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Los cinco mejores momentos de las 100 primeras carreras de Carlos Sainz en la Fórmula 1

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Los cinco mejores momentos de las 100 primeras carreras de Carlos Sainz en la Fórmula 1

Solo tiene 25 años y Carlos Sainz ya ha disputado 100 carreras de Fórmula 1. El piloto español no solo se va convirtiendo en un veterano de la categoría, sino que además es ya de pleno derecho uno de los pilotos más reputados. Sainz está viviendo en 2019 la que posiblemente sea su mejor temporada en la Fórmula 1, la de su consolidación.

En estas 100 carreras que abarcan cinco años Sainz ha vivido muchos momentos clave, cambios de equipos, puntos altos y bajos en los que su carrera como piloto de Fórmula 1 ha experimentado cambios drásticos. Estos son los cinco mejores momentos de Carlos Sainz desde que es piloto de Fórmula 1.

El debut con puntos en Australia 2015

Sainz Australia F1 2015

Muchos pronosticaban que la aventura de Carlos Sainz en la Fórmula 1 no iba a durar demasiado. Los más agoreros pronosticaban que el español sería destrozado por su compañero de equipo en Toro Rosso, el también novato Max Verstappen, que lógicamente también cumple ahora 100 carreras. Sin embargo Sainz demostró desde Australia que era un piloto de categoría.

En una clasificación alucinante consiguió meterse en la séptima posición de la parrilla, mientras que Verstappen quedó eliminado en la Q2. Luego en carrera, Sainz resistió en la zona de puntos, terminando noveno, mientras que su compañero abandonó por problemas mecánicos. En solo una carrera Sainz demostró que estaba en la Fórmula 1 para quedarse.

Aguantando a los Ferrari en España 2016

Sainz Espana F1 2016

Aquella carrera en Montmeló fue la primera en la que Verstappen corrió con Red Bull. Sainz cambiaba de compañero, ahora tenía a Daniil Kvyat, y, como cada vez que hay movimiento, la reacción del español fue la mejor. Clasificó octavo, y en una salida antológica se puso tercero, adelantando a los Ferrari y aprovechando el accidente de los Mercedes.

Durante siete vueltas Sainz mantuvo un inédito triplete de Red Bull en las tres primeras posiciones y, sobre todo, consiguió retener lo suficiente a los Ferrari para que Verstappen se marchase en busca de la que fue su primera victoria en la Fórmula 1. Sainz al final acabó sexto, su mejor resultado hasta la fecha, pero sobre todo afianzó su posición dentro de Red Bull.

Rozando el podio bajo la lluvia de Singapur 2017

Sainz Singapur F1 2017

Seguramente Carlos Sainz nunca ha estado tan cerca del podio como lo estuvo en el Gran Premio de Singapur de 2017, todavía con Toro Rosso. La lluvia puso patas arriba la carrera, con los dos Ferrari, Verstappen y Fernando Alonso estrellándose en la salida. Sainz, que salía décimo, consiguió abrirse paso hasta la cuarta plaza, pero ahí se quedó.

Las últimas vueltas fueron un suplicio esperando un fallo de alguno de los líderes, pero éste no se produjo y Sainz se quedó sin podio. Aún así, ese cuarto puesto es el mejor resultado que ha obtenido el piloto madrileño hasta la fecha en Fórmula 1. Este mismo 2019 tuvo una oportunidad similar en Hockenheim, pero acabó quinto.

Debut glorioso con Renault en Estados Unidos 2017

Sainz Austin F1 2017

Poco después de aquella carrera en Singapur la temporada 2017 le deparó a Carlos Sainz el ansiado cambio de equipo. Dejó Toro Rosso para fichar por una gran fábrica como Renault. Y el estreno no pudo ser mejor. Sainz volvió a sacar toda su velocidad a una vuelta para meterse séptimo en parrilla, mientras que su nuevo compañero, Nico Hulkenberg, cayó en la Q1.

Luego en carrera Sainz mantuvo la posición hasta la línea de meta, con un adelantamiento espectacular sobre Sergio Pérez incluido. El piloto español comenzaba su andadura con Renault de la mejor manera posible, aunque luego la aventura terminó antes de lo previsto por el fichaje de Daniel Ricciardo por la casa francesa.

La remontada invisible en Austria 2019

Sainz Austria F1 2019

Si una está siendo la baza de Carlos Sainz en esta temporada 2019 esa es la regularidad. El piloto madrileño no está destacando a base de actuaciones espectaculares, sino que cosecha resultados de forma constante, sin estridencias. Sin embargo en Austria le tocó remangarse para remontar desde la última posición por una penalización al cambiar el motor.

Mientras la televisión enfocaba a otros corredores, Sainz fue dando cuenta de más de media parrilla para pasar desde la última hasta la octava posición. Y eso que el español dañó su alerón delantero en uno de los últimos adelantamientos, lo que ya le impidió ir a por una sexta plaza que también estaba a tiro.

Sainz podría ser ya el segundo mejor español de la historia de la Fórmula 1

De La Rosa Mclaren F1 2005

Estas 100 carreras de Carlos Sainz sirven para preguntarse si el piloto madrileño es ya el segundo mejor español de la historia de la Fórmula 1, por detrás, evidentemente, de Fernando Alonso. En su contra juega que todavía no ha conseguido ningún podio, algo que sí hicieron Pedro de la Rosa y Alfonso de Portago.

De hecho Carlos Sainz ya es el quinto piloto de la historia que más carreras de Fórmula 1 ha disputado sin subirse al podio. Delante de él solo tiene a Philippe Alliot, con 109, a Pierluigi Martini, con 118, a Adrian Sutil, con 128, y a Nico Hulkenberg, que lleva 175 carreras sin probar el champagne, y contando.

Alfonso De Portago Francia F1 1956

Sin embargo en favor de Sainz cuenta la longevidad y regularidad de su trayectoria. Además de Alonso, entre los españoles solo Pedro de la Rosa ha disputado más carreras de Fórmula 1 que Sainz. El catalán tomó la salida en 105 eventos, por lo que será superado pronto por el actual piloto de McLaren.

Además, De la Rosa solo estuvo en el top diez de una carrera en 19 ocasiones, mientras que Carlos Sainz ya lleva 51. En cuanto al marqués de Portago, es cierto que fue una estrella en ciernes de la Fórmula 1, debutando con tan solo 28 años con Ferrari. Pero un accidente mortal impidió que desarrollase su carrera, dejando su palmarés en un podio, un quinto puesto y tres abandonos.

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Ghosts for TAL Sampler delivers sounds for dark ambient and soundtrack work

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Empty Vessel Ghosts

Empty Vessel Sound Design has announced the release of Ghosts for TAL Sampler, a collection of playable, imagined instruments ideal for dark ambient and soundtrack work. The sources are very diverse but include some samples from my tired old Austrian upright piano, using a borrowed Rode NTG1 microphone to focus very closely in to capture […]

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IL "RAMMENDO" DELLA STORIA

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“Poiché conta solo ciò che sta per essere o che sarà, il passato nella scuola perde qualunque aspetto esemplare e del pari s’indebolisce molto fino a venir meno del tutto il peso della tradizione e la fede nel suo significato… Cancellando così, tra l’altro, una funzione importante della continuità culturale: quella che consente ai membri di qualunque società di percepirsi con delle radici, di sentirsi eredi di qualcosa anziché individui gettati casualmente nella vita.”
Ernesto Galli della Loggia, L’Aula vuota, Marsilio  
Nel suo recente libro L’aula vuota sul declino della scuola (strettamente legato a quello della società italiana) Ernesto Galli della Loggia indica tra le sue cause il venir meno dei saperi umanistici e in particolare il non aver coltivato la memoria storica del nostro Paese. Parlare di memoria storica – italiana ma anche europea – non significa solo riaffermare i valori e i principi costitutivi della civiltà occidentale, ma anche concretamente prendersi cura di ciò che nei secoli si è stratificato: le piazze, i monumenti, gli edifici, insomma tutte le grandi e piccole tracce che ci ricollegano al passato di cui il presente in cui viviamo è il risultato.  
A fronte del quadro pessimistico e allarmato delineato da Galli della Loggia, ma anche di altri intellettuali, non dobbiamo comunque trascurare tutto ciò che nella società opera nel senso opposto, a cominciare dai programmi che da anni vanno in onda su Rai Tre e Rai Storia, come il pregevole Passato e Presente condotto da Paolo Mieli. Nella società civile cittadini illuminati, esponenti di associazioni culturali e di istituzioni locali promuovono miriadi di iniziative per far conoscere all’opinione pubblica fatti, personaggi, luoghi della storia patria; e un’importanza particolare hanno quelle che riguardano il nostro Risorgimento, considerando le deformazioni e il relativo oblio che lo hanno riguardato negli ultimi decenni. Sono a volte lacerti di una storia minore che però, ricuciti pazientemente, nel tempo possono ricostruire il tessuto storico di un paese, di una nazione, dell’Europa.
Un esempio recente, tra i tanti possibili, riguarda una lapide posta a Firenze dal Comune nella centrale via de’ Neri:
A Giuseppe Barellai
soldato dell’Indipendenza italiana
maestro valente nell’Arte della medicina
in quello della carità valentissimo
fondatore degli Ospizi marini
qui morto il III dicembre del MCCCLXXXIV

La riscoperta di questa lapide ormai dimenticata fu l’occasione per organizzare un convegno sulla bellissima figura di questo medico filantropo, che aveva curato i bambini tubercolotici indigenti e realizzato tra l’altro le prime colonie marine; e che fu anche un patriota (partecipò alla battaglia di Curtatone come medico, e fu fatto prigioniero dagli austriaci) e un protagonista della vita pubblica di Firenze nell’Ottocento. Il convegno, promosso dall’Università di Firenze, dal Centro di Documentazione di Storia della Sanità Toscana, dalla Misericordia di Firenze e dal Comitato Fiorentino per il Risorgimento, si svolse nel rinascimentale salone Brunelleschi dell’Ospedale degli Innocenti di Firenze con un buon successo di pubblico. Una storia apparentemente minore del Risorgimento toscano mise invece in evidenza la stretta relazione tra il processo storico unitario del nostro Paese e le dinamiche modernizzatrici della società e della sanità in Toscana e a Firenze. Non solo: l’eco mediatica di questa iniziativa coinvolse anche i docenti e gli allievi della scuola media Barellai di Pratolino vicino a Firenze. Infatti gli studenti, ignari delle ragioni del nome della loro scuola, sotto la guida dei loro insegnanti, fecero una ricerca storica coinvolgendo gli abitanti di Pratolino, realizzarono poi una mostra con documenti, immagini e perfino un video e infine, insieme al comune di Vaglia (di cui Pratolino è una frazione) organizzarono una pubblica e partecipata cerimonia di intitolazione ufficiale della loro scuola a Giuseppe Barellai, non più figura anonima, ma degna di essere annoverata tra quelle che fecero l’Italia. Dunque un esempio, questo, di circuito virtuoso tra società civile e mondo della scuola nella riscoperta del passato di cui i giovani d’oggi si devono riappropriare per stringere un vivo e sentito rapporto con i loro nonni e i loro avi.
Un altro caso di recupero della memoria a partire da una lapide trascurata si è concluso felicemente da pochi giorni. Due anni fa un cultore di storia della Romagna Toscana, discendente di notabili ottocenteschi di San Benedetto in Alpe, denunciò pubblicamente il degrado di una lapide del periodo dei Lorena, precisamente del 1836, posta sul muraglione che dà il nome al passo che collega Forlì e Firenze (oggi punto d’incontro cult per gli appassionati di motociclismo).
Questa strada la si deve infatti al Granduca Leopoldo II, che volle questa infrastruttura per facilitare gli scambi tra la Romagna e la Toscana; scambi commerciali, ma anche culturali, tra i due popoli divisi dall’Appennino. All’apertura della carrozzabile, nel 1836, sul passo fu posta appunto una lapide a ricordo dei lavori voluti dal Granduca e diretti dall’architetto Alessandro Manetti. L’allarme sul degrado e sulla necessità di un rapido restauro ebbe eco presso altri esponenti della comunità tosco-romagnola, presso istituzioni culturali come l’antica e prestigiosa Accademia degli Incamminati di Romagna, presso le amministrazioni locali e ricevette anche il supporto dei Comitati risorgimentali della zona, da Firenze al Mugello e alla Romagna toscana. L’Accademia degli Incamminati si è assunta l’onere della raccolta dei fondi necessari per i lavori di restauro e, vincendo le resistenze burocratiche dei vari enti preposti alla tutela del manufatto in tempi relativamente brevi (data la notoria lentezza dei lavori pubblici in Italia), ha portato a termine i lavori. Sabato 19 ottobre si è svolta una festosa cerimonia d’inaugurazione alla presenza dei sindaci di San Godenzo e di Portico di Romagna e con gli interventi di docenti universitari di Storia e di Economia.
La cura della memoria storica dell’evento è stato invece compito dei Comitati toscani del Risorgimento, in primis quello del Mugello, che hanno promosso un momento di riflessione sull’importanza dell’opera promossa dall’ultimo Granduca di Toscana con un convegno che si terrà sabato 9 novembre a Dicomano e una mostra che verrà inaugurata nella stessa data. Una mostra che nei giorni successivi verrà visitata anche dagli allievi delle scuole di Dicomano. Entra pertanto nelle aule scolastiche un brano di storia non solo locale, ma anche nazionale, in quanto l’esigenza di modernizzazione economica portata avanti dai Lorena in Toscana e in Romagna con la creazione di nuove ed efficienti vie di comunicazione sarà poi sviluppata ulteriormente nella fase decisiva del Risorgimento a partire dal Piemonte di Cavour.
Altri esempi ancora potrebbero essere fatti sull’importanza di questo volontariato culturale presente nella società italiana, che ha il merito di questo “rammendo” del tessuto storico del nostro Paese. Siamo certamente consapevoli dei vuoti culturali che oggi caratterizzano la scuola italiana, ma è incoraggiante sapere che nella società civile esistono ancora forze vitali che si impegnano  per contrastare la perdita della memoria storica di un popolo; e chissà se un cauto ottimismo della volontà possa nel tempo compensare il non infondato pessimismo della ragione.
Sergio Casprini (dal sito del Comitato Fiorentino per il Risorgimento)




          

11.10-13.10.2019 Jarkunveno de Ĉeĥa Fervojista Esperanto Asocio en Kořenov.

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Ĉeĥa Fervojista Esperanto Asocio aranĝis sian jarkunvenon en la hotelo Lesní chata en vilaĝo Kořenov inter montaroj Krkonoše kaj Jizerské hory.Dum restado ni vizitis muzeon en Kořenov(inter Kořenov kaj Harachov estas dentrada fervojo,ununura en nia lando-sed nun trajnoj jam ne uzadas dentradon) Ni ankau audis diversajn prelegojn pri fervojo kaj pri esperanta movado. Partoprenis 38 partoprenantoj el tri landoj.Ni tre dankas al niaj polaj kaj austriaj gekolegoj
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#GrandSolarMinimum (Nov 6, 2019 EDN): PRACTICALLY ALL OF CANADA IS COVERED IN SNOW – Several Blasts Of Arctic Air Will Bring Early Winter To Northeast – Spectacular heavy snowfall video from 6152 Trins, Tyrol, Austria – WAVE AFTER WAVE OF POLAR-COLD WILL CRASH INTO AUSTRALIA THIS MONTH – Record October snowfall in Cañon City, CO – FORECAST: substantial European Snow Totals by mid-Nov.

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PRACTICALLY ALL OF CANADA IS COVERED IN SNOW… …a feat that hasn’t been achieved this early in the season (Nov 05) since GSL records began in 1998. The lower-latitudes are COOLING, and cooling fast. Prepare for the COLD.#GrandSolarMinimumhttps://t.co/DV7U0s3Y48 — Electroverse (@Electroversenet) November 6, 2019 Several Blasts Of Arctic Air Will Bring Early Winter To Northeast  ... Read more
          

Diez planes para sacarle todo el jugo a Salzburgo, la ciudad de la música

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La villa austriaca ha sido escogida por Lonely Planet como el destino urbano más interesante para visitar este 2020, coincidiendo con el primer centenario de su aclamado festival de música
          

Lufthansa: Απεργεί το προσωπικό καμπίνας την Πέμπτη και την Παρασκευή

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Lufthansa: Απεργεί το προσωπικό καμπίνας την Πέμπτη και την Παρασκευή
Lufthansa: Απεργεί το προσωπικό καμπίνας την Πέμπτη και την Παρασκευή
06/11/2019 - 18:08

Η γερμανική αεροπορική εταιρεία Lufthansa ανακοίνωσε σήμερα ότι θα ακυρώσει 1.300 πτήσεις αύριο Πέμπτη και μεθαύριο Παρασκευή, αφού δεν κατάφερε να μπλοκάρει, μέσω της δικαστικής οδού, τις απεργιακές κινητοποιήσεις που κήρυξε η συνδικαλιστική ένωση του προσωπικού καμπίνας UFO.

Περίπου 2.300 από τις 3.000 πτήσεις, που είχαν προγραμματιστεί για αύριο, και 2.400 πτήσεις από τις 3.000 που είχαν προγραμματιστεί την Παρασκευή θα πραγματοποιηθούν, ενώ περίπου 180.000 επιβάτες θα επηρεαστούν από τις αλλαγές στα δρομολόγια, διευκρίνισε ο γερμανικός αερομεταφορέας σε ένα δελτίο τύπου που εξέδωσε.

Η απεργία θα ξεκινήσει την Πέμπτη, στη 01.00 το πρωί ώρα Ελλάδας, και θα διαρκέσει έως το πρωί του Σαββάτου, στη 01.00 ώρα Ελλάδας. Θα αφορά «όλες τις πτήσεις», εσωτερικές και διεθνείς, που επρόκειτο να αναχωρήσουν από τα γερμανικά αεροδρόμια, σύμφωνα με την UFO.

Η συνδικαλιστική ένωση αποφάσισε να προχωρήσει στις κινητοποιήσεις λόγω της «επίμονης άρνησης της Lufthansa να διαπραγματευτεί» επί των διεκδικήσεών της, σημειώνεται σε ένα δελτίο τύπου.

Η Lufthansa αμφισβητεί συχνά τη νομιμότητα του συνδικάτου να εκπροσωπεί τους εργαζόμενους. Εντούτοις, η προσφυγή της στη γερμανική δικαιοσύνη για να εμποδίσει την απεργία απορρίφθηκε από το εργατοδικείο της Φρανκφούρτης.

Η αεροπορική εταιρεία άσκησε έφεση στην απόφαση, εξήγησε στο Γαλλικό Πρακτορείο ένας εκπρόσωπος τύπου του αερομεταφορέα, που επισημαίνει ότι οι θυγατρικές του (Eurowings, Germanwings, Sunexpress, Lufthansa Cityline, SWISS, Edelweiss, Austrian Airlines, Air Dolomiti, Brussels Airlines) δεν επηρεάζονται από την απεργία.

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11/3/2019: Places: High-octane fun peaks with Bond

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It is easy to see why Solden in the Tyrol has firmly established itself as one of Austria’s most popular ski resorts. With two huge glaciers nearby, and high altitude, there is a virtual guarantee that nearly 150km of exhilarating pistes will be open...
          

11/3/2019: Places: GETTING THERE

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Das Central, Solden, Austria has double rooms available from €153 per person per night in the summer, based on two people sharing on a half board basis. All guests staying receive the Otztal Premium Card, which includes journeys on the summer cable...
          

Gold Coins

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Buy gold coins and gold bullion to include Canadian maple leaf, American eagle, St Gaudens gold coin, Austrian philharmonic, French Rooster Franc, south African Kruggerands, silver bullion and platinum coins St Gaudens Gold 72 Hr $20 Saint Gaudens Gold Sale. Free 2nd Day FedEx double eagle gold coins Save 15% On st gaudens gold coins Free Gold Guide 1-888-700-9887 A+ BBB Rating
          

Preisverleihung des 2. Carton Austria Award 2019!

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Große Bühne für die Kooperation von Pro Carton und PROPAK Austria Award mit dem Handelsmagazin CASH: Diesmal wurden zwei Preise vergeben.

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Xenia Hausner

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New York, NY – Forum Gallery, New York will present the first exhibition in the US in a decade of paintings by Austrian artist Xenia Hausner from November 14, 2019 to January 11, 2020. Since her introduction to American audiences in 2000, Xenia Hausner has exhibited extensively in Europe and China as well as New York and Los Angeles. The current exhibition of twelve striking new paintings precedes a solo retrospective exhibition for the Artist to be presented by The Albertina Museum in ...
          

Saisons Frederic Livyns Sylvie Ginestet Geoffrey Claustriaux Valery Hardiquest S A William Emilie

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Assistant Professor, tenure track (qualification agreement) in the field of Computational Statistics | Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien

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Vienna, Austria, The Institute for Statistics and Mathematics at WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) is currently inviting applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure track (qualification agreeme
          

Impiegato Commerciale Export - Manpower Italia - Noicattaro, Puglia

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Technical Design Architect - Digital Transformation

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Salary: Up to £60,000 + Car Allowance & Benefits Package. Location: . Due to growth, we are now recruiting for a Technical Design Architect to join our team based in St Ives. Reporting to the TDA Team Leader, you'll be responsible for taking customer requirements and architecting solutions that integrate with our existing estates and support capabilities, which can range from a solution of full outsource and replacement to discreet services being provided via our cloud offerings. Technical Design Architect - Digital Transformation Up to £60,000 + Car Allowance & Benefits Package | St Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 We are a rapidly growing technology company that supports corporate and public sector clients with world-class IT services, solutions and products. Our thinking is award-winning. We pride ourselves on having a different view and a better answer. We carry the highest accreditations from technology and software leaders. And our data centre is second to none, holding Government Official Status. Our headquarters are based in Munich and we employ over 3,000 employees worldwide with offices in Germany, Austria, Belgium, The UK and The U.S.A. Our Managed Services team are based from our offices in St Ives and our data centre facilities in Huntingdon and Northampton and provides a focused range of hosted and cloud services through our extensive portfolio, specifically designed to help customers align their IT functions to their core business requirements. Where a solution is required which is not a current or core competency you will architect a solution capable of deployment, support and on-going maintenance by liaising with existing teams to ensure the design is understood, supportable and the teams are capable of providing the service to customers on an on-going basis. Our pre-sales team often liaise with customers to create designs, it will be your responsibility to sign-off on these documents, using your understanding of our capabilities and if necessary re-architecting the solution to ensure it aligns with the latest product catalogue. Technical Design Architect Key Responsibilities: + Design Authority for IT Infrastructure on major projects + Analyse customer requirements and determine the most cost effective and resource efficient solutions + Document the design and prepare proposal material including a solution description, bill-of-materials and resource estimates required to successfully deliver the solution + Present solution proposals to potential customers and talk knowledgably about industry best practices for data centre design and operation + Design and document all aspects of detailed infrastructure solutions including servers, storage, Virtualisation, networking + Improve the knowledge, of proposed designs, within the relevant support teams + Ensure that technical knowledge and documentation is shared amongst the operational teams + Share information on new products and capabilities in order to improve IT strategy across the business. Technical Design Architect Skills and Experience: + Proven experience of working within an architect role within projects, providing solution design, project support and delivery of project architecture is essential + Previous work experience with a demanding MSP + Ability to work under pressure and within demanding timescales. + Ability to work in a collaborative environment with other technical disciplines + Knowledge of architecture frameworks, patterns, techniques and methods + Experience in designing and /or implementing the following technologies: + + VMware vSphere + + MS Windows Server + + Storage infrastructure + + Networking and Security + Excellent communication skills both oral and written with the ability to articulate an opinion effectively + Excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work cross functionally and interact confidently with multiple stakeholders (both internal and external) + Natural flair for delivering high levels of customer service + Analytical / problem solving skills + Excellent planning and organisational skills with the ability to prioritise, manage time effectively and work to tight deadlines + Team player – understands the importance of collaborative working. Qualifications/Certifications: + Degree level qualification. + Knowledge of systems modelling methodology, e.g. UML/TOGAF etc. + ITIL/Prince foundation level knowledge. Location: Based from our offices in St Ives, Cambridgeshire. Hours: Monday to Friday / 08.30 to 17.00 (40 hours per week). Salary: Up to £60,000 + car allowance (based on skills and experience). Start Date: ASAP Benefits & Perks: Includes: 23 days annual leave, life assurance, healthcare cash plan, employee assistance programme, on-line discounts & savings platform, free parking, spot bonus scheme, recruitment bounty scheme, dress down Friday, free fruit, Fundraising, Sports & Social club. Additional Information: + Must have the right to live and work in the UK + Must have driving license and access to own transport due to location and customer site + Full training and support will be given Join us at the forefront. Put your talent to the test. Make leaps in your field. We are a creative, collaborative place, delivering transformative results with remarkable technology for remarkable clients daily. Working here is challenging, rewarding and exciting. We welcome adaptable, enterprising professionals and invest heavily in their development. Your Background / Previous Roles May Include: Infrastructure Solutions Architect, Cloud Solutions Architect, IT Infrastructure Architect, Cloud Architect. Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to the Hiring Manager Application notice... We take your privacy seriously. When you apply, we shall process your details and pass your application to our client for review for this vacancy only. As you might expect we may contact you by email, text or telephone. Your data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests in fulfilling the recruitment process. Please refer to our Data Privacy Policy & Notice on our website for further details. If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.
          

Junior Legal Counsel / Solicitor - Commercial Contracts

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Salary: Up to £40,000 DOE + Company Benefits Package. Location: . We are now recruiting for a highly motivated and professional Junior Level Solicitor / Legal Executive to join our busy and well established in-house legal team to review and provide advice in respect of commercial contracts. You will be seen as the first point of contact for the team and will be expected to deal, field and/or escalate enquiries as appropriate. Junior In-House Legal Counsel / Solicitor / Legal Executive NQ+ - Commercial Contracts Wisborough Green, Billingshurst RH14 (Guildford 30 minutes, Horsham 20 minutes) | Up to £40,000 DOE + Company Benefits Package As a Digital Transformation Partner, we accompany companies into the digital future. Our range of IT solutions includes consulting, implementation, services and the operation of IT systems. Our Customers benefit from our extensive expertise and our innovative portfolio that covers the IT requirements necessary for a successful digital transformation. Our headquarters are based in Munich and we employ over 3,000 employees worldwide and have offices in Germany, Austria, Belgium, the UK and the U.S.A. The Junior Legal Counsel Role: Reporting to the General Counsel, this is an interesting role which will require a “hands-on” and flexible approach. You will be an exceptional communicator with the ability to build excellent working relationships across the wider business as well as working with external institutions and customers. In order to develop yourself and others, you will be helpful and prepared to assist your team members as and when required. Key Responsibilities: + Review, amend and draft various types of commercial agreements including IT agreements, cloud agreements, master service agreements, professional service agreements, service level agreements, supplier agreements and various terms and conditions; + Review and check NDA’s; + Champion the document management system and ensure all new matters are recorded in the system as well as uploading all existing matters; + Managing contract registers; + Process documents for signatures; + Conduct legal research; + Assist the team in providing advice to the company on commercial contracts and other ad-hoc advice; + Assist where required putting in place systems, processes, policies and procedures and subsequently maintain the same; + Manage and escalate any legal risk or employment law issues to General Counsel; + Assist with the acquisition of new companies and harmonising contracts; + Providing general and administration support to the team + Amend legal documents as necessary and provide comparisons of changes + Tracking outstanding legal items for the team + Scanning, filing and organizing documents in electronic/ physical filing system for team members Skills & Experience: + The ideal candidate will be a qualified Legal Executive or Solicitor with solid commercial contracts experience (NQ +), gained in-house or within private practice; + Procurement and Tender experience is highly desirable; + Excellent communication skills both oral and written; + Excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work cross functionally and interact confidently with multiple stakeholders; + Excellent planning and organisational skills; + The ability to prioritise, manage time effectively and work to tight deadlines; + Accuracy and attention to detail; + The ability to work independently with minimal supervision; + The ability to work calmly under pressure; + Highly proficient in MS packages including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook; have experience or be willing to learn to use a document management system + Experience of Adobe Pro and Docusign + Team player – understands the importance of teamwork; Location: Based from our UK Headquarters at Wisborough Green, Billingshurst RH14 (Guildford 30 minutes, Horsham 20 minutes). Hours: 9.00am to 5.30pm / Monday to Friday. (37.5hrs per week) Salary: Up to £40,000 depending on experience. Benefits & Perks: Includes: 25 days annual leave, long service award, life assurance, healthcare cash plan, employee assistance programme, on-line discounts & savings platform, free parking, spot bonus scheme, recruitment bounty scheme, free fruit Monday, dress down Friday, Fundraising, Sports & Social club. Join us at the forefront. Put your talent to the test. Make leaps in your field. We are a creative, collaborative place, delivering transformative results with remarkable technology for remarkable clients daily. Working here is challenging, rewarding and exciting. We welcome adaptable, enterprising professionals and invest heavily in their development. Your Background / Previous Roles May Include: Commercial Contracts Solicitor, Law Graduate, Junior Legal Executive, Corporate Paralegal, Junior Legal Advisor, Commercial Contracts Advisor, Commercial Contracts Specialist, Junior Corporate Solicitor Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to the Hiring Manager Application notice... We take your privacy seriously. When you apply, we shall process your details and pass your application to our client for review for this vacancy only. As you might expect we may contact you by email, text or telephone. Your data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests in fulfilling the recruitment process. Please refer to our Data Privacy Policy & Notice on our website for further details. If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.
          

Coprolite (fossilized poop) with Karen Chin

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Dinosaur of the day Anserimimus, The "goose mimic" from the Gobi Desert.

Interview with Karen Chin, Associate Professor of Geological Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder and Curator of Paleontology at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, and she's an expert in coprolites. Check out a video of her work here if you want to see more.

Get our new book 50 Dinosaur Tales at: bit.ly/50dinosaurtales

In dinosaur news this week:

  • News from the 3rd day of talks at the 2019 meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
    • Dinosaurs had many different skull, jaw muscle, and brain sizes, but we can only easily study the small group that survived the mass extinction
    • By using evo-devo we can now see how exactly bird skulls form around their brains
    • Non-avian Dinosaurs quickly evolved many different skulls and jaws, but they don’t always reflect their feeding strategies
    • We don’t see evidence of dinosaurs before the Carnian Pluvial Event, but fossil localities are limited
    • A new statistical approach may make it easier to separate male and female dinosaur fossils
    • Some quadrupedal dinosaurs had much larger hindfeet than front-feet, but the reason is still unclear
    • Massospondylus had very flexible growth rates, possibly indicating it was a “recovery taxa” taking advantage of the end Triassic extinction
    • New Triceratops excavations found rare remains beyond just the skull, allowing us to measure how they changed as they grew
    • Late cretaceous ceratopsian brains changed shape to allow for the massive neck muscles they needed to hold up their head
    • Australia has the best ankylosaurs from Gondwana including the new “Julia Creek” specimen
    • A new, larger, Liaoningosaurus fossil was found by a farmer in China
    • Microstructure of pachycephalosaur domes may show that they did but heads
  • In Casper, Wyoming, the Tate Geological Museum now has Nicole the Torosaurus on display
  • The Natural History Museum in London is taking student applications to study ceratopsian phylogeny
  • Austria is releasing a set of 12 glow in the dark 3-euro dinosaur coins
  • Mattel Films is partnering with Daniel Kaluuya’s production company to make a live action Barney the dinosaur movie
  • Jurassic World 3 will star DeWanda Wise and Mamoudou Athie, and will bring back characters Ian Malcolm, Ellie Sattler, and Alan Grant will be in the film

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For links to every news story, all of the details we shared about Anserimimus, links from Karen Chin, and our fun fact check out https://iknowdino.com/Anserimimus-Episode-258/


          

Eyewitness to History

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By Kimberley Jordan Reeman

When I came into this Country, it was my only view to do all in my power for your good and safety. This I will always do as long as life is in me. But alas! I see with grief, I can at present do little for you this side the water, for the only thing that now can be done, is to defend your selves.
Charles Edward Stuart, April 1746, after Culloden

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 1746, 11 a.m. A raw morning, with a bitter north wind scything up from the Moray Firth, bringing heavy showers of rain and sleet. Two armies, some fourteen thousand men, although perhaps only three thousand will engage, are manoeuvring two and a half miles apart on this sloping, boggy ground six miles from Inverness, which adjoins Drummossie Moor and climbs from the elegant parks of Culloden House, owned by Duncan Forbes, the Lord President of the Court of Session.

