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Brew hullabaloo gets German tourists kicked out of Venice
A couple of German tourists were ordered to leave Venice on Friday for brewing coffee at the foot of the famous Rialto bridge. It is the 40th time the rules have resulted in tourists being ordered to leave town since they were brought in in May, it said. "Venice must be respected, and bad-mannered people who think they can come here and do what they want must understand that, thanks to local police, they will be caught, punished and expelled," Venice Mayor Luigi Brugnaro said. "From now on, we will also communicate the identities of those subject to a removal order to their embassies and consulates," he added in a statement.
Thirteen-year-old Johnny Martin’s love for dogs began during his strenuous chemotherapy for soft cell cancer.
For more than a year, Martin spent nearly every weekday at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Fox Denver, for cancer treatment.
The rare form of cancer has been taxing for the teenager. Along with receiving chemotherapy, Martin also underwent a surgery to completely remove the cancer growing in his chest that reportedly took an operating team 26 hours to finish.
Venice calls European port cities to arms over cruise ships
Venice has appealed to top European cruise ship destinations, from Amsterdam to Barcelona, Dubrovnik and Marseille, to unite in tackling the dangers and environmental impact of hulking liners, port authorities said Thursday. The northern Adriatic Sea port authority in Venice said it had already received a positive response to its appeal from Barcelona, Palma and Marseille, and expected others to follow. About 30 million people worldwide are expected to go on a cruise this year, up nearly 70 percent from a decade ago, according to the Cruise Lines International Association.
“I wouldn’t wish that kind of surgery on anyone. We were scared he might not pull through,” Johnny’s mother, Michelle Boyer, told the outlet.
But as Martin experienced the turbulent chemotherapy sessions, he found solace in the view out the window, a dog park. In fact, he would share his aspirations to one day have his own “dream corgi dog.”
“It was all he wanted to talk about, so we knew we needed to get in touch with an organization that could fulfill that wish for him,” Jessica King, a social worker at Lurie Children’s Hospital, told Fox Denver.
In order to make Martin’s wish a reality, the hospital reached out to
Thanks to the nonprofit, and in particular the group’s founder, Liz Niemiec, the young boy received an adorable black-and-white corgi as he was exiting the hospital’s front doors with his family.
Stay on a beautiful private island just minutes from Venice
San Clemente Palace Kempinski is located on a private island just a short boat ride from St. Mark’s Square. The resort boasts stunning views of Venice, but when you can finally take your eye off the striking skyline, there’s plenty on the island to keep you entertained.
Martin was immediately shocked but thrilled to get a new pup, and was given several loving licks from the corgi.
Niemic told Fox Denver about how she had previously witnessed someone’s life change when they were given a puppy, just like Martin’s did.
“I was 16 years old when I started Little Wish Foundation, and it was in memory of my friend Max, who battled kidney cancer,” she said. “Before Max passed away his last wish was to get a puppy. I never forgot what a big difference and impact it made on his life.
Martin is still undergoing chemotherapy, according to Fox Denver, but the teenager told the outlet that as of around a month ago, he is completely cancer free — and now has his own puppy to celebrate with.
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Naked Tourists Arrested in Venice Canal .
The tourists were fined over $3,000.According to FoxNews.com, the two Czech tourists were in Italy for a soccer game and fined an estimated $3,320 for obscene acts when they were caught skinny-dipping in the canal near Piazza San Marco Monday night.
Why Venice Floods Every Year
Every year Venice, Italy, experiences seasonal flooding, which is known as acqua alta. The video dives into why Venice floods, if it's getting worse and how the ...
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