Instagrammers love this iconic spot, but there’s something they don’t want you to see

If there is one thing that Instagram has shown us is that the world is filled with fascinating natural wonders. Unlike other hotspots of the photo-sharing world, Trolltunga — which translates to “Troll’s tongue” — is every bit as beautiful as photographs portray. Interestingly, the website for the regional tourism office keeps it real with an expectation-managing photograph of its most famous spot. It’s common to see photos of breathtaking Preikestolen, or Pulpit Rock, that typically look like t


If there is one thing that Instagram has shown us is that the world is filled with fascinating natural wonders.
Unlike other hotspots of the photo-sharing world, Trolltunga — which translates to “Troll’s tongue” — is every bit as beautiful as photographs portray.
Interestingly, the website for the regional tourism office keeps it real with an expectation-managing photograph of its most famous spot.
It’s common to see photos of breathtaking Preikestolen, or Pulpit Rock, that typically look like t
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Instagrammers love this iconic spot, but there's something they don't want you to see

If there is one thing that Instagram has shown us is that the world is filled with fascinating natural wonders. The downside? There are few geological secrets anymore. What was once a tribe’s, then a town’s, and eventually a country’s pride and joy is now subject to the whims of the international traveling world — all 1.4 billion of us. Take Norway’s now-famous Trolltunga. Jutting 2,300 feet above the north side of Ringedalsvatnet lake, the natural rock formation resulted from receding glaciers that broke off large, angular blocks from area mountains. It’s easy to see why photos at the site are an instant hit.

Two visitors gaze off Norway’s Trolltunga. Oleh_Slobodeniuk | E+ | Getty Images

The serenity. The solitude.

Trolltunga in Hardangerfjord, Norway. Morten Rustad | 500px Prime | Getty Images

The stillness of the remote surroundings. But widen the frame a bit, and that’s not the story.

Tourism explosion at Trolltunga

A decade ago, fewer than 800 people a year traveled to Trolltunga. Next year, that figure’s expected to hit 100,000. Trolltunga was formed roughly 10,000 years before the advent of the internet, but social media has played a major role in its massive influx. A photo there seems to combine everything we’ve come to expect from online travel photos: distant lands, a touch of daredevilism, breath-taking scenery and a soul-searchingly authentic experience.

Trolltunga, from a different angle. Kotenko_A | iStock Editorial | Getty Images

“Instagram has elevated the interest in the site that really no conventional marketing campaign can do,” said Bo Vibe, head of digital marketing at Fjord Tours. “Getting the ‘selfie’ on the top becomes the end-all for many visitors.” “Facebook has probably had just as much influence as Instagram,” said Jostein Soldal, CEO of Trolltunga Active, citing effective local and national marketing campaigns, word of mouth and the sheer beauty of the area as other factors. Unlike other hotspots of the photo-sharing world, Trolltunga — which translates to “Troll’s tongue” — is every bit as beautiful as photographs portray. But that solemn mood conveyed on social media doesn’t match what’s happening just beyond the selfie-frame.

Tourists wait in line to be photographed on Trolltunga. Kotenko_A | iStock Editorial | Getty Images

As tourist numbers have increased, so have the lines. Visitors who arrive in the summer months have been known to wait longer than three hours to get a photograph on the tongue’s tip. The longest waits often result when good weather follows a long period of rain — and when the average number of visitors increases from 800 to 2,000 per day. Travelers who arrive from June to September should mentally prepare for an average wait of 60 to 90 minutes for a photo opp. “If you are prepared that there will be a line and spend the time just enjoying all the impressive poses many of the tourists are doing, the waiting is not a big issue,” said Soldal. Interestingly, the website for the regional tourism office keeps it real with an expectation-managing photograph of its most famous spot.