The Jacobite army, under the command of the Pretender, Charles Edward Stuart, who even in these final, fateful hours radiates the charisma and optimism of his ancestor Mary, Queen of Scots, stumbles into some order of battle with a confusion and disorganization that reflects the rifts, quarrels and indecision of its generals. The British army, under the command of William Augustus, H.R.H the Duke of Cumberland, the charmless, corpulent third son of George II, deploys with a silent purpose that moves a French officer to remark to Charles that ‘he feared the day already lost, for he had never seen men advance in so calm and regular a manner’.

Charles Edward Stuart - Public Domain Image

The onslaught of sleet assaults them all: princes and peasants, volunteers and conscripts, the criminals and the idealists, the men of noble blood and the butchers, gardeners, apprentices; and the veterans recalled from Flanders and the War of the Austrian Succession, professional killers whose service is for life, and whose ages range from seventeen to fifty-four.

The Jacobites stand ankle-deep in water, with empty bellies, sleet beating on their backs: volatile, exhausted, ill-fed. Many have deserted because there is little food and less pay: because their fields are lying unsown; because they fear for their families; because they sense the animosity and dissension among their leaders, who cannot agree on anything from the ground on which to fight what they know will be their final battle to the order of precedence to be accorded to the clans. Some have deserted because prescience has warned them that their cause is lost, and they have foreseen their deaths.

They are not all Highlanders, although there are many Gaelic-speaking clansmen, conscripted and threatened into service by chieftains or landlords. There are also Lowland Scots, many conscripted; volunteers; deserters from the Scottish militia regiments of the British army or enlisted from among those prisoners taken after Charles’s victory at Prestonpans. Two infantry battalions and a squadron of cavalry are French, as well as artillerymen, engineers and volunteers: these are the ‘Wild Geese’, the Irish Brigade of the French army, whose red coats among the coarse homespun of the clansmen are clearly visible across the moor, as are the blue coats of the Royal Écossais, a Scottish unit of the French army raised in 1744.

The wind is now northeasterly. Five hundred yards away, across ground laced with streams and springs, drystone walls and scattered cottages, the standards and colours of the British regiments snap and billow, blowing forward: the wind is at this army’s back, and the smoke of battle will blind the enemy. Many of these officers are Scots, many Anglo-Irish: the 1st, 21st and 25th Foot are Scots regiments, as are the Gaelic-speaking Argyllshire Militia, the Duke of Kingston’s Light Horse, and the regulars of Loudon’s 64th Highlanders. There are many here who wear Highland dress, many for whom the ranting slogans and skirling pipes of the rebel clans are echoes of a culture shared.

The Battle of Culloden, oil on canvas, David Morier, 1746

The sleet stops abruptly: the sky is torn with blue. A little after one o’clock, the Pretender’s artillery opens with irregular fire. The royal artillery, carefully sited, responds with a devastating, sustained barrage aimed at the massed ranks of the Jacobite army. Mud spatters the mounted Charles’s face: behind him a groom is decapitated. The roundshot is followed by canister, sweeping the field with a hailstorm of grape and reaping a terrible harvest. Blinded by the smoke and by unbearable rage and anguish, eight clan regiments break into the charge. At a range of fifty yards, the hardened veterans of the British front-line regiments, Barrell’s, Munro’s, and the Scots Fusiliers, open fire with muskets, inflicting carnage. The shock of the Jacobite charge splits Barrell’s and engulfs it: of four hundred and thirty-eight officers and men, both English and Scots, seventeen are killed and one hundred and eight wounded, many grievously: the colonel of Barrell’s, Robert Rich, falls with a severed hand and serious head wounds; others are dismembered. The naked courage of the Highlanders imprints itself so forcibly upon the mind of a young aide de camp to Cumberland that in Quebec on September 13, 1759, that man, now Major-General James Wolfe, will unleash its fury himself against the forces of the Marquis de Montcalm on the Plains of Abraham.

Of Wednesday, April 16, 1746, no man could know, as he shivered in the prelude to battle, that no British regiment would ever bear Culloden among its honours, or that its very name would become synonymous with infamy. No man, neither prince nor apprentice, could perceive that he was ‘only a mote of dust, and of as much consequence’ in the affairs of nations, and that Culloden was only a footnote, albeit scrawled in blood, across the vast canvas of the eighteenth century, a microcosm in which the hereditary enemies, Britain and France, grappled for supremacy. A turbulent century, which sees America’s bloody and protracted struggle for independence, the insurrection and revolution which will convulse France, and the tragic repercussions, for a people and a culture, which haunt Scotland still.

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About Kimberley:
Kimberley Jordan Reeman was born in Toronto, graduating from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts (hons.) in English literature in 1976. She worked in Canadian radio and publishing before marrying the author Douglas Reeman in 1985, and until his death in 2017 was his editor, muse and literary partner, while pursuing her own career as a novelist.

About Douglas (Alexander Kent)
Douglas Reeman was born in Thames Ditton, Surrey, England in 1924. With the outbreak of war, and despite belonging to an army family, he joined the Royal Navy without hesitation at the age of sixteen. In June of 1968 To Glory We Steer was published under the pen name Alexander Kent. Douglas Reeman died in January of 2017. Today, the exploits of Richard and Adam Bolitho feature in twenty-eight Alexander Kent novels.


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'Extreme' Keynote Speaker to Present at HTNG European Conference

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CHICAGO (August 26, 2019) - The Keynote Session, 'Ride the Next Wave of Technology or Get Wiped Out,' will be presented by Hélio Vogas during 18-20 November at the upcoming HTNG European Conference in Monte Carlo.

From someone who had a phobia of heights to becoming addicted to skydiving, Hélio has learned a valuable lesson when it comes down to taking risks: You don't need to be a courageous person to take big risks and enjoy the rewards.

When you hear Hélio talking about his surfing or skydiving experience and see him doing stunts on stage with fire, arrows and swords, you might think Hélio doesn't care about safety at all and likes living dangerously. The truth is that he is one of the most scared people you will ever meet...to the point of always parking the car on the street toward the nearest hospital to save precious seconds 'just in case.'

Bringing it to the corporate world, he shows audiences how taking bold risks are the safest option to take if you want your organization to survive in this day and age.

Hélio has spoken from local business breakfast groups to TEDx and the United Nations headquarters in Vienna, Austria. His audiences have ranged from student assemblies to C-level executives of Fortune 500 companies. Fire, swords and some adrenaline are just a few things to expect during his speech at the HTNG European Conference.

Conference registration is open to any full-time employee of a company who owns, manages or franchises a hotel. For all other industry participants, HTNG membership is required. Technology providers, consultants and others who are not HTNG members should check with HTNG's Membership Department to ensure eligibility.

Registration and more information on the 2019 HTNG European Conference can be found here.

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About Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG)

 

The premier technology solutions association in the hospitality industry, HTNG is a self-funded, nonprofit organization with members from hospitality companies, technology vendors to hospitality, consultants, media and academic experts. HTNG's members participate in focused workgroups to bring to market open solution sets addressing specific business problems. HTNG fosters the selection and adoption of existing open standards and also develops new open standards to meet the needs of the global hospitality industry.

 

Currently more than 400 corporate and individual members from across this spectrum, including world leading hospitality companies and technology vendors, are active HTNG participants. HTNG's  Board of Governors, consisting of 24 top IT leaders from hospitality companies around the world, itself has technology responsible for over 3 million guest rooms and world-leading venues. HTNG publishes workgroup proceedings, drafts and specifications for all HTNG members as soon as they are created, encouraging rapid and broad adoption. HTNG releases specifications into the public domain as soon as they are ratified by the workgroups. For more information, visit www.htng.org.


          

VegasPlus Casino No Deposit

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Vegas Plus - 10 euros without a deposit for registering a new account.

After successful registration, we activate the mail and phone number then 10 euros will be acceptable in bonuses.
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Dlaczego programiści mają ogromne szanse na atrakcyjne życie zawodowe?

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Programiści to taka grupa zawodową, która zasadniczo nie powinna uskarżać się na brak pracy oraz kiepskie wynagrodzenie. Oczywiście są bardzo różni programiści, ale ogólnie programiści - w naszym kraju, a już w szczególności gdzieś za granicą - Skandynawia, Austria, Irlandia bądź USA, potrafią zarobić spore pieniądze. Warto zatem postarać się o to by być programistą. Tym programistą, który oferuje profesjonalne usługi. Bo chyba wiadomo, iż ten programista, który kompletnie nie zna się na programowaniu będzie nie miał okazji związać swojego życia z kodem.

Author: Alper Çuğun
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No dobrze, lecz w końcu zostanie programistą w żadnym przypadku nie jest kwestią kilkunastu dni. Zatem (zobacz jesteśmy tutaj) jeżeli jesteśmy teraz całkowicie zieloni, to nigdy nie powinniśmy zakładać, iż po niedługim treningu będziemy mogli uzyskać pracę w warszawskiej czy krakowskiej firmie. Jednakże bez paniki: niebywale wielu ludzi bez dwóch zdań może zostać programistami. Nie jest powiedziane, że to szybki oraz nieskomplikowany proces, ale na 100% moglibyśmy stać się wreszcie programistami, specjalistami w kwestii programowania.

Należy mieć na uwadze, iż szczególnie początki w pracy programisty są ciężkie. Co prawda posiadamy wielką motywacji, rozumiemy, że praca it (więcej tu) w wielu przypadkach to perfekcyjne wyjście, to jednakże możemy miewać sporo wszelkiego rodzaju wątpliwości. To nie powinno zdziwić, lecz nie powinno także odstraszyć. Można w sumie powiedzieć, iż taki człowiek, który będzie każdego dnia zaznajamiał się z powiedzmy javą, po jakimś okresie czasu dostrzeże, że sporo więcej jest w stanie zrozumieć.

programiści na konferencji
Author: Erik (HASH) Hersman
Source: http://www.flickr.com
Początki z programowaniem tak naprawdę przypominają naukę hiszpańskiego bądź norweskiego - na starcie kompletnie nic nam nie idzie, ale potem pewnie będziemy dużo więcej wiedzieć. Tacy młodsi czytelnicy oczywiście muszą poważnie pomyśleć czy być może najlepszym wyjściem nie będzie zapoznanie się z ofertą tych uniwersytetów, które są szerzej znane z tego, iż potrafią przygotować swoich studentów do funkcjonowania w branży IT. Wiele tak czy siak zależy od osobistego podejścia, więc prócz wybrania profesjonalnego uniwersytetu należy również wziąć się za edukację, od początku wykonywać zlecenia, szukać praktyk w znanych firmach. To przecież wszystko dla naszego dobra!

          

Organic 2030: a Biolife riflettori puntati sulla produzione biologica

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La seconda edizione del congresso è in calendario il prossimo 22 novembre a Fiera Bolzano. Si parlerà del settore lattiero biologico, con un confronto tra Italia, Austria e Germania

Organic 2030: a Biolife riflettori puntati sulla produzione biologica

          

Warnung vor unseriösen und betrügerischen Anbietern von Finanzdienstleistungen

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Österreichs Finanzmarktaufsichtsbehörde FMA warnt davor, dass zunehmend unseriöse und betrügerische Anbieter von Finanzdienstleistungen auftreten, die vortäuschen registrierte oder konzessionierte Unternehmen zu sein, die der Aufsicht einer Behörde unterliegen. Beispielsweise klonen sie die Identität registrierter oder konzessionierter Unternehmen und verweisen auf deren Registrierung in öffentlich zugänglichen Datenbanken von Behörden. Oder, sie erfinden eine Aufsichtsbehörde, für die sie sogar eine eigene Datenbank mit verblüffend echt wirkenden, aber gefälschten Registerdokumenten einrichten, auf die sie Interessenten dann hinleiten.

So schützen Sie sich: FMA-Website und FMA-Sicherheits-App

Prüfen Sie daher die Zulassung eines Unternehmens sehr genau, insbesondere auch, welche Finanzgeschäfte dieses überhaupt erbringen darf. Vergleichen und prüfen Sie die angegebenen Kontaktdaten mit jenen im behördlichen Register. Prüfen Sie, ob es die angegebene Behörde tatsächlich gibt, und ob sie tatsächlich zuständig ist. Bei Anbietern mit Bezug zu Österreich prüfen Sie auf der FMA-Website (https://www.fma.gv.at/), ob diese tatsächlich in unserer Unternehmensdatenbank aufscheinen oder, ob gegebenenfalls bereits eine Investorenwarnung veröffentlicht worden ist. Sie können sich auch gratis die FMA-Sicherheits-App auf Ihr Handy herunterladen, und haben so auch via Smartphone Zugriff auf die FMA-Unternehmensdatenbank und erhalten alle FMA-Warnmeldungen sofort aufs Handy (https://www.fma.gv.at/fma-app/).

Scheuen Sie sich auch nicht, die betreffende Aufsichtsbehörde auch direkt - und vom Anbieter und dessen Website unabhängig - zu kontaktieren. Schließen Sie niemals Finanzgeschäfte ab, wenn Sie der Anbieter unerbeten via Telefon, Fax oder Email kontaktiert hat; dieses „Cold Calling“ ist in Österreich gesetzlich verboten und ein sicheres Alarmzeichen für betrügerische Absichten.

Aktuelle Warnmeldungen

Die FMA verweist in diesem Zusammenhang insbesondere auf die von ihr in den vergangenen Monaten veröffentlichten Investoren-Warnungen zu „www.afbauer.com“, „www.helmutkob.com“, „www.holzmannfriedrich.com“ sowie zu dem unseriösen Anbieter „Gerber and Partners“, der sich auf eine frei erfundene österreichische Aufsichtsbehörde „FINSA“ beruft.

„Clone Firms“ oder „Clone Individuals“

Die Verwendung von Klonen registrierter oder konzessionierter Unternehmen ist eine gängige Betrugsmethode. Dabei werden in betrügerischer Absicht Firmenname und Registerdaten von tatsächlich existierenden und zum Geschäftsverkehr ordnungsgemäß zugelassenen Unternehmen missbräuchlich verwendet, um das Vertrauen der potenziellen Opfer zu erschleichen. In Wahrheit hat der Klon mit dem Unternehmen, für das er vorgibt tätig zu sein, nichts zu tun.

Beispiel:

Ein österreichischer Versicherungsvermittler gemäß Gewerbeordnung will im Zuge der EWR-Dienstleistungsfreiheit Versicherungen auch in Großbritannien vertreiben. Dazu veranlasst er, dass die österreichische Behörde der dort zuständigen Aufsichtsbehörde FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) seine europaweit gültige Gewerbeberechtigung als Versicherungsvermittler anzeigt sowie seine Absicht dort tätig zu werden mitteilt. Daraufhin nimmt die FCA diese „notifizierte“ Gewerbeberechtigung mit den erforderlichen Eckdaten in ihre Register der zugelassenen Anbieter auf. Der Betrüger bastelt nun mit diesen öffentlichen Daten ein fiktives Unternehmen, meist nur eine durchaus aufwendig gestaltete Website, und bietet aggressiv und unangefragt seine „Dienste“ an. Als vermeintlichen Beweis seiner Seriosität verweist er auf den FCA-Registereintrag des seriösen Anbieters, den er geklont hat. In der Regel gehen diese betrügerischen Geschäfte dann auch über vermeintliche Versicherungsvermittlung hinaus und umfassen auch Bank- und Wertpapiergeschäfte.

Erfährt die FMA von derartigen unseriösen Geschäftspraktiken, so veröffentlicht sie eine Warnmeldung unter Nennung der Klon-Firma und der angegebenen Kontaktdaten, untersagt die konzessionspflichtigen Geschäfte und bringt den Sachverhalt bei der Staatsanwaltschaft zur Anzeige.

Fake-Aufsichtsbehörde: FINSA (Financial Supervisory Authority)

Aus Großbritannien tritt derzeit ein unseriöser Anbieter, “Gerber and Partners”, auf, der Finanz- und Wertpapiergeschäfte anbietet, und behauptet in Österreich von der „Financial Supervisory Authority“ (FINSA) mit Sitz Twin Tower 8 Flr., Wienerbergstrasse 11, 1100 Vienna, Austria konzessioniert und dort registriert zu sein. Als FINSA-Kontaktdaten gibt er an: Ph: +43(720) 775336; Email: enquiries@finsa-gov.org; Website: www.finsa-gov.org. Auf der Website dieser frei erfundenen FINSA – verlinkt von „Gerber and Partners“ – findet sich auch ein Unternehmensregister, das eine Registrierung vortäuschen soll. Anleger erhalten von der FINSA dann gefälschte, der österreichischen Gewerbeberechtigung nachgebildete Urkunden zu den „registrierten“ Unternehmen.

Die FMA hat den Sachverhalt bei der Staatsanwaltschaft zur Anzeige gebracht.


          

RDA Austria – Removing Barriers In Data Sharing

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Made in Austria

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In the middle of the war, the young company Porsche moved from Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen to Gmünd in Carinthia. The first vehicle to bear the name Porsche was built on the premises of a former sawmill. It was followed by a small series of 356 Coupés and Cabriolets which shaped the unique sports car DNA.
          

Analüüs: Rail Balticu kaubavedudel on potentsiaali Aadria-suunalisel koridoril

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Majandusteadlase Erik Terki eestvedamisel valmis analüüs, kus hinnati raudteevedude pikaajalist konkurentsivõimet teiste transpordiliikidega ja Rail Balticu ühendumise perspektiive teiste, meist geograafiliselt kaugemal asuvate transpordikanalitega. Terk hindab tuleviku kaubavedude trende raudteetranspordile soodsaks ning näeb RB-l märkimisväärset potentsiaali Aadria suunal transiidikoridorina kaugete turgude vahel. „Tulevaste Rail Balticu veomahtude prognoosimisel ei peaks me lähtuma arusaamast, et Rail Baltic hakkab võistlema vaid lähiregiooni siseste kaubavoogude pärast,“ kommenteeris analüüsi koostamist juhtinud Tallinna Ülikooli professor Erik Terk. „Peame vaatama ajas ja ruumis kaugemale, pidama silmas uusi transpordivõimalusi, mis on orienteeritud kaugematele turgudele. Nende haaramisel on modernse ja riigipiiride poolt mitte takistatud raudtee konkurentsivõime väga oluline ja seepärast me viisimegi läbi rahvusvahelise ekspertiisi, kus analüüsisime eri transpordiliikide konkurentsivõime tõenäolist dünaamikat. Tulemused, kus hindajateks olid iga transpordiliigi spetsiifikat tundvad eksperdid, kujunesid raudteetranspordile kaunis soodsateks. Sealjuures tuleb aga rõhutada, et eri transpordiliigid pole omavahel mitte ainult konkurendid, vaid kujutavad endast lülisid veoahelates, mille erinevates geograafilistes lõikudes kasutatakse erinevat liiki transporti,“ lisas Terk. Suure potentsiaaliga on RB jaoks Aadria mere suunaline transpordikanal, mida mööda võiks põhja poole liikuda nii Eesti ja Lätiga seotud eksport- ja importkaupa kui ka Soome transiitkaupa. “See kaup võib tulla näiteks Kagu- või Kesk-Euroopast, aga ka kaugemalt, eriti Aasiast,” kirjeldas Terk. “Selle asemel, et liikuda Põhja-Euroopasse ümber Euroopa, võib kaup siseneda Suessi kanali kaudu mõnesse Aadria mere sadamasse ja jätkata sealt teed põhja poole mööda Rail Adriaticat ja temaga ühendatud Rail Balticut,” kirjeldas Erik Terk. Strateegilise tähtsusega maadeks RB-le  Aadria kanali võtmes on põhjas Soome ja lõunas India, millele lisanduvad ka vahepealsed maad nagu näiteks Austria, Tšehhi ja Türgi. Analüüsi kohaselt on RB käivitumise aastatel Aadria mere suunaga seostuva potentsiaalse kaubavoo hulgas suurem potentsiaal Kagu- ja Kesk-Euroopaga seotud kaubal, sh Türgil. Ent arvestades Indiale ja teistele Aasia maadele prognoositud kõrgemat majanduskasvu, võib küllalt kindlalt ennustada, et RB-l saavutab tulevikus Aadria kanalit pidi liikuva kauba hulgas ülekaalu just Aasiaga seotud kaup. “Täna on veel Soome ja India vaheline kaubavahetus tagasihoidlik ja hüpliku iseloomuga, ent prognooside kohaselt võib juba aastal 2030 India majandus moodustada maailmamajandusest ligi 10 protsenti. Arvestades India majandusest tulenevat nõudlust, võib eeldada ka Soome tööstussektori mahtude kohanemist selle nõudlusega,” lausus Erik Terk. Tergi sõnul moodustab Soomega seotud kaubavoog projektsioonides 50-75 protsenti üldisest teoreetilisest RB Aadria-suunalisest kaubavoost. Lisaks panustavad tuleviku kaubavoogudesse ka olemasolevate Eesti tööstusettevõtete ekspordi oodatav tuleviku kasv ja ka võimalikud tulevikuinvesteeringud uutesse tööstusettevõtetesse. „Seeläbi tekkiv täiendav veomaht ei maandu Rail Balticu kaubarongidele muidugi iseenesest, vaid meie siseriikliku ekspordimahu kasvatamine ja seeläbi ka kaubaveomahtude kasvule aluse loomine eeldab sihikindlat tööd sobivate suurprojektide ideede initsieerimiseks ning potentsiaalsete partnerite ja investeerijate otsimiseks,“ märkis Terk. „Mõningate taoliste projektide osas läbirääkimised juba käivad.“ Ekspertide koondhinnangule tuginedes kujunevad kaubaveotrendid aastatel 2030–2050 Rail Balticule soodsaks, kuna võrreldavates hindades arvestades mereveo puhul ei ole ette näha hinna alanemist. Autoveol võib prognoosida pigem hinnatõusu. Kokku küsitleti analüüsi raames tänavu jaanuarist märtsini 35 eksperti, neist 19 välismaalt ja 16 Eestist. Rail Balticu Eesti projekti koordinaator Kristjan Kaunissaare sõnul kinnitab analüüs, nagu ka varasemates Rail Balticut puudutavates analüüsides, et RB teenindatav areaal on peamiselt seotud Kesk-Euroopa ja Balti riikide vahelise kaubaveoga ning suures mahus ka Soome ning Loode-Venemaa kaudu liikuvate kaubamahtudega. „Uuringu tulemused kinnitavad varasemaid uuringuid, kuid selgitavad täiendavalt, kustkohast ja kuidas kaubad Aadria mere sadamatesse liiguvad. India suunas liikuvate kaupade potentsiaal Rail Balticu kaubavoogude osas on märkimisväärne. Edasi tuleks hinnata aga ka Aadria kanalis asuvate Kesk-Euroopas toodetavate või sinna suunduvate kaupade täpsemat liikumist raudteel,“ märkis Kaunissaare Lepinguline uurimistöö „Rail Baltica trassikoridori koostalitusvõime võimalused teiste logistikakanalitega“ valmis Tallinna Ülikoolis, Majandus- ja Kommunikatsiooniministeeriumi tellimusel. Uurimistöö põhiautoriteks olid Tallinna Ülikooli professor Erik Terk, sama ülikooli dotsent Indrek Saar ja projektijuht Aado Keskpaik. Ekspertiisimetoodikate koostamisse eri transpordiliikide kohta olid kaasatud mitmed Tallinna Tehnikaülikooli spetsialistid (Tõnis Hunt, Dago Antov jt). Uuring on rahastatud Euroopa Ühendamise Rahastust (CEF).
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Simson energeetikaministrite kohtumisel: Atlandi-ülene energiakoostöö peab kasvama

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Majandus- ja taristuminister Kadri Simson sõnas USAs Houstonis toimunud Atlandi-ülesel energeetikaministrite kohtumisel, et Euroopa ja Ameerika Ühendriikide vaheline energeetikaalane koostöö peab kasvama ning seda mitmes valdkonnas. Suurem koostöö tooks ministri sõnul endaga kaasa positiivse tulemi mõlemale osapoolele. „Euroopa ja USA peavad tegema senisest suuremat energeetikaalast koostööd. Rõhutasin seda ka ministrite arutelul peetud sõnavõtus, kus tõin peamiste koostöökohtadena välja puhta energia tehnoloogia alase koostöö ja teadmiste senisest jõulisema jagamise, energiavõrkude turvalisuse tagamise ja Atlandi-ülese energiakaubanduse,“ rääkis majandus- ja taristuminister Kadri Simson. Simson jätkas: „Euroopa Liidu liikmesriigid on seadnud endile väga selged kliimaeesmärgid ja töö puhtama energia ning loomulikult keskkonna nimel käib. Tegemist on küsimusega, kus Euroopa ei saa jääda üksi ning mis omab suurt mõju mõlemal pool Atlandi ookeani. Sama lugu on ka energiajulgeoleku tagamisega. Seekordsel kohtumisel oli palju juttu küberturvalisusest energeetikas ja küberrünnakute riski minimeerimisest. Turvalised võrgustikud on küsimus, millele on seni kahetsusväärselt vähe tähelepanu pööratud.“ Houstonis toimunud USA energeetikaminister Rick Perry ja Kolme Mere algatusega seotud riikide energeetikaministrite kohtumine oli transatlantilise energiakoostöö avaürituseks. Ürituse raames toimus ka eraldi kohtumine kolme Balti energiaministri ja USA energeetika aseministri Dan Brouillette’i vahel. Majandus- ja taristuminister Kadri Simson sõnas, et ameeriklased tõid kohtumisel lisaks juba mainitud teemadele arutelu alla ka Nord Stream 2 ehituse ning mitmekesise energiavarustatuse. Hiljuti heaks kiidetud gaasidirektiivi muudatused annavad võimaluse allutada Nord Stream 2 gaasiühendus Euroopa Liidu ühiste energiaturu põhimõtete alla. „USA on väga huvitatud sellest, mis toimub Baltikumis. Alates LNG alastest edusammudest, gaasiturust ning lõpetades elektrivõrkude sünkroniseerimisega. Eesti on üsna unikaalne riik maailmas, kuna suudab toota ise kogu vaja mineva energia. Selline võimekus koos hea taristuga annab kindlustunde. Elektrivõrkude ühendamine Lääne-Euroopaga tagab meile aga veelgi tugevama julgeoleku. Leppisime äsjasel 3+1 kohtumisel kokku, et kohtume samas ringis juba peagi uuesti ning tihendame energeetikaalast koostööd,“ rääkis Simson. Kolme Mere algatus on presidentide tasemel toimuv mitteametlik foorum, mis ühendab 12 Aadria, Lääne- ja Musta merega piirnevat EL liikmesriiki (Austria, Bulgaaria, Eesti, Horvaatia, Leedu, Läti, Poola, Rumeenia, Sloveenia, Slovakkia, Tšehhi ja Ungari), eesmärgiga arendada põhja-lõuna suunalist telekommunikatsiooni, energeetika ja transpordi infrastruktuuri.
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Simson osaleb USA-s transatlantilisel energeetikaministrite kohtumisel

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Majandus- ja taristuminister Kadri Simson osaleb 13.-14. märtsil USAs Houstonis transatlantilisel energeetikaministrite kohtumisel, kus peateemad on koostöö, kliimamuutused ning taastuvenergia ja teaduse parimate saavutuste omavaheline jagamine. Minister Simsoni sõnul on märgiline, et Lääne-, Musta ja Aadria mere regioonide koostööd hindab kõrgelt ka Ameerika Ühendriigid ning aitab kaasa, et piirkonnas oleks mitmekesine energiaga varustatus ja tagatud energia julgeolek. „Eesti on juba alustanud investeeringutega põhja-lõuna suunal, olgu selleks elektrivõrkude investeeringud Läti suunal, Eestit ja Soomet ühendav gaasitoru Balticconnector või Rail Baltic, mille trassikoridor jõuab välja nii Lääne-Euroopa kui Aadria riikideni,“ sõnas minister. Houstonis toimuv transatlantilise energiakoostöö avaüritus, mis on seotud Kolme Mere algatusega. Kolme Mere algatus on presidentide tasemel toimuv mitteametlik foorum, mis ühendab 12 Aadria, Lääne- ja Musta merega piirnevat EL liikmesriiki (Austria, Bulgaaria, Eesti, Horvaatia, Leedu, Läti, Poola, Rumeenia, Sloveenia, Slovakkia, Tšehhi ja Ungari), eesmärgiga arendada põhja-lõuna suunalist telekommunikatsiooni, energeetika ja transpordi infrastruktuuri.
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EAS: Uus e-Eesti Esitluskeskus viib Eesti digiedulood maailma

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Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutuse pressiteade Eile, 19. veebruaril avas Eesti Vabariigi president Kersti Kaljulaid Ülemiste linnakus Öpiku majas uue e-Eesti Esitluskeskuse, mis tutvustab kõrgetele era- ja avaliku sektori esindajatest väliskülalistele meie ainulaadset digiühiskonda ja e-lahendusi. “See e-Eesti, mis meil täna on, teeb meie riigi ausaks, läbipaistvaks ja kiirelt toimivaks. Meie eeskuju järgitakse juba ka Euroopas ja eelkõige Põhjamaades. Kui Põhjala riigid aitasid meid majanduslikult järele 90-ndatel, siis nüüd saame meie neile tagasi anda ja võtta nad endaga 21. sajandisse kaasa koos selle suurema paindlikkusega, mida on e-riigina mõtlemiseks ja toimimiseks vaja,“ kirjeldas president Kersti Kaljulaid e-Eesti rolli esitluskeskuse pidulikul avamisel. Esitluskeskuse juhi Liina Maria Lepiku sõnul on huvi Eesti e-lahenduste vastu läbi aastate aina kasvanud. “Eelmisel aastal võttis e-Eesti Esitluskeskus vastu üle 800 delegatsiooni ja ligi 9 000 külalist, mis on 20% enam kui aasta varem. Meie e-lugu on eriline ja paelub rahvusvahelist auditooriumi ning mitmed e-võimalused, mis meie jaoks igapäevased, on veel suurele osale maailmast utoopia,” selgitas ta. Lepik lisab, et paljud riigid on jõudmas arusaamisele digitaalse ühiskonna juurutamise vajalikkusest ja võimalikkusest oma riigis. “Üha rohkem tuntakse huvi selle vastu, kuidas üht või teist e-lahendust oma riigis kasutusele võtta ja seetõttu pöördutakse nõu saamiseks Eesti poole. Meie esitluskeskuse üks eesmärkidest on viia välisriikide huvilised kokku Eesti ettevõtetega, kes e-lahendusi pakuvad ning seeläbi kasvatada Eesti e-teenuste eksporti.” IKT-ga tegelevaid ettevõtteid ja organisatsioone ühendav Eesti Infotehnoloogia ja Telekommunikatsiooni Liidu IKT klastri juht Doris Põld peab e-Eesti Esitluskeskuse rolli oluliseks e-Eesti kuvandi kujundamisel ja hoidmisel. "Keskus on meie väliskülalistele esmane värav,  mis aitab paremini mõista meie digitaalseid teenuseid ja ettevõtete võimekust. Ettevõtetele on esitluskeskus oluline rahvusvaheliste kontaktide saamiseks ning edasiste partnerlussuhete loomiseks.” Uutes ruumides oma kümnendat tegutsemisaastat tähistavas esitluskeskuses kaasajastati kogu Eesti e-riigi tutvustamise kontseptsioon. Keskendutakse rohkem innovaatilistele digitaalsetele erilahendustele ja vähem füüsilisele väljapanekule. Ekspositsioon viib külastaja e-rännakule, mida täiendavad interaktiivsed mängud, kus saab ehitada oma e-riiki ja seigelda bürokraatia labürindis. Digitaalses ekspositsioonis tutvustatakse Eesti riigi poolt pakutavaid e-teenuseid, mis ei ole enamikes riikides veel kasutusel, sh digitaalne identiteet, X-tee, e-valimised, e-maksuamet, e-residentsus jpt. Esindatud on Eesti tehnoloogia- ja tarkvaraettevõtete lahendused, sealhulgas näiteks Nortal, Stigo, Cybernetica, Guardtime, Helmes, Veriff, Icefire, Proekspert ja Datel. Pildigaleriist leitavad fotod on mõeldud artikli juures vabaks kasutamiseks: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ACo1XMM3bVRTD3fsjkmZExc41lbFtAdm Fotograaf: Jelena Rudi 10 tegutsemisaasta vältel on e-Eesti Esitluskeskus võõrustanud üle 52 000 inimese ja ligi 4000 delegatsiooni. Nende hulgas on riigijuhid, avaliku sektori otsustajad, akadeemikud, ajakirjanikud, ettevõtjad ja investorid enam kui 130 riigist. Aastate jooksul on esitluskeskust külastanud näiteks Hollandi kuningas Willem-Alexander, Austria president Alexander Van der Bellen, Austraalia välisminister Julie Bishop, Saksamaa liidukantsler Angela Merkel, Uus-Meremaa siseminister Peter Dunne, Jaapani majandusminister Akira Amari ning suurettevõtted nagu Deutsche Post, Google, Baker Hughes General Electric, Novartis, Fujitsu jpt. Fakte e-Eesti Esitluskeskusest: Asutatud aastal 2009 ICT (IKT) Demokeskusena 2014 koliti Ülemiste linnakusse (Lõõtsa 2A) Esindatud 47 ettevõtet (pidevalt täienemas) 2018. a ligi 9000 külastajat ja üle 800 delegatsiooni Kogu tegutsemisaja vältel 52 000 külastajat 4000 delegatsioonist 130 riigist 10 töötajat Uue keskuse suurus: 500m2 Lisainfo: Maris Orav e-Eesti Esitluskeskuse kommunikatsioonijuht maris.orav@eas.ee (+372) 5058837
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Simson: Liiklusohutuse suurendamine on üks Euroopa Liidu prioriteete

