There comes a time when the progeny are able to teach their parents enough about the way things work that the parents might want to start listening. In the case of countries, there are not that many countries that can be referred to as parents, the UK might be the only one. In this case, we are going to be talking about the gambling and casino regulation that is applied to the industry in Toronto, Canada and that the UK could learn from. The way that gambling is treated in Canada is a little more progressive than the way it is in the UK, as in it allows casinos to exist and operate on their lands with fewer hoops to jump through. The point of the article is to showcase that there are only minor adjustments required in the approach of the UK to said industry, in order to make it easier for the industry to exist and make it a little more able to operate at high efficiency. Comparison The differences in regulation between the two countries are not that many, but they are significant in … [Read more...] about What can the UK learn about regulation from Toronto
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When my parents sent their saliva away to a genetic testing company late last year and were informed via email a few weeks later that they are both “100% Ashkenazi Jewish”, it struck me as slightly odd. Most people I know who have done DNA tests received ancestry results that correspond to geographical areas — Chinese, British, West African. Jewish, by comparison, is typically parsed as a religious or cultural identity. I wondered how this was traceable in my parents’ DNA. After arriving in Eastern Europe around a millennia ago, the company’s website explained, Jewish communities remained segregated, by force and by custom, mixing only occasionally with local populations. Isolation and intermarriage slowly narrowed the gene pool, which now gives modern Jews of European descent, like my family, a set of identifiable genetic variations that set them apart from other European populations at a microscopic level. This genetic explanation of my Ashkenazi Jewish … [Read more...] about What does it mean to be genetically Jewish?
THERE ARE three reasons why Thomas Nast, the 19th-century American illustrator who created the twinkly grandfather image of Santa Claus, decided to place his workshop at the North Pole. The location was cold enough for the reindeer that pulled his sleigh; it was sufficiently remote so that curious children could not contemplate a visit; and it lay in neutral territory, allowing Santa to be an international goodwill ambassador. The last will not be true for much longer. Three states—Russia, Denmark and Canada—are claiming that the seabed and subsoil at the top of the world are part of their countries’ extended continental shelf. Get our daily newsletter Upgrade your inbox and get our Daily Dispatch and Editor's Picks. The claims come under the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, an international treaty that all the states with Arctic coastlines, except the United States, have ratified (the US says it will abide by it). The treaty states that the first 12 … [Read more...] about Does Santa Claus speak Danish, English or Russian?
Europe 1 May 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48118758 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A tumultuous first week for the new Estonian government has resulted in the resignation of a right-wing minister after just a day in office.The … [Read more...] about Estonia’s far-right ministers face rocky start
Honolulu, HAWAII (AP) — Last year, much of Hawaii was shocked to learn a Chicago restaurant chain owner had trademarked the name “Aloha Poke” and wrote to cubed fish shops around the country demanding that they stop using the Hawaiian language moniker for their own eateries. The cease-and-desist letters targeted a downtown Honolulu restaurant and a Native Hawaiian-operated restaurant in Anchorage, among others. Now, Hawaii lawmakers are considering adopting a resolution calling for the creation of legal protections for Native Hawaiian cultural intellectual property. The effort predates Aloha Poke, but that episode is lending a sense of urgency to a long-festering concern not unfamiliar to native cultures in other parts of the world. “I was frustrated at the audacity of people from outside of our community using these legal mechanisms to basically bully people from our local community out of utilizing symbols and words that are important to our culture,” … [Read more...] about Who owns aloha? Hawaii eyes protections for native culture