion in r...
Tags: Apple, Google, Australia, Disney, US, Trends, Atlanta, Bloomberg, South Africa, Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland, Sia, Michigan, Deloitte, Volkswagen

SXSW Pitch Finalist: Winding Tree

How Winding Tree works to improve travel bookings. The Forrest Four-Cast: February 27, 2020 Winding Tree has created the world’s first open marketplace for travel.One of 50 finalists for SXSW Pitch 2020, Winding Tree drives the development of open source protocols for the travel industry, starting with ORG.ID, a global registry of business entities that streamlines access to APIs in an automated and secure way without the need for third parties.Last summer, Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emi...
Tags: Travel, Startups, Entrepreneurship, Startup, Earth, United Arab Emirates, Switzerland, Mars, Blockchain, Sxsw, Etihad Airways, Swissport, Hugh Forrest, Hansson, SxSW Pitch, Austin Startups

Free snowboarding on A Day For Jake

Burton, the snowboard and clothing brand founded by the “father of snowboarding,” announced Wednesday that it will host a memorial for Jake Burton on Friday, March 13. As the man who brought snowboarding to the masses surely would have wanted his memorial to happen, it’s going to take place on slopes all over the world. Thirteen ski resorts will welcome riders with free lift tickets and a commemorative wristband on March 13, in an event dubbed “A Day For Jake.” “Jake Burton Carpenter’s visio...
Tags: Travel, US, Switzerland, Snowboarding, All, Burton, Jake, Zurich Switzerland, Jake Burton Carpenter, Jake Burton, California Big Sky, Montana Copper Mountain, Colorado Stratton, Vermont Snoqualmie, Washington Boyne Mountain, Michigan Resorts

Watches of Switzerland sees shift to home buyers as coronavirus hits

The coronavirus is keeping Chinese tourists away from its London boutiques, British retailer Watches of Switzerland said on Thursday, but local demand for Rolex timepieces is so strong it is making up for the decline.
Tags: London, Money, businessNews, Switzerland

Stockholm: What’s a typical Swedish breakfast?

Going out for breakfast in Sweden is an uncommon event (like it is in most European countries), but that does not mean you can’t enjoy a great breakfast in Stockholm! The traditional Swedish breakfast is delicious, easy to make and relatively inexpensive. Read on to learn how breakfast can be a Cheapo-friendly experience, even in pricey Sweden. Standard Swedish breakfast fare The most common Swedish breakfast is made at home and centers around a smörgås (open-faced sandwich) consisting of bre...
Tags: Travel, Food, Sweden, Restaurants, America, Breakfast, Cafes, Switzerland, ICA, Stockholm, Dailycheapo, Ihop, Local Customs, Cheap-eats, Stockholm Best, Cheap Breakfast

Who are the Ainu people of Japan

With fewer than five months to go until the start of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Olympic officials have canceled a dance performance by Japan’s indigenous population, the Ainu people, that was set to be part of the event’s opening ceremony on July 24. Kazuaki Kaizawa, an official at the Hokkaido Ainu Association, told Reuters that they received notice that there wasn’t any room to fit them in the ceremony. “We have been preparing and it is a disappointment, but we hope there will still be a c...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Unesco, Olympics, United Nations, Switzerland, Tokyo, Japanese culture, All, Reuters, Kuril Islands, Geneva Switzerland, Ainu, Lake Akan, Nibutani, Tokyo Olympics

No, Ozzy Osbourne’s not dead. The singer’s turning his misery into music and meetups with fans

Despite recent tabloid headlines, Ozzy Osbourne is not dead or even on his deathbed. But had you asked him about that a year ago, he said he certainly felt like death. Following a handful of health scares and show postponements and cancellations over the last 18 months, the 71-year-old metal icon and former Black Sabbath frontman is on the mend. Though headlines as recent as last week put Osbourne near his end, he’s been out and about, meeting with fans and making the obligatory rounds to suppor...
Tags: Music, Hollywood, Joe Manganiello, Germany, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Ozzy Osbourne, Elton John, Switzerland, Beverly Hills, Black Sabbath, Concerts, West Hollywood, Duff Mckagan

Coronavirus spreads further as WHO expert warns world 'not ready' for pandemic

More cases in South Korea while first suspected infection is recorded in Latin America Latest developmentsCoronavirus has spread further around the world as a World Health Organisation expert warned that countries outside China are “simply not ready” for a pandemic.The virus has proliferated in parts of Asia, Europe and the Middle East in recent days, with the death toll rising in Iran, infections in South Korea passing 1,000 and the first suspected case recorded in Latin America – even as the n...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, China, Iran, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Middle East, Switzerland, Brazil, Who, World Health Organisation, Latin America, Asia Europe, Austria Croatia, Coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus fears grow as more cases found across Europe

Virus appeared in new cases in Italy, Spain, Austria, Switzerland and CroatiaThe spread of the coronavirus has accelerated across Europe with new cases in four countries and a rising death toll in Italy, which is desperately struggling to contain the outbreak.Concern about the proliferation of cases prompted a dozen UK schools to send home pupils to self-isolate for 14 days after returning from half-term skiing trips in Lombardy. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, UK, Children, Spain, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Austria, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Schools, Switzerland, Croatia, Six Nations, Lombardy

CDC Issues Warnings on Virus; Markets Take Hit: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Americans to prepare for a coronavirus outbreak at home that could lead to significant disruptions of daily life, though the warnings were downplayed by the White House. Congress was told that there’s shortage of masks needed for health workers if one occurs.New cases were reported in Europe, prompting worries of a widening outbreak there. Iran reported a total of 15 deaths, the most fatalities outside China, and a top hea...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Europe, Japan, New York, Milan, London, News, Congress, Cdc, Washington, Senate, White House, China, Iraq, Spain

Morning mail: coronavirus spreads, welfare card 'shame', baboon escape

Wednesday: Iranian authorities play down outbreak, while first cases detected in Austria, Spain and Switzerland. Plus: three baboons make a bid for freedom in SydneyGood morning, this is Helen Sullivan bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Wednesday 26 February.
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CDC Tells Americans to Start Readying for Outbreak: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Americans to prepare for a coronavirus outbreak at home that could lead to significant disruptions of daily life, though the warnings were downplayed by the White House. Congress was told that there’s shortage of masks needed for health workers if one occurs.New cases were reported in Europe, prompting worries of a widening outbreak there. Iran reported a total of 15 deaths, the most fatalities outside China, and a top hea...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Europe, Japan, New York, Milan, London, News, Congress, Cdc, Washington, Senate, White House, China, Iraq, Spain