Norway tightens travel rules to limit import of Omicron Covid-19 variant

The Norwegian government has introduced new border rules, including a quarantine hotel stay for travellers arriving from parts of Africa, to try and limit the import of the recently discovered Omicron Covid variant.New Covid testing and quarantine rules were introduced on Saturday to try and prevent the import of the Omicron Covid-19 variant, recently discovered and sequenced in South Africa,…

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NUDITY & SAUNA ETIQUETTE AROUND THE WORLD

Winter is fast approaching and during the seemingly endless winter months, a trip to the sauna can be the perfect escape: A place to hide out from the blustering cold, relax your muscles, sweat out toxins and strengthen your immune system. That said, the rules of sauna etiquette vary from country to country.If you want to avoid any social sauna…

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France rules against tighter curbs on porn websites on legal technicality

A French court on Friday, citing a legal technicality, rejected a claim brought by two children’s associations that aimed to tighten access to some of the world’s biggest porn websites. Through their complaint against France’s top telecom firms, the groups had hoped to block or further restrict children’s access to nine top porn sites, including PornHub and Xvideo But the…

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AIR CANADA WANTS EMPLOYEES, NEW HIRES TO BE VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19

Air Canada says it is now requiring all airline employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The announcement from Canada’s largest domestic and international carrier also marks it as the first major airline to mandate vaccines for all employees. Toronto-based Porter Airlines announced last week that it would be requiring all employees to either be fully vaccinated,…

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POLICE IN UK WILL USE ‘RAINBOW COLORED’ PATROL CARS TO HELP THE LGBT COMMUNITY

While speaking about the matter, Deputy Chief Constable Julie Cooke claimed, “The Rainbow cars, the hate crime cars, whatever you want to call them, they are part of our vehicle fleet. So, we are always replacing vehicles. They will get all of the police insignia put on them as normal (besides other add ons)… But they are out there as…

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England will soon abandon almost all Covid-19 restrictions. Will this action boomerang like The Netherlands ?

On Monday, England will do away with all of its legal coronavirus restrictions in what many people have dubbed “Freedom Day”. Masks will no longer be compulsory indoors, social distancing will be abolished and more than six people will be allowed to mix inside homes for the first time since September last year. But with 50,000 new COVID-19 cases per…

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“Spain is a safe tourism destination”: Tourism Minister Of Spain

MADRID, July 9 – Spain is a safe destination for tourists even though COVID-19 cases are rising, Tourism Minister Reyes Maroto said on Friday, citing its vaccination programme and the number of hospitalised patients being kept under control. “Governments must not raise alarms,” she said in an interview with RNE radio station. “We cannot measure the epidemiological situation only based…

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World’s tallest sandcastle constructed in Denmark, with a theme on Covid pandemic

A sandcastle in Denmark has established a new Guinness World Record of 21.16 metres, which is 3.5m taller than the previous record of 17.66m set in Germany in 2019. The structure is built in the shape of a triangle to avoid collapsing like many others have. A wooden structure was built around it to allow the artist to carve the…

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Norway’s beach handball protest is about a lot more than bikinis

Over the weekend, at the European Beach Handball Championships in Varna, Bulgaria, Norway’s women’s beach handball team staged a protest: They wore shorts while competing in the bronze medal game. According to the rules put in place by the International Handball Federation, this was not allowed. The rulebook states that women must wear bikini bottoms “with a close fit and…

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Iceland sees success with 4-day work week

A study in Icelandic government offices again shows the benefits of a shorter workweek. Productivity rose enough to ensure that all services were still provided as needed. Because of the study’s success, 86 percent of Icelanders now or soon will have the right to a shorter workweek. Having rolled out a major program that reduced the work hours of more…

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