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Post time 2018-2-13 22:40:11 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2018-2-13 08:45
Give people a break from the Oxfam scandal! It is in all the respectable news media.

I just hope them sex tourists, whoops! aid workers catch something very nasty.  

  I refuse to give to charity as the top brass of these "Charities" are paid like big businesses,
it's simply criminal...

I recall the scandal that broke when Kathryn Bolkovac, a monitor with United Nations International Police Task Force in Bosnia and Herzegovina, sued her employers for unfair dismissal when she lost her job in 1999 after she reported that officers were paying for sex, raping underage girls and participating in sex trafficking.  At that  time I was in the Balkans when the story first emerged

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London’s Heathrow airport, duty-free shop sorry over ‘Chinese discrimination’ controversy

Chinese customers at a World Duty Free store had to spend over US$1,300 to earn discount coupons, while their counterparts from other countries needed to buy as little as US$110 to qualify...
   The apologies came this week after a part-time salesman at a World Duty Free shop at Heathrow revealed in a Chinese social media post on Sunday that Chinese customers had to spend more than £1,000 (US$1,383) to acquire vouchers entitling them to 20 per cent discounts on store items.
   In a statement to the South China Morning Post on Tuesday, World Duty Free, which runs more than 500 stores in 20 countries, said it had investigated the inequity in its voucher programme and taken “urgent steps to correct the implementation of this promotion”...
  The controversy came just days before some 6.5 million Chinese were expected to travel overseas during the seven-day Lunar New Year holiday, according to Ctrip, China’s largest online travel agency...
  World Duty Free is a unit of Switzerland’s Dufry, a retail company engaged in the travel retail sector.

During the seven-day Lunar New Year’s holiday break, Thailand, Japan and Singapore are expected to be the top three destinations for Chinese tourists, followed by Vietnam, Indonesia, the United States, Malaysia, the Philippines, Australia and Cambodia, according to Ctrip.

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Environmental Groups Sue Trump Over Allowing Oil Giants to Dump Waste in Gulf of Mexico

US oil companies dump toxic fracking chemicals into the Gulf with no regard for the risks or the law...

The EPA is supposed to protect water quality, not give oil companies free rein to use our oceans as their garbage disposal...
  In October, the Trump administration announced plans to auction off over 76 million acres of Gulf of Mexico waters to the oil companies. The lease sale which would include federal waters off the coasts of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida could vastly expand drilling and fracking in the Gulf.
The move signifies the largest oil sale in the U.S. history and is scheduled to be implemented in March.

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Shenzhen fully switched 'to Fully Electric Bus Fleet'.
Electric Taxis Are Next.

  Shenzhen in China with a population around 12 million, this town has a lot of buses, some 16,359 and as of the beginning of 2018, every one of them is electric.
  

Just imagine the bus fleets of NYC, Los Angeles County, New Jersey Transit, suburban Chicago, and Toronto all went electric — that still wouldn’t be as many buses as Shenzhen electrified.

This town is home to BYD, and they build electric vehicles, including buses... at the same time this City is the
Silicon Valley of China.

  
Shenzhen is not just making its public transport electric — it is making the taxi fleet electric.Next, the city intends to make all of its more than 17,000 taxis electric.  
Shenzhen has 12,518 taxis in operation and it was announced that 62.5% of them are pure electric. The city is pushing towards a 100% electric taxi fleet by 2020...
  

Shenzhen’s electric bus fleet is huge, it was only part of a Chinese-wide effort to electrify buses. In 2016  115,700 electric buses were sold in China.   While Shenzhen is the first big city to get international attention, during 2018~2020, we are going to see many other cities to follow Shenzhen’s lead...


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