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Inside the secret world of the digital nomads

Five hundred and fifty people are gathered in a conference theater in Bansko, a ski resort town 150km southwest of the Bulgarian capital, Sofia. This isn’t an away-day for HR representatives, but Nomad Fest, a work meet-up for digital nomads, the burgeoning breed of freedom-seeking remote worker-hipsters who move around the globe and work from …

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Venice day-trippers will have to make reservations and pay fee | Venice

Venice will oblige day-trippers to make reservations and pay a fee to visit the historic lagoon city, in an attempt to better manage visitors who often far outnumber residents in the historic center. Venice officials on Friday unveiled new rules for day-trippers, which will be in effect from 16 January 2023. Tourists who choose not …

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Cern scientists restart hunt for answers to mysteries of universe

The world’s biggest particle accelerator will be fired up again next week as scientists summarize research into the mysteries of the universe after a three-year shutdown for work to improve the machine’s power and precision. The restart of the Large Hadron Collider at the Cern laboratory near Geneva coincides with the 10th anniversary of the …

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Heather Watson continues Brit bonanza at Wimbledon making final 16 for first time | Tennis | Sport

Heather Watson made her experience pay as the 30-year-old led Kaja Juvan a merry dance on No 1 Court to reach the Wimbledon fourth round for the first time in her career. The Guernsey-born star produced some sublime controlled tennis to turn the tables on the skittish Slovenian who beat Watson in straight sets at …

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‘They’re trying to kill me’ Heather Watson hits out at Wimbledon schedule on 4 hours sleep | Tennis | Sport

Heather Watson claimed yesterday Wimbledon bosses are “trying to kill her” with their scheduling as she has been made to play on all five days of the tournament so far. The Brit’s first-round match against Tamara Korpatsch on Monday was suspended at 1-1 in the first set because of the 11pm curfew. Watson returned the …

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Peruvian firefighters contain blaze near Machu Picchu after three days | Peru

Peruvian authorities say firefighters have managed to control a forest fire near the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu after three days battling the flames. The blaze near one of the world’s most famous archaeological sites broke out on Tuesday, destroying around 100 acres of land – the equivalent of about 50 football pitches. The fire, …

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Unprecedented 32.5C in the Arctic Circle during month of smashed global temperature records | ClimateNews

Countries across Europe broke temperature records in June – with an unprecedented 32.5C (90.5F) reported in the Arctic Circle. Norway’s Meteorological Institute has warned the high temperatures are a clear signal of climate change. In Banak, where this new record was broken, average temperatures for June typically stand at 13C (55F). The World Meteorological Organization …

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Woman, 71, gored by bison in third Yellowstone incident this year | national parks

A 71-year-old Pennsylvania woman was gored by a bison on Wednesday in Yellowstone National Park, in “the third reported bison and visitor incident” this year, officials said. The woman, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries, was transported to a hospital in Cody, Wyoming. The woman and her daughter “inadvertently approached the bison as they were returning to …

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Coronavirus and summer travel: how to stay safe on holiday | Coronavirus

Whether heading for a scorching Mallorca beach or dancing beneath neon flags at a music festival, millions of people will be hoping for a Covid-free summer. But it isn’t working out like that. With infections soaring once more, how can people make sure they stay safe and keep holiday plans on track? How vulnerable am …

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