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Majandus- ja taristuminister Kadri Simson osales täna Austrias Euroopa Liidu transpordiministrite ja keskkonnaministrite ühisel istungil, kus keskenduti jätkusuutlikele transpordilahendustele. Arvestades transpordi suurt osakaalu kasvuhoonegaaside ja saasteainete heitkogustest, on liikuvus ja transport praegu Euroopa keskkonna- ja kliimapoliitika üks keerukamaid teemasid. Majandusminister rõhutas peetud sõnavõtus Pariisi kliimaleppe tähtsust seatud eesmärkide saavutamiseks. „Pariisi kliimakokkuleppe eesmärkide saavutamiseks ja Euroopa õhukvaliteedi poliitika nõuete täitmiseks on vaja täiendavaid ambitsioonikaid poliitikaid ja meetmeid. Kogu transpordipoliitika peab toetama kliimaleppe eesmärkide saavutamist. Ei ole jätkusuutlik, kui teeme suuri pingutusi ja investeeringuid näiteks alternatiivkütuse taristu loomiseks, sõidukite puhtamaks muutmiseks ning liikuvuse efektiivsemaks planeerimiseks, kuid osa transpordialasest regulatsioonist liigub vastassuunas, muutes vedude planeerimise keerulisemaks ning sundides veoautosid mööda Euroopat tühjalt ringi sõitma,“ rääkis Simson, pidades silmas ettepanekuid, mida Eesti ei saa toetada autoveonduse tulevikuregulatsiooni osas. Minister lisas, et üleminek keskkonna- ja kliimasõbralikule transpordile ja liikuvusele nõuab terviklikku poliitikalähenemist, kombineerides tegevusi ja kasutades ära sünergiaid, muuhulgas näiteks heiteta ja vähese heiteta sõidukid ning alternatiivsed kütused, digitaliseerimine, puhtam kaubalogistika, mitmeliigiline transport, ühistranspordi infrastruktuur ja käitumismuutused. Ühise sessiooni järel toimus eraldi ka transpordiministrite kohtumine, mille teemaks oli "Liiklusohutus 2020+: turvaline Euroopa kõigile kodanikele". „Liiklusohutuse vallas on Euroopas seatud väga ambitsioonikad eesmärgid: vähendada liiklusõnnetuste arvu 2030. aastaks poole võrra ning vähendada tõsiseid vigastusi samas suurusjärgus. Kahjuks on viimaste aastate liiklusohutuse arengud Euroopas murettekitavad. Varasemad positiivsed saavutused on asendunud kas paigalseisu või liiklusõnnetuste arvu suurenemisega. Seega on oluline arutada selle üle, kuidas nende arengute vastu võidelda,“ mainis minister Kadri Simson. Simson lisas: „Tuleviku teeliiklussüsteem peab muutuma selliseks, mis välistab maksimaalselt inimlike eksimuste võimalusi ja vähendab liiklusõnnetustega kaasnevaid kahjusid. Me näeme ka Eesti oludes, et meil on antud vallas selgelt arenguruumi.“
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Minister Simson kohtus transpordivolinik Bulciga, et arutada Rail Balticuga seonduvat

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Majandus- ja taristuminister Kadri Simson kohtus täna Austrias koos Leedu ja Läti kolleegidega Euroopa Komisjoni transpordivolinik Violeta Bulciga, et ühiselt arutada Rail Balticu projekti tulevikku. Kohtumisel kinnitasid nii Balti riikide esindajad kui ka transpordivolinik, et nad on valmis Rail Balticu projektiga tempokalt edasi liikuma. Euroopa Komisjoni transpordivolinik Violeta Bulc ütles kohtumisel ministritega, et Rail Baltic on üks tähtsamaid Euroopa taristuprojekte riikide ühendamisel. „Tegemist on kogu regioonile olulise projektiga, mis nõuab kõigilt osapooltelt poliitilist kokkulepet ja riikide pühendumist,“ märkis Bulc. Volinik juhtis tähelepanu projekti ettevalmistööde tähtaegadele ning õhutas riike kiiremini edasi liikuma, et kulud oleks abikõlbulikena kaetavad Euroopa Liidu eelarvest. Balti riikide ministrid kinnitasid omakorda kohtumisel, et Rail Balticu projekt on jätkuvalt prioriteetne ning samme selle edukaks elluviimiseks tehakse nii liikmesriikides kui ka ühisettevõttes RB Rail AS igapäevaselt. „Tänasel kohtumisel leidis kinnitust, et teeme koostöös Läti ja Leeduga kõik endast oleneva, et püsida ettevalmistus- ja ehitustöödega ajagraafikus. Eesti RB trassi osas on kehtestatud maakonnaplaneeringud ning valminud eelprojekt. Lisaks on alustatud tehnilise projekteerimise hangetega, mille tulemusel valmib põhiprojekt. Esimesed lepingud töövõtjatega on kavas sõlmida 2019. aasta alguses. Üle-eelmisel nädalal kuulutas Maanteeamet koostöös Rail Baltic Estoniaga välja esimese RB põhitrassi puudutava ehitushanke, mille tulemusel rajatakse Rail Balticu trassi ületav maanteeviadukt Saustinõmmel. Kokkuvõtvalt saab öelda, et kui Rail Baltic saab Euroopast oodatud toetuse, siis Eesti inimesed saavad juba aastal 2026 teha uuel raudteel esimesed reisid,“ kinnitas majandus- ja taristuminister Kadri Simson. Minister lisas, et hetkel käivad otsingud RB Rail AS-i uue tegevjuhi leidmiseks ning peagi jõutakse potentsiaalsete kandidaatidega intervjuudeni. „Seejärel jõuavad parimad kandidaadid nõukogu ette ning loodetavasti saame peagi rääkida ka uuest RB Raili tegevjuhist,“ täpsustas minister. Rail Balticu projekti eesmärgiks on ühendada kolm Balti riiki Euroopa standardlaiusel raudtee abil üle-Euroopalise transpordivõrgustikuga. Raudtee marsruut on Tallinn-Pärnu-Riia-Panevežys-Kaunas kuni Leedu-Poola riigipiirini. Raudtee kuulub TEN-T põhivõrgustiku Põhjamere-Läänemere koridori. Maksimaalsed kiirused on 240 km/h reisi- ning 120 km/h kaubavedudele. Raudtee pikkus ca 700 kilomeetrit, lisaks on planeeritud Kaunase ja Vilniuse vaheline trass, mis lisab ca 100 km. Ehitatakse välja ka ühendused Riia ja Kaunase lennujaamadega, Riia ning Muuga sadamatega.
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Simson transpordiministrite kohtumisel: Eesti on huvitatud kellakeeramise lõpetamisest, kuid Euroopal tuleb leida võimalikult harmoneeritud lahendus

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Euroopa Liidu transpordiministrid kohtusid täna Austrias ning muuhulgas arutati kellakeeramise lõpetamise võimalikkuse üle. Kohtumisel osalenud majandus- ja taristuminister Kadri Simsoni sõnul toetab Eesti kõikides Euroopa Liidu liikmesriikides iga-aastase suve- ja talveajale ülemineku lõpetamist. Simsoni sõnul tuleb aga muudatusi ellu viies leida võimalikult harmoneeritud lähenemine, mis ei muudaks seisu Euroopa siseturul tänasest ootamatult keerulisemaks. Komisjoni ettepanek oli kellakeeramine lõpetada juba järgmisel aastal. Mitmed liikmesriigid pidasid sellist ajaraami liiga ambitsioonikaks, mistõttu on Austria eesistujana teinud ettepaneku seda pikendada, et anda liikmesriikidele rohkem aega viia läbi põhjalikumaid siseriiklikke ning regionaalseid konsultatsioone. Eesistuja ettepaneku kohaselt võiks kellakeeramise lõpetada 2021. aastal. „Kui kellakeeramine kaotada, siis tuleb otsustada, kas jääda talveajale või suveajale. Teeme naaberriikidega tihedat koostööd saavutamaks tulevikus võimalikult harmoneeritud lähenemine. Seesugustel alustel tuleks otsuseid langetada kogu Euroopas,“ rääkis majandus- ja taristuminister Kadri Simson. Minister Simson kohtus Austrias eraldi ka Soome kolleeg Anne Berneriga, kus tuli samuti arutelu alla kellakeeramise küsimus. „Meie jaoks on tähtis leida lahendus, mis on vastuvõetav enamusele. Näiteks puhtalt ettevõtjate seisukohast vaadates on selge, et nende jaoks on kõige olulisem, et ajavöönd oleks võimalikult ühtne. Soome oli antud muudatuse algatajaks ning toetab selgelt kellakeeramise lõpetamist ning esialgsed konsultatsioonid näitasid suuremat tuge jätkamaks vööndi- ehk talveajas,“ lisas Kadri Simson. Euroopa Liidu kehtiva suveaja korra kohaselt tuleb kaks korda aastas vastavalt muutuvale päevavalgusajale kella keerata, et teatava perioodi päevavalgust maksimaalselt ära kasutada. Samas on kaks korda aastas toimuva kellakeeramise vajalikkust üha enam kahtluse alla seatud. Euroopa Komisjon korraldas hiljuti ka avaliku konsultatsiooni, mille käigus saadi 4,6 miljonit vastust; 84 protsenti vastajatest pooldas kaks korda aastas toimuva kellakeeramise lõpetamist ja 16 protsenti soovis seda säilitada. Eelnevast lähtudes tegi Euroopa Komisjon ettepaneku lõpetada EL-is aastaaegadega seotud kellakeeramine, tagades samas, et liikmesriigid säilitavad pädevuse otsustada oma vööndiaja üle, eelkõige aga selle üle, kas nad lähevad alaliselt üle nende suveajale vastavale vööndiajale või kohaldavad alaliselt praegust vööndiaega. Manuses fotod tänaselt transpordiministrite kohtumiselt Grazis. Fotode autor: Euroopa Liit
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Minister Simson osaleb transpordiministrite kohtumisel

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Majandus- ja taristuminister Kadri Simson osaleb 29.-30. oktoobril Austrias Euroopa Liidu transpordiministrite kohtumisel, kus ministrid arutavad kestlike transpordilahenduste, liiklusohutuse ja kella keeramise teemadel. „Eesti on teinud põhimõttelise otsuse, et mõistlik on kella keeramine tulevikus lõpetada. Aga see otsus oli protsessi lihtsam osa.“ ütles Kadri Simson. „Nii Eestil kui paljudel teistel Euroopa Liidu riikidel on vaja koostöös naabritega selgusele jõuda, kas mõistlik oleks valida oma vööndiaeg või sellest tund varasem suveaeg,“ lisas minister. Simsoni sõnul on Euroopa Liidul ambitsioonikas plaan vähendada aastaks 2030 liiklusõnnetuste arvu poole võrra. „Eesti ambitsioon on isegi suurem ehk lähtume nullvisioonist, mis näeb ette raskete liiklusõnnetuste viimise miinimumini. Selleks investeerime teede ohutumaks muutmisse, raudteeliikluse arendusse ning võtame kasutusele uudsed tehnoloogilised lahendused nagu isejuhtivad autod,“ rääkis Simson. Lisaks kohtub minister Simson Euroopa Komisjoni transpordivolinik Violeta Bulci ja Soome transpordiminister Anne Berneriga.
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Eesti soovib eesistujana kogu Euroopa digitaalsemaks muuta

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Ettevõtlus- ja infotehnoloogiaminister Urve Palo kinnitas Euroopa Parlamendi komisonidele, et Eesti trio Bulgaaria ja Austriaga on seadnud eesmärgiks jõuda järgmise aasta lõpuks kokkuleppele kõigis digitaalse ühisturu failides. “Digitaalne Euroopa on Eesti eesistumise prioriteet ja andmete vabast liikumisest peab saama Euroopa Liidu viies vabadus inimeste, kapitali, kaupade ja teenuste vaba liikumise kõrval,” ütles Palo. Ta lisas, et Eesti kavatseb keskenduda digitaalse majanduse eelduste loomisele, luues telekommunikatsiooni sektorile õigusliku raamistiku ning jõuda liikmesriikidega kokkuleppele, kuidas tulevikus minna edasi kiirema ja usaldusväärsema 5G internetiühendusega. “Elektroonilise side seadustik peaks suurendama investeeringuid, soodustama konkurentsi ja uute teenuste arendamist,” lausus Palo. Eesti eesistumine jälgib e-Valitsuse tegevuskava 2016-2020 rakendamist ja alustab arutelu Euroopa pikaajaliste plaanide üle e-valitsemise kohta, mis tipneb ministrite kohtumise ja e-valitsuse deklaratsiooniga oktoobris. Oluline on Palo sõnul tuua alla ka pakivedude hinnad ja edukalt lõpetada läbirääkimised Euroopa Parlamendiga. Ettevõtlus- ja infotehnoloogiaminister Urve Palo tutvustas eile ja täna Brüsselis Euroopa Parlamendi komisjonides Eesti Euroopa Liidu Nõukogu eesistumise tähtsamaid teemasid. Minister Palo osales rahvusvahelise kaubanduse, tööstuse, teadusuuringute ja energeetikakomisjoni ning siseturu ja tarbijakaitse komisjoni kuulamistel ning kohtus kaubandusvolinik Cecilia Malmströmi ja digivolinik Mariya Gabrieliga.
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Kadri Simson rõhutas EL-i energeetika piiriülest koostööd

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Majandus- ja taristuminister Kadri Simson osaleb esmaspäeval Brüsselis Euroopa Liidu energiaministrite kohtumisel, kus peateema on puhta energia pakett, mille eesmärkideks on energiatõhususe suurendamine, rohkem võimalusi taastuvenergia kasutuselevõtuks ja uue efektiivse elektrituru mudeli kujundamine. Minister rõhutas oma sõnavõtus, et Eesti prioriteet on energiamajanduse turupõhine korraldus ja liikmesriikide piiriülene koostöö. „Läänemere-äärsete riikide kogemus on näidanud, et piirkondlik koostöö on kõige efektiivsem viis kulusid kokku hoida. Nagu korterelamus on mõistlik ühiselt hallata elektri, kütte ja muid kulusid, nii toimib efektiivsus ka riikide vahel,“ lisas Simson. Minister rääkis, et kokkuvõttes taandub kõik peamisele argumendile – kui kõrge on elektri hind tarbijatele ning koostöö aitab leida turult odavaima hinna. Simson ütles EL-i energiaministritele, et Eesti on endiselt ambitsioonikas taastuvenergia osakaalu suurendamisel, samas peab see toimuma võimalikult väikeste kuludega. Kõige optimaalsem on kasutada madala süsinikusisaldusega energia tootmisel võimalikult lähedal olevaid energiaallikaid ja Eesti on valmis taastuvenergia piiriüleseks kaubanduseks. Minister Kadri Simson kohtub lisaks Brüsselis Euroopa Parlamendi transpordikomisjoni juhi Karima Delli, Euroopa Komisjoni asepresident Maroš Šefčoviči, energia- ja kliimavolinik Miguel Arias Cañete´i ning Poola, Bulgaaria ja Austria kolleegidega. /27.02.2017/
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Simson: iduettevõtted vajavad EL-is ühtset õigusruumi

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Euroopa Komisjon tutvustas täna konkurentsivõime ministritele idu- ja kasvuettevõtete algatust, mis aitab luua keskkonda, et iduettevõtted saaksid kasvada ning jääda ka hilisemas arengufaasis Euroopasse. Oma kõnes ütles Eesti majandus- ja taristuminister Kadri Simson, et eelkõige on vajalik tagada EL-i töötav ühtne siseturg, et iduettevõtetel ei tuleks orienteeruda 28 erinevas õigusruumis. Minister lisas, et Eesti küll toetab rahastamisinstrumendi loomist kasvufaasis ettevõtetele, kuid samas peaks avalik sektor käituma nagu erainvestor, olles iduettevõtte lähedal ja pakkudes vajadusel mentorlust. Kõigi liikmesriikide iduettevõtetel peab olema sellele võrdne ligipääs. Lisaks toetab Eesti Euroopa Komisjoni kavatsusi kõrvaldada tõkkeid innovaatiliste ettevõtete teelt, nagu näiteks jagamismajanduse edendamine, eID ja e-lahenduste laiem kasutuselevõtt. Lisaks idu- ja kasvuettevõtetele arutasid EL-i konkurentsiministrid esmaspäeval tarbijakaitsekoostöö tõhustamise, EL-i tööstuse konkurentsivõime tõstmise ja riigihangete teemasid. Kadri Simson kohtus esmaspäeval kahepoolselt Austria, Bulgaaria, Tšehhi ja Ühendkuningriigi kolleegidega. /20.02.2017/
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EL-i transpordiministrid arutasid lennunduse ja laevanduse ohutusküsimusi

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Majandus- ja taristuminister Kadri Simson osales täna Euroopa Liidu transpordiministrite nõukogul, kus peamised teemad olid lennuohutus, reisilaevade ohutuseeskirjade ja -nõuete muutmine, laevareisijate ja kaubalaevade registreerimise lihtsustamine ning liinilaevade ohutuse tagamine. Lennuohutusameti ümberkorraldamise küsimuses ütles minister Simson, et võimalus jagada eksperte Euroopa riikide vahel on kasulik väiksematele riikidele nagu Eesti. „See aitab meil kokku hoida kulusid ja palgata vajaduse korral paremaid lennuohutuse eksperte,“ lisas ta. Laevareisijate direktiivi arutelul toetas Eesti nii transpordis üldiselt kui merenduses digitaalsete lahenduste suuremat kasutuselevõttu. „Eesti, kel on kõrgelt arenenud IT-teenused, näeb suurt potentsiaali merenduse digitaliseerimises,“ lausus Simson. Lisaks arutasid ministrid olukorda maanteeveoturul, kus Eesti toetab turu edasist liberaliseerimist ja siseturu avamist kabotaažvedudele kõigis liikmesriikides, et tagada teenuste ja kaupade vaba liikumine. Lisaks kohtus minister Simson Brüsselis Malta, Suurbritannia, Soome ja Austria ministrite, Euroopa Liberaalide ja Demokraatide (ALDE) esindajate ning Euroopa Liidu transpordivolinik Violeta Bulciga, kellega ta arutas Eesti eesistumise prioriteete transpordiküsimustes. /2.12.2016/
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Urve Palo osaleb EL-i telekommunikatsiooniministrite nõukogul

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Ettevõtlus- ja tehnoloogiaminister Urve Palo osaleb reedel Brüsselis Euroopa Liidu telekommunikatsiooniministrite nõukogul, kus peamised teemad on mobiilside rändluse hulgihinnad, postipakkide piiriülene liikumine ja 5G mobiiliühenduse arendamine. „Eesti jaoks on oluline rõhutada peamiselt kahte asja: EL peab liikuma ühtse digitaalse turu poole ja uued tehnoloogiad, nagu näiteks 5G mobiiliühendus, tuleb võimalikult kiiresti kasutusele võtta,“ ütles Palo. Postipakkide piiriülesel kättetoimetamisel toetab Eesti lähenemist, et muuta teenuse osutaja hindu läbipaistvamaks. „Sellest võidavad eelkõige väiksemad e-poed ja tarbijad ning ühest riigist teise liikuvate kaupade hind odavneb,“ lisas Palo. Minister osaleb enne nõukogu toimuval samameelsete liikmesriikide hommikusöögil, kus arutatakse andmete vaba liikumisega seonduvaid küsimusi. „Ilma andmete vaba liikumiseta Euroopa Liidus ei saa olla ühtset digitaalset turgu," selgitas minister. Lisaks kohtub ettevõtlus- ja infotehnoloogiaminister Austria, Malta, Suurbritannia, Hispaania ja Prantsusmaa ministritega ning Euroopa Komisjoni digivoliniku Andrus Ansipiga. /01.12.2016/
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Hotellidele ja motellidele jagab järgmisel viiel aastal tärne Eesti Hotellide ja Restoranide Liit

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Majandus- ja taristuminister Kristen Michal allkirjastas käskkirja, millega pikendas viie aasta võrra (kuni 1. maini 2021) Eesti Hotellide ja Restoranide Liidu (EHRL) õigust anda hotellidele ja motellidele järke ehk tärne.   „Tärnisüsteem on aluseks Eesti majutusteenuse heale tasemele ja korrastatud arengule ning seepärast planeerime senisest enam nii teenusepakkujate kui ka tarbijate teadlikkuse tõstmist järgusüsteemi olulisusest kui tunnustatud kvaliteedimärgist,“ ütles EHRL-i juhatuse esimees Verni Loodmaa. Ta lisas, et EHRL-i missiooniks on Hotelstars Union’i süsteemi ajaga kaasa käimine ja paindlikkus innovaatiliste lahenduste aktsepteerimisel ning hotelli teenuse arendamine uutele segmentidele. EHRL rakendab Eestis rahvusvahelist järgusüsteemi Hotelstars Union, mis võimaldab Eesti hotelle ja motelle paremini Euroopa omadega võrrelda ning tagab turistile kindluse majutusasutuse kvaliteedis. Hotellil on võimalik taotleda kuni viis tärni ja motellil kuni kolm tärni. Järgu taotlemine on majutusasutustele vabatahtlik.   Hotelstars Union´i järgunõuded koosnevad miinimum- ja valiknõuetest. Järgu saamiseks tuleb täita kõik miinimumnõuded ning valikuliste nõuete hulgast on tarvis juurde koguda kindel arv punkte. Kõigil majutusasutustel on võimalik saada ka kõrgem (Superior) tase. Praegu on Eestis 25 järguhotelli, neist kuuel on viis, üheksal neli ja kümnel kolm tärni.    Euroopa Hotellide ja Restoranide Liitude Assotsiatsiooni (HOTREC) eestvedamisel välja töötatud Hotelstars Union´i järgusüsteem on lisaks Eestile kasutusel Šveitsis, Austrias, Saksamaal, Ungaris, Tšehhis, Hollandis, Rootsis, Lätis, Leedus, Luksemburgis, Maltas, Belgias, Taanis, Kreekas ja Liechtensteini Vürstiriigis. Euroopa ühtse järgusüsteemi järgi on neis riikides klassifitseeritud üle 22 000 hotelli.   EHRL tegutseb järgu andjana alates 2006. aasta maist.
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EL kannustab liikmesriike üksteise digiallkirju tunnustama

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Täna ilmunud Euroopa Liidu määruse eIDAS (e-identimise ja e-tehingute jaoks vajalike usaldusteenuste kohta siseturul) järgi peavad kõik ELi maade riigiasutused hakkama vastastikku üksteise digiallkirju ja e-identiteete tunnustama. Majandus- ja Kommunikatsiooniministeeriumi nõuniku Mait Heidelbergi sõnul ühtlustab määrus Euroopa Liidus arusaama elektroonilisest identiteedist ja digiallkirjast. „Võimalus anda digiallkirja ja tuvastada ennast turvaliselt internetis ID-kaardi abil on lisaks Eestile olemas mitmetes ELi riikides, näiteks Austrias, Belgias, Hispaanias, Lätis, Soomes ja mujal. Probleemiks on aga see, et enamasti riigid neid vastastikku ei tunnusta ning piiriüleste teenuste puhul käib kõik ikka paberil,“ ütles Heidelberg. „Peagi peaks probleem olema ületatud. See teeb elu oluliselt lihtsamaks näiteks ettevõtjatele, kes tegutsevad mitmes liikmesriigis, kuid ka eraisikutele, kes tahavad kasutada teiste liikmesriikide teenuseid, näiteks meditsiini- või sotsiaalvaldkonnas. Samuti annab see laiemad võimalused tulevastele Eesti e-residentidele, kes saavad Eesti ID-kaardi abil kasutada teenuseid kogu Euroopas.“ Määruse järgi peavad liikmesriikide asutused digiallkirju vastastikku tunnustama hakkama 2016. aastal ja elektroonilist identiteeti 2018. aastal. Liikmesriigid võivad teiste liikmesriikide elektroonilisi identiteete vastastikku tunnustada ka juba varem. Määrus käsitleb vaid avaliku sektori asjaajamist ja ei ole erasektorile kohustuslik. „Usun, et erasektor, nagu e-poed, pangad jm tulevad siiski kaasa ja asuvad samuti teiste riikide kodanike e-identiteete tunnustama, nende ärile saab see olla ainult kasulik,“ ütles Heidelberg. Eelmise aasta lõpus sõlmisid Eesti peaminister Andrus Ansip ja Soome peaminister Jyrki Katainen teadaolevalt maailma esimese digiallkirjastatud valitsustevahelise kokkuleppe e-teenuste ühiseks arendamiseks.
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Sulling kohtus Austria kolleegiga

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Väliskaubandus- ja ettevõtlusminister Anne Sulling kohtus esmaspäeval Austria teaduse-, arendus-  ja majandusministri dr Reinhold Mitterlehneriga. Ministrid arutasid võimalusi tugevdada riikidevahelisi majandussidemeid. Kohtumisel kolleegiga meenutas minister Sulling, et Eesti tegi oma esimese saastekvoodi müügitehingu just Austriaga. „Toona sõlmitud tehingute tulemusena on ellu viidud 63 projekti, mille raames on renoveeritud kaugküttetrasse, katlamaju ja ehitatud koostootmisjaamu ning seitse Eesti linna saavad kaasaegse tänavavalgustuse,“ rääkis Sulling. Ministrid arutasid võimalusi tõhustada kahe riigi vahelist koostööd. Sullingu sõnul on küllalt tagasihoidlikes riikide majandussuhetes palju kasvupotentsiaali. „Austria äridelegatsiooni siinviibimine on märgilise tähendusega. Just silmast-silma kohtudes tekivad kaubavahetuse paranemiseks vajalikud kontaktid. Eesti ettevõtetele on Austria kahtlemata ahvatlev turg.“  Nii Eesti kui Austria ministrid nentisid, et mõlema riigi huvides on koostöö Euroopa Liidu tasandil saavutamaks vabakaubandusleping Ameerika Ühendriikidega.  Sulling rõhutas, et Eesti toetab ambitsioonikat, laiaulatuslikku ja võimalikult liberaalse lõpptulemusega EL-USA vabakaubanduslepingut. Austria teaduse-, arendus - ja majandusministri dr Reinhold Mitterlehner ja Austria äridelegatsioon saadavad Eestis ametlikul visiidil olevat Austria presidenti Heinz Fischerit. Täna toimub ka Austria-Eesti ärifoorum, kus esinevad Majandus- ja Kommunikatsiooniministeeriumi asekantslerid Ahti Kuningas ning Taavi Kotka.
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Kommentaar: Aprillis tõusis Soome taas Eesti suurimaks ekspordipartneriks

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Aprillis jätkus kaubavahetusmahtude langus, sh eksport kahanes Statistikaameti andmetel aastaga 7% ja import 4% võrra. Ekspordi vähenemist mõjutas eelkõige Rootsi suunalise väljaveo oluline langus, mille taga oli kolmandiku võrra väiksem masinate ja seadmete müük. Lõuna-Euroopa majanduskriis on mõjutanud enim Rootsi elektroonikatööstust, mille tulemusena on nõudlus kahanenud ka Eestis valmistatud telekommunikatsiooni-seadmetele. Kuna eksport Soome oli aprillis väikese kasvuga, siis tõusis Soome taas Eesti esimeseks ekspordipartneriks.Kui eksport oli kuises languses juba märtsis, siis aprillis näitas kerget vähenemist eelneva kuuga võrreldes ka import. Selle taga oli suures osas kütuste sisseveo oluline kahanemine. Kaubavahetuse bilansi saldo negatiivsus oli aprillis viiendiku võrra väiksem kui märtsis, aastaga aga tõusis ligi poole ulatuses.Aprilli ekspordi langust aastases võrdluses mõjutasid enim mineraalsed tooted, mille väljavedu kahanes kolmandiku võrra. Kütuste töötlemine Eestis on kuises võrdluses küllaltki volatiilne ja sõltub suuremate partiide tarnimisest. Eelmise aasta märtsis ja aprillis oli kütuste osas just ülikõrge võrdlusbaas. Masinate ja seadmete eksport vähenes vaid 5%, kuigi nende osas oli ka eelmise aasta võrdlusbaas suhteliselt kõrge. Samas võib välja tuua valmistoidukaupade ja jookide kolmandiku ning keemiatoodete viiendiku võrra suuremat eksporti kui aasta varem.Impordis toimusid aprillis sarnased muutused ekspordiga. Mineraalsete kütuste sissevedu kahanes aastaga ligi poole võrra ning masinate ja seadmete import 2%. Samas transpordivahendite sissevedu kasvas poole võrra. Aprillis lisandus eelnevatele kuudele ühe lennuki liisimine ja toimus tsisternvagunite sisseost. Ka autode import oli tugeva kasvuga. Veel võib nimetada ehitusmaterjalide ligi 30%-list ja muude tööstuskaupade veerandilist sisseveo suurenemist.Mais ei ole kaubavahetuses prognooside kohaselt veel arengute paranemist oodata, sest aastatagune võrdlusbaas on jätkuvalt kõrge ning Eesti oluliste kaubanduspartnerite majanduslik olukord pole kindel. Eesti Konjunktuuriinstituudi maikuu uuringus osalenud tööstusettevõtetest 15% teatas tavapärasest suuremaid eksport¬tellimusi, mis oli kolme protsendipunkti võrra enam kui aprillis. Mõnevõrra väiksem oli ka nende ettevõtete arv, kes ootasid tellimuste kahanemist (27%), 58% firmadest jäid aga eksporttellimused tavapärasele tasemele. Euroopa Liidus tervikuna langes mais majandususaldusindeks. Majandususaldus kahanes ka Eesti olulisemate kaubanduspartnerite, Soome, Rootsi, Läti, Leedu ja Saksamaa turul. Mais oli majandususaldus üle ajaloolise keskmise vaid Saksamaal, Rootsis, Lätis, Eestis ja Austrias.  
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Eesti hotellid ja motellid hakkavad peagi tärne saama rahvusvahelise süsteemi järgi

