Month: April 2021

Covid Travel News: Italy Island Ischia Set to Win From Europe Tourism

Residents of the small Italian island of Ischia are hoping that the 19-mile stretch of seawater that divides them from the mainland will help save their economy from another disastrous tourism season this summer.

They’re eagerly awaiting a boatload of vaccines, promised by a decree signed late last week, that will create herd-immunity among the island’s 70,000 inhabitants. Once everyone has had the shot, they can declare the island a Covid-free zone, helping to ensure an influx of wealthy visitors from across northern Europe and the U.S.

Giovan Giuseppe Mattera

Photographer: Alessio Paduano/Bloomberg

“An Englishman called just yesterday to ask

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aged wooden roof structure + touches of dark red decorate this hidden hotel in beijing, china

fon studio transformed this house into a charming hotel hidden in the alleys of the old city of beijing, china. walking through the streets, people will discover different forms and sizes of old houses in courtyards but this hotel’s unique spatial qualities attract travelers from afar and invite them to explore the space further.

all images courtesy of fon studio



the designers were attracted by the old house’s sophisticated wooden roof structure and decided to demolish everything else, making it part of their new design. to them, keeping it will enhance the space’s visual characteristics and will give

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‘Why are you with this guy?’

A woman doesn’t want to go on vacation with her boyfriend’s family because she feels like a maid

She asked Reddit’s “Am I the A******” forum if it was OK for her to sit this one out. Her boyfriend’s brother and his girlfriend are expected to be there and they don’t work because they each have an undisclosed disability. The issue is, that while on the last vacation, the Reddit poster was expected to do the couple’s laundry and cook and clean for them. 

“My boyfriend’s family does yearly vacations. Last year, we traveled with his brother

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Outdoor recreation season is looking bright in Edwardsville

EDWARDSVILLE — As Madison County Health administers more vaccinations to people, as things slowly start to look like they did in 2019, Edwardsville’s Parks and Recreation Department is getting ready for the spring and summer, too.

Regarding recreation, Director Nate Tingley said his department probably will not be as restricted as they were last year, depending on county and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) occupancy guidelines.

Adult kickball has begun at Plummer and Winston-Brown parks. He said new parks and recreation coordinator Caneé Brown has instituted three-on-three basketball as a one-day tournament at Winston-Brown on June 19. Sand volleyball

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AGTC Announces Departure of Chief Scientific Officer

GAINESVILLE, Fla. and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq: AGTC), a biotechnology company conducting human clinical trials of adeno-associated virus (AAV)-based gene therapies for the treatment of rare diseases, today announced that Mark Shearman, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, has resigned from the company to pursue another opportunity but will remain to facilitate a smooth transition through June 4, 2021.

“Dr. Shearman has had a successful tenure leading AGTC’s product candidate selection process, pre-clinical and translational research and long-term research and development planning,” said Sue Washer, President and CEO of AGTC. “We are grateful

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Polly Samson’s playlist: 10 songs from my travels | Greece holidays

Little Boxes by Pete Seeger

When I was a child our family would drive through France every year for our annual fortnight’s camping at La Paillotte, in the Landes department, close to the Spanish border. Being the youngest, I got to travel in the boot of my father’s Ford Cortina estate, along with the tents, and everyone joined in when he sang this song.

Polly on holiday in Les Landes, France, in 1970

I can’t hear it without a rush of the smell of the pine forests around the campsite and the taste of thrilling one-franc wraps of pommes

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