Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Travel | ‘Don’t Succumb to the Fear’: Women Share Travel Safety Tips Advertisement Supported by No woman is responsible for harassment or any other violent act against her. But experienced travelers and government agencies show how to travel as safely as possible. ByTariro Mzezewa and Lela Moore March 26, 2019 On Tuesday, Google unveiled a Doodle in honor of Chen Mao Ping, the renowned Chinese-born author known as Sanmao, on what would have been her 76th birthday. She traveled the globe and wrote of her adventures, inspiring generations of women to see the world beyond their own homes. Sanmao died in 1991 in Taiwan, but it’s not hard to imagine that while traveling she had encountered some risk, as many women who travel today do. After the publication of a New York Times article about … [Read more...] about ‘Don’t Succumb to the Fear’: Women Share Travel Safety Tips
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Dave Barry December 30, 2018 We can summarize 2018 in two words: It boofed. We’re not 100 percent sure what “boofing” is, despite the fact that this very issue was discussed in a hearing of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. All we know for certain about boofing is that it is distasteful and stupid. As was 2018. In spades. What made this year so awful? We could list many factors, including natural disasters, man-made atrocities, the utter depravity of our national political discourse, and the loss of Aretha Franklin. Instead, we’ll cite one event that, while minor, epitomizes 2018: the debut of Dr. Pimple Popper. This is a cable-TV reality show featuring high-definition slo-mo close-up videos of a California dermatologist performing seriously disgusting procedures on individuals with zits the size of mature cantaloupes. You might ask, … [Read more...] about Dave Barry’s year in review: Good riddance to 2018!
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Travel | In China’s Land of Buddhas and Fortresses, Kindness Prevails Supported by THE 52 PLACES TRAVELER Traveling Gansu Province along the ancient Silk Road, our columnist gets by with a little help from her friends. ByJada Yuan Nov. 27, 2018 Our columnist, Jada Yuan, is visiting each destination on our 52 Places to Go in 2018 list . This dispatch brings her to Gansu, China, which took the No. 17 spot. It is the 47th stop on Jada’s itinerary. She spoke first, a series of words in Chinese that I couldn’t understand and then one that I did: “Lanzhou?” “Dui! Dui! I am going to Lanzhou, too,” I said, nodding vigorously to the kind-faced woman in her 40s, as we established that we were both alone and flying to the capital of China’s Gansu Province — a spot … [Read more...] about In China’s Land of Buddhas and Fortresses, Kindness Prevails
Mai Linh launches cooperative to attract idle cars Mai Linh Group on November 15 will officially introduce and start the operation of Hoa Binh Xanh Taxi Cooperative in HCMC, which will call for the participation of owners of idle cars. According to the group’s press release, the cooperative is expected to offer more choices to the group’s customers. Early joiners of Hoa Binh Xanh Cooperative will be exempt from the management fee until December 31. They will also receive a uniform, free training courses and practicing certificates. After that, they will have to pay the management fee of only 13.9% of revenues for the duration of their contracts. Hoa Binh Xanh Cooperative will share Mai Linh’s taxi booking app and use call center 1055. The cooperative’s taxicabs will not be forced to have bright colors or be repainted in green, the traditional color of Mai Linh. However, they will have a lightbox highlighting the word “Taxi,” the Hoa Binh Xanh logo … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 15/11
Interest in Singles’ Day sales skyrockets in VN An analysis conducted by online shopping aggregator iPrice found that Việt Nam’s interest in November 11 Singles’ Day sales skyrocketed this year. According to internet traffic data, the company discovered a huge jump of 210 per cent in the number of customers participating in the Singles Day sales in Việt Nam compared to the same time last year. By analysing Vietnamese search trends on Google, iPrice found that keyword searches for “November 11” began growing steadily nearly two weeks prior to the date, three times higher in search interest compared to the same period last year. In addition, Vietnamese consumers were now much more familiar with the November 11 tradition which originated from China, and excitedly look forward to it as an important annual promotion period. For the event, big merchants offered different promotions with discounts being the most popular, together with vouchers, flash … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 13/11