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Eestis hakkab 2. maist hotellidele ja motellidele kehtima uus järgusüsteem Hotelstars Union, mis võimaldab Eesti majutusasutusi paremini Euroopa hotellidega võrrelda ning tagab turistile kindluse hotelli kvaliteedis.Majandus- ja kommunikatsiooniminister Juhan Parts allkirjastas reedel käskkirja, millega kinnitas hotellidele ja motellidele uued järgunõuded ehk nn tärnisüsteemi. Tärne hakkab järgneval viiel aastal välja andma Eesti Hotellide ja Restoranide Liit (EHRL), kelle ülesanne on Hotelstars Unioni süsteem Eestis ka juurutada.„Turismiteenuste arendamisel tuleb peamiselt rõhuda kvaliteedi tõstmisele ning usalduse suurendamisele välisturistide silmis, et parandada meie turismisektori potentsiaali välisturgudel,“ kommenteeris Parts. „Uus järgusüsteem annab kindluse, et näiteks neljatärni hotell Tallinnas on samaväärne neljatärni hotelliga Berliinis ja vastupidi.“Uue süsteemi peamine erinevus Eestis täna kasutusel olevaga on oluliselt enama tähelepanu pööramine teenuste kvaliteedile ning suurem paindlikkus. Kui praegu peab hotell tärni saamiseks täitma kõik ette nähtud nõuded ning kasvõi ühe kriteeriumi puudumisel järku ei anta, siis Hotelstars Unioni järgunõuded koosnevad miinimum- ja valiknõuetest. Järgu saamiseks tuleb täita kõik miinimumnõuded ning valikuliste nõuete hulgast on tarvis juurde koguda kindel hulk punkte. Praegu on Eestis 29 järguhotelli, neist neljal on viis, kümnel neli, 13-l kolm ja kahel kaks tärni. EHRLi eesmärk on järgmise viie aasta jooksul järguhotellide arvu kahekordistamine. Euroopa Hotellide ja Restoranide Liitude Assotsiatsiooni eestvedamisel välja töötatud Hotelstars Union järgusüsteem on tänaseks kasutusel Šveitsis, Austrias, Saksamaal, Ungaris, Tšehhis, Hollandis ja Rootsis ning üleminekut uuele järgusüsteemile kavandavad ka Läti ja Leedu. Euroopa ühtse järgusüsteemi järgi on klassifitseeritud juba 17 000 hotelli seitsmes riigis.EHRLil on olnud õigus hotellidele ja motellidele järke anda alates 2006. aasta maist. Minister pikendas seda oma  käskkirjaga 2016. aasta 1. maini. Lisaks hotellile ja motellile saab täna järku taotleda ka külalistemajale, hostelile, puhkemajale, puhkekülale ja -laagrile ning kodumajutusele. Viimaste puhul on järgu andmise õigus MTÜ-l Eesti Maaturism.
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Luksemburgile müüdava saastekvoodi tulu investeeritakse korterelamute energiasäästu

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Valitus kiitis heaks riigi kasutamata saastekvoodi (Assigned Amount Units - AAU) müügi Luksemburgi Suurhertsogriigile kogumahuga ligi 470 miljonit krooni. Müügist saadav tulu suunatakse korterelamuid  energiasäästlikumaks muutvate investeeringute toetamiseks.„Toetades korterelamute energiasäästlikumaks muutmist loome korteriühistutele kauaoodatud võimaluse teha majad korda ja vähendada soojakulusid,“ ütles projekti eest vastutav majandus- ja kommunikatsiooniminister Juhan Parts.Toetuse eesmärk on innustada korterelamute täies mahus renoveerimist. Sõltuvalt saavutatavast energiasäästust toetatakse renoveerimistöid 15-35% ulatuses. Taotlejaks võivad olla korteriühistud, hooneühistud või korteriomanike ühisuses osalevad korteriomanikud.Toetuse täpsed tingimused sätestab majandus- ja kommunikatsiooniministri määrus „Korterelamute renoveerimise toetuste taotlemise tingimused ja kord“, mis allkirjastatakse järgmisel nädalal. Taotlusvooru kuulutab augustis 2010 välja KredEx.Selle tehinguga kasvab Eesti kasutamata saastekvoodi ühikute tehingute maht 1,5 miljardi kroonini. Varem on sõlmitud ostu-müügi lepingud Austria Vabariigi, Hispaania Kuningriigi ja Jaapani panga SMBC-ga.
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Parts: rakenduskõrgkoolid peaksid olema avatud 24 tundi

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Kolmapäeval Tallinnas Eesti Infotehnoloogia Kolledžis rakenduskõrghariduse koostöö konverentsil avasõnad lausunud majandus- ja kommunikatsiooniminister Juhan Parts ütles, et võitluses tööpuudusega on oluline roll rakenduskõrgkoolidel, kes peaks suuremat rõhku pöörama kvaliteetsete täiend- ja ümberõppevõimaluste pakkumisele.„Tänast olukorda arvestades peaks rakenduskõrgharidust pakkuvate koolide uksed olema avatud piltlikult öeldes 24 tundi,“ sõnas minister. „Rakenduskõrgkoolid peaks üles näitama initsiatiivi, et pakkuda mõtestatud täiendõpet. See on erakordselt vajalik ja ma ei näe, et riigil selle jaoks ressurss puudub.“Viiendat korda toimunud konverentsil alapealkirjaga "Ettevõtlus, ettevõtlikkus ja innovatsioon rakenduskõrgkoolis" rõhutas minister, et rakenduskõrgkoolid on akadeemilistele kõrgkoolidele eeskujuks oma suure ettevõtlus- ja majandusõppe mahu poolest, mis omakorda annab rakenduskõrghariduse omandanutele paremad võimalused tulevikus ise oma tööandjaks hakata ja ettevõtjatena töökohti juurde luua.Statistika näitab, et eestimaalaste soov endale tööandjaks olla on aastatega küll suurenenud ja 40% eestlastest tahaks ettevõtlusega tegeleda, kuid meie teadmiste ja oskuste puudumise protsent ettevõtlusega tegelemiseks on endiselt liiga kõrge.Parts pidas kahetsusväärseks, et Eesti noored kipuvad rakenduslikku kõrgharidust alahindama, eelistades vastupidiselt näiteks Soome või Austria eeskujule akadeemilise hariduse omandamist rakenduslikule õppele.Pärastlõunal diskuteerib Juhan Parts konverentsil oma eelkäijate Jaak Leimanni, Mihkel Pärnoja ja Meelis Atoneniga teemal „Ettevõtlus ja ettevõtlikkus meie ümber“. 
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Nobel a Peter Handke: i guardiani dell'ipocrisia

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Con piacere presentiamo questo contributo del professor Andrea Zhok, che rilanceremo più volte nelle prossime settimane e ringraziamo fortemente per la sua disponibilità. di ANDREA ZHOK L'assegnazione del premio Nobel per la Letteratura allo scrittore austriaco Peter Handke è stata un'imperdibile occasione per i pasdaran del ‘correttismo politico', per mettersi in scena come autoproclamati guardiani della morale. Peter Handke era in odor di Nobel già nella seconda metà degli anni '90, (...) - Cultura / , , ,
          

3D-s üléstérképet vezet be az Austrian Airlines

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Háromdimenziós üléstérképet vezet be az Austrian Airlines ezzel megkönnyítve a székek kiválasztását.
          

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Regina Erlenheim - doktoritöö kaitsmine 15.nov, 15:00, ICT-638

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Tarkvarateaduse instituudi doktorant Regina Erlenheim kaitseb oma doktoritööd "Designing Proactive Public Services" ("Proaktiivsete avalike teenuste disainimine") reedel, 15.11.2019 kell 15:00 ruumis ICT-638.

Juhendajad vanemteadur Kuldar Taveter (TalTech) ja Leon Sterling (Swinburne´i Tehnikaülikool).
Oponendid prof. Josef Küng (Johannes Kepleri Ülikool, Austria) ja prof. Eusebio Scornavacca (Baltimore´i Ülikool, USA).

Doktoritöö TalTechi raamatukogu digikogus.

Doktoritöö on valminud koostöös Swinburne´i Tehnikaülikooliga Austraalias doktoriõppe koostöölepingu raames.

Arvestades tehnoloogia üha kasvavat tähtsust ühiskonnas, on muutunud üha olulisemaks mõista, kuidas IKT-põhiseid e-teenuseid tõhusalt disainida, pakkuda ja rakendada. Viimastel aastatel on suurenenud proaktiivsete e-teenuste tähtsus avalikus sektoris.
Väitekirja uudsus seisneb analüüsis, mis põhineb tähelepanekul, et valitsused on järjest enam huvitatud ennetavate ja proaktiivsete e-teenuste arendamise ja rakendamisest. Samas on sellel alal veel teadustöö piiratud. Käesolev doktoritöö viitab sellele ja eeldab, et proaktiivsed avalikud teenused muudavad inimeste igapäevaelu lihtsamaks ja igapäevase bürokraatia lahendamiseks kuluks vähem aega.
Käesolev doktoritöö annab oma panuse neljas põhivaldkonnas. Esiteks esitletakse proaktiivsete teenuste meta-mudelit, mis põhineb eelneval agent-orienteeritud modelleerimise lähenemisel (Sterling ja Taveter, 2009). Teiseks tutvustatakse kontseptuaalset reaktiivset-proaktiivset teenusruumi. Kolmandaks aitab väitekiri kaasa proaktiivsete teenuste disainimiseks avalikus sektoris pakkudes välja nimekirja konkreetsete valdkondlike juhistega. Lõpuks tutvustatakse reaktiivsus-proaktiivsuse spektrit, mis on uus lähenemisviis proaktiivsuse mõistmiseks ja klassifitseerimiseks avaliku teenuse osutamise kontekstis.


          

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Sky Sport Austria: Fußball: UEFA Champions League

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07.11.2019 20:00 - 20:30
Alle Spiele, alle Tore, Kompakt, Gruppenphase, 4. Spieltag, Dienstag
Der 4. CL-Spieltag mit den Partien FC Barcelona - Slavia Prag, Zenit St. Petersburg - RB Leipzig, Borussia Dortmund - Inter Mailand, FC Liverpool - KRC Genk, SSC Neapel - RB Salzburg, Olympique Lyon - Benfica Lissabon, FC Chelsea - Ajax Amsterdam und FC Valencia - OSC Lille.
          

FIH Olympic Qualifier : Austria men miss Tokyo 2020 ticket

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In the well-attended Sparkassen Hockeystadion in Mönchengladbach, with just under 4,000 spectators, Austria wanted to bring down the favorites on Day 1 of the Olympic Qualifier with a disciplined defensive performance. On day 1, Germany’s early goal shocked Austrian players, and they completely lost access to the game. Two negligent mistakes in the game later […]
          

Bosnian war survivors protest Peter Handke's Nobel prize win

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Protesters on Tuesday demonstrated against the Nobel Committee's decision to award Austrian writer Peter Handke its prize in literature, stating that awarding him 'equals awarding war crimes.' Handke has long been criticized for his defence of the Serbs during the 1990s wars that devastated the Balkans.


          

In Hülle und Fülle gesucht: Innovative PV-Kraftwerke

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Die Ausschreibung für den zweiten Innovationsaward für Bauwerkintegrierte Photovoltaik hat begonnen: Die Projekte können bis 10. Februar 2020 eingereicht werden. Initiiert wird der Award von der Technologieplattform Photovoltaik (TPPV).


„Mit der Auslobung möchten wir einen Impuls setzen, um Photovoltaik am Gebäude zu einem Standard zu entwickeln. Ziel ist es, zukünftig bei jedem Neubau und jeder Renovierung die auf das Gebäude einfallende Energie zu nutzen. Österreich kann seine Architekturtradition nutzen und durch die Verbin­dung von energetischer Opti­mierung und gestalterischen Lösungen ein globaler Vorreiter für solare Ar­chitektur zu werden“, erklärt TPPV-Obmann Hubert Fechner. Theresia Vogel, Geschäftsführerin des Klima- und Energiefonds ergänzt: „Der Klima- und Energiefonds unterstützt den Award, um besonders interes­sante Lösungen mit Leuchtturmcharakter vor den Vorhang zu holen, die beweisen, dass auch architektonisch anspruchsvol­le Bauwerke mit gebäudeintegrierter Photovoltaik möglich sind. Und um schlussendlich auch das Bewusstsein in der Bevölkerung für die Energiewende weiter zu stärken.“ 

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Die Projekte können ab sofort bis zum 10. Februar 2020 online unter www.pvaustria.at/bipv-award eingereicht werden. Alle Architekten, Bauherren, Planer, Eigentümer und Unternehmen – privat oder gewerblich, industriell oder öffentlich – sind eingeladen, ihre bauwerkintegrierten PV-Projekte einzureichen. Ein Österreichbezug der Projekte ist wichtig, jedoch muss der Standort nicht in Österreich sein. Eine internationale Jury aus den verschiedenen Fachbereichen wählt die innovativsten Photovoltaik-Projekte aus. Die feierliche Verleihung des Awards findet im Rahmen des PV-Kongresses des Bundesverbands Photovoltaic Austria, am 19. März 2020 in Wien, statt.


          

Fall 2019 Newsletter

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MIKE’S DOORS

Mike Pember
Museum Doors
It is with sadness that we report the passing of former Cavendish Historical Society (CHS) board member Mike Pember. Mike quietly went about getting things done, be it the painting of the fence around the War Memorial, or getting the right things we needed for the Grange Hall Curtain. However, he had two questions. “What are you gonna do with it?” was his favorite as we’d go through collections. The second and more frequent question was  “Where are those doors?” The doors to the Museum have been installed and painted and will be  remembered as “Mike’s doors.” Our condolences to his wife Sandra Russo, to his children and to his many friends and family.

NO, MR. HICKERNELL IS NOT BURIED IN THE BASEMENT


Hickernell House
We posted this story on the CHS website, linking it to several Facebook sites. There was an incredible response with people posting about the HIckernells, who lived in the Gothic revival stone house that can be seen from 131. Below is the story with the addition of various comments made.

This past winter, while talking with Phyllis Bont, we learned about what happened when Mr. Hickernell died. Supposedly he went missing around the same time Mrs. Hickernell had a cement floor poured in the basement. Not surprisingly, the rumor ensued that Mr. Hickernell was murdered and buried in the basement. Phyllis was quick to reply that Mr. Hickernell had died in the garage, as her husband Dr. Gene Bont, responded to the incident.

Theresa Hickernell, who claimed to have been from Austria and educated in private schools, had issues with Gene over the funding of public schools. Needless to say, it was a bit challenging for her to have him respond and ask what would have felt like extremely personal questions,, yet they were required in order for him to render the most appropriate care. “She just said all sorts of things to people about Gene after that,” Phyllis explained. “Fortunately, people knew what she was like.”

While CHS board member Bruce McEnaney, when learning of how Mr. Hickernell actually died, was disappointed to see “a perfectly good story wrecked,” he was surprised at what we were able to learn about Theresa Hickernell thanks to various leads Phyllis provided.

As it turned out, there is no evidence that Theresa Ruth Swetitch Hickernell-Smith was raised in Austria. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri on July 22, 1912 and died in St. Louis County, Minnesota Jul 22, 2003 at the age of 90.

To the stories she told of being part of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) in WWII, we found records that showed she was a trainee in the WFTD Class 43-4 being a “Washback from 43-2.” With no evidence that she graduated from the program, she was a regular contributor to the WASP Newsletter. In March 1980 she wrote the following:

"Yes, I was in the 1943 class of 43-2 at Houston Airport. From Houston, I flew to Goldsboro, NC, to be married to Francis Nelson Hickernell by a real Irish priest in a Catholic chapel. We had been married nine days when he was shipped overseas for four years. In the meantime, I had become associated with an accounting firm in Houston. I was later contacted by one of the generals in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, to do some auditing, flew to Whitehorse, stayed for two and really got to see the country in the rough. From there down to Seattle to some more flying - even soloed in a seaplane in Ketchikan, Alaska. Then headed for Baranoff Island, Alaska, for special work in accounting and found out how the commercial salmon industry works. Back in Seattle, I started mountain climbing in the Cascades. When the war was finally over, my husband and I met after all those years and decided upon a second honeymoon. We started out in December and ended in June, meanwhile looking for a place to settle and go into business. We decided on Richmond, VA, where we opened up a flower shop that was so successful that after we had had the shop only ten years we were able to close it regularly and do a great deal of traveling. I've been around the world nine times and have made thirteen trips to Europe. After having the shop for 20 years, we retired to Cavendish, VT.

I've climbed many of the high mountains, but the one I take special pride in is Mount Everest. In 1967 & 1968. I was a lone trekker with 8 porters, a cook, and head Sherpa. Although there was a ban on the peak, I was allowed to climb to 21,000 feet. I1 have 2800 feet of color film of this trek.

My husband and I both own a fire opal mine. We do gem hunting and go big-game sport fishing. Again this year I am trying to break the women's world record of 1170 pounds on giant blue fin tuna. Have landed many in the 900 class but I'm still trying for the big one.

These are only a small part of my adventures. I'd love to hear more about 43-2.

Mr. Hickernell's grave
Sgt Francis Nelson Hickernell died on April 8, 1982, approximately two years after his wife submitted her note to WASP Newsletter. He is buried in Lewistown Mifflin County, PA.

Theresa would marry twice more, divorcing her second husband. Her last spouse, Ralph Smith made the decision to move from Cavendish back to his hometown in Minnesota as Theresa had developed Alzheimer’s Disease and he needed assistance caring for her.

In the original post, Phyllis talked about how her son, Geno, deviled Mrs. Hickernell. As it turns out, Carole Bont was the organizer.  

Carol writes, I do remember hearing about Mr. Hickernell's death in his garage. I was also part of an earlier large group of teens who stood across the street from the back of her house while she threatened us with arrest. I believe some deputized adult came by and told us we could not go on her property. After the group of kids I was with left and went elsewhere, we came back by her house on our way home and I saw that someone had covered the top of her fence with shaving cream. She was her own worst enemy. If she had been remotely nice to any of us she would not have attracted our negative attention

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• I grew up right next to her house, she used to threaten us kids and leave rat poison for our dogs. One time she told me and my dad she was going to skin our dog alive in front of us.

• We were scared of her when we walked by her house after getting off the bus. She usually yelled something at us.

• She never smiled at all.

• I took photos of this house which was clearly empty of occupants. After developing the film I noticed a white image of a person standing in the window looking out at me. He is still there. Protecting his precious gem collection perhaps.

• I lived next door for 6 years never saw her outside. When I was younger I was in the church youth group and we went to her home and she was very nice, she played a small instrument sort of like a harp but very small after that I wasn't afraid of her or that house.

• I helped build those stone walls... Working for Boy Towle and Melvin Buck... Mr. H was ok... Mrs. H definitely did not like kids... If you wanted to get in trouble, just walk on their lawn....

• Old lady Hickernell was a miserable old gal lol. I remember being a child and walking by her house when her husband had a heart attack shoveling....he wasn’t buried in the basement. Although I wouldn’t have put it past her lol

• If I remember correctly the day Theresa Hickernell died Cavendish experienced the "tornado" that caused all of the damage up through Cavendish Center. [July 2003]….Knowing Tess for many years, we always said that that microburst was Tess coming through Cavendish, one last time!!

• I grew up on the other side of her and learned that she was nice as long as you were respectful of her. She even invited my parents, Sonia and myself over for Almendetto wine one night, I was probably 13 at the time! Worse stuff ever!!! We were always cordial and she even liked my boys.

• When we were kids we would say “Hi, nice day.” to Mr. Hickernell. He would say “Nice day for a murder”. Didn’t think he was serious.

• I remember one time Christmas caroling (I think the youth group from Cavendish Baptist) and she actually invited us into the house for refreshments and gave us a small tour of part of the house. I think we were there a while and she was quite pleasant.

• I painted her house in the early 80's, such a warm, kind, loving and giving woman, just adored my children and insisted that she pay twice the quote I gave for her house. None of this is true, of course, except that I did paint her house.

• I was driving on High St by Frank Guica's house and she was out walking. She turned and saw my car and continued walking down the middle of the road and made me wait until she was ready to move to the side.




Making bracelets
CARMINE GUICA YOUNG HISTORIANS
The first months of the new school year are very busy, and this year is no exception. New this year is the  Preserve &Serve Program where students serve each other, their families, community, state and country. In so doing, they learn basic civics, how their community functions and what type of citizens we want them to become. The students in 5th & 6th graders have been doing fall chores for residents, while the 4th grade is maintaining the school gardens. Grades 2-6 made bracelets, which they sold and raised $317 to help Team Rubicon provide hurricane relief efforts in the Bahamas. The 6thgrade participated in RiverSweep, helping to preserve the Black River.

At Coolidge
Trips so far have included: Calvin Coolidge Homestead; Tings Farm; Fitton Mill; Foliage Train; and Sturbridge Village. We have brought incredible speakers to the school, including the Chief of the Elnu, Roger Longtoe Sheehan, and experimental archaeologist Charlie Paquin.

For our holiday program this year, we will be celebrating “Winter Solstice.” The students will be making luminaries. If you have any Oui Yogurt glass jars, please drop them off at CTES or contact us at the address above to arrange for a pickup.


Center School
CAVENDISH SCHOOLS: Part III Center Rd School

Inspired by the paintings of John Snarksi, which were recently re hung in the Cavendish Town Elementary School (CTES), the spring edition of The Scribbler included the histories of The Cavendish Academy, Wheeler School; Fittonsville School; Duttonsville School; and the Rumke School. The summer edition of this newsletter included Tarbell Hill, featuring stories from Carmine Guica. This issue features stories from Sandra Stearns’ book “ Cavendish Hillside Farms 1939-1957/.

I attended the Center School, a rural one room school for eight years. We had no physical education, as such, but a walk of a mile each end of the day probably filled the need. Jannette, my sister, got married the same year I finished fifth grade. Thereafter I had to walk horses during the winter months before school each morning to clean the barn and feed the heifers there. After school there was wood to lug in, calves and horses to feed, cows to water and milking to be done.

We walked to school, rain or shine, balmy days and sub-zero. Often the roads were not plowed and we waded through snow up to our knees, sometimes almost to our waist. The larger, older ones (Jannette and later Donald Ackley) would go first and break the trail.

On below zero days we wasted no time on the trip and still arrived half frozen. Our fingers would be numb; our ears, nose, cheeks and chin tingling with the cold. When we arrived, if we were lucky, the wood stove in the corner would be burning briskly and our chills soon chased away. However, on the coldest days it took almost all day to reheat the room that had had no heat since the previous afternoon. Usually one of the Johnson children, who lived nearest to the school, was janitor. It was their job to lug wood in from the woodshed, build the fire in the morning and lug water by pail from Quinns. The janitor also had to sweep the floors each day after school and cleaned the chalkboards and erasers.

An oil heater was installed in 1947. Thereafter oil was lugged from the large storage tank in the woodshed and the fire kept going throughout the night, turned low. It went out over the weekend, but the janitor started it late Sunday afternoon in the winter time. ..

We did not have hot lunch. The Johnson children and usually Charlotte Quinn, living so close to the schoolhouse, went home for lunch. The rest of us carried a lunchbox and usually a thermos of milk. Those thermoses were glass lined and often times did not survive the trips to and from school.

I have never regretted the eight years I spent at the Center School. There were sometimes eight grades, usually only 6 or 7, with 15 or 20 students. The older students, when their work was finished, helped the younger ones practice phonics or listened to them read. They provided help with crafts and at playtime.

I was the only one in my grade for seven years so it was quite a challenge when I started high school. I had the best of both world. I did my own work and often did work with the grade above me. I also got to help the grades below me. I could work at my own pace and generally finished with each subject book ever year.

We studied reading, writing, spelling, arithmetic, history, geography, health and language. In the eighth grade we always had a semester of Vermont and local history. Our spare time was filled with craft projects and reading books.

BECOME A MEMBER, RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP, DONATE

If you have not joined the Cavendish Historical Society, need to renew your membership, and/or would like to be a volunteer, please complete the form below and sending a check, payable to CHS, to CHS, PO Box 472, Cavendish, VT 05142. All contributions are tax deductible.

Name: _______________________________________

Address: _______________________________________________


Phone Number: _____________________   E-Mail:____________________________
Membership Level
__ Individual Member $10                       __ Senior Member 65+ $5            __ Sustaining Member $500
__ Household Member $15      ___ Contributing Member $250                                 

Volunteer
___ I would be interested in serving, as a volunteer .I would be interested in serving on the following committee(s):__ Program Planning           __ Fundraising       __ Building (Museum)
__Archives                    _ Budget        ­­–– Cemetery    __ Carmine Guica Young Historians

Donations are always welcome and can be designated as follows:
__ For general purposes                        __ Young Historians                  __Publications
__ Archaeological Activities                _ Museum & Archival             __ Special Events
__ Rankin Fund                          __  Williams Fund                 __ Solzhenitsyn Project
__ Other (please specify)                       __ Cemetery Restoration           __ Preservation Projects

          

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New Panorama: Versalspitze by Sebastian Becher

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June 2019 · 2.462 m · Verwall Alps · Vorarlberg · Austria
Fantastic early summer day here in the SW Verwall Alps with a lot of snow this year. Have a look to the Silvretta Highalps Street.
          

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Reasoning And Rule Systems First International Conference Rr 2007 Innsbruck Austria June 7 8 2007 Proceedings Lecture Notes In Computer Science

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Facebookinlägg om muslimer inte straffbart

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Åklagaren väckte åtal mot NN enligt följande:

NN har den 28 april 2017 på XXX, eller annan okänd plats i riket, publicerat en kommentar till ett inlägg i Facebook-gruppen "Stå upp för Sverige" och på så vis spridit ett meddelande vari han uttryckt missaktning mot muslimer med anspelning på deras trosbekännelse genom att skriva "Muslimerna är ett jäkla pack. Dom gapa och skrika om att vi inte respektera deras religion men svinen vägra respektera kristendomen. Jävla vilka dubbelmoral.".

Tingsrätten dömde för hets mot folkgrupp, 16 kap 8 § 1 st brottsbalken med påföljd m.m. om skyddstillsyn.

Hovrätten friade med följande motivering.

NN har uppgett att hans syfte med att skriva kommentaren var att ge uttryck för en frustration som han kände över att muslimer enligt hans uppfattning särbehandlas samt att förmedla sin åsikt att alla bör följa samma regler. NN:s ordval är nedsättande för muslimer. Hans kommentar överskred gränsen för saklighet. Även om NN tveklöst hade kunnat förmedla sitt budskap på ett mindre kränkande sätt, relaterar hans inlägg till innehållet i artikeln och ger uttryck för hans uppfattning i en fråga som var föremål för debatt. Vid en helhetsbedömning av meddelandet och det sammanhang som meddelandet lämnats i anser hovrätten att det varken kan anses vara nödvändigt eller proportionerligt att inskränka NN:s yttrandefrihet i detta fall. NN:s agerande är därför inte straffbart såsom hets mot folkgrupp. Åtalet ska således ogillas.

 

Kommentar: Det straffbara området omfattar inte alla meddelanden av nedsättande eller förnedrande natur. För att ett meddelande ska vara straffbart krävs enligt lagförarbetena att det är fullt klart att det överskrider gränsen för en saklig och vederhäftig diskussion rörande gruppen i fråga. I förarbetena anges också att påståenden som bäst bemöts eller tillrättaläggs i en fri och öppen debatt inte omfattas av kriminaliseringen. (Prop. 2001/02:59 s. 15 och 36.)

Utrymmet för att inskränka yttrandefriheten är särskilt begränsat när det gäller politiska yttranden eller vid debatt i frågor av allmänt intresse. (Se t.ex. NJA 2005 s. 805 och NJA 2006 s. 467 samt Europadomstolens domar Jerusalem v. Austria, no. 26958/95, ECHR 2001 II och Vejdeland and Others v. Sweden, no. 1813/07, ECHR 2012.)

 

 


          

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Ph.D. Studentship - Mid-Pleistocene Climate Change in Greenland: A Speleothem-Based Approach | Austria | Full time

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University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

Project Description
The Arctic is predicted to experience some of the greatest climate and environmental changes in the next centuries as a result of continued warming, the consequences of which will be felt worldwide, for instance through rising sea-levels or changes to Northern Hemisphere weather systems. Improving understanding of how the Arctic will develop in a warmer world is therefore of paramount importance, and one approach to achieve this is to look at periods of warmer climate in the recent geological past. Within the Arctic, Northeast Greenland is especially sensitive to climate change, however, there is a severe lack of knowledge on the climate history of this region, which is located far from the site of the deep ice cores and sparse in other high-quality climate records of long duration. The Greenland Caves Project thus seeks to address this fundamental knowledge gap by constructing records of past climate change from speleothems collected from caves in Northeast Greenland. In the current environment, the region containing the caves is arid and the ground is frozen, thus preventing deposition of speleothems. The presence of many speleothem deposits indicates that the region must have been warmer and wetter in the recent geological past. This project therefore aims to: (1) establish when in the recent geological past Greenland was warmer and wetter than today as well as the nature of the climate during those intervals; and (2) establish seasonal climate changes during past warm intervals.

Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD-student position in Quaternary Palaeoclimate at the Institute of Geology, University of Innsbruck, Austria on the subject “Mid-Pleistocene Climate Change in Greenland: A Speleothem-Based Approach”. The position will be embedded within the Doctoral Programme, Mountain Climate and Environment, as well as the Quaternary Research Group, which specialises in speleothem-based reconstructions of palaeoclimate. Tasks will include: geochemical laboratory work (in-house and abroad in the USA and Germany); independent research; completion of a dissertation; publishing; and administrative tasks.

https://quaternary.uibk.ac.at/
http://northeastgreenlandcavesproject.com/

Funding
The project is funded by an Austrian Science Foundation (FWF) Start grant. The monthly gross salary is Euro 2,162.40.

Person Specification:
The successful candidate will hold a Master’s degree in Geology, Physical Geography, Earth Science, Environmental Science or a related field. Previous experience working with palaeoclimate, speleothems, and/or U-Th dating will be an advantage. Applicants should have a good knowledge of written and spoken English, and should be willing to travel for extended periods of time for laboratory work and conferences. The successful candidate will have the ability to work independently and in a team, solve problems, communicate effectively, and have an interdisciplinary interest.

Start Date
Early 2020 (exact date is flexible)

Further information can be obtained from Prof. Gina Moseley. Applications should be sent by e-mail to gina.moseley[@]uibk.ac.at. Please include in a single pdf document: (1) a letter of motivation that also addresses the requirements listed in the person specification; (2) a curriculum vitae, and; (3) contact details for two referees (note that referees will only be contacted if the candidate is short-listed). Applications will be considered until 12th November, 2019.


          

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Otzi the Iceman's final journey retraced using moss

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SOUTH TYROL, ITALY — Frozen plant species buried with Otzi the Iceman has allowed scientists to trace the unusual route he took before his death. Otzi the Iceman was a hunter who died in the Alps 5,300 years ago. His mummified body was discovered near the Italy-Austria border in 1991. According to Science News, he was believed to have died due to freezing temperatures in the Italian Alps. But the discovery of an arrowhead in his left shoulder has led scientists to believe he was deliberately killed. A new study from the University of Glasgow examined fragments of frozen vegetation buried alongside or inside Otzi, which includes 75 different species of mosses and liverworts. Only 30% of the species are local, others were likely transported via Otzi's clothing or inside his gut. According to New Scientist, researchers found a type of bog moss in Otzi's colon that is used to staunch wounds, and may have been used to treat a gash on his palm. His intestines also contained the moss Neckera complanata and traces of pollen. Both moss species are found in low-elevation woodlands, while Otzi was found 3,200 meters above sea level. This suggests the Iceman travelled from the forests below and went through Schnalstal valley on his final ascent. Researcher James Dickson says Otzi the Iceman's route through the gorge was the most stressful way up the mountain, but fits with the assumption that he was hiding and running away from someone.
          

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Это цитата сообщения Alexandra-Victoria Оригинальное сообщениеЗамечталась красавица Вена И дрожит, словно скрипка в руках...Ferdinand Zach

 

Фердинанд Зак/Ferdinand Zach

(Austrian, 1868–1956)


АукционноАкварельноАрхитектурное



Вид на церковь Марии Фоме Осада со станции легкорельсового транспорта Отто Вагнера

Слышно отзвуки «Флейты волшебной»,
Моцарт снова играет для нас…
И сплетается ритм вдохновенно,
Унося много судеб и фраз.

Замечталась красавица Вена
И дрожит, словно скрипка в руках.
Сквозь века она слышит Шопена,
Растворяясь в своих облаках.

Умывается в водах Дуная,
Красотой покоряет весь мир…
Тихо дремлет, конечно, не зная,
Что душа ее — наш сувенир.

В Венском вальсе кружатся тревоги,
В Венском вальсе кружится любовь…
Впереди города и дороги,
Впечатлений багаж вновь и вновь…

(Солод Евгения)

On Ballhausplatz
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Ferdinand Zach/Фердинанд Зак был австрийским художником акварелистом, родившимся в 1868 году в Вене.
Учился в венской академии.
Работы Фердинанда Зака ​​предлагались на аукционе несколько раз по цене от 588 до 1445 долларов США.

С 2013 года рекордная цена для этого художника на аукционе составляет 1445 долларов США за две акварельные работы ниже "Der Donnerbrunnen (fountain) on Neuen Markt (square)", 1903, проданные в Dorotheum, Вена в 2018 году.

