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New public transportation system should help rejuvenate Acapulco | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico

New public transportation system should help rejuvenate Acapulco | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Several developments connected to public transportation are an integral part of Acapulco’s ongoing efforts to modernize and rejuvenate itself as a tourist d
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10 places to visit before they're gone: A bucket list for a warming world

10 places to visit before they're gone: A bucket list for a warming world | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Making summer vacation plans? Here's your list of must-visit places that may not be places for much longer.
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Why PSG and the World Cup will not be enough for football-hungry Qatar

Why PSG and the World Cup will not be enough for football-hungry Qatar | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
The next phase of Qatari investment in the global game is coming, and television rights are the new target
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Tourism key to conservation-poverty reduction link - SciDev.Net

Tourism key to conservation-poverty reduction link - SciDev.Net | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Previous studies showed that protecting wildlife cuts local poverty, and a Costa Rican study now shows why.
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Rugby union takes foothold in US with rise of crossover competitors

Rugby union takes foothold in US with rise of crossover competitors | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Robert Kitson: On the back of possible World Cup qualification and increased interest, American footballers and basketball players are realising there is a global sport that suits their skill set
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How Vancouver's Olympic Legacy Is Shaping the Future of Transit

How Vancouver's Olympic Legacy Is Shaping the Future of Transit | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
The Canada Line proves that public-private partnerships can work.
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Tourism hope for threatened lemurs

Tourism hope for threatened lemurs | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
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Brazil Faces Another Round of Anti-World Cup Demonstrations

Brazil Faces Another Round of Anti-World Cup Demonstrations | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Over 2,000 people marched through the streets of São Paulo this weekend.
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2014 World Cup to nearly double carbon emissions over 2010

2014 World Cup to nearly double carbon emissions over 2010 | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
The world's biggest sporting event will dump 2.72 million tons of carbon dioxide into Earth’s atmosphere.
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Fake slum for wealthy tourists: the most tasteless and offensive tourism idea ever? - Opinion - This Is Africa

Fake slum for wealthy tourists: the most tasteless and offensive tourism idea ever? - Opinion - This Is Africa | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Africa for a new generation
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World Cup 2014: Brazilians' rage against the state will disrupt the celebration

World Cup 2014: Brazilians' rage against the state will disrupt the celebration | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
While standards of living have improved for millions in Brazil many services remain terribly poor and will be the focal point of unrest this year, writes Dom Phillips
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Sochi 2014: the costliest Olympics yet but where has all the money gone?

Sochi 2014: the costliest Olympics yet but where has all the money gone? | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Owen Gibson: With 120 days to go until the opening ceremony of the $51bn Winter Games, concerns over corruption as well as human rights remain
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Infographic map: 549 MLS players arranged by birthplace, from USA to New Caledonia | SIDELINE

Infographic map: 549 MLS players arranged by birthplace, from USA to New Caledonia | SIDELINE | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Soccer is the world's game, and just like the United States and Canada, the league itself is a true melting pot of people and players from across the globe.
As displayed in the above infographic,
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Game, sex and match

Game, sex and match | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
MARIA SHARAPOVA’S shoulder injury stopped her playing in the US Open tennis tournament in New York this month. Not that she needs the prize money. The highest-paid...
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Jerome Valcke: 'FIFA is not the UN'

Jerome Valcke: 'FIFA is not the UN' | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
The general secretary of FIFA discusses Brazil's readiness for the World Cup and the criticisms facing Russia and Qatar.
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Fun Map Shows 113 Years of Soccer Player Migration Around the World

Fun Map Shows 113 Years of Soccer Player Migration Around the World | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
The map above tracks the international migrations of a very specialized population—professional soccer players—since 1900. The tabs on the right let you isolate particular seasons or countries. Or you can just watch the time-lapse video below to see the expansion of the international player market over time. It turns from...
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World Cup 2014: Rio governor calls in army to take back the favela slums ahead of football tournament

World Cup 2014: Rio governor calls in army to take back the favela slums ahead of football tournament | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
It took just 15 minutes for more than 1,000 military police to occupy one of the most violent shanty towns in Rio de Janeiro, as dawn was breaking on Sunday morning.
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Brazilians protest against World Cup in São Paulo – video

Hundreds of people march in São Paulo, Brazil, to protest against their poor living conditions in contrast to the cost of their World Cup
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In Atlanta, Two Stadiums Collide With Dreams of a New Downtown

In Atlanta, Two Stadiums Collide With Dreams of a New Downtown | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
The Braves are moving out and the Falcons are building a new home. But after decades of empty promises, few are cheering.
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Chinese Tourists Increasingly Love Antarctica

Chinese Tourists Increasingly Love Antarctica | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
But Americans still predominate.
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Retirees and “residential tourism”: a case study of Chapala-Ajijic in Jalisco | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico

Retirees and “residential tourism”: a case study of Chapala-Ajijic in Jalisco | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Retirees, mainly from the USA and Canada, form a special subgroup of tourists. About 1 million US visitors to Mexico each year are over the age of 60. Their
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Brazil: from dirt holes to stadiums - Al Jazeera Blogs

Brazil: from dirt holes to stadiums - Al Jazeera Blogs | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Engineers say the football stadium in Sao Paulo that will open the 2014 World Cup is 94 percent done.
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The Atlanta Braves Are Getting a New Stadium and Yes, That Is Ridiculous

The Atlanta Braves Are Getting a New Stadium and Yes, That Is Ridiculous | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Turner Field hosted its first baseball game in 1997. It will host its last one in 2016.
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San Miguel de Allende: the “world’s best city”? | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico

San Miguel de Allende: the “world’s best city”? | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
San Miguel de Allende has been selected as the “World’s Best City”, in the  Condé Nast Traveler's 26th annual Readers’ Choice Awards, announced 16 October 2
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At 16, Ganesh got a job in Qatar. Two months later he was dead

At 16, Ganesh got a job in Qatar. Two months later he was dead | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Nepalese workers go to Qatar to find a way out of poverty. Instead, many are trapped into 12-hour days and nights in overcrowded, filthy camps. Some never make it home alive
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Tokyo's Winning 2020 Olympics Bid Will Only Worsen Japan's Debt Headache

Tokyo's Winning 2020 Olympics Bid Will Only Worsen Japan's Debt Headache | IB GEOGRAPHY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM LANCASTER | Scoop.it
The city estimates the Games will cost between $5 and $6 billion and include the construction of 21 new sporting venues.
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