Preview: 40th Session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee #40whc

Istanbul, Turkey hosts the 40th Session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee July 10-20, 2016. Hashtag: #40whc The World Heritage Committee will examine proposals to inscribe 29 sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List during its 40th session, which will be chaired by Ambassador Lale Ülker, General Director for Overseas Promotion and Cultural Affairs at the Turkish Ministry of …

A Festival of Three Rivers #TRF2016

Add this to your #LocalTravelUSA events calendar! Fort Wayne, Indiana – July 8-16 Three Rivers Festival – Fort Wayne’s biggest summer party since 1969. Highlights include a parade, a bed race, a running race, raft race, heaps of junk food and (to be confirmed) bike valet service. The festival is an annual tradition and begins the Saturday after Independence …

When is bus service expected to resume in Oaxaca? = ¿Cuando reanude el servicio de autobuses en Oaxaca? #OaxacaNow (July 2016)

oaxaca bus Social protests continue in Oaxaca, Mexico. July is normally a festive month in the southern Mexican state, but with blockades and marches occurring the past two months, visitor cancellations have been on the increase. More disturbing is the news that the ADO Bus Terminal has been blockaded the past two weeks (late night …

#EcuadorNow (July 2016)

Here’s the latest news from Ecuador, mostly as embedded tweets from friends and colleagues in the South American country. Status Report: Ecuador seeks to invigorate its travel and tourism sector after an earthquake caused considerable damage earlier this year on the coast. Read: The best way to help Ecuador is to visit Ecuador Embedded Tweets YouTube …

Songlines: The living narrative of Australia

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 2016 dates: July 3-10. Theme: Songlines –The living narrative of our nation Hashtags: #NAIDOC2016,  #NAIDOCWeek NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to come together to celebrate the history, culture and …

Election time in Australia #AusVotes

Election time in Australia. Federal elections were held on Saturday, July 2 and results not announced for a week.. We updated this page over the agonizing wait, particularly from tweets with the hashtag #AusVotes The election took place after an extended eight-week official campaign period. It was the first double dissolution since the 1987 election. Key Links http://www.aec.gov.au/election https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_federal_election,_2016 …

Historic Day for the Panama Canal

Panama – Today is the grand inauguration of the expanded Panama Canal. The crossing of the first cargo ship is transmitted live via YouTube. History in the making as the Cosco Shipping Panama passes through the new expanded canal. The Chinese vessel, set sail from the Greek port of Piraeus on June 11 and today crosses …

Brexit

brexit Trending and breaking news: Brexit View image on Twitter Follow Kees van der Leun @Sustainable2050 Fall of the British pound (against US$) seems to stablilize at -10% for now. #Brexit 12:23 AM – 24 Jun 2016 9797 Retweets 4545 likes Follow Ryan Mearns @ryanmearns I can’t wait to read every #Brexit thought piece over the next …

Hawai’i Hosts International Coral Reef Symposium #ICRS2016

coralsquare Hawai’i – This week (June 19-14) the International Coral Reef Symposium gathers 2,500+ coral reef scientists, policy makers and managers from 97 nations to present the latest research (and more!) in coral sustainability. It’s an important meeting and we’re looking forward to hearing friends and colleagues let us know the highlights. Key links 13th International Coral Reef Symposium …