Italy’s Prosecco hills added to UNESCO World Heritage list

Italy’s Prosecco hills northeast of Venice, which have been cultivated for centuries, were added to the World Heritage list by the UN cultural organisation. The Conegliano and Valdobbiadene hills, where the grapes that produce the famous prosecco sparkling wine are grown, got the green light at a meeting of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee in Baku … Read more

Srinagar – Venice of the East

Srinagar is one of several places that has been called the “Venice of the East” or the “Kashmiri Venice”. It is known for its lakes, which include Dal Lake – noted for its houseboats — and Nagin Lake.

Cancer :: Celebrity clothes raise cash for charity

Ryan Giggs, Big Brother star Ziggy, TV presenter Jeff Brazier and actor Chucky Venice have joined forces to donate clothes, CDs, books and homewares to a new campaign which aims to generate hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of stock for charity.

Influenza :: Study supports value of social restrictions during influenza pandemics

Although physicians have imposed quarantine orders since at least 1374, when the Port of Venice officially isolated foreigners and shippers for 40 days to keep out infectious scourges, there has been no definitive evidence that public health measures like quarantining the sick and isolating people after exposure to ill people would save lives during an influenza pandemic.

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