Protesters vow to stage ‘huge’ anti-Trump demonstration if state visit goes ahead

first_img whatsapp Protesters vow to stage ‘huge’ anti-Trump demonstration if state visit goes ahead The National Police Chiefs’ Council estimated the police operation for the 2018 visit cost nearly £18m.Sabby Dhalu from campaign group Stand Up to Trump said: “Donald Trump is the world’s number one racist, warmonger and misogynist… His presidency has emboldened every fascist and racist across the globe and is stirring up tension in Latin America, the Middle East and Asia.”The plans come after a week of protests from activist group Extinction Rebellion took over the capital to raise awareness of climate change, and demand politicians do more to prevent environmental breakdown.Read more: Climate change protest: Activists to march on WestminsterMore than 1,000 people have been arrested since the protests started on 15 April. Today activists march on Westminster as MPs return to parliament after the Easter break.  whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerbonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionPost FunA Coast Guard Spotted Movement On A Remote Island, Then Looked CloserPost FunZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldHealthyGem20 Hair Shapes That Make A Man Over 60 Look 40HealthyGemDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStory Share The Stop Trump coalition, the group which organised a march claiming to consist of 250,000 people when the US President came on a so-called working visit to Britain last year, has promised to “flood the capital with hundreds of thousands of protesters” if he returns on a more prestigious state visit in June.Shaista Aziz, from the Stop Trump coalition, said: “This demonstration isn’t just about Trump as one man. He is a symbol of the new far right, a politics of Islamophobia… and walls and fences that are growing around the world.This morning it emerged Trump would attend the UK on a state visit in the first week of June. He was first promised an official state visit by Prime Minister Theresa May shortly after his election in 2016 but no official date was set.The visit last year followed comments in which Trump said Boris Johnson would make a “great Prime Minister”, as well as criticising May’s Brexit deal – saying he “would have done it much differently”. In London protesters floated a huge balloon depicting Trump as a baby above Westminster.center_img Tuesday 23 April 2019 11:46 am Alex Daniel Protesters have vowed to launch a “huge demonstration” against Donald Trump if his state visit to the UK goes ahead this summer.Read more: Trump plans to return to the UK this summer Tags: Donald Trump Peoplelast_img read more

Austere Greece? Not at the home of Yanis Varoufakis as seen in lavish Paris Match photoshoot

first_img Tags: People Yanis Varoufakis Share Express KCS by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyDefinitionThe Most Famous Movie Filmed In Every U.S. StateDefinitionGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsMoneyWise.com15 States Where Americans Don’t Want To Live AnymoreMoneyWise.com Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has built his reputation on a steadfast fight against tough austerity rules forced on his country.Clearly he doesn’t hold with them at home either – judging by a lavish spread in the French magazine Paris Match, showing the economist at a piano in his living room and dining with his wife Danae Stratou on the roof terrace of his “love nest at the foot of the Acropolis” Yanis Varoufakis: “I wish that shoot had not taken place. I regret it” As the photos started a storm of protest on Twitter, Varoufakis said he regretted the celebrity-style shoot. “I wish that shoot had not taken place. I regret it,” he told Alpha TV, adding that he did “not agree with the aesthetic” of the pictures. He wasn’t the only one. https://twitter.com/EdConwaySky/status/576325621774729216  https://twitter.com/MatinaStevis/status/576288640818634752  Greek reporter Matine Stevis, who works for the Wall Street Journal, tweeted: “Not seen my Facebook timeline so angry.” “White wine socialism under the Acropolis,” Yannis Koutsomitis added. https://twitter.com/yannikouts/status/576081185346056192 For the sake of PR, Varoufakis might have been helped by the inclusion of a shot of his kitchen. For all we know, it’s as spartan as the one not used by Ed Miliband’s nanny.  Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapp Austere Greece? Not at the home of Yanis Varoufakis as seen in lavish Paris Match photoshoot Monday 16 March 2015 12:52 amlast_img read more