Trolltunga’s saving grace – it’s hard to get there

Consistently ranked one of the best hikes in Norway, the journey to reach Trolltunga isn’t an easy one. From Skjeggedal, it’s a 10- to 12-hour hike that covers 28 kilometers and an 800-meter ascent. Hikers need to be fit and equipped with food, water, headlights, hiking boots and other gear. Efforts to inform tourists of this have helped reduce rescue operations from an all-time high of 40 in 2016 to just 12 in 2018. Built in the early 1900s, a funicular called Mågelibanen once made the journey to Trolltunga considerably easier, but it closed in 2012. To date, the only way to reach it is by foot, a fact that suits the local population just fine, says Soldal. “We don’t want more visitors,” he said with a laugh. “Plus, if it’s a five-minute walk, the Trolltunga will lose some of its ‘I did it’ factor.” There is a steep, private road that takes travelers 400 meters up the mountain, but it’s still eight hours of hiking from there. Only 30 cars are allowed to park at a time, and the hairpin turns on the drive aren’t for the faint of heart.

Trolltunga isn’t alone

Trolltunga isn’t Norway’s only site to achieve Insta-fame. It’s common to see photos of breathtaking Preikestolen, or Pulpit Rock, that typically look like this:

Norway’s Preikestolen, or Pulpit Rock. Oleh_Slobodeniuk | E+ | Getty Images

But with 300,000 visitors a year — roughly three times as many visitors as Trolltunga — it’s better to assume it will look more like this in person.

Hiikers at Preikestolen. Xichao Yu | 500px | Getty Images

The journey to Pulpit Rock is a less-arduous, eight-kilometer hike that can be completed in three to four hours, making it a popular stop on the tourist bus and cruise ship circuit. Instagram is also rife with photos of Kjeragbolten, another picture-perfect geological wonder in Norway.

Woman atop Kjeragbolten. kotangens | iStock | Getty Images

But behind-the-scenes photos show that the line at Kjeragbolten is decidedly less zen.

Hikers wait in line to take a photo at Kjeragbolten. Courtesy of Ali Ronca at amsterdamandbeyond.com

How to avoid the crowds

For a less-congested experience, one option is to book an off-season tour. Winter tours reward visitors with open trails, little to no waits and beautiful snow-covered views, though the hike is more difficult and conditions can be too slick to step out onto the troll’s tongue. Off-season hikes — from October to May — can be dangerous for novices and should not be attempted without a guide. Early morning starts in high season are also possible, though it adds the extra challenge of hiking in darkness.

It’s an area where all logic says is not a place to settle down. And we have managed it for 8,000 years. Jostein Soldal CEO, Trolltunga Active


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Four things to do at Australia’s Uluru monolith — besides climb it

They’ve also been vocal about the fact they’d prefer people didn’t climb Uluru, as this was seldom allowed in the past. Eighty percent of tourists to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park respected the request, although the other 20% chose to haul themselves up the rock’s 348-meter (1,141 feet) surface regardless. The climbing ban was marked by a ceremony by the Anangu, the original owners of the land that is now part of Uluru-Kata-Tjuta National Park. Tourism NT/Mitchell CoxWalking all or part of Ulur


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Eighty percent of tourists to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park respected the request, although the other 20% chose to haul themselves up the rock’s 348-meter (1,141 feet) surface regardless.
The climbing ban was marked by a ceremony by the Anangu, the original owners of the land that is now part of Uluru-Kata-Tjuta National Park.
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Four things to do at Australia's Uluru monolith — besides climb it

Climbing is banned, but there’s plenty to do during a visit to Uluru.

Since Australia’s rusty-red monolith, Uluru, was handed back to its original owners in 1977, the Anangu people have welcomed visitors to walk its 9.4 kilometer (5.8 mile) circumference and soak up its spiritual presence. They’ve also been vocal about the fact they’d prefer people didn’t climb Uluru, as this was seldom allowed in the past. Eighty percent of tourists to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park respected the request, although the other 20% chose to haul themselves up the rock’s 348-meter (1,141 feet) surface regardless. At least 35 climbers died while doing so.

