Chinese Parents Say Non-Profit Tutoring Ban Helps Only the Rich

Zhang Hongchun worries that his 10-year-old daughter is not getting enough sleep. Between school, homework, and after-school guitar, clarinet, and calligraphy work, most don’t go to bed before 11am. Some of her classmates keep going until midnight. “Everyone wants to follow the case,” said Mr. Zhang. “No one wants to lose at the starting line.” …

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings sues Florida over ban

The battle over the need for vaccinations for travel heats up. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings sued Florida’s surgeon general on Tuesday, accusing the situation of preventing him from continuing his “safe and healthy” travels. prevent customers from requesting to be vaccinated against coronavirus. Filing represents the latest twist on a subject. months of fighting on …

Italian Government To Ban Cruise Ships From Venice

Italy announced Tuesday that it has banned large cruise ships from entering Venetian waters, while also declaring the city’s lagoon a national monument in an effort to protect a fragile ecosystem from the negative aspects of mass tourism. The ban, which has been demanded for decades by both Venetians and environmentalists, will take effect on …