France declares natural disaster as Seine bursts its banks in Paris

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Heavy rains have caused severe flooding in parts of France as well as Belgium and Germany, with reports of at least nine people dead, France24.com reported.

President François Hollande of France on Thursday declared the region around Paris a natural disaster area, and some 21,700 homes were without power in the Paris and Loiret regions.
Several towns in central France are experiencing the worst flooding in more than a century, with over 5,000 people evacuated since the weekend.

The Louvre museum in Paris said it would be closed on Friday so that staff could evacuate works of art threatened by the rising waters of the River Seine.

See the full story, see photos and watch video here: http://www.france24.com/en/20160602-seine-bursts-banks-france-flood-flooding-liveblog-paris

News source: www.france24.com

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Dramatikk og underholdning på Oscarsborg i Oslofjorden

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Morsomme og adrenalinfylte lagspill som foregår i spesialbygde rom (Escape rooms), spekket med opplevelser, hemmeligheter og finurlige løsninger, er en ny trend, skriver Se og Hør.

Nå kan gjester på Oscarsborg Hotel & Resort på historiske Oscarsborg (bildet) i Oslofjorden, kan fra juni delta i den dramatiske timen, 9.april 1940, da det tyske krigsskipet Blücher, i ly av nattemørket og tåke, nærmer seg Oscarsborg Festning i retning Oslo.

Les mer på www.oscarsborghotel.no

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Louvre i Paris stenger for å redde kunst fra flomvannet

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Louvre (illustrasjonsfoto)

Louvre-museet i Paris stenger dørene for å redde kunstverk som er truet av flomvann, skriver VG. Seinen har gått over sine bredder på flere steder i den franske hovedstaden, ifølge NTB. 

Kraftig regn har ført til flom i deler av Frankrike, Tyskland, Østerrike og Belgia. Ekstremværet har krevd flere menneskeliv.

Kilde: www.vg.no

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Iceland to curb Airbnb to cope with tourism surge

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Reykjavik, the northernmost national capital city in the world. Photo credit: ©Visit Reykjavik and ©RagnarThSigurdsson

Authorities in Iceland have moved to curb the number of residents offering properties up for holiday rent on Airbnb in a bid to counterbalance the country’s overwhelming visitor numbers, The Telegraph online newspaper in London reported.

The legislation, which could come into effect this week, would impose a business tax on people letting out their homes for more than 90 days a year, according to the newspaper. 

“Policymakers are in the final stages of discussing new rules on home sharing across the country. The proposed rules support home sharing on Airbnb generally but include provisions that could require some occasional home sharers to register as businesses,” Airbnb said in a statement.

The move follows a ruling in April that required those living in an apartment block to secure approval from other residents in the building before offering a property on the holiday lets website.

Iceland has seen a huge surge in tourism in the last five years. In 2015 Iceland welcomed 1.2 million tourists and is expecting 1.6 million in 2016, with growing interest from travellers – from Northern Lights seekers to fans of the new Star Wars film or the Game of Thrones TV-series, both filmed in Iceland.

But the authorities fear Iceland will be unable to accommodate more and more tourists, projected to be nearly 30,000 a day this year, and want to protect both the unspoilt landscapes as well as the housing market.

“This strong growth is expected to continue in 2016. But with it come a number of challenges: to preserve the natural surroundings that are such an important part of Iceland’s appeal and to build up the infrastructure needed to maintain Iceland’s worldwide competitiveness as a travel destination,” said Kristín Hrönn Guðmundsdóttir, the executive director at Íslandsbanki Research.

While the number of available hotel rooms in the country grew more than ever last year, with 290 new rooms created, it is still not enough to meet the estimated requirement of 1,400, according to the latest report on tourism by the Icelandic bank.

Airbnb has seen a 124 per cent increase in usage in the last 12 months, with nearly 4,000 listings created in January this year, compared to 1,700 last year, according to figures from the local travel website Túristi.

In the capital Reykjavik, where most tourists stay, there was a 126 per cent increase in total Airbnb listings in November last year, with more than 100 apartments available on its main street alone, compared to December 2014, while the country as a whole saw a 156 per cent increase in Airbnb stays last year compared to 2014, welcoming 211,000 guests, the company reported. 

Residents are said to have suffered from the rising demand for holiday rental accommodation which has been coupled with a dramatic increase in housing prices in central parts of the capital, and a shortage in long-term rental options.

 “We don’t want downtown Reykjavík to be tourists only, with no locals,” Áshildur Bragadóttir, the director of Visit Reykjavík, told The Guardian.