The climbing ban was marked by a ceremony by the Anangu, the original owners of the land that is now part of Uluru-Kata-Tjuta National Park. SAEED KHAN | AFP | Getty Images

Now, there’s no longer a choice. On October 26 of this year, the park’s Board of Management officially banned climbing on Uluru. In the weeks that followed, the chains installed in 1963 to help people climb the steep rock were removed and symbolically handed over to Anangu elders. Regardless of what you call it — Uluru is also known as Ayers Rock — there are dozens of ways to experience all that is sacred about Uluru and the rest of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Here are just a few options.

Take in Uluru on two legs

Many visitors begin with a free, ranger-guided walk along the two-kilometer (1.2 mile) wheelchair-accessible Mala Walk. However, many Anangu suggest taking a slow exploration of the Tjukurpa Tunnel before setting out. Here, to the sounds of ceremonial songs, visitors can learn about the Anangu’s laws, traditions and art. The guided Mala Walk departs at 8 a.m. or 10 a.m. daily, depending on the season. Photos aren’t allowed for cultural reasons.

Climbing isn’t necessary to appreciate the beauty of Uluru. Tourism NT/Mitchell Cox

Walking all or part of Uluru’s circumference is a memorable experience, not the least for the crevices, caves and rock art found there. Try the geologically-impressive Lungkata Walk for opportunities to touch the rock, while the North-East Face Walk passes a multitude of sacred sites. The Uluru Birds app is a trusty companion that helps bird-watchers identify some of the park’s 178 avian species. Later in the day, weary legs can rest during the free bush tucker journeys (a talk about native bush foods) held daily at Ayers Rock Resort.

Trade two legs for two wheels

Uluru offers plenty of options to swap two legs for two wheels. The most serene is cycling; hire a bike from the mobile truck at the Cultural Centre and pedal to spots like the Mutitjulu Waterhole, one of the few permanent water sources in the area.

Traverse the sandy park paths with Uluru Segway Tours. bennymarty | iStock Editorial | Getty Images

If your legs don’t offer enough power, jump on a Segway, motorized trike or Harley Davidson for a sunrise or sunset spin around the rock.

Take to the sky

Most people come to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, for its cultural and natural uniqueness, but for visitors desperate for adventure, Uluru delivers. It’s possible to see both Uluru and the domed formations of nearby Kata Tjuta by plane, or for an added thrill, by helicopter. Those needing an extra adrenaline rush can rock the sky with Skydive Uluru. The company offers dives from 10,000 or 12,000 feet — the latter with a longer free-fall period — for spectacular views of “The Red Centre” of Australia.

Uluru, from above. ullstein bild | ullstein bild | Getty Images

Getting out at night

A lot of time and energy goes into seeing Uluru at sunrise or sunset. But here, darkness doesn’t always signal sleep. Photo buffs can learn the art of astrophotography from award-winning photographers. And, a four-night workshop gives after-hours access to the park.

After dark, learn the art of astrophotography at Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. swissmediavision | iStock Unreleased | Getty Images


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Proxy equips employees, contractors and visitors with frictionless building access through secured doors, elevators and turnstiles via a Bluetooth identity signal on their smartphone. Throughout commercial buildings and at the workplace, the company says it provides “personalized experiences,” while allowing users complete control over their privacy and personal data. Proxy has received funding from Y Combinator, WeWork parent The We Company, Silicon Valley Bank, Kleiner Perkins and Tinder co-fo


Proxy equips employees, contractors and visitors with frictionless building access through secured doors, elevators and turnstiles via a Bluetooth identity signal on their smartphone.
Throughout commercial buildings and at the workplace, the company says it provides “personalized experiences,” while allowing users complete control over their privacy and personal data.
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Proxy

Proxy equips employees, contractors and visitors with frictionless building access through secured doors, elevators and turnstiles via a Bluetooth identity signal on their smartphone. Throughout commercial buildings and at the workplace, the company says it provides “personalized experiences,” while allowing users complete control over their privacy and personal data. Proxy has received funding from Y Combinator, WeWork parent The We Company, Silicon Valley Bank, Kleiner Perkins and Tinder co-founder Justin Mateen.


