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60km2 Son Tra Peninsula should be developed into a sightseeing and entertainment destination to protect nature, the association said, adding motor vehicles should be restricted on the peninsula to reduce noise and pollution.

Seaside resort projects near the Son Tra Mountain should be limited as they may destroy coral reefs, alter water currents, devastate the shoreline and affect the local community.

The association’s chairman Huynh Tan Vinh told the Daily that the unlicensed construction of several dozen villas for tourism purposes on Son Tra Peninsula had sparked public concern.

The felling of trees to make room for these villas is not the main reason for the association’s decision to propose a review but the master plan has some contents which may do harm to the ecosystem of the peninsula.

In the master plan, up to 1,600 guest rooms would be built on the peninsula, which will impact Son Tra’s diverse ecosystem, Vinh said.

He noted the proposal came as investors had been speeding up work on their projects on the peninsula since the city government’s announcement of the master plan in mid-February.

The city cannot do anything with the already-approved projects but new construction projects on the peninsula should be restricted, he said.

The association also stressed the strategic defense location of Son Tra Peninsula. Unplanned hotel and resort projects could undermine security and defense if they are transferred to foreign investors under the Enterprise Law, it said.

The area planned for tourism development on Son Tra Peninsula will cover over 1,000 hectares and house luxury resorts and villa complexes, with the number of guest rooms estimated at 1,600 by 2030.

The area is expected to attract 3.5 million visitors by 2025 and over 4.6 million by 2030.

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Après le Tennis, le prochain événement sportif sera le Tour de France réputé dans le Monde tel que publie le magazine LIFE en 2014. Le dopage exixte déjà selon l’article en anglais que je me permet de publier un extait…



LIFE at the 1953 Tour de France: Rare Photos of a Sport Spectacle

Ben Cosgrove

Jun 17, 2014

…For the Tour de France, entire countries seem to stand still. For the three weeks that the riders are pushing themselves to the very edge of human exertion, and then pushing beyond, millions of people think of nothing else, talk of nothing else, watch and read of nothing else. C’est tout!

That said, of course, not everything Tour de France-related is quite sweetness and light, no matter how overwhelming the attention it receives or how celebrated its history. After all, it’s impossible to even touch upon the tour without addressing the sport’s colossal and enduring doping problem, an issue so well-documented that big-time bicycling can sometimes make horse racing feel, by comparison, like an utterly pure, unblemished pursuit. Indeed, there are times when it seems as if every bicycling champion in recent memory has either tested positive for a banned substance, or has been and will forever be hounded by undying accusations.

Bicycling’s drug problems didn’t begin recently. There have been charges and admissions of cocaine and amphetamine use, for example, since the 1940s, while rumors of riders taking everything from nitroglycerin to exotic concoctions that today might be classified as « bathtub » or « designer » drugs (depending on who’s doing the cooking) have dogged the sport for close to a century…

Tour de France 1953

Tour de France 1

Photos du monde

Weekly Photo Challenge: Place in the World

 Toronto boardrooms

Toronto, Canada. April 2018

Steno is on my mind this morning as I had just posted a great video explaining it on my social media channels.  I’m an introvert so I really like watching others and observing what goes on in the world.  At work, this is exactly what my “place in the world” is.  I sit at the head of the table and I watch both sides of legal counsel duke it out.  I don’t need to say anything.  I simply watch, listen, and take down everything they say verbatim without judgment.  My place in the world is a role as a