See the full story in The Telegraph here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/iceland-to-restrict-airbnb-rentals-to-cope-with-tourism-surge/

News source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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#Apartment #Business #Capital #City #Destination #Holiday #Hotel #Iceland #NorthernLights #Street #Tax #Tourism #Tourist #Travel #Visit

Skummel tur med Derren Browns spøkelsestog

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Den britiske illusjonisten og hypnotisøren Derren Brown (45), som er superkjendis og stor tv-stjerne både i hjemlandet og i andre deler av verden, har i tre år jobbet med et prosjekt i fornøyelsesparken Thorpe Park i Surrey utenfor London, og i sommer står det unike spøkelsestoget – som det første i verden i sitt slag – omsider klart, skriver Se og Hør.

Parken lover at Derren Brown’s Ghost Train vil overaske, og at det ikke er en tur for de lettskremte. Det blir 12 mulige togreiser, med to ulike avslutninger.

Les mer på www.thorpepark.com

Kilder: Se og Hør, thorpepark.com

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Finland opens honorary consulate general in Bangladesh

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National flag of Finland

Finland has opened an honorary consulate i Bangladesh’ capital city Dhaka, with Summit Group Chairman Muhammed Aziz Khan as the consul general, bdnews24.com reported.

The group has business partnership with a leading Finnish corporation Wartsila, which specialises in machineries and equipment for the energy and power industries.
 
Finland’s Non-resident Ambassador to Bangladesh, Mr Aapo Polho, based in New Dehli, India – inaugurated the office on Tuesday at the Summit Centre at Kawran Bazar and unveiled Finland’s flag, Summit Group said in a statement.
 
Ambassador Polho said Bangladesh was one of the biggest markets for Wartsila.
 
He hoped that the new honorary consulate general would strengthen both economic and cultural relations between Finland and Bangladesh.

News source: www.bdnews24.com

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Fant 2000 år gamle dokumenter fra romertiden i London

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Foto: MOLA

Britiske arkeologer har funnet de eldste håndskrevne dokumentene som noen gang er funnet i Storbritannia, melder NRK. 

Over 400 godt bevarte tretavler fra da romerne styrte i London – romernes Londinium, er funnet under en utgravning (bildet) i den britiske hovedstaden, og det eldste dokumentet er datert 8. januar i år 57, sier en talsperson for Museum of London Archeology (MOLA)


Foto: MOLA

På denne tavla kan man lese denne teksten (oversatt fra latin)

” In the consulship of Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus for the second time and of Lucius Calpurnius Piso, on the 6th day before the Ides of January (8 January AD 57).I, Tibullus the freedman of Venustus, have written and say that I owe Gratus the freedman of Spurius 105 denarii from the price of the merchandise which has been sold and delivered. This money I am due to repay him or the person whom the matter will concern…”

Så langt er 87 av tavlene, som har ligget i gjørme i Walbrooks, som på romernes tid var en elv, men som nå er en underjordisk bekk, tydet og oversatt.

Tavlene / dokumentene var opprinnelig dekket av bivoks for å bevare teksten.

På en av tavlene står det å lese “Londinio Mogontio” – “in London, to Mogontius” – som er den engelske oversettelsen. Tavlen er datert til tidsrommet 65-80 e.Kr.

Ugravningene finner sted i byens finansdistrikt, på tomta til det som skal bli nytt hovedkvarter for det amerikanske medieselskapet Bloomberg. 

På tomta er det også funnet rester av trehus og gater fra romertiden, samt 700 ulike gjenstander, i tillegg til tavlene. Alt dette skal stilles ut på utgravingsstedet høsten 2017, og har fått navnet The London Mithraeum

Kilder: www.nrk.no, BBC, britiske medier.

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Mikke Mus med nytt show ved Disneyland Paris

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Mikke Mus vender tilbake til Disneyland Paris, med det nye showet “Mikke Mus og magikeren”, skriver Se og Hør.

Her får Mikke i oppdrag å rydde opp i atelieret til en kjent magiker, men så tar hans egen drøm om å bli magiker over og dermed starter eventyret!

Flere kjente og kjære Disneyfigurer, som Askepott, Aladdin, og Rafiki fra “Løvenes konge” vil også delta.

Les mer på www.disneylandparis.com

Kilde: Se og Hør

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Ryanairs ruter til Vilnius og London flyttes fra Rygge til Gardermoen

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Det irske lavprisselskapet Ryanair legger ned fleire av rutene til Noreg, i sammenheng med at selskapet legger ned basen sin på Moss lufthavn Rygge, skriver NRK. 

Samtidig blir flere ruter flyttet til Oslo lufthavn Gardermoen og Sandefjord lufthavn Torp. Rutene til og fra Litauens hovedstad Vilnius og London Stanstead blir flyttet til Gardermoen, mens åtte andre ruter blir flytter til Torp.

Kilde: www.nrk.no

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