Thomas Piketty and Russell Brand named among the world’s top 10 “thinkers”

first_img Thomas Piketty and Russell Brand named among the world’s top 10 “thinkers” Show Comments ▼ Emma Haslett whatsapp Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbeszenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comGameday NewsNASCAR Drivers Salaries Finally ReleasedGameday NewsMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyMoneyWise.com15 States Where Americans Don’t Want To Live AnymoreMoneyWise.com whatsapp It seems Russell Brand’s lectures about the many advantages of not voting were more than just the fevered rantings of a “pound shop Ben Elton”. The comedian-cum-“revolutionary” has just been listed among the world’s top 10 world thinkers.It turns out someone’s actually taking him seriously… even though it wasn’t that long ago that the public said he was worse than Jeremy Clarkson for political debate.  The list, voted for by 3,000 Prospect magazine readers, is largely dominated by left-leaning pundits, including Thomas Piketty, whose book, Capital in the 21st Century, divided economists last year, and new Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis.Conspicuous by their absence this year are economists Raghuram Rajan and Kaushik Basu. In their place, said Prospect, are thinkers who are “wrestling, in different ways, with the dysfunctions of what some persist in calling the ‘developed world'”.As with last year, the list contains just two women, anti-globalisation author Naomi Klein and author Arundhati Roy. Got ideas for a City A.M. top 10? Leave your suggestions in the comments section below.RankNameKnown for1.Thomas PikettyAuthor, Capital in the 21st Century2.Yanis VaroufakisGreek finance minister3.Naomi KleinAuthor, No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies4.Russell BrandComedian5.Paul KrugmanEconomist6.Arundhati RoyAuthor, God of Small Things7.Juergen HabermasSociologist 8.Daniel KahnemannPsychologist, author, Thinking Fast and Slow9.John GrayPolitical philosopher10.Atul GawandeSurgeon, New Yorker writer  Thursday 26 March 2015 8:18 am Tags: People Thomas Pikettylast_img read more

People / Hans Rook succeeds Alan Long as International Port Community Systems Association chairman

first_img The International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA) has made a double-appointment, with Hans Rook (pictured) taking the reins as chairman and Javier Gallardo stepping into Mr Rook’s previous role as vice chairman.Mr Rook takes over from Alan Long, chief executive of UK-based Maritime Cargo Processing, which runs the port community system at Felixstowe, among others.Mr Long noted Mr Rook’s wealth of knowledge in port community systems and associated IT and port logistics, and said: “My three years as chairman have certainly been eventful – our reputation is now very strong in the EC, UN and IMO, and we are proud that this reputation is based on a constructive, well-informed approach, in which we are keen to share our expertise in an intelligent way.“I look forward to seeing IPCSA continue on its remarkable expansion path, as it plays a crucial role in supporting moves towards trade facilitation and the swift, simple flow of cargo and information on a global basis,” he added.Mr Rook said he was honoured to take over as chairman following a five-year spell as vice chairman and looked forward to supporting IPCSA’s growing list of members.“The year to come will be very busy as we continue to grow and, as trade facilitation, security, Single Window, the need for harmonisation of standards, and other topics come increasingly to the fore, we will be ready to advise and consult with politicians and decision makers at various levels.“An important topic will be tracking and tracing, which is already the focus of a working committee; we are very much looking at the development of a global network for PCSs,” he said.Mr Rook will continue to serve as a senior advisor for port community system Portbase in the Netherlands, with whom he has spent the past 14 years.During that time, he also served as product manager for Port Infolink, providing software and logistics support to the port of Rotterdam.Mr Gallardo, who leads IPCSA’s track and trace working committee, said a key target for it would be the continuing growth of its membership, particularly in Asia, America and the Middle East, as new membership would bring new ideas and new knowledge.Mr Gallardo has 16 years’ experience as director of Portic Barcelona, which provides IT support for the port of Barcelona’s logistics community. By Alexander Whiteman 05/01/2017last_img read more

Three injured in shooting at family gathering in Homestead

first_imgHOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) – Three people were injured when someone began shooting at a group gathered outside during a family event in Homestead on Sunday night.A police officer for the Miami-Dade County school system who was at the party returned fire, according to the Associated Press. A man was airlifted to a trauma center and two others were taken to Homestead Hospital. The man that was airlifted was reported to be in good condition, reported AP.Police said the officer was not injured. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Woman shot outside Naples Waffle House June 16, 2021 AdvertisementThe gunman ran from the area after opening fire around 9 p.m.The shooting is still being investigated. Two teens arrested in Cape Coral shooting investigation June 16, 2021 Deputies investigate overnight shooting in Golden Gate June 10, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 commentscenter_img AdvertisementTags: Homesteadshooting RELATEDTOPICS Advertisement Ex-wife of Palm Beach Publix killer responds to sheriff’s criticism June 16, 2021 Advertisementlast_img read more