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Instagrammers rave about Peru’s ‘Rainbow Mountain.’ Here’s what it really looks like

Vinicunca — also known as the Mountain of Seven Colors, or more simply Rainbow Mountain — was discovered four years ago when the snow covering it melted, revealing the natural beauty of the rock beneath. The Rainbow Mountain or Vinicunca is a mountain near Cusco in Peru. Rainbow Mountain, Cusco region in the Peruvian Andes DanielPrudek | iStock | Getty ImagesHikers wanting to trek up the mountain are looking at a round trip of around five miles from the bus drop-off. For thrill seekers — or as a


Vinicunca — also known as the Mountain of Seven Colors, or more simply Rainbow Mountain — was discovered four years ago when the snow covering it melted, revealing the natural beauty of the rock beneath.
The Rainbow Mountain or Vinicunca is a mountain near Cusco in Peru.
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Instagrammers rave about Peru's 'Rainbow Mountain.' Here's what it really looks like

There are many reasons to visit Peru, from its diverse natural geography to its cultural festivals and the remnants of an ancient civilization. Millions of tourists flock to the Andean country every year to see the ruins of the Inca citadel Machu Picchu — but in 2015, a newly discovered geological wonder was added to the country’s list of must-see destinations. Vinicunca — also known as the Mountain of Seven Colors, or more simply Rainbow Mountain — was discovered four years ago when the snow covering it melted, revealing the natural beauty of the rock beneath. Formed by weathering, environmental conditions and sedimentary deposits over time, the mountain’s unique minerology created a marbling effect, with layered hues of gold, lavender, red and turquoise towering into the sky.

The Rainbow Mountain or Vinicunca is a mountain near Cusco in Peru. Maria Swärd | Moment | Getty Images

Considered a holy site in Peru, the mountain has become a hotspot for international visitors, and is now the second-most visited attraction in the Cusco region thanks to local tour operators and a flurry of Instagram posts. According to Peruvian media, Vinicunca is visited by 1,500 people a day — that’s a third of the daily visitors received by Machu Picchu.

Planning a trip? Prepare for altitude

A number of tour operators run full-day visits to the Rainbow Mountain, which lies around 62 miles from Cusco — visitors should be prepared to start their day in the early hours with a winding, bumpy drive from the city. Travel agents in Cusco offer tours for around 100 Peruvian soles ($30), with most operators returning hikers to the city center by 7:00 p.m. An additional entry fee of 10 soles is taken at the site and is not included in the price of most tours.

Rainbow Mountain, Cusco region in the Peruvian Andes DanielPrudek | iStock | Getty Images

Hikers wanting to trek up the mountain are looking at a round trip of around five miles from the bus drop-off. Visitors should be prepared to climb to high altitudes — Vinicunca stands more than 16,000 feet above sea level. The majority of the path isn’t too challenging, although the final part of the hike is a more difficult, steeper incline. For thrill seekers — or as an alternative way to see Vinicunca in all its glory — mountain bikes are available for hire. And for visitors who aren’t into long treks, the journey can be taken on horseback for 80 soles. Horses can be rented at several points along the trek if walking becomes too difficult.

An alpaca at the Rainbow Mountain, Vinicunca, Peru Tainah Narducci | iStock | Getty Images

It’s advisable to spend a few days in the Cusco region acclimatizing to high altitudes before attempting to hike the mountain.

What you should (really) expect to see

Local authorities recommend trekking Vinicunca between March and November, with blue skies most likely from June to August — but weather over the mountain can change in seconds. Peru’s high season for tourism is between June and August, according to Lonely Planet, while the low season is between December and February.

Fabian Schmiedlechner | EyeEm | Getty Images

Even during the tourism “shoulder season,” Vinicunca’s summit attracts huge crowds. Locals take advantage of this by selling souvenirs — including photos with llamas wearing glasses — so it’s worth taking some extra soles on the hike. It’s worth noting that views of Vinicunca can be marred by bad weather, sometimes to the point that the mountain can’t be seen at all. So it’s wise for visitors to lower expectations from the picture-perfect images shared online — some of which it appears have been heavily photo-edited.


