Tag Archives: Australia

26Sep/22

To reach net zero the world still needs mining. After 26 years, here’s what I’ve learned about this ‘evil’ industry

Bridget Storrie, UCL

On the wooded hill above the Stan Terg lead and zinc mine in Kosovo, there is an old concrete diving platform looming over what was once an open-air swimming pool. Before the break-up of Yugoslavia, people who worked at the mine would bring their families here to swim, sunbathe on the wide terrace with its view across the valley, and picnic among the trees. Now the pool is slowly disappearing into the forest, the view obscured by birch saplings.

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23Sep/22

Here’s the real reason to turn on aeroplane mode when you fly

Doug Drury, CQUniversity Australia

We all know the routine by heart: “Please ensure your seats are in the upright position, tray tables stowed, window shades are up, laptops are stored in the overhead bins and electronic devices are set to flight mode”.

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19Sep/22

It’s Official OC Fashion Week® the luxury market of California announces its’ launch of “Fashion Travel Week” for July 2023 presented by Celebrity Cruises

As a tribute to its one-world symposium President and Owner of OC Fashion Week® in Orange County, California, Kathryn Marino announced an Official red-ribbon cutting ceremony for Opening Day as the Official launch of Fashion Travel Week® (FTW): The Art of Travel & Style presented by Celebrity Cruises. The project originated in 2010 as a travel incentive and support for fashion designers who love to travel abroad. In 2017, OC Fashion Week® was recognized as an international conduit in fashion industries abroad hosting exclusive runway, networking and access tours for designers and beauty purveyors groups to visit industry and fashion partners in Hong Kong, Greece, Virgin Islands and Australia. Continue reading

08Sep/22

Digital nomads have rejected the office and now want to replace the nation state. But there is a darker side to this quest for global freedom

Dave Cook, UCL

A ‘network state’ is ideologically aligned but geographically decentralised. The people are spread around the world in clusters of varying size, but their hearts are in one place.

In June 2022 Balaji Srinivasan, former chief technology officer of the Coinbase cryptocurrency exchange, published an ebook entitled The Network State: How To Start a New Country. It is the latest in a flurry of utopian visions by self-styled digital visionaries, crypto believers and web 3.0 evangelists who are lining up to declare the death of the traditional concept of countries and nationhood.

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