Join The Heritage to celebrate their Autumn Wedding Showcase this weekend and be in with a chance to win a holiday in Spain!

first_img Pinterest By Alan Hartnett – 9th September 2019 Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp TAGSWedding Showcase 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Join The Heritage to celebrate their Autumn Wedding Showcase this weekend and be in with a chance to win a holiday in Spain! Twitter Home Sponsored Join The Heritage to celebrate their Autumn Wedding Showcase this weekend and… Sponsored Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Previous articleIn Pictures: Mountmellick Historical and Heritage Society celebrate Heritage WeekNext articlePortlaoise pick up second Hosie Cup win over Newbridge Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Twitter GAA WhatsApp Classically elegant and comfortably luxurious, The Heritage in Killenard invites you to celebrate the hotel’s Autumn Wedding Showcase on September 15 from 12pm until 4pm, at which they will have a 7-night Spanish getaway for one lucky couple to win.Set in the countryside just outside the pretty village of Killenard in County Laois, The Heritage makes a stunning location in which to hold a stylish wedding, being polished and stylish with impeccable levels of service throughout.A private lounge, gracious foyer, opulent suites and a glittering chandeliered ballroom create a magical setting, and the hotel is certified for civil ceremonies and civil partnerships.The magnificent ballroom at The Heritage is located just off the lavish lobby and has been stunningly refurbished by Audrey Gaffney & Associates.The new colour scheme for the refurbishment includes beautiful muted tones of champagne to give the ballroom a crisp, clean finish, adding to its classical, timeless ambience.Self-contained with its own bar, dazzling chandeliers and gilt mirrors, the versatile ballroom can be divided to host more intimate weddings of up to 150 guests or less, or the full room can be used to comfortably cater for up to 350.Wedding couples are welcome to meet the team at The Heritage on 15th September from 12pm until 4pm to get an exclusive look at the new ballroom.Mary from Finesse Weddings, The Heritage’s resident florist, will be dressing the newly refurbished ballroom with floral arrangements and a mix of cherry blossom centerpieces as well as crystal candelabras, so that you can see how your big day in The Heritage could look.Alison and Gerry from Gerry Browne’s Jewellers will also be in attendance on the day to showcase their exquisite engagement rings and wedding bands, having recently teamed up with The Heritage to offer all newly engaged couples who purchase their ring from Gerry Browne’s to a complimentary one-night stay at The Heritage.Newly engaged couples who book their wedding at The Heritage at the showcase on the 15th September will also be in with a chance to win a fantastic 7 night break to The Heritage’s sister hotel, Sunset Beach Club in Benalmádena in Spain – the perfect way to celebrate your recent engagement.For more information on the Autumn Wedding Showcase at The Heritage, call 057 864 5500 or email [email protected] or visit the website here. Facebook GAA GAA last_img read more

FCA bans crypto derivatives

first_imgBitcoin in the hands of a child. The boy holds a metal coin of crypto currency in his hands. 123RF Related news James Langton How should banks allocate capital for crypto? Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Bitcoin should face tough capital rules, Basel Committee says Keywords Cryptoassets,  Fraud,  DerivativesCompanies Financial Conduct Authority The risks to investors include that crypto derivatives are difficult to value, the underlying assets are extremely volatile and there’s been widespread cyber theft in the crypto sector.Additionally, the FCA said that many retail investors don’t properly understand cryptoassets and lack a “legitimate investment need” for cryptoassets.The ban applies to various types of derivatives, including contracts for difference, options and futures, along with ETNs that reference unregulated cryptoassets.The FCA estimates that the ban will save retail investors about £53 million in possible losses.“This ban reflects how seriously we view the potential harm to retail consumers in these products. Consumer protection is paramount here,” said Sheldon Mills, interim executive director of strategy and competition at the FCA.“Significant price volatility, combined with the inherent difficulties of valuing cryptoassets reliably, places retail consumers at a high risk of suffering losses from trading crypto-derivatives. We have evidence of this happening on a significant scale. The ban provides an appropriate level of protection,” Mills added.The ban will come into effect on Jan. 6, 2021. Citing the threat of significant investor harm, the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has banned the sale of crypto derivatives to retail clients.The FCA issued final rules banning derivatives and exchange-traded notes (ETNs) based on certain cryptoassets, concluding that they are “ill-suited” for retail investors. New York attorney general secures receiver for crypto firm Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more