Художник умер в 1956 году в Вене.

Der Donnerbrunnen (fountain)

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Neuen Markt (square)

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On Ballhausplatz (деталь)

A view of St. Stephen’s seen from the Graben, 1908

A view of St. Stephen’s seen from the Graben, 1908 (деталь)

Der alte Naschmarkt in Wien

Охотничий двор в Шпице у Дуная

"Matzleinsdorfer Linie"

"Hof des Haus Nussdorf, Greinergasse 34"

Gasse in Heiligenstadt


Das alte Burgtheater in Wien

Das alte Burgtheater in Wien



Детская больница Св. Анны, 1907 г.



Blick auf Leopolds- und Kahlenberg

Ottakringerstraße

Ecke Michaelerplatz, Neue Burg

Heuriger

"Marktstand mit Blick auf die Karlskirche in Wien",

Hof im Gebirge

Dorfstraße

Portal des Alten Rathauses in Wien



Hof in Schwallenbach in der Wachau

August Heimbuchers Gasthaus in Wien









Rathaus und Rathauspark im Winter
 


          

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Calendar istoric - 7 noiembrie

 

Evenimente

  • 1480: Prima mențiune documentară a „sulgerului” în Țara Românească: denumire dată dregătorului din Țara Românească și Moldova în secolul al XV-lea, care avea ca sarcină aprovizionarea curții domnești cu carne, lumânări și alte provizii.
  • 1619: Elisabeta Stuart este încoronată regină a Boemiei.
  • 1801: Alessandro Volta prezintă prima baterie electrică.
  • 1874: Partidul Republican din SUA a fost reprezentat de imaginea unui elefant, publicată inițial în revista „Harper's Weekly”.
  • 1877: Trupele române, comandate de colonelul George Slăniceanu, ocupă, orașul-cetate Rahova (7-9 nov).
  • 1917: S-a încheiat Revoluția Bolșevică din Rusia, care a dus la curmarea monarhiei din această țară.
  • 1944: Franklin Delano Roosevelt a câștigat cel de-al patrulea mandat de președinte al Statelor Unite.
  • 1996: NASA lansează sonda spațială Mars Global Surveyor.
  • 1996: Lagos, Nigeria, se prăbușește un avion Boeing 727. Au murit toți cei 143 de oameni aflați la bord.
  • 2007: Atac armat într-un liceu din Finlanda. Au decedat 9 persoane (inclusiv atacatorul) și alte 13 au fost rănite. Evemitentul tragic este cunoscut sub numele de: masacrul de la Jokela.

Nașteri

  • 630: Constans al II-lea Bărbosul, împărat bizantin (d. 668)
  • 994: Ibn Hazm, filosof arab (d. 1069)
  • 1598: Francisco Zurbarán, pictor spaniol (d. 1664)
  • 1728: James Cook, explorator, navigator și cartograf englez (d. 1779)
  • 1745: Prințul Henry, Duce de Cumberland și Strathearn (d. 1790)
  • 1810: Fritz Reuter, scriitor german (d. 1874)
  • 1810: Ferenc Erkel, compozitor ungur (d. 1893)
  • 1818: Emil Du Bois-Reymond, fiziolog german (d. 1896)
  • 1855: Edwin Hall, fizician american (d. 1938)
  • 1866: Paul Lincke, compozitor german (d. 1946)
  • 1866: Gustav Adolf Deissmann, teolog protestant german (d. 1937)
  • 1867: Marie și Pierre Curie descoperă radiul.
  • 1869: Teodor Balasel, preot și folclorist (d. 1941)
  • 1875: Mihail Ivanovici Kalinin, politician rus (d. 1946)
  • 1878: Lise Meitner, fiziciană austriacă-suedeză (d. 1968)
  • 1879: Leon Trotsky, revoluționar rus (d. 1940)
  • 1885: Frank Knight, economist american (d. 1972)
  • 1888: Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, fizician indian (d. 1970)
  • 1903: Konrad Lorenz, zoolog austriac, laureat al Premiului Nobel pentru fiziologie și medicină în 1973 (d. 1989)
  • 1913: Albert Camus, scriitor francez, laureat al Premiului Nobel pentru literatură în 1957 (d. 1960)
  • 1915: Philip Morrison, fizician american (d. 2005)
  • 1916: Mihai Șora, filosof și eseist român
  • 1918: Billy Graham, evanghelist creștin american de orientare neoprotestantă
  • 1925: Ernst Mosch, muzician volk german (d. 1999)
  • 1926: Joan Sutherland, cântăreață australiană de operă
  • 1927: Hiroshi Yamauchi, ex-preșdintele japonez a firmei de jocuri Nintendo
  • 1936: Gwyneth Jones, cântăreață britanică de operă
  • 1939: Lene Mayer-Skumanz, scriitor austriac
  • 1940: Dorina Lazăr, actriță română de teatru și film
  • 1941: Angelo Kardinal Scola, cardinal, patriarh de Veneția
  • 1942: Helen Garner, romancieră și jurnalistă australiană
  • 1942: Johnny Rivers, cântăreț american
  • 1942: André Armand Vingt-Trois, arhiepiscop de Paris
  • 1943: Joni Mitchell, cântăreț și textier canadian
  • 1951: Nick Gilder, cântăreț și compozitor canadian
  • 1962: Vasile Chira, scriitor și filosof român
  • 1967: Sharleen Spiteri, vocalist, chitarist și compozitor scoțian (Texas)
  • 1967: David Guetta, House-DJ și producător francez
  • 1968: Liviu Almășan, politician

Decese

  • 1773: Prințesa Anne Charlotte de Lorena (n. 1714)
  • 1827: Maria Theresa de Austria, regină a Saxoniei (n. 1767)
  • 1877: Constantin Ene, maior român, erou al Războiului de Independență (n. 1837)
  • 1898: Prințesa Maria Antonia a celor Două Sicilii, Mare Ducesă de Toscana (n. 1814)
  • 1938: Prințul George Constantinovici al Rusiei (n. 1903)
  • 1962: Eleanor Roosevelt, prima doamnă a Statelor Unite (n. 1884)
  • 1979: Amedeo Nazzari, actor italian (n. 1907)
  • 1980: Steve McQueen, actor american (n. 1930)
  • 1981: Muhammad Husayn Tabatabaei, proeminent gânditor specializati în filosofia islamică și șiism (n. 1904)
  • 1983: Ion Jalea, sculptor român, membru al Academiei Române (n. 1887)
  • 2000: Ingrid a Suediei soția regelui Frederick al IX-lea al Danemarcei (n. 1910)
  • 2002: Rudolf Augstein, publicist german
  • 2004: Howard Keel, actor american
  • 2011: Joe Frazier, campion mondial american de box la categoria grea (n. 1944)

Sărbători

  • Sfinții 33 Mucenici din Melițina; Cuv. Lazăr (calendar ortodox și greco-catolic)
  • Rusia: Ziua consensului și a reconcilierii

          

: Unsettled & cold - Milder east, 11 07 - 05:43

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Staying unsettled and cold for much of central and western Europe, milder in the east Thursday Rain affecting northern Spain on Thursday, some of it heavy. Central and southern Spain should be dry with sunny spells, although sopme showers may affect far southern coasts and hills. Showers in the Balearics with further showers in Corsica and Sardinia. Heavy showers, some thundery for southern Italy and Sicily. Showers too for western Greece but dry for most. Turkey shoud be dry with good spells of sunshine. Rain and wind for the west of France, few showers in the east. Some heavy periods of rain in the Low Countries, these also affecting the far west of Germany. eastern Germany should be dry with sunny spells although Poland will too be dry. Some showers for Jungary but dry in Austria. Rain in western Switzerland. Denmark will have sunny spells and scatered showers. These scattered showers affecting the Baltic States too. Finland will be chilly and dry. A few showers in eastern Sweden but dry elsewhere. Mostly dry and chilly in Norway.

Friday Wet in northern a href="http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/Spain.htm" TARGET="_top">Spain through Friday. The south will be dry and sunny but cold. Showers and rain in the Balearics and this rain will be affecting Corsica and Sardinia too. More rain in central and northern parts of Spain. a href="http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/Greece.htm" TARGET="_top">Greece will have a few showers in the west. Much of Turkey should be dry and sunny. Rain affects western a href="http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/France.htm" TARGET="_top">France. Brighter and drier to the north and east. More showers to come in the Low Countries with rain for southern Germany. Northern Germany should be dry. Poland will be dry and mild with sunny spells, wilst it also stays dry in Hungary. Austria and Switzerland will hacve periods of rain. Denmark will have a mix of sunshine and showers. More rain in southern a href="http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/Sweden.htm" TARGET="_top">Sweden. The Baltic States will be mild with broken cloud with mild weather too in Finland. Norway will be chilly ad dry with sunshine.


          

Exhibition information in Austria

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"MAPPING THE BODY"
The Body in Contemporary Life

Exhibition: 11th June – 28th August 2016
Opening: Friday, 10th June 2016, 7 pm
Place:Galerie im Taxispalais /
Maria-Theresien-Straße 45 6020 Innsbruck Austria

オーストリアでの展覧会の様子です。
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Topic "Returning to Canada" a message from PMM

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Hi


CynCardew wrote:
I'm a Canadian married to an English man (UK) and together we have 2 Canadian Children, both born in Canada. We've lived in France for 7 years.

My husband had a Permanent Resident Card in Canada but as it had expired while we were living in France, as we were planning a visit back to Canada, he needed to renounce it in order to apply for an ETA. We plan on moving back permanently next year, will he have to reapply for a Permanent Resident Card all over again?
If yes, can he start the application process from France before our return? Knowing he'd have to go back to Canada for appointments or signing paperwork.
For me and the kids, do we just start on paperwork (licence, healthcard etc) once we return?

Thanks for any help or advice.


1. No, the PR card is only the indication that a person has PR status, your spouse renounced his PR status. (He didn't have to do that, as he was accompanying a Canadian citizen spouse residing abroad he would have maintained his PR status, and only would have required a PR Travel Document to return to Canada) But that's water under the bridged.
2. You will have to sponsor him. As a Canadian citizen residing abroad you can start the process, but will have to demonstrate what steps you have made to return to Canada if he is issued a PR visa (COPR). \
3. If you sponsor abroad, any interviews would be held at the overseas processing office.

4. You and your children will (depending) on the Province where you intend to settle, will most likely have a 3 months waiting period for Health Insurance after your arrival. Depending on what Drivers License you hold, it will be a straight swap for a Provincial DL. DLs that can be swapped


  • Austria

  • Australia

  • France

  • Germany

  • Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey

  • Ireland

  • Japan

  • Netherlands

    • Except former territories in Antilles: Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, St. Eustatius, and St. Maarten.

  • New Zealand

  • South Korea (not motorcycles)

  • Switzerland

  • Taiwan (not motorcycles)


          

Software Developer for Windows Applications (m/f)

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T-Innsbruck, MED-EL is a leading manufacturer of innovative medical devices for the treatment of various types and degrees of hearing loss. Our unique portfolio of implantable hearing solutions benefits thousands of individuals in more than 100 countries worldwide. With headquarters in Innsbruck, Austria, MED-EL has over 2000 employees around the world. In support of our continuing growth, we currently have an
          

R&D Mechatronics/Embedded DevOps Engineer (m/f)

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T-Innsbruck, MED-EL is a leading manufacturer of innovative medical devices for the treatment of various types and degrees of hearing loss. Our unique portfolio of implantable hearing solutions benefits thousands of individuals in more than 100 countries worldwide. With headquarters in Innsbruck, Austria, MED-EL has over 2000 employees around the world. In support of our continuing growth, we currently have an
          

Software Developer for Mobile Apps (m/f)

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T-Innsbruck, MED-EL is a leading manufacturer of innovative medical devices for the treatment of various types and degrees of hearing loss. Our unique portfolio of implantable hearing solutions benefits thousands of individuals in more than 100 countries worldwide. With headquarters in Innsbruck, Austria, MED-EL has over 2000 employees around the world. In support of our continuing growth, we currently have an
          

Windows Frontend Developer, C# .NET (m/f)

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T-Innsbruck, MED-EL is a leading manufacturer of innovative medical devices for the treatment of various types and degrees of hearing loss. Our unique portfolio of implantable hearing solutions benefits thousands of individuals in more than 100 countries worldwide. With headquarters in Innsbruck, Austria, MED-EL has over 2000 employees around the world. In support of our continuing growth, we currently have an
          

A TRIBUTE TO MY BLOGGER FRIENDS

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A TRIBUTE TO MY BLOGGER FRIENDS.
by: Neneng R. Tarigan

Friendship is a unique relationship that knows no difference, cultural or otherwise.~

As bloggers, I think it is part of our obligation to promote our friends' blogs or their web sites in any possible way we can.
Yes, I must admit, sometimes we feel reluctant because some of them are so unmindful even to leave a little comment on our posts; we feel bad about that. However, let us forget about their negative sides for a while and think what we can value and learn from our blogger friends who really have brilliant ideas to put in their blogs, sorts of stories and info that would make our lives as the readers much happier, knowledgeable and colorful.
Let us just remember, how they have made our day full with laughter and curiosity with their intriguing writings, how they can turn our egoism down with their preaches and the wise words as well as poems that they have created or some had been quoted from famous people around the world, or the pictures and traveling experiences they shared with us in their blogs, their cooking recipes, their fashion ideas, their health tips, their amazing pictures, their gigs, their craziness, their cartoons, their love stories, their films, their talent as fortune tellers, their free money making machines, their skill as an IT experts, their gardening, their small agriculture expertise, their arts, their architecture, their free games and thousand others that could color our lives.
This post is a tribute to that kind of friends I have. There are thousands of them, but let us check some of their links and find out why these people deserve a special tribute as friends, though most of them are non professional writers, photographers, film makers, but what they had produced would make us whispers: " Yes indeed, they are really good!"
Here are some recommended links that I am sure you might share my view of their quality. Please take note that the row where I put the names of the bloggers does not represent the rank at all. You may also recommend me more links and categories to be add in this list, but that should not be the links belong to companies or organizations except your own company or organization; I am sure that will be interesting and fun as we could assume it as a little appreciation among us as real bloggers.
I highly value your concern for spending your precious time to check for the links in this list. I wish our works as bloggers would contribute to a greater advantageous to many people around the globe; and most importantly, to create a better connection and to enable us as human beings to live in peace and harmony together.
May God bless our works.
Forever your friend, Neneng Tarigan - Indonesia.

Preaches
Dr. Russ Murray (Canada)
http://woman4virtue.blogspot.com/
Judas Maccabaeus(Israel)

Novel
Sir Johnny Ray (USA), the American No 1 Winning Novelist and an award winning writer of international romantic novels.
http://www.sirjohn.us
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Novelist-J...
Pandora Poikilos (UK), a novelist. Peace from Pieces
Manoj Kumar (India), The Dot
http://www.justanotherdot.blogspot.com/
http://www.justanotherdot.wordpress.com/
Aisha (Pakistan), 3yeSH's Illusion, She and The City
http://www.3yesha.com
Daniel Fung (Malaysia)
http://cha2ming.blogspot.com/









Poems:
Jim McIntosh (New Zealand), Holes in My Soles
http://holesinmysoles.blogspot.com
Simon M Hunter (UK), Simon Hunter Poetry
Rigzin Namgyal (India), Love, Poems, Thought
http://www.networkedblogs.com/blog/rigzzz
Vishwas Anand (India), Provoking Hearts and Minds
http://vishwasanand28.wordpress.com/
Kymberly Berson, Words of Expression
http://kkswordsofexpression.synthasite.com/

Thriller and Horror:
Julian Ravage (USA), Writing, Arts, Dreams.
http://www.julianravage.com/
John Mountain (USA), Written in Blood, Writing and Promoting thriller and horror books, films and video
Scott Riddick (USA), Tales From A Motel
http://www.talesfromamotel.blogspot.com

Life:
Scott Riddick  (USA), a Typical Read
http://atypicalread.blogspot.com
Debra El Ramey (USA), Pure and Simple
Bonnie Panter Gayadeen (USA), Bongo is me at
http://bongoisme.blogspot.com
Therra Favor Weinberg (USA), Oh Lead Me
http://www.ohleadme.com/
Amit Purswani (India), Krane Metal
http://www.networkedblogs.com/blog/krane_metal
Umamaheswari Andane (India), Perpetual Mind.
http://perpetualthinkings.blogspot.com/
Savira Yogasavi (India), A Purple Journey
http://yogasavy.blogspot.com
Lisa Brandel (USA), The Widow Lady.
http://widowlady302.blogspot.com/
Deborah/Debbie (USA), Scattered Musing of A Creative Mind.
http://scatteredmusings.net/

Traveling Experience:
Dave Briggs (UK), "Daves Travel Page". Around The World Cyclist.
http://www.davestravelpages.com/
Jim McIntosh (New Zealand). Holes in My Soles.
http://holesinmysoles.blogspot.com
Sigit Hermawan (Indonesia), Rest Area
http://restarea28.blogspot.com/
Heinz Rainer (Austria), Project Life Art Travel: Life on Three Continents.
http://africasiaeuro.blogspot.com/
Michal Rupinski (Poland), Unlimited Dreamers
http://www.UnlimitedDreamers.com/blog
AJ Poliquit (Philippines), The Transcendental Tourist,
http://ajpoliquit.wordpress.com
Jorie Pacli (Philippines), The Long and Winding Road.
http://jorietravel.blogspot.com/
Norazam Che Amat, (Malaysia)
www.kenalinegaraku4u2c.blogspot.com
www.malaysiaopenhouse2u.blogspot.com
Baracea Cosmin (Romania), Most Beautiful Islands
http://mostbeautifullisland.blogspot.com/
Aznzar (Morocco), Subme, Morocco Deserts.
http://www.morocco-deserts.blogspot.com/

Photography:
Jim Brandono (USA), JP Brandono Photography
http://jpbrandano.imagekind.com/
Mike Neal (USA), Neal Studios
http://nealstudios.net/
Endy Daniel (Indonesia), Endy Photography
Hind Toufga (Morocco), Fashion Photography
http://hind-toufga.blogspot.com

Recipes:
Laura Spear (USA), Culinary Adventures.

Agriculture
Robert Puckett (USA), Missouri Permaculture.
http://www.missouripermaculture.com/

Architecture:
Cafelab Architettura (Italy)
Chrystal Baker Russel (Canada), Adorn on a Shoestring, Interior Decoration
http://www.adornonashoestring.com/

IT
Prabha Karan (India), Peppyday: News, Softwares, Blogging
Joe Morrow (USA) at
http://www.thebloggerpageshowto.blogspot.com/
Subrato Paul (India), Golden Twine,
http://www.goldenTwine.com/
Abhinav Singh (India), Hacking, Security, Computer.
http://hackingalert.blogspot.com/

Social Media:
Weddy Rhamdeny Karnalies (Indonesia/Australia), Social Outbreak/Indofast International


Human Right:
Geoge Sera (Kenya), Alliance Vision Educational Centre, A community project that supports orphans, widows and all vulnerable people in slum areas.
http://www.avec.webs.com/ http://www.alliancevision.blogspot.com/ http://www.avec.wetpaint.com/ http://www.avec.cealon.com/
Jessica Brant (USA),  Finding One's Way, Women, Domestic Abuse, Survivor Stories
http://findingonesway.com/

Education:
Damaio Carlos (Brazil), English Tips and Tour Guide.
http://www.englishtips-self-taught.blogspot.com/
Barry Smith (Australia), Keeping Kids Out of Trouble
http://www.keepkidsoutoftrouble.com/
Cristina Dubei (Romania), Human Resources and Marketing Projects.
http://krisztad.blogspot.com/

Health:
Al Sears, MD (USA), Power for Healthy Living
http://www.alsearsmd.com/contact-us/
Dr. Khan Sherief (Oman), All Internal Medicine
http://anaesthesiatoday.blogspot.com
Jeff Simms (USA), Overcoming Diabetes
http://overcomingdiabetes.blogspot.com/
Mary Hudak Collins (USA), Living with Celiac & Food Allergies
Green Yatra (India),
http://zaroorat-a-need.blogspot.com/
Egidius Heerkens (Netherlands), A Self Sufficient Journey,
Nature, Cooking, Bush-crafts.
http://www.eheerkens.com/

Journal:
Scott Ledbetter (USA), Ye Olde Journalist

Spiritual:
MaryelllenGrady (USA)
Jessica Mokrzycki (USA), Ascending The Hills
http://www.ascendingthehills.blogspot.com

Fortune Teller:
Indranil Ray (India), Astrology Useful Information
http://indranilray.blogspot.com/

Gigs:
Patricia Morrison (Canada), The Writing Womb
http://www.thewritingwomb.com/
Scott Riddick (USA), A Typical Read
http://atypicalread.blogspot.com
Pramod Lohia (Thailand), My Musing.
http://likemymusings.blogspot.com/

Cartoon:
Johnny Ancich (Canada)

Fashion:
Thuy Kathrin Otto and friends (Germany), Two For Fashion
http://www.twoforfashion.de/
Nava Krishnan (Malaysia), Life Style on Nava K.
http://www.networkedblogs.com/blog/lifestyle_on_nava_k
Hannah Santhanam (UK), Carina Bridesmaid Dresses
http://bridesmaiddresses.name/
AngHoo (Singapore), Korean Fashion Indulgence,
http://koreanfashionindulgence.weebly.com/2/post/2011/05/define-your-own-style-be-a-fashion-trendsetter.html
Mdvanii (Finland)
Soncere Nada (Italy), Milana Fashion Galery
http://milanafashiongallery.blogspot.com/
Zeeshan Rhana (Pakistan), Pakistan, India Beauty and Style

Jewelleries:
Gilliauna (Italy), Bits and Beads, Handcrafted jewelry.
http://www.bitsnbeads.com/
Sarah Jones, USA, Cute Jewelery
http://jewellery-style.blogspot.com/



Traditional Music:
Vedang Dharashive (India)
http://vedangdharashivemusic.blogspot.com/

Glass art:

Bibi Bowman (USA)
http://visualartexchange.ning.com/profile/bibibowmanrodrigue
Ashley Brake (USA)
http://theartistinyou.typepad.com/taiy/ashley-brake.html
Allison Reece (USA), Allison Reece Arts.

Wood crafts:
Sarah Wood (USA), Wood Arts Universe.
http://www.woodartsuniverse.com/

Films:
Aabhisek Phanda (India), Film Maker.
Entertainment:
Chad Elliot, Days in the Park
http://www.daysinthepark.com/

Stars and Films Comments:
Colleen Sullivan (USA), Star Smoothy
http://www.starsmoothy.com/

Forex:
Ikon Group (USA), 
http://www.ikonfx.com/

Making Money on Line:
Derek Jones (UK), Derek's Home and Business Blog
http://www.facebook.com/DereksHomeandBusinessBlog 
http://www.derekjones.co 
Francisco Linares (UK), How to Make Money On Line With Francisco Linares.
http://www.whatnetworkonline.com/
Delois Mc Kay (USA), Click Bank Success Blog.
Bronzilla Sheppard (USA), Gift Ideas, Make Money and Advice 
http://bronzilla-sheppard.blogspot.com/
Adam Jones (Australia), Video Marketing
http://www.youtubehigh.com/ 
Kevin Elliott (USA), The Best Way to Promote Business Through Video.
https://www.videocontrolpanel.net/
Akinori Shiratori (Japan), Javita Independent
http://www.myjavita.com/noritou

          

MY FIRST U TUBE VIDEO: Revive The Batak Culture

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This video was made on 25 June 2010, during a fund raising program entitled "Revive The Batak Culture", to support the Maranatha Choir mission to Austria to compete in the World Choir competition that annually participated by various group of churches choirs from all over the world.

Members of the Maranatha Choir Indonesia, represented various ethnic groups in the country; however since the majority of Christian community in Indonesia is from Batak origin, therefore, some action had been taken to enable the Choir to go to the World Choir Competition by conducting a musical and fashion show entitled "Revive the Batak culture" for the fund raising.

Batak, which is consisted of 5 major ethnic groups: Tapanuli, Karo, Simalungun, Mandailing and Dairi are largely very devoted Christians, except Mandailing, where most people in this ethnic group is Islam.

This video shows a dance from Karo ethnic group, where I belong. I hope you enjoy the video. (Neneng Tarigan) http://neneng-tarigan.blogspot.com/


          

REVIVE THE BATAK CULTURE

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REVIVE THE BATAK CULTURE
by: Neneng Tarigan

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It was 25th June 2010, still sundown at 18.00 pm, I and Angie hurriedly driving through the traffic jam of the capital city in order to promptly arrive at the Haji Usmar Ismail Film Head Quarter, so that we would not be late for the REVIVE OF THE BATAK CULTURE program.

As a Batak Karo I am and Batak Tapanuli for Angie, we were both quite seldom to attend or even almost had never been to any particular Batak program like this one. However that night was so special for us to support the Maranatha Choir mission to Austria to compete in the World Choir competition together with the group of churches choirs from all over the world. Whatever the reason was, the effort of Maranatha group would have crafted a good name for Indonesia as a country and a nation that has been so pluralistic.

At 19.00 pm, we arrived at the Usmar Ismail Film Head Quarter. Not so many guests arrived yet; what it seen was the busy of the committee and the Batak Tapanuli's traditional percussion players named Batara Guru. Hm... that is quite similar with the name of a wise god in the Mahabharata epics. In the lobby of the building, Batara Guru play some of lovely Batak's songs with their traditional percussion, whereas just in front of them lies an exhibition of beautiful Batak woven clothes created by Batak designer Merdi Sihombing. Merdi used to live in Austria to deepen his study on textile; his Batak woven creation which used Swarowzky beads in most of his design has already have special costumers in Europe.

Beside of getting fund for the Maranatha Choir Group mission to Austria; Revive the Batak Culture program was also aimed at raising fund for building a school for children at Samosir Isle in Toba lake. A sincere idea of Merdi Sihombing.

Revive The Batak Culture program itself begun at 20.00 pm. Not many audiences present in the program, since almost all eyes of the people at that time were focused on South Africa where the world football match or the World Cup taken place. I my self is a great fan of the World Cup. Ever since the television exist, the World Cup event which is conducted every 4 years became my most awaited event ever. Nevertheless, that night I feel I was called to watch the Batak's Cultural Performance, beside of that my niece Lulu the daughter of my late cousin Maria Erbina Barus with late Singarimbun was also taken part as a committee of the program and she will join the Maranatha Group mission to Austria in July 2010. Few years ago, this group and Lulu were also went to Austria and won as the first winner of the world choir competition that time. What a prestige indeed.

That night the program was filled with Batak modernized dances, but oooiiii... besides the beautiful dances, the dancers also wore the unique, lovely and attractive Merdi's hand woven colorful clothes. The MC was also funny, the songs were also exclusively special especially those songs sung by Ramona Purba with his traditional Batak Karo Band Endakustik, and most specially the songs sang by Victor Hutabarat and Tio Fanta Pinem.

That night I really was swayed and admired by the uniqueness, and the beauty as well as the friendliness of Batak Lima Puak/the Five Tribes of Batak (Tapanuli, Karo, Simalungun, Dairi and sorry if Dairi is not the same with Simalungun). I felt so convenient with the ambiance and the songs because they were so lively and melodious. What sad was, although I am the product of mix marriage of Ambonese + Mandailing from my mom's side and Karo from my father's side. These tribes are famous in producing the top Indonesian singers, however none in our family has the talent.

Beside of dancing and singing performance the program was also interlude with the fashion show of well known beautiful models of the capital. They performed the Merdi Sihombing's creations. Ooooiii...although I am not rich, I was really eager to have just a master piece of this great young designer creations. He dreams to promote the traditional Batak's woven to international market. A solemnly idea indeed.

How lucky I was at the bid that night, because of the pro gesture of the young designer Merdi Sihombing and my favorite singer Victor Hutabarat, at last I was able to win a master piece of one of Merdi Sihombing's design. For me, that was the most expensive cloth I had ever bailed, although the historical value, the culture and uniqueness of the piece must have priced higher than what I paid. Thanks God I had the opportunity to have that Batak cultural creation.

The efforts and the results of the program was not really met with all of the efforts taken by the committee, the sponsors, the models, the designer, the singers and all of the artists who were present that night. Just if I am rich, I was able to help ..................
Nevertheless, it was such a wonderful night that I will treasure in my life together with my kid/niece Angie.

REVIVE THE BATAK CULTURE (Pembangkitan Kembali Budaya Batak)
Oleh: Neneng Tarigan

Hari itu tanggal 25 Juni 2010, masih pukul 18.00 senja hari, saya dan Angie buru-buru berkenderaan menembus kemacetan lalu lintas ibu kota untuk segera bisa mencapai Gedung Pusat Perfilman Haji Usmar Ismail, Kuningan, agar tidak terlambat menghadiri acara REVIVE THE BATAK CULTURE. Sebagai orang yang masih berdarah Batak Karo untuk saya dan Tapanuli bagi Angie, kami memang jarang sekali atau hampir tidak pernah menghadiri acara-acara khusus budaya Batak seperti ini. Akan tetapi ini adalah malam yang sangat special untuk mendukung keberangkatan group koor Maranatha ke Austria bertanding merebut kejuaraan koor dari berbagai gereja dan kelompok gereja sedunia. Apapun alasannya, upaya ini pasti untuk keharuman nama bangsa dan negara Indonesia yang sangat majemuk ini.

Pukul 19.00 kami tiba di Gedung Pusat Perfilman. Belum banyak yang hadir; yang tampak adalah kesibukan panitia dan gendang tradisional Batak Tapanuli bernama Batara Guru. Hm... suatu nama yang mirip sekali dengan nama Dewa bijak dari kisah pewayangan Mahabarata. Di lobby gedung, Batara Guru memainkan dengan sangat indah lagu-lagu gending Batak, sedangkan didepannya terhampar tenun-tenun songket Batak yang luar biasa indah dari designer Batak ternama Merdi Sihombing. Merdi, pernah tinggal di Austria untuk belajar memperdalam mengenai tekstil; bahkan hasil karya tenun Bataknya yang menggunakan manik-manik Swarozky mendapat tempat dan penggemar sendiri di dunia fashion Eropa.

Acara the Revive Batak Culture ini selain menggalang dana untuk keberangkatan group koor Maranatha; juga ditujukan untuk pembangunan sekolah di Pulau Samosir Danau Toba. Suatu niat yang sangat luhur dari Merdi Sihombing.

Acara Revive The Batak Culture-nya sendiri baru dimulai pukul 20.00 malam. Tidak banyak yang hadir, karena hampir semua orang dan semua mata dunia saat itu tertuju ke Afrika Selatan, tempat diselenggarakannya pertandingan sepak bola dunia. Saya sendiri penggemar berat pertandingan sepak bola dunia. Sejak adanya televisi, maka Pertandingan Sepak Bola Dunia yang merupakan ajang pertandingan empat tahun sekali adalah event yang sangat saya nanti-nantikan. Namun malam itu saya terpanggil untuk menyaksikan pagelaran kesenian Batak, selain itu Lulu keponakan saya dari sepupu saya almarhum Maria Erbina Barus dan almarhum Singarimbun ambil bagian karena dia termasuk panitia yang akan turut berangkat dengan group Maranatha bulan Juli 2010. Beberapa tahun sebelumnya group ini dan Lulu juga pernah berangkat dan mereka memenangkan sebagai juara pertandingan koor sedunia tersebut. Sungguh membanggakan memang.

Acara malam itu diisi dengan tari-tarian Batak yang sudah di permodern, akan tetapi oooiiii... selain tariannya yang indah, mereka mengenakan kain-kain tenun Merdi Sihombing yang sangat unik, cantik dan menarik. Pembawa acaranya juga sangat kocak, apalagi lagu-lagu yang dibawakan oleh Ramona Purba dan group tradisional musik Batak karo-nya Endakustik sangat eksklusif sekali terutama lagu-lagu Batak yang dibawakan oleh Victor Hutabarat dan Tio Fanta Pinem.

Malam itu saya benar-benar dibuai dan mengaggumi tradisi Batak yang unik dan indah dan keakraban Batak Lima Puak (Tapanuli, Karo, Simalungun,Dairi dan Mandailing= hmmm, maaf bila mungkin Dairi sama dengan Simalungun.) Apapun alasannya, saya merasakan sangat nyaman dengan suasana dan lagu-lagunya yang merdu meriah. Sedihnya, saya merupakan hasil campuran dari perkawinan Ambon+ Mandailing ibu saya dan Karo adalah darah ayah saya. Suku-suku ini terkenal menghasilkan segudang penyanyi-penyanyi top Indonesia, akan tetapi didalam keluarga besar kami, tidak satupun yang berbakat.

