Human geography http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/32145/all en Tens of thousands kick off Venice Carnival http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/tens-thousands-kick-venice-carnival <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Some 70,000 revellers, many wearing elaborate costumes and masks, thronged Venice's St Mark's Square on Sunday to watch the traditional "flight of the angel," a highlight of the annual Carnival.</p> <p>Marta Finotto, a 20-year-old Venetian student, had the honour of performing the stunt, gliding on a harness from the 99-metre (325-foot) belltower of Saint Mark's Basilica to a stage below, wearing a black top hat and a red gown with matching boots.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/tens-thousands-kick-venice-carnival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carnivals Human geography AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 20:45:05 +0000 5753010 at http://www.globalpost.com China eyes residence permits to replace divisive hukou system http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/china-eyes-residence-permits-replace-divisive-hukou-system <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By John Ruwitch and Hui Li</p> <p>BEIJING, March 6 (Reuters) - China's new leaders are planning a system of national residence permits to replace the household registration or 'hukou' regime, a government source said, a vital reform that will boost its urbanisation campaign and drive consumption-led growth.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/china-eyes-residence-permits-replace-divisive-hukou-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hukou system Human geography Law of the People's Republic of China Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Mar 2013 07:30:29 +0000 5774704 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-China eyes residence permits to replace divisive hukou system http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/update-1-china-eyes-residence-permits-replace-divisive-hukou-sy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds detail in para 3)</p> <p>By John Ruwitch and Hui Li</p> <p>BEIJING, March 6 (Reuters) - China's new leaders are planning a system of national residence permits to replace the household registration or 'hukou' regime, a government source said, a vital reform that will boost its urbanisation campaign and drive consumption-led growth.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/update-1-china-eyes-residence-permits-replace-divisive-hukou-sy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hukou system Human geography Law of the People's Republic of China Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Mar 2013 08:30:25 +0000 5774743 at http://www.globalpost.com China to maintain family planning policy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130311/china-maintain-family-planning-policy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Beijing, Mar 11 (EFE).- China will not change the basis of its one-child policy, despite the recent decision to merge the Health Ministry with the commission formed to monitor demographic indexes, a senior official said Monday.</p> <p>Wang Feng, the vice president of the Public Sector Reform Office, commented after it became known on Sunday that the Health Ministry and the Commission for Family Planning would be fused into a single new entity to be called the National Commission for Health and the Family.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130311/china-maintain-family-planning-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Demography Human geography Population Agencia EFE Mon, 11 Mar 2013 20:46:01 +0000 5780104 at http://www.globalpost.com China 'two-child policy' town shows scope for reform http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/china-two-child-policy-town-shows-scope-reform <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A few places in China give parents a rare right to have two offspring rather than one, but many stop at a single child anyway -- fuelling demands to end what critics call an unnecessary, harmful rule.</p> <p>"If you have too many kids then it becomes difficult," said Lu Xiuyan, a 42-year-old restaurant manager in Jiashan, a dusty village of low-slung buildings a few hours north-east of Beijing, who has one son.</p> <p>"But if you have fewer kids, you have less of a burden and you'll be a little better off."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/china-two-child-policy-town-shows-scope-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Demography Human geography Population Social Issues Technology AFP Mon, 01 Apr 2013 03:45:21 +0000 5798384 at http://www.globalpost.com Myanmar Muslims kill 8 Buddhists in Indonesian centre http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130405/myanmar-muslims-kill-8-buddhists-indonesian-centre <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A group of Myanmar Muslims beat eight Buddhists to death at an Indonesian detention centre Friday after they heard about communal violence in their homeland, police said.</p> <p>The Muslims attacked the Buddhists, also from Myanmar, in the early hours at the Belawan Port immigration detention centre in North Sumatra province, said local police chief Endro Kiswanto.</p> <p>It began after the detainees learnt of recent Buddhist-Muslim violence in Myanmar which has left at least 43 people dead and many Muslim homes and mosques destroyed, he said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130405/myanmar-muslims-kill-8-buddhists-indonesian-centre" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human geography Islam in Burma Refugee AFP Fri, 05 Apr 2013 06:00:04 +0000 5802482 at http://www.globalpost.com China to sustain relatively high economic growth: Xi http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/china-sustain-relatively-high-economic-growth-xi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Chinese President Xi Jinping Monday expressed his confidence the country will sustain relatively high economic growth.</p><P>China is still in the strategic period for development and it will go upward rather than downward, said Xi when meeting with representatives of about 30 well-known enterprises from China and overseas at the ongoing Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2013.</p><P>China is going through industrialization and urbanization while its information industry is developing fast and agriculture is being modernized, which brings about big potential in domestic market, he said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/china-sustain-relatively-high-economic-growth-xi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development Human geography Sociocultural evolution Technology Xi Jinping Monday Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 15:36:25 +0000 Asianet 5807505 at http://www.globalpost.com ADFSC Wins Award for Helping Farmers Grow for an Increasingly Competitive Market http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/adfsc-wins-award-helping-farmers-grow-increasingly-competitive-market <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Abu Dhabi Farmers' Services Centre (ADFSC) won the Farm Innovation in Agriculture Award for its "Growing for Market" initiative at the AGRA Middle East Awards recently in Dubai.