Macquarie Dictionary’s Word of the Year: 2021

Artwork One of our favorite announcements for Word of the Year (#woty) comes from Australia’s Macquarie Dictionary. The selection and popular vote have changed over the years. In 2021 the announcement and voting takes place in late November. The committee announces their selection and launches a public vote for readers’ favorite … or favourite. 2021 …

Mexico USA Borderlands Links

Image: Biodiversity Heritage Library (some rights reserved) What would locals like others know about the Mexico/USA Borderlands? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesBiden administration to restart ‘Remain in Mexico’ program under court orderWhat’s happening at the U.S.-Mexico border in 7 charts – Pew Research CenterAlong the U.S.-Mexico Border, Journalism Is an Act …

Impact of COVID19 on Tourism

Photo: Ferguson’s, Downtown Las Vegas Spotlight on the impact of COVID19 on travel and tourism with a spotlight on upcoming events and webinars: Headlines Travel whiplash: Omicron upends holiday plans – AxiosAs international borders reopen, some say tourism should be more sustainable post-COVID – ABCAre sustainable holidays on the itinerary for tourists post-pandemic? (minute 9: …

Coronavirus, aka COVID19

Screenshot: John Hopkins Dashboard, November 2021 Coronavirus = any of a group of RNA viruses that cause a variety of diseases in humans and other animals This page features rolling coverage from Planeta.com of key links, headlines, and other resources of the Coronavirus Disease, aka COVID-19, characterized by the World Health Organization as a global …

Climate Links

Photo: Badlands National Park What would those in the know like others to understand about climate and climate change? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: Questions What is the impact of tourism on climate change and of climate change on tourism? = ¿Cuál es el impacto del turismo en el cambio climático y …

Amtrak 2021

Image: Proposed Upgrades to Amtrack Spotlight on US train service Amtrak – amtrak.com Media Release: This afternoon, President Biden released his American Jobs Plan, including plans for infrastructure investment, economic recovery, climate change, and social equity, and $80 billion designated specifically for rail. Amtrak’s vision to grow rail service and connect new city pairs across …

Afghanistan 2021

Map: Wikipedia Rolling coverage of Afghanistan in 2021 QuotesThank you and I now look forward to your questions, no matter how unpleasant they may be.– Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko (PDF)https://www.axios.com/afghanistan-state-defense-taliban-watchdog-61c4f197-cdf9-42f1-a575-553fe951a149.htmlMilitary Reporters & Editors Association Holds Conference, Part 2 Special Inspector Generalsigar.milLessons from 20 years of Afghanistan Reconstruction Recommended listeningThe Taliban takes …

Tren Maya = Maya Train

Logo Mexico – Tren Maya (Maya Train), the proposed train service in the Yucatán Peninsula, is under scrutiny. Key Linkstren-maya.mxEl Tren y la Tierra (PDF)@[email protected] HeadlinesPolos dedesarrolloIs Mexico’s ‘Mayan Train’ a Boondoggle? – The Nation @mbeatley @SamShepEdwards @thenationConacyt ocultó informe crítico con el Tren Maya (Document PDF)Jueza sí concedió suspensión provisional contra Tren Maya, pero …