Australia welcomes two-way Trans-Tasman travel

first_imgAustralia welcomes two-way Trans-Tasman travel Prime MinisterAustralia’s flight-path to recovery is well underway with the Australian Government welcoming the New Zealand Government’s announcement that it will join the Safe Travel Zone between Australia and New Zealand.This announcement will enable quarantine-free travel between Australia and New Zealand on both sides of the Tasman helping to reunite families and friends and giving tourism operators a significant boost.It follows Australia’s opening of a one-way Safe Travel Zone from New Zealand to Australia six months ago, with more than 34,000 arrivals into Australia from New Zealand during that period.This latest major step in the resumption of international travel has only been possible due to the internationally recognised, world-leading responses to the COVID-19 pandemic by Australia and New Zealand.The Federal Government’s decisions to close Australia’s international border early last year, declaring COVID-19 a global pandemic before the World Health Organisation did and working with the States and Territories through the National Cabinet to suppress the virus has ensured we are the envy of the world today.The importance of this announcement is demonstrated by the fact that the Trans-Tasman route is Australia’s busiest international aviation market with more than seven million passengers in the one year ending January 2020 before the effects of COVID-19 hit international aviation.Throughout this pandemic, the Federal Government has supported more than 40,000 flights through various programs and initiatives. As of last month, flights on common routes in Australia were at 57 per cent of the pre-COVID average, up from a low of 3 per cent at the height of the pandemic and today’s announcement by the New Zealand Government will be a further boost to Australia’s aviation industry.The announcement also represents a major boost to our tourism industry with around 18 per cent of all international air arrivals from New Zealand annually and with visitors to Australia now having the opportunity to travel without having to quarantine at either end of their journey. In 2019, New Zealand travellers spent $1.6 billion on travel and tourism in Australia.Should temporary restrictions need to be applied due to a COVID-19 outbreak, both countries will provide as much notice as possible to Government agencies, passengers, airlines and airport operators affected by any such measures.Given that Australian and New Zealand airlines had already been operating under a one-way Safe Travel Zone to Australia for the past six months operating “green” flights to Australia, we are optimistic that airlines will commence additional services to meet the demand generated by the two-way Safe Travel Zone.Australian and New Zealand government health and border officials will also continue to work together to facilitate the safe and effective introduction of the two-way Safe Travel Zone. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Australian, Australian Government, Aviation, Federal, federal government, Government, health, industry, New Zealand, Outbreak, pandemic, Prime Minister, quarantine, Tasman, Trans-Tasman, World Health Organisationlast_img read more

Bad Guys Beware: Ford’s new Police Responder has a higher top speed for chases

first_imgSince bad guys will try anything to escape, the Police Responder includes a standard F-150 FX4 off-road package with automatic 4×4, and those specialized tires are meant to handle off-road as well as on-asphalt chases.The truck also includes heavy-duty cloth seats, with smaller bolsters so they won’t catch on an officer’s duty belt; an available front-seat configuration so departments can install their own specific centre consoles; police light pre-wiring; and steel plates in the front seatbacks, for the safety of officers sitting in them. Pricing hasn’t been announced, but it really doesn’t matter to readers here — not surprisingly, Police Responder trucks aren’t available to the public.LISTEN: How EVs have saved Canada’s automotive manufacturing sector. See More Videos We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Trending in Canada Ford Southern Ontario police stop uninsured driver twice in 20 minutes The truck comes solely as a crew cab, and is powered by a turbocharged 3.5L V6 making 400 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque.The new top speed is achieved with the use of specially-developed Goodyear Wrangler Enforcer all-terrain tires meant for the higher speed and heavy-duty use — because on any vehicle, top speed isn’t necessarily what the engine can achieve, but what the tires can take for sustained periods.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22021 Ford F-150 Police Responder Police led on wild chase by driver in stolen London Transit bus RELATED TAGSF-150FordPickup TruckAWD / 4x4FlexFull – sizeNew VehiclesPickup trucksall-wheel driveenforcementF-150FlexFordFull SizeInstagramPickup TrucksPoliceTruck RELATED First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened Stunt drivers be warned: Ford has released its all-new 2021 F-150 Police Responder truck, with a higher top speed and several improvements.Ford says it’s the only purpose-built, pursuit-rated pickup truck in North America, and it’ll start taking orders from police agencies in April. The company started building police-specific pickup trucks in 2017.The new truck has a top speed of 193 km/h (125 mph) and has a feature called Police Engine Idle. This allows an offer to remove the key for security when getting out of the vehicle, but power is maintained for the lights and sirens. advertisement COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Subscribe to Plugged In on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2021 Ford F-150 Police Responder  Ford Trending Videos ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

