The Director of Sea Shepherd Switzerland, Natalie Maspoli Taylor, takes the floor after the slaughter of dolphins & whales that occurred on Sunday in the Faroe Islands: «There are too many inconsistencies in this story, the discourse of tradition and livelihood of the population does not hold up.
Everything is as predicted: the decision of Bern to extend the requirement of the COVID certificate for inside restaurants, establishments for culture and leisure and all indoor events, with a couple of exceptions, has caused a surge of bookings to vaccinate. In one day, the number tripled, including in our canton. No passionate plea for responsibility on the part of governments, no well-founded alarm from scientists about the risks run by the unvaccinated, in the final analysis, has been more persuasive than the prospect of seeing their individual freedoms further restricted. To be able to access the inside of restaurants, now that a bit ‘of cool, especially in the evening, has arrived, or be able to cheer your favorite team: these were the right chords to tap in order to bring «down» the undecided.
By 2035 the Società Navigazione del Lago di Lugano will reconvert its entire fleet: it will start with the Motonave Ceresio, the first zero-emission liner in Switzerland - «We are pioneers» says Agostino Ferrazzini
The COVID certificate becomes compulsory in Switzerland in order to eat in restaurants - In Italy the law has already been enforced since early August. Luciano Sbraga of the Federazione Italiana Pubblici Esercizi (Italian Federation of Public Establishments) makes a first assessment: «So far, there has been no obvious economic impact».