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Zurich Recognizes Techno as Part of Its Cultural Heritage

The Swiss city acknowledged the music culture's importance as part of a special UN program.<p>The biggest city in Switzerland has made techno part of its official "intangible cultural heritage" in partnership with UNESCO, the UN agency best known for selecting the world heritage sites. Techno culture …

Egypt to hold presidential poll before parliamentary vote

<b>Egypt's interim government has announced presidential elections have been moved forward.</b><p>This means parliamentary polls will happen later, not first as originally envisaged by the military-backed authorities' "roadmap" to democracy.<p>The move is like to intensify speculation over whether army chief …

State of Conservation (SOC 2017) Great Barrier Reef (Australia)

Factors affecting the property in 2017*<p>Changes to oceanic waters<p>Ground water pollution<p>Marine transport infrastructure<p>Non-renewable energy …

The 8 best spots to get lost outdoors in Redding, California

REDDING is enclosed on all sides by craggy hills, mountain peaks, and volcanoes. The city itself has many opportunities to eat and drink and …

These Are the Most Colorful Places on Earth

You can find color wherever you go, but there are some places that leave more vivid memories than others.<p>If you’re looking to douse yourself in the …

A 1,000-year-old sword was found in Iceland by hunters looking for geese

In southern Iceland, a group of five goose hunters have struck gold. Er, steel.<p>Last Friday (Sep. 2) the group of friends stumbled on a sword (Icelandic) lying in plain sight. The Icelandic Cultural Heritage Agency, which has since acquired the sword, dates the sword to around 950 AD, or …

Can Italy make its teens more cultured – by giving them €500 each?

As of this month, Italy’s school-leavers are eligible for a handout to spend on cultural purchases. Here’s how they might splash the cash<p>You know how young people get screwed over because they don’t vote and short-termist governments would rather court old people who have time for that kind of …

Our cultural heritage is under attack. We must all join the fight to protect it

For as long as we have had conflicts, the theft and destruction of cultural property has been deployed as a tactic of war. But today, recognizing …

Human Rights

Culture, innovation, new technologies-important drivers for the European economy | News | European Parliament

Representatives of the Slovak Presidency and of the European Commission also underlined the role of younger generations in developing these sectors, …

European Parliament

Legal Aspects Of Heritage In India

<b>Introduction</b><p>Heritage is the identity of every respective state, and they are putting considerable efforts to preserve and protect their centuries old …

UNESCO Raises $75.5 Million to Defend Cultural Heritage in War Zones

Politics<p>The United States is not among the countries who are donating.<p>,<p>Yesterday, at a conference held at the Louvre Museum in Paris hosted by …

The best countries to visit for a culture-packed holiday

Though there are countless reasons to travel — sampling new food, exploring a new destination’s natural landscape, or seeking adventure — …

India WhatsApp users fall for 'UN' hoax on new rupee note

<b>If Whatsapp messages are to be believed, the UN's cultural agency has rewarded India again, this time declaring the new 2,000 rupee note the "best in the world".</b><p>Thousands of people have forwarded the message along with joyful emojis.<p>Except for one catch. Unesco doesn't give out such awards.<p>But this …

Social and Human Sciences Events | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

© UNESCO / Nora Houguenade<br>9th UNESCO Youth Forum<p>The 10th UNESCO Youth Forum will take place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, from 25 to 26 October …

Message from the Director of the World Heritage Centre on International Day for Monuments and Sites

The 2017 International Day for Monuments and Sites is dedicated to the theme "Cultural Heritage & Sustainable Tourism”, chosen in relation to the …

22 Retailers That Are at Serious Risk of Bankruptcy

Blame it on online …

Best cell phone plans: 3 affordable, top-value mobile services for young people and couples

Today's young people say they believe in self-sufficiency, including paying for their own cell phone plan, per one recent study. That said, it's not …

Thinking of buying a house? Here's where to start

So you're ready to take the leap from renter to homeowner -- but where exactly do you start?<p>Many first-time homebuyers across the country are facing brutally competitive markets that favor sellers. That means buyers need to bring their A game to snag a pad of their own. Especially if you're a …

What to Do If Your Credit Card Is Stolen

<i>Think you may have been affected by the possible Sonic Drive-In credit-card breach or the confirmed Whole Foods card breach? Read on.</i><p>Credit-card …

Why the Federal Reserve raised interest rates — and how it will affect your money

Your credit cards, home loans and, yes, student loans are about to get more expensive: The U.S. central bank, the Federal Reserve, announced …

Proof almost no one can afford a decent life anywhere near San Francisco

But in New York, Chicago, Miami and D.C., it’s far more attainable<p>This is one bridge most of us can’t cross.<p>On Thursday, real estate site Trulia …

Bitcoin and Ethereum dropping: Here's why cryptocurrency prices are crashing right now

It's been a chaotic week for cryptocurrency traders: Prices for most of the hundred largest digital currencies, including bitcoin, fell precipitously …

6 Tips To Make The Most Of Your Home Improvement Tax Benefits And Tax Deductions

You'll want to read this before April 15.<p>Home ownership offers some really valuable financial benefits, particularly when it comes to taxes. But understanding how they work (and when they kick in) is key to maximizing their value. Read on for the six things you'll want to keep in mind come April 15.<p>…

These 3 stupid-simple moves will help you get richer this month

Your money isn't going to manage itself, no matter how much you wish it could. So it's important to take an active role in growing it to so you can …

Fitbit Alta HR Fitness Tracker

All the features you expect in a small, stylish package. That's what the Fitbit Alta HR Fitness Tracker promises. The world's slimmest wrist-based …

5 Financial Moves All New Teachers Should Make

Starting your teaching career is overwhelming. There’s calming your own first day of school jitters, organizing your classroom and planning lessons. …

Energy ETF Slides on Falling Oil Prices (XLE) | Investopedia

The energy ETF has struggled throughout a bull market that has driven the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) up 6 percent year to date, excluding dividends, …

Oil

This Week In Credit Card News: Impostors Pose The #1 Fraud Risk; Is The Router In Your Home Secure?

<i>Why the Humble Router Remains One of the Most Insecure Devices in Your Home</i><p>For all the time that we spend thinking about the security of our phones and laptops—about encryption, strong passwords and two-factor authentication—comparatively little attention is paid to the humble internet router. The …

This Week’s Fuel-Cell Energy Earnings | Investopedia

Hydrogen and fuel-cell energy industry leaders FuelCell Energy Inc. (FCEL) and Plug Power Inc. (PLUG) reported their most recent quarterly earnings …

Fuel Cell

Deutsche Bank Pops on China Investment Rumor (DB) | Investopedia

Chinese investors are eyeing Germany's largest investment bank.<p>Hainan-based HNA Group, a Chinese conglomerate with investments in financial services, …

Investing