Daily Archives: 17 August 2013

Health campaign scare tactics may be ineffective

Displaying images of cancerous tumors or effects of an accident might not have the desired impact on consumers. Campaigners’ response: “We want future users to be informed.”

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Unpaid fines: streamlined process

A bill seeks to further penalize drivers who pay their fines late. The “transaction” step will be off the table, which will reduce the police courts’ caseload In the past ten years, the total sum of the fines collected has … Continue reading

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Belgian tourists choose Spain, but haven’t yet written off Egypt

Spain is about to break all records. In 2013, over 59 million foreign tourists are expected to step on Iberian soil. This is according to estimates by El Pais, the daily newspaper (58,665 visited Spain in 2007, their best year). … Continue reading

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Isinbayeva, homophobe or simply misunderstood?

It’s generally the type of convenient response that public figures tend to rely on once they realize that a statement of theirs has provoked negative reactions: “I was misunderstood…”   Yelena Isinbayeva, Russia’s biggest athletics star, who won another pole … Continue reading

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