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/adfsc-wins-award-helping-farmers-grow-increasingly-competitive-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abu Dhabi ADFSC Agriculture Human geography Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 18:04:42 +0000 Asianet 5808008 at http://www.globalpost.com Pampanga capitol shifts focus towards agri sector http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/pampanga-capitol-shifts-focus-towards-agri-sector <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> After zeroing-in on the improvement of the province’s district hospitals, the provincial government is now focusing its efforts on uplifting the province’s agriculture.</p><P>“We have projects for the farmers before, but, this time, we will give the agriculture sector more attention,” Governor Lilia Pineda said.</p><P>Pineda, together with some local officials, recently led the distribution of some farm equipment to farmers in Sta.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/pampanga-capitol-shifts-focus-towards-agri-sector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agriculture Health Human geography Labor Social Issues Sustainable agriculture Asianet Thu, 11 Apr 2013 12:16:43 +0000 Asianet 5811044 at http://www.globalpost.com City to construct rain shelters for high value crops http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/city-construct-rain-shelters-high-value-crops <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The city council on Tuesday approved the construction of six tropical rain shelter facilities and a small farm reservoir to improve farm production here.</p><P>The project is in compliance with the High Value Crops Production Support Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the city government worth P433,400.00.</p><P>The city government was a signatory to a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the DA in the implementation of the project here, Vice Mayor Caesar Ian Acenas said.</p><P>Acenas said that the city government would provide 10 percent equity for the construction of the tro</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/city-construct-rain-shelters-high-value-crops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human geography Asianet Thu, 11 Apr 2013 19:49:40 +0000 Asianet 5812258 at http://www.globalpost.com Free metro rides for early birds in Singapore http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/free-metro-rides-early-birds-singapore <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Singapore on Tuesday unveiled plans to offer free train rides during morning peak-hours to ease severe congestion on its metro rail network.</p> <p>The Land Transport Authority (LTA) said it would launch a one-year trial on June 24 to provide free travel to commuters who arrive at 16 designated metro stations in the city centre before 7:45 am on weekdays.</p> <p>Commuters who arrive at the stations between 7:45 am and 8:00 am will be given a discount of up to 50 cents from their train fare.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/free-metro-rides-early-birds-singapore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human geography Technology Transport AFP Tue, 16 Apr 2013 06:47:51 +0000 5817086 at http://www.globalpost.com As future heads of family farms, college students at Missouri tap into financial data http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130511/future-heads-family-farms-college-students-at-missouri-tap-f <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>COLUMBIA, Mo. - Jake Anderson didn't have to delve too deep into the University of Missouri's agricultural economics program before realizing he was destined to return to the 1,500-acre family farm. After all, that's been the Anderson family trade since 1891, when his great-great grandfather came to Callaway County from Sweden.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130511/future-heads-family-farms-college-students-at-missouri-tap-f" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agriculture Family farm Human geography Jake Anderson Labor The Canadian Press Sat, 11 May 2013 15:51:19 +0000 5835649 at http://www.globalpost.com Wis. farmers, firefighters work together on digital maps warning first responders of dangers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130525/wis-farmers-firefighters-work-together-digital-maps-warning- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MILWAUKEE - Without even thinking, Joe Ortner rattles off a list of items on his family's dairy farm that could kill you: 1,000 gallons of diesel, 500 gallons of gas, cleaning chemicals in the milking parlour, oil and lubricant for repair work and a 6-foot-deep manure pond in which you could drown.</p> <p>He pauses and adds three bulls to the list.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130525/wis-farmers-firefighters-work-together-digital-maps-warning-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agriculture Business Firefighter Human geography Labor Law The Canadian Press Sat, 25 May 2013 11:01:24 +0000 5845924 at http://www.globalpost.com Chinese buy up Canada farms; is Beijing behind it? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130622/chinese-buy-canada-farms-beijing-behind-it <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>With too few farms in China to feed a burgeoning population, Chinese immigrants have started buying up agricultural lands in Canada and shipping produce to Asia.</p> <p>But with new investment comes fears that a generation of young Canadian would-be farmers are being squeezed out of the market by newcomers that some suspect are being bankrolled by the government in Beijing.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130622/chinese-buy-canada-farms-beijing-behind-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Human geography Labor Law Ogema Saskatchewan Social Issues AFP Sat, 22 Jun 2013 05:32:50 +0000 5863976 at http://www.globalpost.com Driving alone Canada's most popular means of getting to work: Statcan survey http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130626/driving-alone-canadas-most-popular-means-getting-work-statca <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TORONTO - By the time she gets home every weeknight, Raquel Capovilla Lee has spent half as much time travelling to and from her office in downtown Toronto as she has at her desk.</p> <p>The journey between her Hamilton home and Starcom MediaVest Group, where she works as a digital marketing assistant, takes about two hours and three different modes of transportation — eating into her personal and family time, to say nothing of her energy.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130626/driving-alone-canadas-most-popular-means-getting-work-statca" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Commuting Human geography Social Issues Urban geography The Canadian Press Wed, 26 Jun 2013 13:01:46 +0000 5867992 at http://www.globalpost.com