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Beijing plans to restrict visas for US visitors with ‘anti-China’ links

U.S. and Chinese national flags fly outside a company building in the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone in Shanghai, China, on Oct. 22, 2013. China is planning tighter visa restrictions for U.S. nationals with ties to anti-China groups, people with knowledge of the proposed curbs said, following similar U.S. restrictions on Chinese nationals, as relations between the countries sour. The proposed changes follow the introduction by the United States of tighter rules for visas for Chinese scho


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Beijing plans to restrict visas for US visitors with 'anti-China' links

U.S. and Chinese national flags fly outside a company building in the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone in Shanghai, China, on Oct. 22, 2013.

China is planning tighter visa restrictions for U.S. nationals with ties to anti-China groups, people with knowledge of the proposed curbs said, following similar U.S. restrictions on Chinese nationals, as relations between the countries sour.

China’s Ministry of Public Security has for months been working on rules to limit the ability of anyone employed, or sponsored, by U.S. intelligence services and human rights groups to travel to China.

The proposed changes follow the introduction by the United States of tighter rules for visas for Chinese scholars in May.

New U.S. visa restrictions announced on Tuesday, on Chinese government and Communist Party officials the United States believes responsible for the detention or abuse of Muslim minorities, had bolstered the case for the new Chinese restrictions, one of the sources said.

“This is not something we want to do but we don’t seem to have any choice,” the source said.

The Chinese rules would mandate the drafting of a list of U.S. military and CIA-linked institutions and rights groups, and the addition of their employees to a visa blacklist, according to the sources, who declined to be identified.

The tighter restrictions come amid heightened concern in Beijing that the United States and other governments are using such organizations to incite anti-government protests in both mainland China and Hong Kong, and would also be in retaliation for the U.S. visa restrictions against Chinese researchers and officials, the first source said.

“The plan has been widely discussed by senior police officers over recent months, but made more likely to be implemented after the Hong Kong protests and the U.S. visa ban on Chinese officials,” the source said.

China’s National Immigration Administration, which operates under the Ministry of Public Security, did not immediately respond to a faxed request for comment.

Rivalry between the United States and China is fueled by a range of issues including commercial competition, human rights and worries about security.

The United States took a major step in confronting China in May when it added Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies and 70 affiliates to its so-called Entity List, banning the Chinese company from acquiring components and technology from U.S. firms without U.S. government approval.

The United States suspects Huawei’s equipment could be used by Beijing for spying, which the Chinese firm has repeatedly denied.


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Jeffrey Epstein jail logs: Accused child sex predator met with Alan Dershowitz, Bill Clinton friend, alleged co-conspirators a decade ago

Records show that Prosperi visited Epstein at least 20 times. Clinton’s spokesman has said that he cut ties with Epstein over a decade ago, and has no knowledge of Epstein’s alleged crimes. Igor Zinoviev, a Russian who is a former martial artist, also made his way to Epstein’s jail cell. No one visited Epstein more than Story Cowles, who was reportedly his personal assistant. Two process servers also visited Epstein, as did a psychiatric doctor.


Records show that Prosperi visited Epstein at least 20 times. Clinton’s spokesman has said that he cut ties with Epstein over a decade ago, and has no knowledge of Epstein’s alleged crimes. Igor Zinoviev, a Russian who is a former martial artist, also made his way to Epstein’s jail cell. No one visited Epstein more than Story Cowles, who was reportedly his personal assistant. Two process servers also visited Epstein, as did a psychiatric doctor.
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Jeffrey Epstein jail logs: Accused child sex predator met with Alan Dershowitz, Bill Clinton friend, alleged co-conspirators a decade ago

Geoffrey Berman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, points to a photograph of Jeffrey Epstein as he announces the financier’s charges of sex trafficking of minors and conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of minors, in New York, U.S., July 8, 2019.

Epstein, also a former friend of President Donald Trump’s, pleaded guilty in 2008 to a Florida state charge of procuring an underage prostitute.