8 best study abroad programs for skiing and boarding

first_img Published: Jan. 14, 2020 • By Education Abroad Categories:Getting InvolvedCampus Community Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Geneva, SwitzerlandSwitzerland has the highest percentage of skiers in the world, coming in at an impressive 37% of its population. When you’re not studying international policy at the U.N., take some time for fresh powder and alpine air. Nearby skiing is under 90 minutes from Geneva for day trips, and when you have a little extra travel time, Swiss and French ski towns such as Zermatt, Verbier, Gstaad, Val d’isère and Chamonix are readily accessible by train.Vienna, AustriaVienna is a city full of rich culture and arts, but when you’re ready for a weekend away hitting the slopes, it’s just a quick flight to most Austrian ski resorts. Austria is home to world-famous ski towns such as Kitzbühel, Lech, St. Anton, Innsbruch, Saalbach, Alpbach and Sölden. If you love watching elite races, attend the annual Hahenkamm downhill race in Kitzbühel (January 2020).Dunedin, New ZealandNew Zealand is the outdoor enthusiast’s dream—and the skiing and boarding there is no different. Ski in scenic New Zealand Southern Alps, about four to five hours outside of Dunedin by bus.There are several runs for more advanced skiers, but if you’re not quite up to the black diamond slopes, not to worry, there’s a great range of skiing for the less experienced too. Snowboarders can get their thrills on New Zealand’s only Olympic-sized super pipe between Wanaka and Queenstown, and Christchurch is just a stone’s throw away.Christchurch, New ZealandChristchurch is perfect for the student who can’t bear to be too far from the mountains. Mt. Hutt, Mt. Olympus, Mt. Cheeseman, Mt. Dobson, Mt. Lyford and New Zealand’s tallest, Mt. Cook, are all within one to four hours of Christchurch with great skiing—not to mention the resorts, basins and valleys in between. The Southern Alps aren’t too far away, either, for a weekend trip to experience the Wanaka-Queenstown skiing scene.Milan, ItalyThis list wouldn’t be complete without a destination in Northern Italy! Not only is Milan near all of the skiing in Alps-bordering countries, it’s also near excellent Italian ski towns and the famous Dolomites. Spend your down time in scenic towns such as Cortina D’Ampezzo, Cervina and Madesimo. These towns have a unique multicultural atmosphere in addition to rich historic roots dating back to ancient times.Uppsala, SwedenUppsala is a great choice for the skier looking for a day-to-day smaller town vibe and a university setting. On days off, it’s a little bit of a journey to the slopes, but well worth the travel time. Boasting 90 pistes, night skiing, snow parks, World Cup events and a lively town scene, Uppsala is six to seven hours from Åre, the biggest ski resort in Sweden. Or try out Kläppen, Vemdalen or Sälen, some of which have more than 100 different slopes.Santiago, ChileChile may not be the first location that comes to mind for snow sports abroad, but Santiago offers a proximity to adventurous and unique South American ski experiences. Under 90 minutes from Santiago is (and we’re totally serious) El Colorado, offering a variety of slopes from beginner to expert.Chile also boasts several skiable active volcanoes, including Llaima, Lonquimay, Villarrica, Mocho and Choshuenco, as well as opportunities for more rugged cat skiing and eco-skiing in Patagonia.Tokyo, JapanLiving in vibrant, metropolitan Tokyo may not be the instinctive choice for students looking to hit the slopes abroad. However, Japan is well known for its light, fluffy powder and is a haven for international skiers. Tokyo is four hours from the famous Hakuba Valley, which has nine resorts, endless miles of runs and excellent facilities after hosting the 1998 Winter Olympics.Further away, Niseko in Hokkaido is great for skiers looking for a fusion of the resort and traditional Japanese experience—several resorts have onsen to warm up in after a long day in the cold.center_img Photo courtesy of Maddy Choate | Interlaken, Switzerland, 2017 It’s something every skier or rider anticipates more than anything else as school starts back up, the leaves start to turn, and there’s a crisp chill in the air: ski season. You don’t want to miss a single second of fresh powder and the bright mountain sunshine on your face, and why would you?Luckily, there are many Education Abroad dream destinations for the ski and board Buffs who just can’t get enough. These eight cities are near all kinds of spectacular slopes and mountain getaways.last_img read more