Experts seek peaceful resolutions to the East Sea issue.(Photo: VNA) This was the second event of its kind held by the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) and the International Fund-The Way for Peace. Having heard 11 scientific reports on the East Sea disputes, the participants agreed that the militarisation of the East Sea not only threatens regional peace and security but also affects freedom of international aviation and navigation as well as the marine ecology. They suggested building an effective marine crisis management system, de-militarising occupied entities, promoting fishing cooperation, and mobilising every peaceful means to tackle disputes based on the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982 (UNCLOS) and the arbitrary ruling in 2016. Director of the International Fund-The Way for Peace Irina Umnova said social organisations and experts play an important role in shaping a world of peace. She highlighted Vietnam’s contributions to the … [Read more...] about Seminar in Moscow seeks peaceful solutions to East Sea disputes
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By JON MOOALLEM MARCH 20, 2019 A weeklong trip in Alaska was supposed to be an adventure. In an instant it became the experience that defined us all. The Voyages Issue Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives. There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway. The Voyages Issue A weeklong trip in Alaska was supposed to be an adventure. In an instant it became the experience that defined us all. By JON MOOALLEM photo illustration by: DAVID BENJAMIN SHERRY The whale sighting happened right away, minutes into Day 1. Jon, Dave and I had just been dropped off on a remote Alaskan shoreline, an hour and a half by boat from the closest speck of a town. Jon was working as a sea-kayaking guide that summer in Glacier Bay National Park, and he had invited us up for a seven-day excursion during his week off. As the boat that delivered us vanished, the drone of its … [Read more...] about It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives.
By CAITY WEAVER MARCH 20, 2019 The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. The Voyages Issue Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives. There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway. The Voyages Issue The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. By CAITY WEAVER photographs by: Holly Andres Tell your fellow americans that you plan to cross the United States by train, and their reactions will range from amusement at your spellbinding eccentricity to naked horror that they, through some fatal social miscalculation, have become acquainted with a person who would plan to cross the United States by train. Depending how you slice it — time or money — there are either 61 or 960 immediate reasons not to travel by Amtrak trains from New York City to Los Angeles. Those are the extra hours and dollars, respectively, that you might reasonably expect to … [Read more...] about There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway.
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Meaghan O’Neill February 22, 2019 If you thought summer camp was all about swimming and s’mores, you may be in for a surprise. Yes, having fun drives programming at most camps, but the underlying lessons are often about building interpersonal skills. Friendship is the very essence of summer camp.“As far as I’m concerned, it’s the most important work we can do — help each other communicate and be good people,” says Milisa Galazzi, former camp director and current adviser to the camp director at Brewster Day Camp on Cape Cod. “Friendship — making a friend or being a friend — is sort of shorthand for that.”More than any other indicator — quitting smoking, exercising regularly, having low cholesterol, and so forth — maintaining rich and meaningful relationships is the best predictor of well-being … [Read more...] about At summer camp, friendships blossom without technology
Lynn Henning The Detroit News Published 11:28 PM EST Jan 31, 2019 The first day on the job as a full-time journalist and sports writer was Aug. 5, 1974, a hot, bright Monday morning, three days before President Richard Nixon resigned, and with a 7 a.m. start at the Battle Creek Enquirer. A guy two months after grabbing his journalism degree from Michigan State had secured that most aspired of all prizes: a job at a daily newspaper. I walked into the office and joined my two sports-staff partners, Dick Lovell and sports editor Bill Frank. My first task: write a cutline (photo caption) for an Associated Press photo of Jack Nicklaus from the Pleasant Valley Classic's final round. Four decades and many million words later, it ends, formally anyway, today at The Detroit News, a wondrous employer for nearly all of the past 40 years. There have been moments and minutes so magical, and so frequent, as to defy any orderly account. But here goes on … [Read more...] about Henning: 45 years covering sports provide endless memories