Those visitors included Epstein’s appeals attorney Alan Dershowitz, who showed up on New Year’s Day 2009, as well as Arnold Paul Prosperi, a college friend of former President Bill Clinton, documents show. Other visitors were two woman who have been alleged to have been co-conspirators of Epstein.

Wealthy financier and accused child sex abuser Jeffrey Epstein had a revolving cast of characters take turns visiting him in a Palm Beach County, Florida, jail while serving a 13-month criminal sentence in 2008 and 2009, according to visitor logs reviewed by CNBC on Friday.

He now is charged by federal prosecutors in New York with sexually abusing dozens of underage girls from 2002 through 2005 at his Manhattan townhouse and Palm Beach mansion.

Among his most frequent visitors in jail was Prosperi, who had become friends with Clinton when they attended Georgetown University together, where he ran Clinton’s campaign for student body president.

Records show that Prosperi visited Epstein at least 20 times.

An attorney who later raised funds for Clinton, Prosperi had his own criminal sentence for filing false tax returns commuted to house arrest on Clinton’s last day office in the White House in 2001.

A 1995 newspaper clipping uncovered by Snopes.com describes a dinner hosted by Revlon chief Ron Perelman and his wife, with guests including Clinton, who was president at the time, Prosperi and Epstein.

Other guests at that dinner included actor Don Johnson, singer Jimmy Buffett and Don Fowler, the then-co-chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

Clinton’s spokesman has said that he cut ties with Epstein over a decade ago, and has no knowledge of Epstein’s alleged crimes. On Friday, a representative for Clinton did not return CNBC’s request for comment.

Dershowitz spent much of the morning on January 1, 2009, with Epstein, according to records. In a statement to CNBC, Dershowitz said, “I always visit clients in prison. We discuss legal issues. It was not a personal visit. It was professional.”

Later that same holiday, Prosperi came by to see Epstein, as did Joseph Pagano, who has the same name as a venture capitalist previously reported to be a friend of Epstein. CNBC was unable to reach Pagano.

Other notable visitors were two of Epstein’s alleged co-conspirators, Nadia Marcinkova and Sarah Kellen.

Combined, the two made over 70 visits to the Palm Beach County Jail, records show.

Kellen, according to a court document obtained by The Daily Beast, was one of Epstein’s closest aides in the 2000s. She now goes by the name Sarah Kensington and is married to NASCAR driver Brian Vickers. Marcinkova is now a certified FAA pilot and a flight instructor.

Neither Kellen nor Marcinkova has been criminally charged. A non-prosecution agreement that Epstein signed with federal prosecutors in Miami in 2007, explicitly said that his alleged co-conspirators would not be criminally charged.

Alex Acosta, who was U.S. attorney in Miami at the time, oversaw the deal. On Friday, Acosta resigned as Trump’s Labor secretary amid criticism of his handling of the Epstein case more than a decade ago.

Igor Zinoviev, a Russian who is a former martial artist, also made his way to Epstein’s jail cell.

No one visited Epstein more than Story Cowles, who was reportedly his personal assistant.

Cowles visited Epstein nearly 130 times.

At times, Cowles signed in as a paralegal. His online profile says that he is currently an investment banker at Tobin & Co.

Epstein finished his 13 month stint in jail with at least 340 visits from a mix of about two dozens friends, colleagues and attorneys, among other associates, the documents show. Two process servers also visited Epstein, as did a psychiatric doctor.

An attorney for Epstein did not return a request for comment.


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Robots built by Toyota are going to help visitors at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Robots are to play an important role at the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan. The plan to use robotic technology was unveiled at the end of last week by the games’ organizing committee. “The Tokyo 2020 Games are a unique opportunity for us to display Japanese robot technology,” Hirohisa Hirukawa, the Tokyo 2020 Robot Project’s leader, said in a statement. “This project will not simply be about exhibiting robots, but showcasing their practical real-life deployment helping people,” Hi


Robots are to play an important role at the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan. The plan to use robotic technology was unveiled at the end of last week by the games’ organizing committee. “The Tokyo 2020 Games are a unique opportunity for us to display Japanese robot technology,” Hirohisa Hirukawa, the Tokyo 2020 Robot Project’s leader, said in a statement. “This project will not simply be about exhibiting robots, but showcasing their practical real-life deployment helping people,” Hi
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Robots built by Toyota are going to help visitors at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Robots are to play an important role at the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan.