Selain tari dan nyanyi, acara ini juga diselingi dengan fashion show dari pragawati ternama ibu kota yang cantik-cantik. Mereka memperagakan kain-kain tenun Merdi Sihombing yang indah. Ooooiii...walaupun tidak kaya, saya benar-benar ingin memiliki salah satu saja dari disain kreasi anak muda yang luar biasa ini. Dia bercita-cita mengangkat budaya dan tenun tradisional Batak. Suatu cita-cita yang sangat luhur.

Alangkah beruntungnya saya, pada acara lelang malam itu, berkat keberpihakan sang disainer muda Merdi Sihombing dan penyanyi kesayangan saya Victor Hutabarat, akhirnya saya bisa membawa sehelai disain unik Merdi Sihombing. Buat saya, itu adalah harga termahal yang saya tebus, walaupun sebenarnya nilai historis, budaya, keunikannya, beratus kali pasti lebih mahal dari harga yang saya tebus. Terimakasih Tuhan aku sempat memiliki hasil kaya budaya Batak.
Upaya dan hasil yang dibuahkan acara ini, benar-benar tidak sebanding sama sekali dengan seluruh upaya yang dikerahkan panitia, para pendukung, pragawati, disainer serta para penyanyi dan seniman yang hadir pada malam itu. Andai saja saya kaya dan dapat membantu...........
Akan tetapi, bagaimanapun juga, itu adalah malam yang indah yang akan saya kenang sepanjang masa bersama anak/ponakan saya Angie.

          

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Hello. Is it right that the patent rights have a startup from Austria? I wanted to sell a home-made Bedini and I was written that I would violate patent rights and in an emergency, 5000 euros penalty must pay.


          

“Noul totalitarism e progresist și eco”

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FUMIGENE DE WEEKEND (111) O treime din generaţia millennials, născuţi între 1981 - 1996, “ar vota în 2020 cu candidaţii de extremă stângă”, relevă un sondaj comandat de Fundația americană pentru memoria victimelor comunismului. Potrivit acestuia, “capitalismul a pierdut din popularitate”, fiind sprijinit de doar jumătate dintre  aceștia. 36% aprobă comunismul, iar 70% ar vota cu socialiștii STOP Probabil că respectivii habar n-au care e diferența dintre ele. "Dacă nu educăm generaţia tânără despre adevărul istoric al celor 100 de milioane de victime ucise de regimurile comuniste în ultimul secol, să nu ne surprindă disponibilitatea ei pentru ideile marxiste", declară realizatorul studiului. De altfel, peste 20% dintre milennials cred că "societatea ar fi mai bună dacă s-ar elimina ideea proprietăţii private" STOP Interesante comentariile la un interviu al Hotnews pe această temă, cu un istoric din aceeași generație: “o bună parte din mileniali sunt confuzi din cauza unui amestec de ignoranța și conformism. Ignoranța e întreținută de un sistem educațional deficitar... Avem în Romania, în USA sau în Franța, generații de analfabeți funcționali care pot silabisi, dar nu înteleg sensul și logica unei fraze (nu mai vorbim de lexic)” STOP Iar mai departe: “Obama a criticat dur...agresivitatea celor care tind să arate imediat cu degetul orice nu e "corect politic". Fostul președinte democrat s-a arătat îngrijorat de tendința de a bloca dezbaterea în campusurile universitare și de a interzice opiniile diferite (de cele progresiste)” STOP Un alt cititor concluzionează: “noul totalitarism e progresist și eco".  De genul Greta, 2035fărătutun, USR, Arafat și alții/altele. La “și alții” intră și Cioloș, care a îndrăznit să-și critice fostul subaltern pentru prestația de la Colectiv și “ascunderea” filmului în care șeful DSU, aidoma “bărbatului în alb din 10 august”, vorbește la telefon netulburat în mijlocul nebuniei STOP Atât de tare l-a supărat pe Arafat critica asta, încât a început să vorbească moldovenește, nemaiscoțându-l pe Cioloș din “dânsul”  STOP „Am văzut pe dânsul (Dacian Cioloş – n.r.) spune că un departament nu trebuie să ţină de un om şi sunt total de acord cu dânsul (...) Mai mult decât atât, dânsul comentează că un astfel de departament atunci când funcţionează doar sub comanda omului suprem are o problemă. Departamentul nu funcţionează doar sub comanda omului suprem” STOP În paranteză fie spus, Arafat a încercat o mică diversiune cu o teorie a conspirației, potrivit căreia cineva a încercat să îi ia jucăriile (elicoptere și avioane SMURD, înmatriculate militar). Dar declarația nu prea a avut ecou, fiind preluată sporadic. Asta în comparație cu marea  lovitură de presă despre “aparatele morții”, pe vremea când Arafat dădea verdicte despre vapat. “O tempora...” STOP Noul ministru de Interne a fost întâmpinat de protestatari cu cererea: “Capul lui Arafat vrem” STOP “Bătrânii sunt otrăviţi de medicamente, pentru că testările clinice se fac pe tineri. Mulţi pensionari iau câte 10-20 de  pastile pentru bolile pe care le au, ceea ce îi expune multiplelor reacţii adverse şi mai ales interacţiunilor dintre ele”, consideră Serviciului Naţional pentru Sănătate din Anglia. “Studii anterioare au scos în evidenţă că o persoană din 15 se află în spital din cauza reacţiilor adverse ale medicamentelor prescrise” STOP Dacă ar fi să jucăm Monopoly...Pe hârtie stăm bine, pe teren e jale. “La nivel de proiectare, suntem campioni, dar în ceea ce priveşte km de autostradă, 828, suntem pe locul 128 în lume, după Zimbabwe şi Gabon” STOP “Prima regulă a pieței unice din Uniunea Europeană este să ai o autostrada către Germania”, a transmis autorităților române un economist-șef al Băncii Mondiale, coordonator al politicii economice pentru statele UE. O autostradă catre Germania nu avem, dar avem un Președinte. Se pune? STOP Și totuși, “România alături de Germania”. Potrivit Eurostat, aproape două treimi dintre orașele europene cu cei mai puțini tineri se află în  cele două țări STOP “Industria sănătății”, ca și “industria morții”, tot industrie se cheamă că este, vulnerabilă la procese în masă declanșate de avocați orientați financiar. Nu doar “big tobacco”, dar și “big farma” plătește înțelegeri (settlements) ca să fie lăsată în pace. “Cinci producători şi distribuitori de medicamente oferă 50 de miliarde de dolari în numerar, servicii și medicamente, pentru închiderea investigaţiilor în care industria farmaceutică este acuzată că a provocat criza opioidelor din SUA”. În instanțe sunt 2.600 de procese, arată Cursdeguvernare STOP Procesomania, faza pe budă. După ce fosta șefă a ASSMB, o anume Coțofană, a afirmat că „în mandatul doamnei Firea, s-au plătit WC-uri de 230 de lei cu 3.500 de lei plus TVA”, Primărița a declarat că nu se lasă și merge cu ea “de gât, la cremenal”, adică îi face plângere la DNA STOP Guardian scrie că Guvernul chinez a lansat un Cod de conduită menit să „amplifice atitudinea pozitivă a cetăţenilor faţă de partid şi ţară şi să creeze un simţ al identităţii colective”. Documentul, emis de CC al PCC, este “un instrument nou de propagandă și de consolidare a cultului personalității, centrat pe liderul Xi Jinping și are rolul de a-i crește legitimitatea într-o perioadă în care Beijingul se confruntă cu provocări serioase - protestele din Hong Kong, încetinirea economiei și războiul comercial cu SUA. Cetățenii sunt îndemnați să trateze gândirea Xi Jinping ca fiind nucleul busolei lor morale civice, fiind omise multe referințe la alți lideri din istoria țării, precum Mao”. Aviz simpatizanților americani ai comunismului! STOP “Facebook a acceptat să plătească o amendă de 500.000 de lire sterline pentru încălcarea legislaţiei privind protecţia datelor, în cazul Cambridge Analytica”, a anunţat autoritatea britanică de reglementare. Aceasta pentru că “date despre cel puţin un milion de utilizatori britanici s-au aflat printre informaţiile strânse de Cambridge Analytica şi folosite în scopuri politice” STOP CA a fost angajată de Trump pentru campania din 2016 și ar fi fost “implicată în peste 200 de campanii electorale, inclusiv în Nigeria, Kenya, Cehia, India şi Argentina”, lucrând împreună cu “companii specializate în strângerea de informaţii”. La momentul scandalului, Cambridge Analytica România era condusă de ginerele Ministrului de externe (în prezent Președinte al Senatului), având sediul chiar la domiciliul acestuia. Peter Imre a lucrat cândva pentru o mare companie americană de tutun STOP “Camera Reprezentanţilor SUA a recunoscut în mod oficial genocidul armean, într-un vot simbolic fără precedent...o majoritate zdrobitoare de 405 din 435 de voturi, într-o rară unitate între democraţi şi republicani”. Ministerul turc de Externe a ”condamnat ferm” acest act politic și l-a convocat pe ambasadorul american. La rândul lor, bulgarii au convocat-o la Externe pe ambasadoarea Franței, după declarațiile ofensatoare ale lui Macron, care îi preferă bulgarilor pe cei din Coasta de Fildeș. Numai oficialii noștri au stat în poziția ghiocel cănd ambasadorii SUA ne-a dat lecții și indicații STOP “Orban de la Budapesta l-a felicitat pe Orban de la București. Presa maghiară face glume cu Ardealul”. Iar unii au postat pe FB: “să vezi de acum încolo ce de Hello Budapest!” STOP Înainte de predarea mandatului, fostul ministru al Agriculturii a avut parte de o aniversare unică. “PSD-iștii din Arad i-au făcut cadou lui Petre Daea, de ziua lui, un tort în formă de oaie”. Oaia aia e a lui STOP Contrabanda cu țigări a ajuns la un minim istoric apropiat de nivelul european: 10,5%. Evident, lobiștii antitutun, pregătiți să împingă tare proiectul de vânzare a țigărilor pe sub tejghea, au sărit de fund în sus că ar fi manipulare, de genul celei pe care o practică ei când clamează așa-zisele “pierderi cauzate de tutun: 4,2% din PIB”. Râd și curcile STOP Țigări de contrabandă în magazine, la Ploiești. Șase magazine au fost descoperite practicând acest “sport” bănos, alegându-se cu marfa confiscată și amenzi. Poliția nu i-a crezut pe împricinații care s-au declarat simpli vizionari, care anticipează legea Emanuel Ungureanu/Ramona Brad STOP BAT a ajuns pe locul 27 în topul exportatorilor. În același timp, a extins campania cu scrumiere stradale din Sectorul 3 București, dăruind 200 de bucăți Primăriei Iași. Pe pariu că, iar, fac activiștii scandal? Deocamdată, fac doar bube roșii și nu pot dormi pentru că, la Parament, se lanseză “Coaliția pentru libertatea comerțului și a comunicării” STOP A căzut ultima redută: “fumătorii din Austria nu-şi mai pot aprinde o ţigară în cafenele şi restaurante”, relatează AFP. Să vedem cât va afecta interdicția locul Vienei în topul celor mai bune orașe în care merită să trăiești STOP Deși cocktailurile de medicamente fac ravagii, “specialiștii în sănătate publică” au alt azimut: țigările electronice. Pentru că SUA nu se grăbește cu interdicțiile, dat fiind că majoritatea cazurilor semnalate sunt de la extract ilegal de canabis, “experții lu’ Bloomberg” s-au orientat către alte meleaguri, mai înfometate. După Brazilia, Thailanda şi India, “China a decretat închiderea temporară a magazinelor specializate în vânzarea de ţigări electronice, până când efectele acestora asupra stării de sănătate vor fi lămurite” STOP “Aprozăreasa candidează la Primaria Cluj”. Aurelia Cristea, mama legii antifumat de acum trei ani, vrea să îi ia fața lui Boc. Dar, Clujul e un oraș orientat, cu nas politic fin și buzunare larg deschise către investitori. Ca dovadă, “eșecul electoral” al lui Barna. Evenimentul Zilei relatează că, la adunarea simpatizanţilor acestuia, s-ar fi ocupat doar jumătate dintr-o sală de Cinema. A se compara cu prezența la filmele de dans de la TIFF, sponsorizate de JTI STOP Viorica Dăncilă între sabie și macetă. După ce candidata PSD a primit în dar o sabie de Samurai, ca să “taie ce trebuie”, simpatizanții ei, care împărțeau pliante la Brăila, au fost fugăriți de un bărbat înarmat cu o macetă STOP Istoria romanțată e, uneori, pasională. “John F. Kennedy a fost refuzat de actriţa Sophia Loren, dar vedete precum Audrey Hepburn şi Angie Dickinson au avut relaţii intime cu preşedintele american”, relatează Daily Mail. La noi, istoria rescrisă în funcție de “politicile corecte cacofonice” e năucitoare, scrie Marius Oprea despre Hodor și așa-zișii istorici de la CNSAS, influențați în impietarea lor de ideologii “Fenomenului Pitești”, adică de torționari și securiști STOP Dna Ludwig, noul Comisarul german pe droguri (echivalentul ANA, de la noi), a declarat mai întâi că dorește interzicerea reclamelor la țigari clasice și electronice pe panourile publicitare (că astfel s-ar putea vedea sau nu s-ar mai putea vedea ce face sau ar trebui să facă ea), după care a revenit “la castravete”: 19% dintre adolescenți au recunoscut că folosesc canabis, procent care urcă vertiginos la grupa de vârsta 18-25 de ani: 42,5% STOP Heroina și opioidele (produse farma) reprezintă, însă, principala cauză de deces asociat consumului de droguri, cu 1275 cazuri anual. Ludwig a concluzionat că oamenii trebuie ajutați sa scape de dependențe, iar “dezbaterile bazate pe ideologie” trebuie înlocuite cu dialogul STOP Socialiștii din PE dau pe dinafară de “corectitudine politică”. Nu l-au vrut pe albul hetero Sigfrid Mureșan Comisar european, pentru că nu era nici măcar femeie. Noroc că Adina Vălean e ok și nu ne va face de râs,  deși e straight STOP Cancerul corectitudinii politice ucide conștiințe și talente. Regizorul Andrei Șerban a declarat la TVR că a demisionat de la Universitatea Columbia când i s-a cerut să angajeze un nou profesor, "de preferință o femeie de culoare, care dacă este gay e foarte bine", și nu a fost de acord ca rolul Julietei să fie jucat de un transsexual STOP "În epoca Trump, dreapta e foarte radicală, stânga e foarte radicală...Universitățile în America sunt de obicei de stânga...” iar “Columbia e un fel de socialism care merge spre comunism, e o nouă formă de comunism", a spus  regizorul (HEXAVALENT)

 


          

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Erik Read Starts Season on a High Note

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Canadian Men Kick off 2019 Season with Strong Finish in Sölden Calgary, Alta (October 27, 2019) – It was an exciting day in Sölden, Austria today as Canada’s Erik Read (Banff Alpine Racers) started the World Cup...
          

Two PCB makers expected to share bulk of SLP orders for next iPhone

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Taiwanese PCB maker Zhen Ding Technology (ZDT) and Austrian peer AT&S are expected to together land at least 50-60% of substrate-like PCB orders for Apple's next iPhones to be launched in 2020, according to industry sources.
          

Two Bavarian Mountain Towns

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Two Bavarian mountain towns to the south of Munich provide great bases for hiking in the Bavarian Alps — kind of the front range of the Alps on their northern flank.  Both towns are near the Austrian border and are way-stops on train routes into Austria.   Road signs proclaim this region as “Zugspitzland” after the … Continue reading Two Bavarian Mountain Towns

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Crossing the Bavarian Alps

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There are many route variations  crossing the Bavarian Alps which straddle most of Germany’s southern border with Austria.  As I sorted my way through the possibilities, several things were important to me.  Both ends of my hike needed to be served by good public transportation.  I was also looking to see some of the area’s … Continue reading Crossing the Bavarian Alps

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'Transporte von Kälbern aus Österreich nach Spanien' an Salzburg Stadt

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Bereits 2014 hat der VEREIN GEGEN TIERFABRIKEN (VGT) erstmals Transporte von Kälbern von Bergheim nach Vic in Spanien dokumentiert und bei Ihnen zur Anzeige gebracht. Fünf Jahre danach hat sich nichts Grundlegendes an diesen Transporten verändert. Die Transporter verlassen noch immer jeden Montag Bergheim und machen sich auf den Weg nach Vic. Da wir nach wie vor die Art und Weise, wie diese Transporte abgewickelt werden, als rechtswidrig erachten, bitte ich Sie um Auskunft wie Ihre Behörde die abweichende Rechtsmeinung begründet. 1) „Sammelstellen-Hopping“ in Bergheim Beispiel Vorarlberg: Die Kälber werden Montag früh von Milchvieh-Betrieben auf Sammelstellen in Vorarlberg gebracht. Dort werden sie zu einer Tiergruppe für den Versand zusammengestellt und nach Bergheim transportiert. Bergheim wird als Bestimmungsort angegeben. Laut VO (EG) 1/2005 Art 2 lit s ist ein Bestimmungsort der Ort an dem die Tiere mindestens 48 Stunden verbleiben oder geschlachtet werden. Ihre Behörde lässt die Tiere aber nach einer 6 stündigen Pause wieder aufladen und weitertransportieren. Laut VO (EG) 1/2005 Art 2 lit r gibt es zwar die Ausnahme, dass eine Sammelstelle auch dann als „Versandort“ gelten kann, wenn die Tiere beim Transport zur Sammelstelle weniger als 100 km unterwegs waren oder dort mindestens sechs Stunden unangebunden untergebracht waren, aber diese Ausnahme ist nach allgemeiner Rechtsmeinung pro Transport nur einmal in Anspruch zu nehmen. Auf diese Weise soll ein unterlaufen der Ziele der Tierschutzbestimmungen durch ein sogenanntes „Sammelstellen-Hopping“ unterbunden werden. Das „Handbuch Tiertransporte“ (Teil 1, Stand 2018) des zuständigen österreichischen Bundesministeriums lässt darüber keinen Zweifel aufkommen. Dort heißt es unmissverständlich auf Seite 50, dass diese Ausnahmebestimmung nur „zur erstmaligen Bildung einer Tiersendung“ in Anspruch genommen werden kann. In Bergheim handelt es sich aber nicht um die erstmalige Bildung einer Tiersendung sondern schon mindestens um die zweite. Die erste hat auf den Sammelstellen in Vorarlberg stattgefunden. Mit welcher Begründung und auf welcher Rechtsgrundlage lässt Ihre Behörde die Kälber weitertransportieren, ohne die vorgeschrieben Dauer einer Transport-Unterbrechung von 48 Stunden einzuhalten? 2) Be- und Entladezeiten werden nicht in der Beförderungsdauer berücksichtigt Bei der Berechnung der Beförderungsdauer berücksichtigen Sie nicht die Be- und Entladezeiten. Das obwohl im Urteil des EuGH vom 23.11.2006 in der Rechtssache C-300/05 festgestellt wird, dass dieser Zeitaufwand zu berücksichtigen ist, und obwohl die EU-Kommission im Schreiben SANCO D2 LPA/dj D(2007)420763 vom 9.1.2008 erklärt: „Die Kommission vertritt jedoch eine Auslegung der Verordnung, wonach die Zeit für die Verladung der Tiere am Versandort bei der Berechnung der Beförderungsdauer zu berücksichtigen ist. Die Kommission ist der Ansicht, dass die Auslegung des Gerichtshofes in seinem Urteil vom 23. November 2006 hinsichtlich der Bestimmung der Richtlinie 91/628/EWG auf die neue rechtliche Situation der Verordnung (EG) N1. 1/2005 angewendet werden kann.“ Bemerkenswert ist, dass dem VGT Videomaterial vorliegt, aus dem hervorgeht, dass zumindest einmal die Beladung des Transporters in Bergheim mit Kälbern 6,5 Stunden in Anspruch genommen hat. Hier ist also nicht von einer Bagatelle die Rede, sondern von einer ganz erheblichen zusätzlichen Belastung für die Kälber. Im ORF Report vom 26.03.2019 erklärt der Salzburger Amtstierarzt Christophorus Huber auf die Frage des ORF-Journalisten, ob der Transport mit der Verladung des ersten Tiers beginne: "Nein, das ist beim Langstreckentransport nicht so, sondern der Transport beginnt mit der Abfahrt. Da gibt es einen Erlass des Ministeriums, wo das so interpretiert worden ist." Wie lautet dieser Erlass des Ministeriums? Bitte stellen Sie uns dieses Dokument zur Verfügung. Auf der Webpage des Landes Salzburg https://www.salzburg.gv.at/themen/aw/veterinaermedizin/tiertransporte/daten-und-fakten ist folgender Hinweis zu finden: "Definition der Beförderungsdauer: Nach Mitteilung des Bundesministeriums wurde in einem Aktenvermerk vom 7.12.2017 zur Auslegung der Verordnung "VO (EG) 1/2005" festgehalten: Dass die Zeit für die Be- und Entladung nicht Teil der Beförderungsdauer ist." Wie lautet dieser Aktenvermerk des Ministeriums? Bitte stellen Sie uns dieses Dokument zur Verfügung. 3) „Überzeit“ wird von vornherein bei der Beförderungsdauer in Kauf genommen In allen Fällen in denen der VGT die Fahrt von Bergheim nach Vic dokumentiert hat, wurde die zulässige Dauer von 9 + 9 also 18 Stunden reiner Fahrzeit auch überschritten, wenn man die Be- und Entladung nicht berücksichtigt. Und das obwohl der Transporter über weite Strecken mit überhöhter Geschwindigkeit unterwegs war. Wenn man den Routenplaner des ÖAMTC die Route von der Sammelstelle Bergheim, Metzgerstraße 69, 5101 Salzburg zur Sammelstelle in Vic berechnen lässt (über Kufstein, Innsbruck, Brenner, Bozen, Trient, Brescia, Piacenza, Tortona, Ovada, Savona, Ventimiglia, Menton, Nizza, Cannes, Frejus, Brignoles, Aix-en-Provence, Arles, Montpellier, Beziers, Narbonne, Perpignan, Le Perthus, Girona) und zwar für ein Gespann (in den allermeisten Fällen ist ja ein Gespann unterwegs), dann wird für die Entfernung von 1.515,1 km eine Fahrtzeit von 22:01 h:min prognostiziert. Das ist deutlich mehr als die zulässigen 18 Stunden. Wenn man die Angaben der ZAR „Rinderzucht Austria“ heranzieht, die ein Gespann auf dieser Route von 24. auf den 25.6.2019 begleitet hat, dann muss man ebenfalls feststellen, dass gemäß deren Angaben die erlaubte Maximaldauer auch bei diesem konkreten Transport überschritten wurde. Die ZAR erklärt dazu lapidar: „Die Tiertransportverordnung gewährt im Sinne der Tiere und unter Berücksichtigung der Nähe zum Bestimmungsort die Möglichkeit den Transport um zwei Stunden zu verlängern.“ Das „Handbuch Tiertransporte“ (Teil 1, Seite 53) des zuständigen österreichischen Bundesministeriums betont aber, dass diese Regelung nur in „Ausnahmefällen“ herangezogen werden kann. Nämlich dann, „wenn trotz sorgfältiger Planung und angepasster Fahrt aus äußeren und nicht vorhersehbaren Umständen der Bestimmungsort nicht in der maximal zulässigen Beförderungsdauer erreicht werden kann“. Auf die Route Bergheim – Vic trifft das nicht zu, vielmehr ist vollkommen klar, dass die Distanz bei angepasster Fahrt nicht innerhalb von 18 Stunden zu bewältigen ist. Mit anderen Worten werden diese zwei Stunden „Überzeit“ hier offensichtlich regelmäßig in Anspruch genommen. Und das ist genau das, was laut „Handbuch Tiertransporte“ des Bundesministeriums nicht zulässig ist. Mit welcher Begründung und auf welcher Rechtsgrundlage lässt Ihre Behörde diese Transporte zu, obwohl regelmäßig für den Transport von Bergheim nach Vic die maximal zulässige Beförderungsdauer überschritten wird? Hat Ihre Behörde jemals eine Plausibilitätsprüfung, der in den Transportpapieren angegebenen Beförderungsdauer von 18,9 Stunden durchgeführt? Überprüft Ihre Behörde regelmäßig die Plausibilität der Beförderungsdauer auf Basis der aktuellen Straßensituation? Hat Ihre Behörde jemals nachträglich die tatsächliche Fahrtzeit überprüft? Überprüft Ihre Behörde regelmäßig die tatsächliche Fahrtzeit? Wenn Nein, warum nicht? 4) Unzureichende Versorgung am Transport Auf der Route von Bergheim nach Vic hält der LKW für eine Stunde in einer Haltebucht der Autobahn in der Nähe von Savona. Für diese Zeit wird die Wassertränkanlage eingeschalten. Der Darstellung der ZAR („Rinderzucht Austria“) über den Transport Bergheim – Vic vom 24./25.6.2019 ist zu entnehmen, dass den Kälbern keine Eimertränken geboten wurden. Es wurde auch offensichtlich nicht darauf geachtet, dass alle Kälber getränkt werden bzw. alle Kälber verstehen, wie das ungewohnte Tränksystem zu bedienen ist. Dem Handbuch Tiertransporte des Bundesministeriums (Teil Langstrecke, Seite 32) ist zu entnehmen: „Sofern nicht abgesetzte Kälber transportiert werden sollen, die nur an das Tränken aus Eimern mit Gummisaugern oder von einer offenen Wasseroberfläche gewöhnt sind, müssen entsprechende Vorrichtungen zur Versorgung eingebaut sein oder mitgeführt werden.“ Stellt Ihre Behörde sicher, dass beim Transport von Kälbern, die nur an das Tränken aus Eimern mit Gummisaugern oder von einer offenen Wasseroberfläche gewöhnt sind, entsprechende Vorrichtungen im Transporter eingebaut sind oder mitgeführt werden? Wie stellen Sie das sicher? Wie stellen Sie fest auf welche Kälber zutrifft, dass sie nur das Tränken aus Eimern mit Gummisaugern oder von einer offenen Wasseroberfläche gewöhnt sind? Welche Vorrichtungen akzeptieren Sie für solche Kälber als geeignet? Wie kontrollieren Sie ob diese Vorrichtungen am Transport auch zur Anwendung kommen? Handbuch Tiertransporte des Bundesministeriums, Teil Langstrecke, Seite 32: „Eine reine Wassertränke ist für Saugkälber und auch Sauglämmer auf langen Transporten nicht geeignet.“ Beim Transport Bergheim - Vic handelt es sich um einen langen Transport, da dieser über 8 Stunden dauert und die maximal erlaubte Beförderungsdauer sogar noch überschreitet. Die vorliegenden Informationen legen nahe, dass Ihre Behörde eine reine Wassertränke für den Transport Bergheim - Vic als geeignet akzeptiert. Mit welcher Begründung und auf welcher Rechtsgrundlage? Handbuch Tiertransporte des Bundesministeriums, Teil Langstrecke, Seite 43: „Den Tieren sollen Flüssigkeiten verabreicht werden, die ihren physiologischen Bedürfnissen entsprechen, das sollte für nicht milchentwöhnte Kälber, Lämmer, Zickel und Fohlen nicht reines Wasser sein, sondern stets ein Elektrolytgetränk od. eventuell Milchaustauscher.“ Und weiter: „Vor oder während des Transports sollte die zuständige Behörde systematisch untersuchen, welche Vorkehrungen getroffen wurden, damit sichergestellt ist, dass die Tiere in den Ruhepausen Elektrolytlösungen oder Milchaustauscher erhalten.“ Wie untersucht Ihre Behörde systematisch vor oder während des Transports welche Vorkehrungen getroffen wurden, damit sichergestellt ist, dass die Tiere in den Ruhepausen Elektrolytlösungen oder Milchaustauscher erhalten? Wann wurde das zuletzt systematisch untersucht? Welches Ergebnis haben diese systematischen Untersuchungen erbracht. Bitte stellen Sie uns entsprechende Dokumente zur Verfügung. Wie ist es trotz systematischer Untersuchungen möglich, dass beim Transport am 24./25.6.2019 laut ZAR den Kälbern nur Wasser angeboten wurde? Die EU-Kommission führt in SANCO D5 DS/dj D(2009) 450351 aus: „Nicht abgesetzte Kälber und Lämmer können im Transportmittel nicht angemessen gefüttert und getränkt werden. Die Tränkvorrichtungen sind für Wasser mit Raumtemperatur vorgesehen, während nicht abgesetzte Tiere an warm verabreichte Milchaustauscher gewöhnt sind. Nicht abgesetzte Kälber und Lämmer können sich im Transportmittel nicht selbstständig versorgen. Da nur kaltes Wasser vorhanden ist, bleiben die meisten Tiere durstig und diejenigen, die trinken, riskieren eine Wasserintoxikation.“ Beim Transport von Bergheim nach Vic werden die Kälber am Transportmittel mit Tränkvorrichtungen versorgt. Die EU Kommission schreibt, dass unter diesen Bedingungen keine adäquate Versorgung möglich ist, manche Kälber durstig bleiben und andere eine Wasserintoxikation riskieren. Warum lassen Sie einen Transport in dieser Form zu, wenn unter diesen Bedingungen laut EU Kommission keine adäquate Versorgung möglich ist? Wie ist sichergestellt, dass alle Kälber mit Wasser versorgt werden? Wie ist sichergestellt, dass auf dem Transport keines der Kälber zuviel Wasser trinkt und eine Wasserintoxikation erleidet? Wird das Wasser im Transporter in den Tränksystemen erwärmt oder wird es kalt angeboten? Werden auf der Strecke Bergheim - Vic auch Transporter eingesetzt, die über das Tränksystem Elektrolytlösungen anbieten? Wie sieht es diesbezüglich mit Milchaustauscher aus? Gibt es Ihres Wissens überhaupt Transporter, die über eine solche Ausstattung verfügen? Wenn sich Ihre Behörde nicht an die Vorgaben des Bundesministeriums und der EU Kommission hält: Wie begründen Sie das? 5) „Sammelstellen-Hopping“ in Vic Für den Transport von Bergheim nach Spanien wird die Sammelstelle in Vic als „Bestimmungsort“ geführt. Eine Sammelstelle ist nur in extremen Ausnahmefällen tatsächlich ein Bestimmungsort. Sie wissen ja selbst von der Sammelstelle in Bergheim, dass praktisch kein Tier dort 48 Stunden verbleibt. Dass eine Sammelstelle ein Bestimmungsort ist, ist jedenfalls ohne weitere Beweise nicht plausibel. Sie als zuständige Behörde sind verpflichtet die Plausibilität der Angaben auf den Transportpapieren zu überprüfen. Der VGT konnte 2014 vor Ort in Vic feststellen, dass Mittwoch um 9 Uhr die Kälber verladen und weitertransportiert wurden, sie also nicht 48 Stunden in Vic verblieben sind. Hat Ihre Behörde jemals die Angabe, dass die Sammelstelle Vic der Bestimmungsort ist, auf ihre Richtigkeit überprüft? Wenn Nein, warum nicht? Auf welcher Basis erscheint Ihnen die Angabe, dass die Sammelstelle Vic der Bestimmungsort ist, als glaubwürdig, obwohl klar ist, dass es sich bei Sammelstellen im Allgemeinen nur um Zwischenstationen handelt? Die Angabe der Sammelstelle Bozen als Bestimmungsort wird behördlich nicht mehr akzeptiert. Warum wird im vollkommen analogen Fall „Sammelstelle Vic“ anders vorgegangen? 6) Allgemeine Frage Hat Ihre Behörde jemals einen dieser Transporte untersagt? Wenn ja, wann und aus welchen Gründen? Ist Ihnen der weitere Verbleib und der Ort der Schlachtung der nach Spanien exportierten Kälber bekannt? Wenn Sie Fragen bzgl. meiner Ausführungen haben oder Quellen und Unterlagen benötigen, können Sie sich gerne an mich wenden. Für die Bearbeitung unseres Anliegens bedanke ich mich im Voraus.
          

