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Amsterdam could stop selling weed on weekends to stop ‘nuisance tourism’

Amsterdam could stop selling weed on weekends to stop ‘nuisance tourism’
Dec 2 2022 Share

Even though Amsterdam is held to be as a party city with many travellers heading to it for its nightlife and other perks, a big change could come for tourists visiting. 

The capital of Netherlands is considering bringing an end to nuisance tourism and thus introduce rules concerning cannabis, alcohol and even brothels.

Many in the country’s authorities see the openness to such activities as problematic, along with some people living there. They therefore plan on highlighting the city’s reputation as a cultural destination rather than a party spot. 

Some plans include ideas of shutting down brothels at certain times, plans to stop selling weed on weekends and curbs to limit the parties that swarm the streets at any time. 

That would mean that bars and clubs would be kept to a more strict 2:00am closing time, with other limits on opening times, and window sex work and brothels would also find their opening times limited more strictly.

Others wish to turn Airbnb properties into resident homes, tightening the rules on short term rental properties. And finally, a tourist tax could levied against visitors to the city at busy times. 

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Moroccan football supporters celebrate win in St Julian’s

Moroccan football supporters celebrate win in St Julian’s
Dec 2 2022 Share

Moroccan football supporters in Malta took to the streets of St Julian’s to celebrate their team’s win against Canada. 

 

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Hakim Ziyech and Youssef En-Nesyri scored the two goals for the Moroccan team, as their supporters waved fire sparklers and flags around in full World Cup fever. 

The supporters could be heard chanting their national anthem and other victorious chants as Morocco progresses to the next stage of the Qatar 2022 tournament. 

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Takeaway cups and ketchup packets could be banned in EU

Takeaway cups and ketchup packets could be banned in EU
Dec 2 2022 Share

The European Union could soon move to ban single use plastics which include small shampoo bottles in hotels, mayo or ketchup packets and even coffee takeaway cups. 

European Commissioners Frans Timmermans (Green Deal) and Virginijus Sinkevičius (Environment) made these proposals in a bill to reduce packaging waste, the NOS reports. 

The EC wants to ban cafes and coffee shops from using disposable cups when customers drink their beverage on site. The target date is 2040, with an aim of having 80% of takeaway cups being reusable by then. 

Disposable packaging won’t be allowed in restaurants and fast food chains if customers eat on the spot. Food and drink packaging are t be reusable and refillable more often. 

Meanwhile, beer sellers must sell 10% of their drinks in refillable bottles by 2030, and 20% by ten years later. this also includes a ban on fruit in foam trays covered with plastic. 

Other items being targeted are large delivery boxes containing small products and any material that remains after these changes must be as recyclable or degradable as possible. 

This plan should decrease packaging waste per EU resident by 15% in 2040 when compared to 2018. The bill still has to pass through the EP and the individual member states, and could take at least 3 years for implementation. 

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New General Manager at TBWA\ANG: Zsuzsanna Papp

New General Manager at TBWA\ANG: Zsuzsanna Papp
Dec 2 2022 Share

TBWA\ANG, the disruption agency, has today announced the appointment of Zsuzsanna Papp as General Manager of Associated News Group. Recruited from within the company, Zsuzsanna has previously managed internal Operations at the agency.

Zsuzsanna has held positions in different international agencies and was the country manager and subsequently regional director for Publicis Worldwide and recently worked as consultant for brand development and communication projects. She will report directly to Executive Chairperson, Julianne Grima.

“The agency is truly creative, vibrant and enjoys a good atmosphere and this position coupled with my experience, will give me the opportunity to fine tune our operation to maximise our service offering to current and prospective clients,” says Zsuzsanna.

TBWA\ANG was started in 1970 and has a broad portfolio of clients both locally and internationally, counting McDonalds, BOV, Brown’s Pharmacies, Victim Support, Expedition42 and Neatplay among its clients. The agency also produces the Il-Bizzilla magazine for AirMalta. The agency offers a full marketing service with branding and creativity at its core.

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