Kupang, E Nusa Tenggara (ANTARA News) - The regional government of Kupang District, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) denies making it difficult to give licenses to salt investors who want to invest in the area. "We did not complicate the process of granting a permit to PT Global Salt Golden Peak (PKGD). Permission has not been given because the company was suing the government at State Administrative Court (PTUN). If there has been a legally binding verdict, then the permit will be processed immediately," Acting Regional Secretary, Kupang District, Maclon Joni Nomseo said in Oelamasi on Friday. Nomseo made the statement in response to PT PKGD`s complaint that the local government made it difficult to obtain a salt production permit on a 3,720 ha of Land Business Cultivation Rights (HGU) in Kupang District. He said that the government welcomed the presence of investors because investment can accelerate development in the region and absorb workers. "We will definitely help accelerate the … [Read more...] about Local government not to complicate salt investment permits
Avery island salt mine
BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana's Avery Island, a salt dome and the birthplace of Tabasco pepper sauce, is newly listed on the National Register of Historic Places. U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy announced Friday that the U.S. Department of the Interior has given the historic designation to the island, located in Iberia Parish. In a statement, the Republican senator called Avery Island a significant part of Louisiana's history and culture. The island houses more than 100,000 birds and other species such as egrets, otters and muskrats, along with exotic plants and prehistoric archaeological sites. Tabasco pepper sauce is manufactured by the McIlhenny Company. Company President and CEO Anthony Simmons says the historic designation comes the same year that marks the 150th anniversary of Tabasco and the 200th anniversary of his family's settlement on the island. … [Read more...] about Louisiana’s Avery Island listed on historic place register
Plush white deck chairs, soft relaxing music and dim lighting... this looks like your regular spa treatment room. And it would be, if the floor and walls were not covered by a thick layer of white salt. We are in the main relaxation room of a brand new halotherapy center in Madrid. Sometimes referred to as ‘salt therapy’ - halo is the ancient Greek word for ‘salt’ - this peculiar wellness experience is gaining fame all around Europe. The idea is to lie down comfortably whilst breathing deeply micro-particles of natural mineral salt. The benefits of halotherapy first came to light in 1843. Polish doctor Feliks Boczkowski, worked with salt mine workers and noticed they had reduced respiratory problems and a lower probability of lung disease compared to other miners. During World War 2, a German physician called Karl Hermann Spannagel then made similar discoveries. He saw his patients' health improved after hiding from the bombs in salt underground caves. Today, … [Read more...] about Is halotherapy worth its salt? We tried it.
0 View Gallery View Comments AVERY ISLAND, La. (AP) — One of the world's most famous condiments, Tabasco, celebrates its 150th birthday this year. Edmund McIlhenny created the famous pepper sauce in 1868 on Avery Island, Louisiana. The company is still headquartered there, and it is still run by McIlhenny's descendants. But whether or not you're one of those pepper fiends who shakes Tabasco on everything from eggs to burgers, Avery Island is a fun destination with a neat history. Tour the Tabasco museum and factory, try free samples of Tabasco-infused goodies, dine on Cajun food and consider trying a bloody mary (spiked with Tabasco, of course). There's also a unique nature preserve called Jungle Gardens where you'll learn the story of how Avery Island helped save an entire species of bird from disappearing in the U.S. Despite its name, though, Avery Island is not an island. It's a salt dome, a geological phenomenon in which an underground bed of salt pushes up the … [Read more...] about Marking Tabasco’s 150th birthday with a tour of Avery Island
Salina Turda, located in Turda, Romania, is home to an underground theme park that’s nestled inside one of the oldest salt mines in the world. The salt mine, which dates as far back as the 17th century, was used for everything from a cheese storage center to a bomb shelter in WWII after excavations stopped in 1932. Today, it has been transformed into an incredible underground theme park. When you visit, you’ll head down about 400-feet before reaching the submerged wonderland. Once inside, you’ll find an amphitheater, a bowling alley, an underground lake with paddle and row boats, and even a Ferris wheel. You’ll also find a mini golf course and ping pong courts. It’s easy to get distracted by the stunning rugged caverns, the result of mining that carved out over three billion tons of salt. Salina Turda is open year-round. Costs vary based on your preferred package, but will typically be around 15 lei … [Read more...] about This enormous underground salt mine in Romania has been converted into an incredible amusement park