Netzwerk-Airlines der Lufthansa boarden per "Wilma"-Verfahren

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Bei Lufthansa, Swiss und Austrian wird ab sofort ein neues Verfahren beim Boarding angewandt. Fenster-Mitte-Gang, auf Englisch gern als "Wilma" bezeichnet, ist die neue Reihenfolge. Statuskunden haben aber weiter Vorrang.
          

Austrian Airlines präsentiert neue 3D-Seatmap für Boeing 777

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Passagiere von Austrian Airlines können ab sofort auf Flügen mit der Boeing 777 über eine 3D-Seatmap direkt im Buchungsprozess Sitzplätze virtuell entdecken und gleich reservieren. Bisher war dies nur über eine zweidimensionale Variante verfügbar. Für die Umsetzung der neuen 3D-Seatmaps arbeitet Austrian Airlines mit der spanischen Agentur Renacen zusammen.
          

Gli 11 azzurri in campo contro il Salisburgo

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Partita fondamentale per la squadra di Ancelotti: se vince allunga a +7 sugli austriaci e si qualifica matematicamente agli ottavi di finale
          

Piper PS-28 Cruiser for sale - on request

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Robinson R44 Raven II for sale - EUR 575.654

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Robinson R44 Raven I for sale - EUR 482.597

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Brandschutzforum - Finale des Jubiläumsjahres

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Mit einem Dankgottesdienst im Stift Rein beendete das Brandschutzforum Austria die Feierlichkeiten zum 30jährigen Bestandsjubiläum - ein würdiger Abschluss.
          

Los cinco mejores momentos de las 100 primeras carreras de Carlos Sainz en la Fórmula 1

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Los cinco mejores momentos de las 100 primeras carreras de Carlos Sainz en la Fórmula 1

Solo tiene 25 años y Carlos Sainz ya ha disputado 100 carreras de Fórmula 1. El piloto español no solo se va convirtiendo en un veterano de la categoría, sino que además es ya de pleno derecho uno de los pilotos más reputados. Sainz está viviendo en 2019 la que posiblemente sea su mejor temporada en la Fórmula 1, la de su consolidación.

En estas 100 carreras que abarcan cinco años Sainz ha vivido muchos momentos clave, cambios de equipos, puntos altos y bajos en los que su carrera como piloto de Fórmula 1 ha experimentado cambios drásticos. Estos son los cinco mejores momentos de Carlos Sainz desde que es piloto de Fórmula 1.

El debut con puntos en Australia 2015

Sainz Australia F1 2015

Muchos pronosticaban que la aventura de Carlos Sainz en la Fórmula 1 no iba a durar demasiado. Los más agoreros pronosticaban que el español sería destrozado por su compañero de equipo en Toro Rosso, el también novato Max Verstappen, que lógicamente también cumple ahora 100 carreras. Sin embargo Sainz demostró desde Australia que era un piloto de categoría.

En una clasificación alucinante consiguió meterse en la séptima posición de la parrilla, mientras que Verstappen quedó eliminado en la Q2. Luego en carrera, Sainz resistió en la zona de puntos, terminando noveno, mientras que su compañero abandonó por problemas mecánicos. En solo una carrera Sainz demostró que estaba en la Fórmula 1 para quedarse.

Aguantando a los Ferrari en España 2016

Sainz Espana F1 2016

Aquella carrera en Montmeló fue la primera en la que Verstappen corrió con Red Bull. Sainz cambiaba de compañero, ahora tenía a Daniil Kvyat, y, como cada vez que hay movimiento, la reacción del español fue la mejor. Clasificó octavo, y en una salida antológica se puso tercero, adelantando a los Ferrari y aprovechando el accidente de los Mercedes.

Durante siete vueltas Sainz mantuvo un inédito triplete de Red Bull en las tres primeras posiciones y, sobre todo, consiguió retener lo suficiente a los Ferrari para que Verstappen se marchase en busca de la que fue su primera victoria en la Fórmula 1. Sainz al final acabó sexto, su mejor resultado hasta la fecha, pero sobre todo afianzó su posición dentro de Red Bull.

Rozando el podio bajo la lluvia de Singapur 2017

Sainz Singapur F1 2017

Seguramente Carlos Sainz nunca ha estado tan cerca del podio como lo estuvo en el Gran Premio de Singapur de 2017, todavía con Toro Rosso. La lluvia puso patas arriba la carrera, con los dos Ferrari, Verstappen y Fernando Alonso estrellándose en la salida. Sainz, que salía décimo, consiguió abrirse paso hasta la cuarta plaza, pero ahí se quedó.

Las últimas vueltas fueron un suplicio esperando un fallo de alguno de los líderes, pero éste no se produjo y Sainz se quedó sin podio. Aún así, ese cuarto puesto es el mejor resultado que ha obtenido el piloto madrileño hasta la fecha en Fórmula 1. Este mismo 2019 tuvo una oportunidad similar en Hockenheim, pero acabó quinto.

Debut glorioso con Renault en Estados Unidos 2017

Sainz Austin F1 2017

Poco después de aquella carrera en Singapur la temporada 2017 le deparó a Carlos Sainz el ansiado cambio de equipo. Dejó Toro Rosso para fichar por una gran fábrica como Renault. Y el estreno no pudo ser mejor. Sainz volvió a sacar toda su velocidad a una vuelta para meterse séptimo en parrilla, mientras que su nuevo compañero, Nico Hulkenberg, cayó en la Q1.

Luego en carrera Sainz mantuvo la posición hasta la línea de meta, con un adelantamiento espectacular sobre Sergio Pérez incluido. El piloto español comenzaba su andadura con Renault de la mejor manera posible, aunque luego la aventura terminó antes de lo previsto por el fichaje de Daniel Ricciardo por la casa francesa.

La remontada invisible en Austria 2019

Sainz Austria F1 2019

Si una está siendo la baza de Carlos Sainz en esta temporada 2019 esa es la regularidad. El piloto madrileño no está destacando a base de actuaciones espectaculares, sino que cosecha resultados de forma constante, sin estridencias. Sin embargo en Austria le tocó remangarse para remontar desde la última posición por una penalización al cambiar el motor.

Mientras la televisión enfocaba a otros corredores, Sainz fue dando cuenta de más de media parrilla para pasar desde la última hasta la octava posición. Y eso que el español dañó su alerón delantero en uno de los últimos adelantamientos, lo que ya le impidió ir a por una sexta plaza que también estaba a tiro.

Sainz podría ser ya el segundo mejor español de la historia de la Fórmula 1

De La Rosa Mclaren F1 2005

Estas 100 carreras de Carlos Sainz sirven para preguntarse si el piloto madrileño es ya el segundo mejor español de la historia de la Fórmula 1, por detrás, evidentemente, de Fernando Alonso. En su contra juega que todavía no ha conseguido ningún podio, algo que sí hicieron Pedro de la Rosa y Alfonso de Portago.

De hecho Carlos Sainz ya es el quinto piloto de la historia que más carreras de Fórmula 1 ha disputado sin subirse al podio. Delante de él solo tiene a Philippe Alliot, con 109, a Pierluigi Martini, con 118, a Adrian Sutil, con 128, y a Nico Hulkenberg, que lleva 175 carreras sin probar el champagne, y contando.

Alfonso De Portago Francia F1 1956

Sin embargo en favor de Sainz cuenta la longevidad y regularidad de su trayectoria. Además de Alonso, entre los españoles solo Pedro de la Rosa ha disputado más carreras de Fórmula 1 que Sainz. El catalán tomó la salida en 105 eventos, por lo que será superado pronto por el actual piloto de McLaren.

Además, De la Rosa solo estuvo en el top diez de una carrera en 19 ocasiones, mientras que Carlos Sainz ya lleva 51. En cuanto al marqués de Portago, es cierto que fue una estrella en ciernes de la Fórmula 1, debutando con tan solo 28 años con Ferrari. Pero un accidente mortal impidió que desarrollase su carrera, dejando su palmarés en un podio, un quinto puesto y tres abandonos.

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Regina Erlenheim - doktoritöö kaitsmine 15.nov, 15:00, ICT-638

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Tarkvarateaduse instituudi doktorant Regina Erlenheim kaitseb oma doktoritööd "Designing Proactive Public Services" ("Proaktiivsete avalike teenuste disainimine") reedel, 15.11.2019 kell 15:00 ruumis ICT-638.

Juhendajad vanemteadur Kuldar Taveter (TalTech) ja Leon Sterling (Swinburne´i Tehnikaülikool).
Oponendid prof. Josef Küng (Johannes Kepleri Ülikool, Austria) ja prof. Eusebio Scornavacca (Baltimore´i Ülikool, USA).

Doktoritöö TalTechi raamatukogu digikogus.

Doktoritöö on valminud koostöös Swinburne´i Tehnikaülikooliga Austraalias doktoriõppe koostöölepingu raames.

Arvestades tehnoloogia üha kasvavat tähtsust ühiskonnas, on muutunud üha olulisemaks mõista, kuidas IKT-põhiseid e-teenuseid tõhusalt disainida, pakkuda ja rakendada. Viimastel aastatel on suurenenud proaktiivsete e-teenuste tähtsus avalikus sektoris.
Väitekirja uudsus seisneb analüüsis, mis põhineb tähelepanekul, et valitsused on järjest enam huvitatud ennetavate ja proaktiivsete e-teenuste arendamise ja rakendamisest. Samas on sellel alal veel teadustöö piiratud. Käesolev doktoritöö viitab sellele ja eeldab, et proaktiivsed avalikud teenused muudavad inimeste igapäevaelu lihtsamaks ja igapäevase bürokraatia lahendamiseks kuluks vähem aega.
Käesolev doktoritöö annab oma panuse neljas põhivaldkonnas. Esiteks esitletakse proaktiivsete teenuste meta-mudelit, mis põhineb eelneval agent-orienteeritud modelleerimise lähenemisel (Sterling ja Taveter, 2009). Teiseks tutvustatakse kontseptuaalset reaktiivset-proaktiivset teenusruumi. Kolmandaks aitab väitekiri kaasa proaktiivsete teenuste disainimiseks avalikus sektoris pakkudes välja nimekirja konkreetsete valdkondlike juhistega. Lõpuks tutvustatakse reaktiivsus-proaktiivsuse spektrit, mis on uus lähenemisviis proaktiivsuse mõistmiseks ja klassifitseerimiseks avaliku teenuse osutamise kontekstis.


          

Champions League side want €100million for red-hot Liverpool target

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RB Salzburg want €100million for Liverpool-linked Erling Haaland Erling Haaland has been in great goal-scoring form for RB Salzburg this season. The 19-year-old has 23 goals from 23 games for the Austrian side and was on target again in the 1-1 draw against Napoli. Haaland has scored seven goals in the Champions League alone this […] The post Champions League side want €100million for red-hot Liverpool target appeared first on The Kop Times | Liverpool Fan Blog | Opinions & Transfer News.

          

Unidas Podemos explotará la indefinición de Sánchez sobre los pactos tras el 10N para volcarse en el voto de izquierdas

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Pablo Iglesias acudía al debate electoral del pasado lunes con un objetivo claro: que Pedro Sánchez explicara qué pacto buscará tras el 10N para desbloquear la situación tras las cuartas elecciones desde 2015. Por la derecha o por la izquierda. No lo consiguió. Tampoco Pablo Casado ni Albert Rivera lo lograron tras exigir al candidato socialista que se definiera. La negativa de Sánchez a desvelar sus planes, su intención de pactar una reforma constitucional para que gobierne la lista más votada y el anuncio de que, si gobierna, nombrará vicepresidenta económica a Nadia Calviño, llevan a Unidas Podemos a pensar el presidente en funciones intentará ser reelegido con la abstención de PP y de Ciudadanos. 

Iglesias explotará esta tesis en los últimos tres días de campaña. Reclamará el voto para Unidas Podemos como antídoto a un supuesto entendimiento de Sánchez con Casado, que tanto el líder del PP como el del PSOE rechazaron el lunes. La formación hará hincapié, como en su último spot de campaña, en que "las cosas importantes no se logran a la primera". Y, precisamente con el nombramiento de Calviño como palanca, advertirá a los electores indecisos sobre la "necesidad" de que Unidas Podemos esté en el Ejecutivo para que no se aplique su agenda al 100%.

El presidente en funciones ya salió al paso de las insinuaciones del secretario general de Podemos sobre su intención de entenderse con Casado. Pero en Unidas Podemos insisten en que el candidato socialista no ha descartado algún tipo de entendimiento para ser investido sin los votos del grupo confederal. El candidato de Unidas Podemos empleará las 72 horas que quedan hasta la votación para explotar la estrategia abierta en el debate a cinco y plantear que Sánchez, pese a lo que dice en sus entrevistas y actos, pactará con la derecha. Y que eso no saldrá gratis a los españoles, tal y como expuso en el plató de la Academia de Televisión.

En esta tesis abundarán los demás portavoces de Unidas Podemos. "¿Alguien cree que es posible que el PP o Ciudadanos le dé gratis el apoyo al PSOE y se lo dé a cambio de nada? ¿Alguien piensa que es posible que el PP te regale una investidura para hacer políticas de izquierdas?", ha vuelto a preguntarse Irene Montero en un acto en Pamplona este martes. En su opinión, hasta los votantes socialistas "saben que lo consecuente con ser de izquierdas es hacer que Unidas Podemos esté fuerte el 10 de noviembre, porque si no, Pedro Sánchez pactará con la derecha", informa Europa Press.

Iglesias dijo también en el debate que algunos votantes socialistas están perplejos con la estrategia de su secretario general, un nuevo guiño a esas bases que gritaron "con Rivera no" en la sede de Ferraz el 28 de abril y que menos todavía aceptarían cualquier entendimiento con el PP.

El coordinador federal de IU, Alberto Garzón, ha asegurado por su parte que Sánchez pidió "explícitamente el acuerdo y el apoyo al PP y a Ciudadanos" en el debate del lunes, para volver a formar Gobierno. Algo que, ha asegurado, "desconcertó a muchos votantes de izquierdas".

A esos votantes intentarán interpelar en los próximos días desde Unidas Podemos. Iglesias ha modificado la planificación de esta recta final de la campaña. A diferencia de lo ocurrido hasta ahora, cuando se ha turnado en los actos principales y en el cuidado de sus hijos con Irene Montero, el secretario general de Podemos tiene la agenda llena de mítines y entrevistas.

Este mismo miércoles por la mañana asistirá a un acto en Valencia que no estaba previsto y donde Compromís se ha unido a Más País y puede restar votos e incluso algún diputado, a Unidas Podemos. Por la tarde llegará el "acto central" en Barcelona, junto a Ada Colau. El jueves, acudirá a Bilbao. El viernes, la alcaldesa de la capital catalana devolverá la visita y asistirá al cierre de campaña en Madrid, donde actuarán Kiko Veneno y O'funk'illo. Será por la tarde-noche. Esa misma mañana, Iglesias visitará Toledo, donde, como en Valladolid, aspiran a recuperar un diputado el domingo.


          

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Addio poltrone strette: a breve in aereo si sceglierà il posto in 3D

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Austrian Airlines anticipa l’esperienza dei passeggeri a bordo grazie alle nuove tecnologie tridimensionali: è possibile scegliere il proprio posto vedendolo in anticipo.
          

La festa di San Martino: tradizioni e ricette tipiche austriache

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La festa di San Martino: tradizioni e ricette tipiche austriache
L’11 Novembre in tutta l’Austria si celebra la festa di San Martino – una tradizione dell’Europa centrale in cui viene ricordato il Santo, vescovo di Tours. La festa è caratterizzata...
          

Austrian Airlines Reports Significant Decline in Earnings

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  • Adjusted earnings down from EUR 110 to EUR 17 million despite passenger growth
  • 2019 remains challenging: “Glut of low-cost airlines” and expensive jet fuel burden earnings
  • “Profit warning”: Austrian Airlines cannot rule out the possibility of a loss for the entire 2019 financial year

Austrian Airlines achieved the break-even point


          

Förderprogramm JumpStart schafft für Jungunternehmen den passenden Rahmen

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Das Bundesministerium für Digitalisierung und Wirtschaftsstandort (BMDW) hat gemeinsam mit der Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH (aws) die dritte Ausschreibungsrunde des Programms JumpStart erfolgreich abgeschlossen. Aus 24 eingereichten Projekten hat eine unabhängige Expertenjury die besten Konzepte ausgewählt, die nun als Inkubatoren mit jeweils bis zu 150.000 Euro unterstützt werden. Diese sind: Female Founders, Lemmings und The Ventury aus Wien, Climate KIC aus Niederösterreich und I.E.C.T. aus Tirol. Schwerpunkt des Programms liegt dabei auf der Unterstützung und Weiterentwicklung heimischer Inkubatoren und Akzeleratoren, die innovativen Start-ups nicht nur Büro-, Labor-, oder Produktionsflächen, sondern insbesondere maßgeschneiderte Beratungsleistungen zur Verfügung stellen.

„Unsere innovativen Start-ups brauchen die besten Rahmenbedingungen. Mit dem JumpStart-Programm leisten wir einen wichtigen Beitrag, um aus Ideen erfolgreiche Geschäftsmodelle zu machen. Besonders positiv ist, dass wir in dieser Runde mit der Unterstützung von Female Founders auch gezielt Frauen in Start-ups unterstützen können. Wir brauchen mehr Gründerinnen und dafür braucht es neben Mut und Eigeninitiative auch entsprechende Rahmenbedingungen“, sagt Wirtschaftsministerin Margarete Schramböck.

Projekte aus ganz Österreich

Im Rahmen der dritten Ausschreibungsrunde wurden 24 Anträge aus ganz Österreich eingereicht. Neben bekannten und in der Szene fest verankerten Akteuren konnten in dieser Runde auch viele junge Initiativen angesprochen werden. Die Bandbreite der Bewerber und der ausgewählten Projekte reichte dabei von „Stand-alone“- über Corporate-Inkubatoren und Technologiezentren bis hin zu akademischen Akzeleratoren und verteilt sich über alle Start-up-relevanten Branchen, wie Life Sciences, IT, Web/Mobile, Dienstleistungen und Hardware.

„Um ihre Ideen umzusetzen, brauchen Start-ups neben finanziellen Ressourcen eine Arbeitsumgebung, in der sie sich ganz auf ihre Projekte konzentrieren und gleichzeitig von der Vernetzung und vom lebendigen Erfahrungsaustausch mit anderen Start-ups profitieren können. Mit aws JumpStart unterstützen wir die besten Inkubatoren und schaffen damit die notwendigen Rahmenbedingungen“, sagt die aws Geschäftsführung, Edeltraud Stiftinger und Bernhard Sagmeister.

In einem ersten Schritt wurden in der Förderungsschiene nun geeignete Inkubatoren und Akzeleratoren ausgewählt und unterstützt. Damit wird für Unternehmungen ein produktiver und unbürokratischer Rahmen geschaffen, in dem sie sich entwickeln können. Zudem brauchen besonders innovative Start-ups auch selbst Finanzierung. In einem zweiten Modul des Förderungsprogramms werden daher vielversprechende Start-ups auch direkt unterstützt. Bis zu fünf der Unternehmen, die sich in einem JumpStart Inkubator/ Akzelerator befinden, werden dazu ausgewählt. Pro Start-up ist eine Förderung von 22.500 Euro vorgesehen.

Die Projekte im Überblick:

Climate KIC

Climate KIC ist Europas größtes öffentlich-privates Netzwerk für Klimaschutzinnovation, das sowohl in Österreich als auch in 31 weiteren europäischen Ländern tätig ist. Durch das enorme Partnernetzwerk von mehr als 330 Forschungsinstitutionen, Bildungseinrichtungen und KMU wird den Start-ups in den Bereichen der Entwicklung von grünen Finanzinstrumenten, nachhaltigen Produktionssystemen, klimafreundlicher Landnutzung und nachhaltiger Städtenutzung ein breites Angebot an Coachings und Workshops geboten.

Female Founders

Der Female Founders Verein wurde 2016 von Lisa-Marie Fassl, Tanja Sternbauer und Nina Wöss gegründet, um eine Plattform zur stärkeren Vernetzung und Förderung von Frauen im Start-up Bereich zu schaffen. Mittlerweile hat sich die Female Founders Community auch international einen Namen gemacht, mit Mitgliedern aus mehr als 10 Nationen. Diese Community dient in weiterer Folge der Akquise von Unternehmen für das geplante Accelerator-Programm, das ausgewählte Projekte zu einer „investment-readiness“ und einem erfolgreichen Markteintritt führen soll.

I.E.C.T.

Die private Institution I.E.C.T. – Institute for Entrepreneurship Cambridge – Tirol hat mit Ihrem Co-Founder Dr. Hermann Hauser, dem Mitbegründer des Cambridge Phenomenon, ein Urgestein mit an Bord, das einen essentiellen Beitrag zum Aufbau einer aufstrebenden Entrepreneurship-Kultur beigetragen hat. I.E.C.T. bietet bestehenden und etablierten Unternehmen als auch der Industrie durch einen Strategie-Support und Innovationsscouting die optimalen Voraussetzungen, um auf ihre Bedürfnisse einzugehen.

Lemmings

Lemmings ist ein Wiener Early-Stage Inkubator und Akzelerator mit einem Schwerpunkt auf Emerging Technology wie Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain und Virtual & Augmented Reality. Das Gründerteam Thomas Schranz und Allan Berger weist bereits große Erfahrung durch die Gründung Ihres Start-ups Blossom auf, dass ein Projektmanagement Service für Software-Teams bereitstellt. Lemmings hat in den letzten zwei Jahren über 200 Teilnehmer betreut und um die Talente noch besser zu fördern und anzuziehen, wird jetzt ein Programm namens "Project Magic" etabliert.

The Ventury

The Ventury wurde 2016 unter anderem von Christoph Aschberger, Christoph Bitzner und Jakob Reiter in Wien gegründet. Zusammengefunden haben sich die drei durch die gemeinsame Arbeit am Start-up Simplewish, das auch weiterhin operativ agiert. Ihre Erfahrungen sammelten die Gründer im österreichischen Start-up Ökosystem als Mentoren, Jury-Mitglieder und Vortagende für Organisationen und Bildungseinrichtungen. Der Fokus des Inkubator- und Akzelerator Programms liegt in der operativen Unterstützung von Start-ups im Bereich Conversational Interfaces, AI und Machine Learning.


          

So spenden Österreichs Unternehmen

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Der Fundraising Verband Austria startete heute pünktlich zur Spendenhochsaison rund um die Adventzeit die „Aktion Wirtschaft hilft!“. Die Initiative unterstützt und informiert Österreichs Unternehmen für ihr gemein­nütziges Engagement und holt engagierte Betriebe vor den Vorhang. Im Rahmen eines Pressegesprächs wurde auch eine neue Studie präsentiert. Demnach sind Österreichs Unternehmen gesellschaftlich engagiert, im internationalen Vergleich damit aber eher im Mittelfeld. Hochrangige Organisationen aber auch Persönlichkeiten wie Dr. Christian Konrad tragen die Aktion mit.

"„Wirtschaftlicher Erfolg wird auch davon beeinflusst, dass in einer Gesellschaft ein Klima der umfassenden Verantwortung für Mensch und Umwelt herrscht. Langfristig planende Unternehmen wissen das und sehen ihren wirtschaftlichen Erfolg auch als Auftrag zur Verantwortung für die nächsten Generationen“", erklärte heute Dr. Christian Konrad, Initiator der Allianz „Menschen.Würde.Österreich“ und Unterstützer der „Aktion Wirtschaft hilft!“. Die Initiative hat das Ziel, eine Brücke zwischen Unternehmen und gemeinnützigen Organisationen zu bauen: "„Mit unserem umfassenden Service- und Informationsangebot möchten wir möglichst viele Unternehmen – hier insbesondere die KMUs – motivieren und ihnen bei ihrem Engagement und bei der Wahrnehmung ihrer gesellschaftlichen Verantwortung beratend zur Seite stehen“", erläutert Günther Lutschinger, Geschäftsführer des Fundraising Verbands Austria und Initiator der Aktion. Vorbild könnte dabei das international verbreitete „Committed Giving“ sein. „Immer mehr Unternehmen verpflichten sich, jährlich ein oder zwei Prozent ihres Betriebsergebnisses für gemeinnützige Zwecke zu spenden. Würden Österreichs Unternehmen ein Prozent ihres Gewinns für gemeinnützige Projekte spenden, gäbe es rund 300 Millionen Euro für humanitäre, soziale, Bildungs- und Umweltanliegen.“, zeigt Lutschinger auf. Derzeit spenden Österreichs Unternehmen rund 50 Millionen Euro im Jahr für gemeinnützige Zwecke.

Gesellschaftliches Engagement von Unternehmen in Zahlen:

Insgesamt engagieren sich rund 83% der Unternehmen in Form von Geld-, Sach- oder Personalspenden. Dies zeigt die größte je durchgeführte Umfrage zum Spendenverhalten von Unternehmen im Auftrag des Fundraising Verbands. 77% bevorzugen Geld-, 48% Sach- und 36% Zeitspenden. 17% der Unternehmen unterstützen gemeinnützige Einrichtungen mit Pro-bono-Leistungen – also freiwillig geleisteter professioneller Arbeit ohne oder mit stark reduzierter Bezahlung.

Geldbeträge spenden Unternehmen in erster Linie für Kinderhilfe, Sportförderung, Menschen mit Behinderung und sozial Bedürftige. Durchschnittlich geben Unternehmen pro Jahr für Spenden 6.360,- Euro aus, das durchschnittliche, jährliche Sponsoring liegt bei knapp über 3.000,- Euro. Hauptmotive für die Unterstützung sind dabei allen voran die humanitäre und weltanschauliche Einstellung sowie der Wunsch, der Gesellschaft etwas zurückgeben zu wollen. "„Viele Firmen planen daher Spenden fix in ihrem Budget ein. Bei Großunternehmen trifft dies immerhin auf rund 73 Prozent zu, bei Kleinstunternehmen sind es rund 38 Prozent.“", betont Studienautor Dr. Bernhard Hofer, Geschäftsführer von Public Opinion.

Über die Aktion Wirtschaft hilft und den Spendenguide für Unternehmen:

Die „Aktion Wirtschaft hilft!“ möchte Unternehmen unterstützen, gesellschaftlich aktiv zu werden und an gemeinnützige Organisationen zu spenden. Zentrales Serviceinstrument ist der heute neu veröffentlichte Spendenguide für Unternehmen. Darin findet sich neben einem ausführlichen Service- und Informationsteil ein Überblick über die Arbeit und die Projekte von 42 gemeinnützigen Organisationen. Diese decken ein breites inhaltliches und gesellschaftliches Spektrum ab – von der Kinderhilfe über die Entwicklungszusammenarbeit bis hin zu Wissenschaft und Forschung. Begleitet wird die Aktion vom Webportal www.wirtschaft-hilft.at.

Spendenideen werden prämiert:

Die „Aktion Wirtschaft hilft!“ möchte engagierte Unternehmen auch vor den Vorhang holen. Bis Mitte Jänner 2019 sind Österreichs Unternehmen aufgerufen, ihre erfolgreichen, innovativen und kreativen Spendenprojekte mit österreichischen Unternehmen einzusenden. Im Frühjahr 2019 werden die besten als „Unternehmensspende des Jahres“ gekürt. Alle Ideen von der Weihnachtsspende bis zum ehrenamtlichen Einsatz eines Unternehmensteams sind willkommen. Alle Infos dazu unter www.wirtschaft-hilft.at/awards.


          

Glasverpackungen erleben zurzeit eine echte Renaissance

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Einen eindeutigen Trend zum Kauf und zur Wiederverwendung von Glasverpackungen meldet Österreichs größter Glaserzeuger, die Firma Vetropack Austria GmbH mit Sitz in Pöchlarn. „Die Menschen werden zunehmend sensibler, wenn sie von großen Plastikmüllinseln in den Meeren lesen“, erklärt Geschäftsführer Johann Eggerth in einem Interview mit dem Magazin „iv-positionen“. Demgegenüber sei Glas ein hochwertiges Verpackungsmaterial, das keinerlei Reaktion mit seinen Inhaltsstoffen eingehe. „Das sind Qualitäts- und Gesundheitsaspekte, die den Konsumenten immer bewusster werden“, streicht der Vetropack-Chef hervor.

2017 hat das Industrieunternehmen in Pöchlarn sowie an einem weiteren Produktionsstandort im oberösterreichischen Kremsmünster 1,7 Milliarden Stück Glasverpackungen erzeugt und verkauft – von der Bierflasche bis zum Marmeladeglas. „Es gibt keinen Haushalt in Österreich, in dem unsere Glasverpackungen nicht vorkommen“, stellt Eggerth fest. Aber auch im Ausland seien die Vetropack-Gebinde gefragt, geht doch rund die Hälfte der Produktionsmenge in den Export, insbesondere nach Italien, Frankreich und Deutschland.

In Österreich beschäftigt der Glaserzeuger 685 Mitarbeiter, 360 davon in Pöchlarn. Auch bei Vetropack spürt man den Fachkräftemangel. „Es ist sehr schwierig, technische Positionen extern zu besetzen“, sagt Eggerth. Gemeinsam mit anderen Unternehmen der Branche habe man deshalb im Vorjahr eine eigene Lehrausbildung für Glasverfahrenstechnik ins Leben gerufen. Zurzeit würden in Pöchlarn und Kremsmünster 30 Lehrlinge ausgebildet, berichtet der Geschäftsführer.

Im Geschäftsjahr 2017 hat die Vetropack Austria GmbH einen Umsatz von rund 180 Millionen Euro erwirtschaftet. Das Unternehmen ist eine Tochtergesellschaft der Schweizer Vetropack-Gruppe, die mit 3.000 Beschäftigten und einer Absatzmenge von fünf Milliarden Stück Verpackungsglas zu den führenden Verpackungsherstellern in Europa zählt. Neben der Schweiz und Österreich gibt es Vetropack-Niederlassungen auch in Italien, Kroatien, Tschechien, in der Slowakei und in der Ukraine.


          

Re: L’ultima proposta spazzatura di Pd e 5 stelle: schedare gli agenti delle Forze dell’Ordine

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Per essere precisi, il nazismo nasce in Baviera, soprattutto a opera di "tedeschi immigrati" (Hitler, nato e cresciuto in Austria; Hess, nato e cresciuto in Egitto; Rosenberg, nato e cresciuto sul Baltico). A parte questo ammetto le mie colpe: in un post precedente ho forse sbagliato a usare "confondere" e avrei dovuto scrivere "ridurre", ma poco cambia.


          

Китай вошел в число самых популярных направлений на новогодние праздники у россиян

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По данным туроператора TEZ TOUR, остров Хайнань вошел в число самых востребованных направлений у российских туристов на предстоящие новогодние даты. Количество заявок на туры в южную провинцию Китая у клиентов туроператора на зимние праздники даты уже превысило аналогические показатели прошлого года на 143%. Возросшая популярность направления, по мнению специалистов TEZ TOUR, объясняется увеличением числа прямых рейсов из Москвы и крупнейших региональных городов России, активной безвизовой политикой региона, а также климатическими особенностями китайской провинции, позволяющими отдыхать на курортах острова круглый год.

 

 

Также в рейтинг популярных направлений на зимние праздничные даты, согласно данным туроператора, вошли Объединенные Арабские Эмираты, Турция, Таиланд, Египет, Испания, Австрия, Италия и Андорра.

При этом, самым доступным направлениями на период новогодних дат стала Турция. Стоимость туров в Турцию у туроператора TEZ TOUR на период новогодних праздников с авиаперелетом, размещением в отеле 3* на 6 ночей и питанием «завтраки» начинается от 18 400 рублей на человека.

Стоимость аналогичного тура в Китай (Хайнань) на новогодние даты с авиаперелетом в Санью, по данным TEZ TOUR, начинается от 29 300 рублей за тур в ОАЭ — от 38 000 рублей, в Таиланд — от 55 000 рублей на человека. Пляжный отдых в Египте с авиаперелетом в а/п г. Каир и размещением в отеле 4* на 6 ночей обойдется от 32 500 рублей. В число наиболее доступных направлений для горнолыжного отдыха вошли Болгария, Австрия и Андорра. Так стоимость туров на горнолыжные курорты Болгарии на предстоящие новогодние даты с авиаперелетом и размещением в отеле 4* начинается от 28 000 рублей, Австрии — от 34 200 рублей, Андорры — от 36 000 рублей.

Для экскурсионного отдыха самым доступным направлением стала Италия. Недельный тур с перелетом в а/п Римини и проживанием в отеле 3* на базе «завтраков» начинается от 20 100 рублей.

