Dolphin therapy is booming despite concerns about efficacy and animal cruelty
Do you or does your child suffer from cerebral palsy? Down syndrome? Autism? A knee injury? General ennui?
If you do -- and you have a week or two and a few thousand dollars to spare -- a growing and controversial group of global entrepreneurs claims it can help you feel better by putting you in close contact with dolphins.>>>
Bobby Wells has lived all his life in this remote Alaska village, where the Eskimo dancing of his ancestors was banned by Quaker missionaries a century ago as primitive idolatry.
Now Wells, 53, and other residents of Noorvik have wholeheartedly embraced the ancient practice outlawed in the Inupiat Eskimo settlement, which was established in 1914.>>>
As part of celebrations for 2010 Ucayali Carnival, the Directorate of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Dircetur) organizes a shaman session in order to promote the mystic tourism in the area, with the participation of domestic and foreign tourists.
Head of Dircetur – Ucayali, Oscar Vasquez Alva said that 15 famous shamans of Ucayali department will be in charge of the session to be held on February 26, at 21:00 hours (02:00 GMT), at Divina Montaña Resort.>>>
A shaman in Norway has suggested aboriginal people in B.C. might have cursed the Nordic country's Olympic athletes because of their opposition to Norwegian-owned fish farming operations in B.C., but West Coast native leaders deny any mystic influence.>>>
Latvia was on course for its first Winter Olympic gold medal on Thursday when Martins Dukurs blazed a trail down the Whistler track to lead the men's skeleton competition at the midway point.
On a day when the safety of the course was again questioned following a string of crashes in bobsleigh practice, Dukurs nailed two runs down the treacherous 1,400 meter layout and smashed the track record on his first slide.>>>