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2014-06-24 12:24:17

HANGZHOU, China, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 22th, the 38th World Heritage Conference was held in Doha, Qatar, and the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal was inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List. On June 24th, the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal City Tourism Promotion Alliance comprising of 18 cities along the Grand Canal was established in Hangzhou. Representatives from China National Tourism Administration, Zhejiang Tourism Bureau and Hangzhou Municipal Government...

2011-07-05 06:00:00

Mass tourism, environmental neglect and rampant construction have a devastating effect on the lagoon city of Venice, warns Italy's leading heritage group Italia Nostra. Italia Nostra on Monday urged the United Nations to put Venice on its endangered list. "Today, this exceptional place risks seeing the destruction of its character and what is left of its natural condition," head of Italia Nostra's Venice chapter Lidia Fersuoch, told Reuters. She said that "because the Italian government has...

2008-12-19 16:13:00

The hottest festivities on The Strip: One-night only, all under one roof! LAS VEGAS, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether it's singing "Glamorous" with Fergie, relaxing and sipping champagne in The Palazzo Concierge Lounge or toasting with Carmen Electra during the midnight countdown, any guest or visitor of The Palazzo and The Venetian in Las Vegas will be celebrating the beginning of 2009 in style. Venues at The Palazzo featuring...

Word of the Day
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.