The plan to use robotic technology was unveiled at the end of last week by the games’ organizing committee.

Robots developed by the Toyota Motor Corporation will assist spectators in a range of tasks, from carrying food and other items to showing people to their seats and providing information on events.

The robots will also aid visitors in wheelchairs.

“The Tokyo 2020 Games are a unique opportunity for us to display Japanese robot technology,” Hirohisa Hirukawa, the Tokyo 2020 Robot Project’s leader, said in a statement.

“This project will not simply be about exhibiting robots, but showcasing their practical real-life deployment helping people,” Hirukawa added.

The Tokyo Olympic Games are set to take place from July 24 to August 9 2020, while the Tokyo Paralympic Games will start on August 25 and finish on September 6 2020.

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Robots built by Toyota are going to help visitors at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Robots are to play an important role at the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan. The plan to use robotic technology was unveiled at the end of last week by the games’ organizing committee. “The Tokyo 2020 Games are a unique opportunity for us to display Japanese robot technology,” Hirohisa Hirukawa, the Tokyo 2020 Robot Project’s leader, said in a statement. “This project will not simply be about exhibiting robots, but showcasing their practical real-life deployment helping people,” Hi


Robots are to play an important role at the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan. The plan to use robotic technology was unveiled at the end of last week by the games’ organizing committee. “The Tokyo 2020 Games are a unique opportunity for us to display Japanese robot technology,” Hirohisa Hirukawa, the Tokyo 2020 Robot Project’s leader, said in a statement. “This project will not simply be about exhibiting robots, but showcasing their practical real-life deployment helping people,” Hi
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Robots built by Toyota are going to help visitors at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Robots are to play an important role at the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan.

The plan to use robotic technology was unveiled at the end of last week by the games’ organizing committee.

Robots developed by the Toyota Motor Corporation will assist spectators in a range of tasks, from carrying food and other items to showing people to their seats and providing information on events.

The robots will also aid visitors in wheelchairs.

“The Tokyo 2020 Games are a unique opportunity for us to display Japanese robot technology,” Hirohisa Hirukawa, the Tokyo 2020 Robot Project’s leader, said in a statement.

“This project will not simply be about exhibiting robots, but showcasing their practical real-life deployment helping people,” Hirukawa added.

The Tokyo Olympic Games are set to take place from July 24 to August 9 2020, while the Tokyo Paralympic Games will start on August 25 and finish on September 6 2020.

Follow CNBC International on Twitter and Facebook.


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India-Pakistan crisis intensifies, visitors flee Jammu and Kashmir

“I first came here two years ago, but decided last night it’s no longer safe to remain here. Prasad was leaving with a group of seven other men who worked together in Jammu and Kashmir. At the adjoining taxi stand, taxi drivers’ union leader Ravinder Singh said March to September was usually the busiest season but this year prospects were looking grim. They did visit Vaishno Devi but cut short their stay in the state by a few days. Such truncated trips and a fall in the numbers of visitors are p


“I first came here two years ago, but decided last night it’s no longer safe to remain here. Prasad was leaving with a group of seven other men who worked together in Jammu and Kashmir. At the adjoining taxi stand, taxi drivers’ union leader Ravinder Singh said March to September was usually the busiest season but this year prospects were looking grim. They did visit Vaishno Devi but cut short their stay in the state by a few days. Such truncated trips and a fall in the numbers of visitors are p
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India-Pakistan crisis intensifies, visitors flee Jammu and Kashmir

Migrant workers are fleeing India’s northern state of Jammu and Kashmir and tourist arrivals have fallen to a trickle amid an escalating conflict with Pakistan, badly hurting businesses in the Himalayan region known for its scenic beauty and fruit harvests.

