Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper When, if Ever, Is It Unethical to Visit a Country? Advertisement Supported by Seven well-traveled writers discuss the dilemma of whether or not to visit nations with oppressive governments. May 16, 2019 What should one consider when choosing where to travel? Every destination offers its own appealing reasons for visiting — from its food to its people, from its cities to its historical sites — and there are always the more practical concerns that weigh down any traveler (costs, visas, seasons, flight routes, internet access). But the 21st-century traveler is more knowledgeable than ever before — she must engage in the ethics of where she visits, and why. Global conflicts are not new, but in a shrunken world, we hear of them much more quickly and in much more detail than we would have a generation ago. This means … [Read more...] about When, if Ever, Is It Unethical to Visit a Country?
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Frank Jordans, Associated Press Updated 2:45 am PDT, Thursday, May 9, 2019 A chimney billows out steam at Berlin's Reuter West thermal power station on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. The energy company, together with a Swedish start-up, is testing the use of salt to store heat, which accounts for more than half the power consumed in Germany. less A chimney billows out steam at Berlin's Reuter West thermal power station on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. The energy company, together with a Swedish start-up, is testing the use of salt to store heat, which ... more Photo: Frank Jordans, AP Photo: Frank Jordans, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 A chimney billows out steam at Berlin's Reuter West thermal power station on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. The energy company, together … [Read more...] about Just add water: salt battery could help renewable energy use
(CNN) — Finland has a lot to celebrate. It's followed by Denmark, Norway, Iceland and The Netherlands. The world's happiest country likes ice swimming. Juho Kuva The World Happiness Report was released by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the United Nations on March 20, the United Nations has declared to be International Day of Happiness. The report ranks countries on six key variables that support well-being: income, freedom, trust, healthy life expectancy, social support and generosity. "The top 10 countries tend to rank high in all six variables, as well as emotional measures of well-being," says report co-editor John Helliwell, a professor emeritus of economics at the University of British Columbia. And that's not just about the native-born residents of those countries. "It's true that last year all Finns were happier than rest of the countries' residents, but their immigrants were also happiest immigrants in the world," Helliwell. "It's not … [Read more...] about World’s happiest country for 2019 revealed
On Wednesday, the United States and Canada joined almost every other country and dozens of airlines in grounding Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 planes closely following the second deadly crash of the brand-new aircraft model in recent months. A tragic Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed everyone onboard Sunday followed the deadly October Lion Air crash the went down near Jakarta. Both planes went down without warning, just after takeoff, and in both crashes, all passengers and crew were killed. BREAKING: President Trump says U.S. issuing "emergency order" grounding all Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft after Ethiopia crash — The Associated Press (@AP) March 13, 2019 President Trump issued an emergency order Wednesday afternoon grounding all Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 9s, according to the Associated Press. The MAX 9 is a more recent version of the plane that will likely be affected by any safety findings regarding the MAX 8. The immediate response to the move could be some last-minute … [Read more...] about How to Find Out if U.S. Emergency Grounding of Boeing 737 MAX 8 Planes Will Affect You
Rob Gillies, Associated Press Updated 6:43 pm CST, Friday, March 1, 2019 FILE- In this Jan. 29, 2019, file photo, Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou leaves her home to attend a court appearance in Vancouver, British Columbia. Canada said Friday, March 1, 2019, it will allow the U.S. extradition case against Wanzhou to proceed. She is due in court on March 6, at which time a date for her extradition hearing will be set. Meng is wanted in the U.S. on fraud charges that she misled banks about the company's business dealings in Iran. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP, File) less FILE- In this Jan. 29, 2019, file photo, Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou leaves her home to attend a court appearance in Vancouver, British Columbia. Canada said Friday, March 1, 2019, it will allow ... more Photo: Darryl Dyck, AP … [Read more...] about Canada allows extradition case against Huawei CFO to proceed