Hundreds of taxis stood idle at the main railway station of Jammu, the winter capital of the state, after Pakistan said it carried out air strikes in India and shot down two Indian jets on Wednesday, a day after Indian warplanes struck inside Pakistan for the first time since a war in 1971.

“My wife is really scared and has been calling me back,” Brajesh Prasad, who works at a white limestone factory near Jammu, told Reuters outside the emergency ticket counter at the railway station, as he sought to catch a train back to his village in Uttar Pradesh state.

“I first came here two years ago, but decided last night it’s no longer safe to remain here. I know there would be no work back home for me, it’s not even the planting or harvest season to get some farm work.”

Prasad was leaving with a group of seven other men who worked together in Jammu and Kashmir.

At the adjoining taxi stand, taxi drivers’ union leader Ravinder Singh said March to September was usually the busiest season but this year prospects were looking grim.

He said taxi business was down by more than 80 percent compared with two years ago, as very few people were in town to visit the famous Hindu shrine of Vaishno Devi, 62 km (38 miles) north of Jammu, which usually attracts millions of people every year.

“The situation is very bad for us taxi operators,” Singh said. “I think the time has come to settle this India-Pakistan conflict for good.”

Outside Singh’s office, a group of three Hindu pilgrims from the western city of Pune waited for their husbands to return from the railway station with tickets, after their flight was cancelled when India temporarily shut half a dozen airports in the region following the aerial clashes with Pakistan. They did visit Vaishno Devi but cut short their stay in the state by a few days.

Such truncated trips and a fall in the numbers of visitors are particularly bad for hotel chains, both local and international.

Ratandeep Singh, owner of a 40-room four-star hotel in Jammu, said he had only eight customers left last night at a time of year when the property would normally be booked out. Tourism accounts for more than 7 percent of the state’s economy.

But the President of Jammu’s Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Rakesh Gupta, said its members were willing to “lose business for the sake of the country”.

He said India rightly avenged the killing of 40 paramilitary police in the state on Feb. 14 in a suicide attack claimed by a Pakistan-based Islamist militant group.

“Such tensions can never be good for any business but nation comes first,” he said.


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Twitch created a business around watching video games — here’s how Amazon has changed the service since buying it in 2014

Livestreaming has become one of the most popular forms of online entertainment today. Websites such as Twitch, YouTube and Microsoft’s Mixer are capitalizing on livestreaming by incorporating another form of popular media: video games. During the site’s launch, Twitch had close to 3.2 million unique visitors per month. In 2012, the site grew to 20 million visitors per month, and by 2014, tech giants Amazon and Google both tried to acquire the site. Watch this video to find out more about the his


Livestreaming has become one of the most popular forms of online entertainment today. Websites such as Twitch, YouTube and Microsoft’s Mixer are capitalizing on livestreaming by incorporating another form of popular media: video games. During the site’s launch, Twitch had close to 3.2 million unique visitors per month. In 2012, the site grew to 20 million visitors per month, and by 2014, tech giants Amazon and Google both tried to acquire the site. Watch this video to find out more about the his
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Twitch created a business around watching video games — here's how Amazon has changed the service since buying it in 2014

Livestreaming has become one of the most popular forms of online entertainment today.

Websites such as Twitch, YouTube and Microsoft’s Mixer are capitalizing on livestreaming by incorporating another form of popular media: video games. According to Newzoo, the video game industry raked in an estimated $138 billion in 2018.

When Twitch launched back in 2011, the company focused on esports and gaming. During the site’s launch, Twitch had close to 3.2 million unique visitors per month. In 2012, the site grew to 20 million visitors per month, and by 2014, tech giants Amazon and Google both tried to acquire the site.

Today, it’s one of the biggest platforms for streamers such as Tyler “Ninja” Blevins. The site has over 3 million monthly streamers on the platform.

Watch this video to find out more about the history of Twitch.


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