 

Материал подготовлен редакцией www.trn-news.ru


          

Vinieta electronică pentru 2020 în Austria poate fi cumpărată online

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Din 6 noiembrie, vinieta electronică pentru 2020 în Austria poate fi cumpărată online de pe site-ul ASFINAG sau aplicația mobilă gratuită „Unterwegs“. Atenție, însă, vinieta electronică este valabilă doar începând cu data de 1 decembrie 2019! Introducerea vinietei electronice a fost un succes pentru ASFINAG, operatorul și administratorul autostrăzilor din Austria, care a anunțat că […]

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Re: Город Филлах (Villach) говорящие по-русски отзовитесь!

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Привет! Ищу собеседницу для прогулок (а если повезёт, подругу smile в свободное время или просто общения по телефону/вотсапу. Живу в районе Филлах Линд. Буду рада знакомству, пишите. О себе: замужем, есть грудной ребенок, 38 лет.


          

11/7/2019: World: Author protest

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Bosnian war survivors, including mothers who lost husbands and sons in the Srebrenica massacre, protested yesterday in Sarajevo, urging the Nobel Committee to reverse its decision to award the 2019 Nobel Prize in literature to Austrian writer Peter...
          

Jack Unterweger, el escritor asesino en serie

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A veces los límites entre la realidad y la fantasía son tenues. Lo sabía Jack Unterweger, el escritor asesino. La historia que protagonizó sirvió de inspiración para libros y obras dramáticas. Y es que la trama de esta historia es compleja y sorprendente. Nació en Austria en 1950. Luego de una adolescencia difícil y delictiva, […]

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Fesser: «Colón fue un emprendedor que inventó el primer internet»

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Guillermo Fesser, defensor de la gesta de España en América.

Un reciente hilo de Twitter publicado por el periodista español Guillermo Fesser ha creado un gran impacto en la red social recabando el apoyo a través de miles de reenvíos y de aprobaciones a través del botón 'me gusta'.

La reflexión el periodista afincado en Nueva York, está dirigida "a todos los hermanos hispanos de Estados Unidos: Harto de tener que navegar continuamente entre lo español y lo hispano, como si fueran realidades distintas, como si la una debiese de invitar a la vergüenza y la otra al orgullo".

Fesser expone con sencillez y ciñéndose a la verdad histórica cuestiones que son negadas por los difusores de la Leyenda Negra sobre el descubrimiento de América por los españoles y lo que sucedió a lo largo de los siglos con ese imperio hasta su disolución.

El excomponente del dúo 'Gomaespuma' junto a Juan Luis Cano, explica que "España (entonces Castilla) nunca consideró ningún territorio de América colonia, sino una nueva provincia"; o que, pese a los atropellos que se cometieran contra la población local, "está plenamente documentado que los Reyes Católicos extendieron los derechos de que gozaban los habitantes de la península a los territorios de ultramar y que trataron de perseguir a quienes no mantuvieran tales principios".

Fesser subraya que la mentalidad dominante hoy cae en una postura errónea al juzgar la historia con parámetros de otros siglos, cuando "la gran pregunta cuando uno revisa la historia no es cómo de justos fueron sus protagonistas de acuerdo a la visión actual, sino cuán justos fueron respecto al pensamiento de su época".

También defiende que el proceso de las llamadas independencias de las naciones hispánicas de América no fue sino "una guerra civil entre españoles" y no una suerte de gesta de liberación indigenista.

Colon 'inventó' internet

Una de las partes más destacables de la carta abierta de Guillermo Fessser es la forma en que describe la gesta de Colón en América.

A su juicio, Colón fue un "emprendedor que cambió la fisonomía del mundo inventando el primer internet", porque entonces "Google era el inmenso océano, el ratón se apellidaba Pinzón y a Amazon lo llamaban el galeón de Manila".

"Gracias a la hazaña de Colón, se conectaron por vez primera los humanos de los diferentes continentes", enfatiza.

Por su interés, reproducimos en su integridad la carta abierta de Guillermo Fesser "a todos los hermanos hispanos de Estados Unidos".

Carta abierta a todos
los hermanos hispanos de Estados Unidos: Harto de tener que navegar
continuamente entre lo español y lo hispano, como si fueran realidades
distintas, como si la una debiese de invitar a la vergüenza y la otra al
orgullo, me decido a escribir estas líneas.

En primer lugar, quiero aclarar que odiar a España por su papel en la conquista, me parece a mi, no es bueno, ni malo, ni todo lo contrario. Solamente quisiera estar seguro de que ese odio está fundamentado y no es objeto de manipulación.

En México, en Guatemala o en el Perú de 2019, vive mucha gente con rasgos indígenas o mezclados. En Nueva York, es imposible ver a nadie. Algunos, muchos españoles, exterminaron indígenas; pero muchos más les respetaron

Para empezar quisiera compartir el dato histórico de  que España (entonces Castilla) nunca consideró ningún territorio de América colonia, sino una nueva provincia. Esto no exime de culpas a las terribles atrocidades cometidas por carniceros, con mentalidad del siglo XVI que realizaron todo tipo de vergonzosos ultrajes contra los nativos de América; pero está plenamente documentado que los Reyes Católicos extendieron los derechos de que gozaban los habitantes de la península a los territorios de ultramar y que trataron de perseguir a quienes no mantuvieran tales principios. Otra cosa es que lo consiguieran, en una época en que (con la población diezmada por las hambrunas, la peste, y las continuas guerras con Europa) mandar “policía” a América resultaba harto complejo.

Basta una rápida
comparación con el supuesto imperio británico (que nunca fue un verdadero
imperio, pues los imperios, como hizo el Romano con Hispania, anexionaban las
culturas conquistadas a su cultura, mientras que, los británicos, simplemente
se limitaron a exterminarlas).

En México, en Guatemala o en el Perú de 2019, vive mucha gente con rasgos indígenas o mezclados. En Nueva York, es imposible ver a nadie. Algunos, muchos españoles, exterminaron indígenas; pero muchos más les respetaron.

Respeto, ojo, con la mentalidad de lo que significaba respeto en el siglo XVI que, tristemente, consistía básicamente en catolizarles. La gran pregunta cuando uno revisa la historia no es cómo de justos fueron sus protagonistas de acuerdo a la visión actual.

Sino cuán justos fueron
respecto al pensamiento de su época. Es muy bonito ser feminista en el siglo
XXI, pero hasta el XIX ibas a la hoguera si te atrevías a comentarlo. Los
valientes de hoy no necesariamente hubieran sido tan valientes en el pasado.

Dicho esto, quisiera
expresar mi más profunda convicción de que las guerras de independencia de los
territorios de España en América no fueron en absoluto guerras de
independencia. ¿Ganaron acaso Moctezuma o Atahualpa?

No fue ni mucho menos una guerra de liberación de los indígenas americanos de sus invasores españoles. Las independencias americanas no fueron otra cosa que una guerra civil entre españoles. Entre los que querían seguir pagando impuestos al rey en la metrópoli y los que preferían quedarse el dinero para ellos mismos. Ganaron, en nombre de los indígenas, los que querían quedarse con el dinero para ellos; las mismas familias, descendientes de españoles, que hoy siguen negándoles el pan y la sal a los indígenas.

Vencedores que, para justificar ante la historia que estaban del lado de los justos (cuando sólo estuvieron y continúan estando del lado propio) demonizaron a sus hermanos españoles perdedores. Narrativa a la que sumaron los estadounidenses para darles la puntilla y justificar así la anexión imperialista de Puerto Rico, Cuba, Guam y Filipinas. Ojalá llegue un día en que todos los hispanos, descendientes de uno y otro bando, entendamos que este estúpido enfrentamiento entre nosotros solamente beneficia a los canallas.

Rufianes que nos
enseñaron a avergonzarnos de nuestra historia común, mostrando a Cristóbal
Colón como un genocida, cuando en realidad deberíamos estar orgulloso del
emprendedor que cambió la fisonomía del mundo inventando el primer internet.

Lo que ocurre es que
entonces Google era el inmenso océano, el ratón se apellidaba Pinzón, y a
Amazon lo llamaban el galeón de Manila. Gracias a la hazaña de Colón, se
conectaron por vez primera los humanos de los diferentes continentes.

La caña de azúcar pasó
de Asia a España y, de España, a Cuba. Los biombos del Japón llegaron a México
y, de ahí, a Holanda y al imperio austriaco. Cambiaron las expectativas del
mundo con Colón tanto o más que con el alunizaje de Neil Armstrong.

La diferencia es que el astronauta es un héroe entre los suyos ... y nosotros renegamos profundamente del nuestro. Hermanos hispanos, se nos ningunea, se nos desprecia, se abusa de nosotros, y no hallamos respuesta porque permanecemos divididos. Es tiempo de revisar la historia y decidir, de verdad, si es cierto que este odio que nos profesamos está basado en algo irremediable, o podemos encontrar common ground y juntar una fuerza definitiva que nos ayude a conseguir una vida mejor para todos.

Como árboles, cada uno hemos desarrollado una copa diferente, con distintas ramas y follajes, pero nuestro bosque, nos guste o no, permanece anclado en las mismas raíces. ¿No podríamos empezar a disfrutarlo plantándole cara a la xenofobia y la manipulación que nos separa? Ojalá.

La entrada Fesser: «Colón fue un emprendedor que inventó el primer internet» se publicó primero en Actuall.


          

Project TUNED-EUPAE - Improving work-life balance: opportunities and risks coming from digitalization

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On behalf of Eurofedop, Willi Gloss (GÖD-FCG, Austria) and Agg Géza (KSS, Hungary), members of the social dialogue committee, participated in the final conference …
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¿DESPIDO GRATIS? Los efectos de la mochila austriaca

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En las recientes propuestas electorales ha vuelto a la actualidad el fondo de capitalización para las indemnizaciones por despido, popularmente denominado “mochila austríaca”. Como es conocido, esta medida consiste en la introducción de un fondo (equivalente a uno de pensiones) donde la empresa aporta un porcentaje del sueldo del trabajador al cual se tiene acceso … Continúa leyendo ¿DESPIDO GRATIS? Los efectos de la mochila austriaca
          

Making innovation happen: MEPs visit to Budapest and Vienna

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A delegation of MEPs from the Industry Committee met with representatives of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), in Hungary and Austria, from Monday to Wednesday.


          

Los avances en esperanza de vida en la OCDE se ralentizan, EE.UU. retrocede

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Ángel Calvo

París, 7 nov (EFE).- Los avances en esperanza de vida que se han sucedido de forma casi ininterrumpida durante décadas se están ralentizando en la OCDE a causa de la obesidad, la diabetes, el envejecimiento de la población o el consumo de opiáceos, que en Estados Unidos ha contribuido a un inquietante retroceso.

En su informe anual sobre la salud y los sistemas sanitarios publicado este jueves, la Organización para la Cooperación y el Desarrollo Económico (OCDE) indica cuáles eran los países con mayor esperanza de vida en 2017: Japón (84,2 años), Suiza (83,6), España (83,4) e Italia (83).

Esos cuatro países están netamente por encima de la media de 80,7 años y, sobre todo, lejos de los que cierran la lista, Lituania (75,4 años), México (74,8) y Letonia (74,6).

Los progresos han sido significativos desde 1970 en todos los miembros de la organización, y en particular en Turquía (24 años), Corea del Sur (20) y Chile (18), pero la situación está cambiando, sobre todo en Estados Unidos, Francia, Holanda, Alemania y el Reino Unido.

El incremento entre 2002 y 2007 fue de media de 22,8 meses en la OCDE, pero se quedó en 11,2 meses entre 2012 y 2017. Y en esos cinco últimos años Estados Unidos fue el único país de la OCDE donde la esperanza de vida descendió (2,4 meses).

Detrás están la creciente epidemia de obesidad y la diabetes, pero también menos mejoras en el tratamiento de enfermedades coronarias y derrames cerebrales, así como el progresivo envejecimiento de la población, que hace más difícil elevar los años de vida.

Puntualmente, ha habido brotes de enfermedades respiratorias durante los años de referencia, y en particular la gripe que afectó a Europa en 2015 y que causó una caída de la esperanza de vida en 19 de los 36 miembros del 'Club de los países desarrollados'.

A todo eso se añade la crisis de los opiáceos, particularmente grave en Estados Unidos, donde desde 2011 ha estado en el origen de unas 400.000 muertes.

La tendencia reciente de ralentización de la esperanza de vida ha tenido algunas excepciones, sobre todo en Turquía, Chile, Lituania y México, que son todos países que parten desde más abajo.

Las menores tasas de mortalidad evitable (por prevención o por tratamiento) en la OCDE se constatan en Suiza, Islandia, Japón, Suecia y Noruega y las peores en México, Letonia, Hungría y Lituania.

Entre los principales factores de riesgo está el tabaquismo, que aunque ha disminuido es un hábito diario para el 18 % de la población en el conjunto de la OCDE y para más del 25 % de los mayores de 15 años en Francia, Hungría, Turquía y Grecia.

También el alcohol, con un consumo medio de 8,9 litros de alcohol puro al año y más de 11 en Hungría, Luxemburgo, Irlanda, Francia, Austria, República Checa, Francia, Letonia y Lituania.

El sobrepeso concierne al 55,6 % de los adultos en la OCDE y supera el 70 % en Estados Unidos, México y Chile, mientras que afecta a menos del 35 % en Corea del Sur y Japón.

En cuanto a la contaminación atmosférica, provoca 39,6 fallecimientos anuales por cada 100.000 habitantes de media, pero más de 75 en Grecia, Polonia, Lituania, Hungría y Letonia, y menos de 20 en Australia, Canadá, Finlandia, Islandia, Noruega, Nueva Zelanda y Suecia.

Aunque por regla general son los países que más gastan en sanidad y aquellos cuyo sistema sanitario tiene más personal y recursos los que cuentan con una población en mejor estado de salud, la relación no es directa, en parte por las desigualdades en la cobertura.

El mejor ejemplo es Estados Unidos, que dedica la cifra más alta de su Producto Interior Bruto (PIB), el 16,9 %, muy por delante del segundo, Suiza (12,2 %), pero donde sólo el 90,8 % de su población está cubierta por los servicios esenciales, el menor porcentaje junto al de México (89,3 %).

España, en el otro extremo, destaca entre los países con mejores cifras de salud cuando su gasto se sitúa ligeramente por encima de la media (8,9 %, frente al 8,8 %) y una cobertura del 99,9 %. EFE


          

Diez documentales compiten en Festival Internacional Cine de Medio Ambiente

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Barcelona (España) 7 nov (EFE).- Un total de diez documentales producidos en España, Irlanda, México, Argentina, Indonesia, Luxemburgo y EEUU, compiten en la sección oficial del XVI Festival Internacional de Cine de Medio Ambiente de Barcelona, que este año ha cambiado de nombre para llamarse SUNCINE (El cine del sol).

El documental de acción 'Defend, Protect, Conserve', en el que el actor Dan Aykroyd narra el seguimiento de una misión de la ONG Sea Shepherd para evitar la caza furtiva de ballenas, abrió anoche el festival, que se celebrará hasta el próximo 14 de noviembre.

El festival ha programado la proyección de un centenar de películas, entre ellas algunos estrenos en Europa, como el documental 'Sea of shadows', producido por Leonardo Di Caprio y dirigido por el austriaco Richard Ladkani.

Esta película, que ha ganado este año el premio del público en el festival de Sundance y que se proyectará en la clausura del SUNCINE en el CosmoCaixa el próximo día 14, denuncia la trama criminal que está causando la extinción de las vacas marinas.

El festival, en cuya sección oficial compiten 10 documentales que optan al 'Sol d'Or', también estrenará 'Santuary', dirigida por Álvaro Longoria y protagonizada por Javier Bardem, producida por los hermanos Bardem y que invita a los espectadores a seguir la historia de una ambiciosa iniciativa de protección ambiental para crear el santuario marino más grande del mundo en el Océano Antártico.

Los organizadores del festival han decidido conceder este año un 'Sol d'or' especial a la ONG Earth League International por su lucha contra la extinción de las vacas marinas, y hará un reconocimiento a la docuserie 'Scott i Milá' que emite Movistar+ y que presenta Mercedes Milá por 'difundir concienciación medio ambiental desde una televisión'.

El festival, además de estrenar nombre, también estrena una nueva sección, 'SUNCINE EDU' para proyectar películas para los más pequeños, y 'SUNCINE FOR FUTURE' para fomentar el activismo ambiental y contra el cambio climático.

Entre los diez documentales que participan en el concurso de la sección oficial destacan el español 'El código', dirigida por Carlos Caparrós, que explica la historia de un movimiento internacional, liderado por el exjuez Baltasar Garzón, que aspira a dar forma a un nuevo código para que acciones como especular con los alimentos o contaminar sean considerados crímenes contra la humanidad.

Otros documentales que compiten son 'Gaza' (Irlanda), que documenta la vida cotidiana de los habitantes de la Franja de Gaza cuando están bajo sitio, y 'Patrimonio' (México-EEUU), que explica la resistencia de los habitantes de Todos los Santos, en la costa meriodional del estado de Baja California, a que una multinacional construya 5.000 viviendas en un municipio de solo 6.000 habitantes.

Argentina presenta dos filmes al concurso: 'Andrés Carrasco, Ciencia Disruptiva', que recrea la historia de un prestigioso científico argentino que renunció a su comodidad académica al revelar los efectos nocivos de los pesticidas, y 'Hermanas de los árboles' (Argentina-India), que explica la historia de una comunidad de mujeres que no temen dar a luz a niñas y plantan árboles cada vez que nace una.

El documental indonesia 'Islands of Faith', que revela la lucha de siete personas de religiones diferentes contra el cambio climático, y 'Cuentos del río (Luxemburgo), protagonizada por un maestro que escribe una obra de teatro para niños en Nicaragua explicando la identidad del país a través de un río, son otras dos concursantes en el SUNCINE 2019.

Producidas en Estados Unidos, concursan tres documentales: 'Motherlad', que explica la historia de una madre que implanta el uso de la bicileta; 'The River and teh Vall', que es la aventura de cinco amigos que recorren 1.200 millas a lo largo del río Grande; y 'Walking thunder', que retrata la historia de una familias de fotógrafos que han documentado la importancia del elefante en África. EFE


          

El Muro cayó en Barcelona

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Madrid, 6 nov (EFE).- Deportivamente hablando, el Muro de Berlín cayó en Barcelona.

Por mucho que un equipo de las dos Alemanias ya participase en los Juegos de Invierno de Albertville cinco meses antes y en la Eurocopa de fútbol de esa primavera, fue en Barcelona'92 donde la nueva Alemania exhibió su enorme poder con el tercer puesto en el medallero general de los Juegos, por detrás del Equipo Unificado y de EE.UU.

En los Juegos que estrenaron el mapa mundial procedente de la desaparición de los bloques, los alemanes pisaron el podio en 16 de los 25 deportes del programa.

Una semana fue el breve plazo que tardó en despejarse el futuro olímpico de las dos Alemanias tras la caída del muro de Berlín en la noche del 9 al 10 de noviembre de 1989.

'Nosotros aceptaríamos la participación alemana en los Juegos bajo una sola bandera, independientemente de su estatus político'.

Mientras los líderes políticos del planeta estudiaban con cautela los pasos que debían dar ante la situación, el entonces presidente del COI, el español Juan Antonio Samaranch, dio una nueva muestra de su capacidad de anticiparse a los acontecimientos y abrió de par en par la puerta a un equipo unificado. Aunque los países aún estuvieran divididos.

'Si los dos comités olímpicos nacionales están de acuerdo en ello, nosotros aceptaríamos', dijo Samaranch en Bruselas el 17 de noviembre de 1989, cuando faltaban menos de tres años para los Juegos de Barcelona'92.

En 1955, seis años después de la fundación de la República Democrática Alemana, el COI había reconocido a su comité olímpico pero con la condición de que las dos Alemanias acudiesen a los Juegos de Melbourne 1956 con un equipo unificado. Así lo hicieron, y con enorme éxito, pues ocuparon la séptima plaza en el medallero, 21 puestos mejor que cuatro años antes.

Los alemanes repitieron equipo único en Roma'60 y Tokio'64, en ambos casos con una cuarta plaza. Pero la historia no pudo forzarse más tiempo.

El COI autorizó en 1965 que las dos Alemanias se presentasen por primera vez en los Juegos de México 1968 como lo que eran, dos países y dos equipos distintos. Pero logró que mantuvieran una bandera común y un único himno, el Himno a la Alegría de Beethoven, para recibir sus medallas.

Nueve alemanes orientales y cinco occidentales se proclamaron campeones olímpicos en México, aunque en el total de medallas se impuso Alemania Federal por 26 a 25. La RDA fue quinta en la tabla, la RFA fue octava.

Con el deporte como política de Estado, apoyada por los métodos de preparación y los entrenadores del bloque soviético y, según se supo después, por el dopaje sistemático de sus deportistas a menudo sin su conocimiento, la Alemania Democrática se convirtió en una potencia deportiva mundial, tercera en el medallero de Múnich'72 y segunda en el de Montreal'76.

Tras los boicots políticos a los Juegos de Moscú'80 y Los Ángeles'84, que adulteraron los resultados, los germanoorientales volvieron por sus fueros en Seúl'88, segundos en la clasificación final por detrás de la Unión Soviética y por delante de Estados Unidos, con el equipo germano federal en quinta posición.

Un año después, hace ahora treinta, cayó el Muro y todo cambió. Aunque la unificación deportiva no fue un camino exento de tropiezos.

'Viendo los acontecimientos políticos, creo que la creación de un equipo interalemán es imparable', admitió en febrero de 1990 el presidente del comité olímpico de la RFA, Willie Daume. Su homólogo oriental, Günter Heinze, anunció tres días después, por el contrario, que ellos competirían en Barcelona'92 por su cuenta, si bien se mostró partidario de que ambas delegaciones se entrenasen juntas.

Wolfgang Schaeuble, ministro del Interior de Alemania Occidental, fue el siguiente en terciar: 'En la RDA se desarrollará todo con mucho más rapidez de la que suponemos. Un equipo olímpico común para 1992 es un objetivo realista. La gente así lo espera'.

Entre las voces en contra de la formación de un solo equipo, incluso de un solo país, se elevó la de Katarina Witt, doble campeona olímpica de patinaje artístico.

'Es como si Austria fuera anexionada por Alemania Federal con el pretexto de que allí se habla el idioma alemán', dijo. Y añadió, sobre el horizonte de 1992: 'En los Juegos de Barcelona ya no habrá RDA. Es una desgracia que nuestros campeones olímpicos sean ofrecidos de esta forma a la RFA'.

Una reunión en abril de 1990 en Hannover entre las autoridades deportivas de ambos países dio un impulso definitivo a la fusión. En el mismo mes el primer ministro de la RDA, Lothar de Maiziere, propuso en el Parlamento que las dos Alemanias presentasen un equipo conjunto en Barcelona'92, al igual que la gestación de una candidatura de Berlín, 'la futura capital de Alemania', para los Juegos del año 2000.

El Comité Olímpico oriental propuso inmediatamente la unificación a su homólogo occidental, pero no todas las federaciones estuvieron de acuerdo. Ciclismo, atletismo y gimnasia se mostraron favorables, el fútbol en contra.

Finalmente, el 4 de julio de 1990, los dos comités olímpicos acordaron su fusión y la participación de un solo equipo tanto en los Juegos de invierno de Albertville como en los de verano de Barcelona.

La unificación formal de los dos países el día 3 de octubre de 1990 aceleró los trámites, pero también las incertidumbres entre los deportistas y su entorno. Se fijó el siguiente 14 de diciembre como fecha de fusión de todas las federaciones. Se estimó que unos 11.000 funcionarios del deporte en la RDA perderían sus puestos de trabajo y tendrían que buscar empleo en el mercado libre. Y muchos atletas occidentales temieron perder su puesto en las selecciones ante la superioridad de sus compañeros, antes rivales, orientales

La fuerza del deporte germano pudo con todos los obstáculos: el equipo del nuevo Comité Olímpico Alemán ganó los Juegos de Albertville y fue tercero en los de Barcelona, a los que acudió con 492 atletas, 321 hombres y 171 mujeres que ganaron 33 oros, 21 platas y 28 bronces, 82 metales en total.

El abanderado en la ceremonia inaugural fue un remero nacido en Berlín occidental, Manfred Klein, ya con 44 años, que había sido oro en Seúl'88 y ganaría un bronce en Barcelona.

Entre los medallistas, grandes nombres procedentes de Alemania Oriental, como Heike Drechsler, Franziska van Almsick o Andreas Wecker, y otros de la Occidental, como Boris Becker, Steffi Graf o Dieter Baumann.

Desde entonces, el equipo de Alemania nunca ha bajado del sexto escalón del medallero olímpico: tercero en 1996, quinto en 2000, sexto en 2004, quinto en 2008, sexto en 2012 y quinto en 2016.

En cambio, la Alemania unificada ha fracasado en sus sucesivos intentos de organizar unos Juegos Olímpicos. Berlín se presentó a los de 2000, que perdió ante Sídney; Leipzig pidió sin éxito los de 2012 (Londres) y Hamburgo retiró la candidatura para el año 2024 (París). Múnich perdió ante PyeongChang los de invierno de 2018.

Eso sí, el COI cuenta desde el año 2013 con un presidente alemán, el abogado Thomas Bach, que además puede presumir de ser campeón olímpico: ganó el oro en florete por equipos en los Juegos de Montreal'76. EFE


          

Descubren en México la primera trampa artificial del mundo para cazar mamuts

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Miquel Muñoz

México, 6 nov (EFE).- Las primeras trampas artificiales para mamuts de las que se haya tenido constancia en el mundo se han descubierto en el municipio de Tultepec, en el central Estado de México, reveló este miércoles Luis Córdoba, de la dirección de salvamento arqueológico del Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia de México (INAH).

'Hay muchos sitios así en Europa y en Siberia, pero los autores hablan de trampas naturales, no excavadas. Por eso, esto es importante. Porque está hablando de la organización de los cazadores recolectores, primero para ubicar los sitios, luego para cavar las trampas y luego para destazar a los mamuts', explicó Córdoba a Efe en una visita al yacimiento tras una conferencia de prensa.

Las trampas descubiertas, de un metro setenta de profundidad y usadas durante cinco siglos, datan, según se desprende por la información de las capas estratigráficas, de unos 15.000 años atrás, aunque, preciso Córdoba, 'todavía no se ha realizado a los restos encontrados la prueba del carbono catorce'.

Los huesos de los proboscídeos y de todo el sistema de caza que hubo alrededor se encontraron de forma casual, cuando el ayuntamiento de Tultepec inició la construcción de una nueva celda para almacenar la basura, algo que según el arqueólogo al mando de la operación facilitó las cosas 'por el gran tamaño de la zanja'.

Ese municipio ya tiene experiencia en exploraciones arqueológicas relacionadas con los mamuts, ya que en 2016 se encontró allí, en el proyecto Tultepec I, la osamenta casi completa de un ejemplar, un esqueleto que se puede visitar en la Casa de Cultura de la población.

En el lugar donde se encontraron las trampas, al norte de la Cuenca de México, un yacimiento que ha recibido el nombre de Tultepec II, se hallaron 800 huesos de mamuts, que corresponden a, al menos, catorce ejemplares, lo cual es el mayor descubrimiento en el lugar y en todo México.

Tal volumen de vestigios supone la entrada de ese país en el catálogo de 'megasitios' de mamuts, es decir, de territorios en los que se han encontrado restos de esos proboscídeos de forma masiva, una lista reservada hasta ahora a estados europeos.

'Quizás los de Siberia (Rusia), algunos de Austria y la República Checa lo superan como 'megasitio', porque allí hay miles de huesos de mamuts, pero por el hecho de que hay hasta ahora restos de catorce ejemplares y todo indica que es una línea de trampas, debe haber muchos más mamuts enterrados en esta zona', reveló Córdoba.

Tultepec II ha abierto importantes vías de investigación en la relación de los seres humanos con los mamuts en la Cuenca de México y en los ciclos climáticos de la zona.

En cuanto a los procedimientos de cacería, algunas piezas descubiertas en el yacimiento refuerzan la teoría de que los humanos enfrentaban a estos animales de grandes dimensiones con sus armas, en vez de esperar su muerte una vez caídos en las trampas.

'En uno de los cráneos se aprecia la marca de un ataque con lanza. Tiene unos 15 centímetros de largo. Resbaló en el hueso, no atravesó. Es un dato importante porque había pocas evidencias de que el hombre atacara directamente al mamut', expuso Luis Córdoba.

Además, los cazadores de la época, según el investigador, 'tenían un gran conocimiento de la fisonomía del animal' y usaban esa cultura para transformar partes de la osamenta en herramientas 'con huesos bien elegidos según la utilidad'.

Más allá del destazamiento de la carne y de la disección del esqueleto, operaciones que se realizaban, de acuerdo con las exploraciones, en la propia trampa, los humanos rendían culto a la presa tras su muerte.

'Se aprecia como, por el orden de las piezas, hicieron rituales como de honor al mamut. Por ejemplo, encontramos una costilla izquierda metida en un arco zigomático derecho, algo que tuvo que ser intencionado', indicó el trabajador del INAH.

La excavación abierta en Tultepec arroja información también de las erupciones volcánicas y los ciclos climáticos, ya que las capas estratigráficas visibles muestran los momentos de sequía y de bonanza del lago Xaltoca; las trampas ahora halladas, dentro del que fue el territorio del lago, fueron construidas en una época seca.

Los trabajos de arqueología se iniciaron a principios de este 2019 y, pese a la publicación de las primeras conclusiones de la investigación, el proceso se calcula largo, según reveló en la conferencia de prensa el coordinador nacional del INAH, Pedro Fráncisco Sánchez.

'Aunque ya van nueve meses de excavación, todavía no se habían dado a conocer por las condiciones del lugar. Ahora se buscará que otros investigadores expertos en el tema lo estudien y den su opinión. Esta investigación se somete al consenso de todos los investigadores', subrayó Sánchez.

Todos los huesos encontrados en el yacimiento Tepultepec II, tras el debido proceso de tratamiento, irán destinados a la Casa de Cultura de Tultepec, para poder ser visitados junto al esqueleto rescatado hace tres años. EFE


          

Letter to the Editor on Proposed Minimum Wage Increase in Illinois

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Posted February 11, 2019

 

Dear Editor:

 

Dear Editor:

 

Recently, Senate Democrats, via the introduction of Senate Bill 1, are pushing for a massive minimum wage increase over six years from the current rate of $8.25 to $15 by 2025. This kind of wage hike creates a hostile environment of epic proportions toward the small and medium business (SMB) community, the very environment which runs 90 percent of Illinois.

 

This recent push of socialism by our state legislature mandates that businesses pay higher wages, a desperate attempt to prevent the continued outmigration which has taken place over the past decade. When there’s a looming income tax hike under Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s progressive tax, this would only cancel out any wage increases and the outmigration continues.

 

As with any income increase, whether it be the annual cost-of-living increase on Social Security, SSI or SSDI or a wage increase imposed by the employer, the cost of groceries, goods and services always manage to go up soon after it goes into effect. This will not change with the minimum wage hikes through 2025; these costs will continue to hike. You think groceries are expensive now? Imagine how expensive it will be come 2025. Grocery prices will become ridiculously prohibitive, although it would pale in comparison to the Venezuelan food crisis.

 

It is sad when your politicians in Springfield do not understand economics and make rash decisions that ultimately hurt the heartbeat of this state, the SMB community. Their promotion of socialism combined with Keynesian economic theory only proves their fiscal incompetence and fiscal illiteracy.

 

As someone who studies the Austrian school of economic theory quite often as a Libertarian anarcho-capitalist, I could say that fellow scholars (living and dead) like Milton and Thomas Friedman, Thomas Sowell, Steven Horowitz, Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich Hayek, Jean-Baptiste Say and my personal favorite, Murray Rothbard, would agree that governmental mandates to increase wages is a bad idea. Any and all wage increases should be under the authority of our businesses, not some government mandate which hurts our small businesses in the long run, potentially putting them out of business by 2025.

 

Should SB1 actually pass and is signed into law by Pritzker, your local small businesses will need your patronage more than ever or you will see a common thread which exists all over Illinois: continued residential outmigration with our business districts and Main Street businesses either increasing their prices to survive, shutting down for good or pulling out their stakes and relocating their business to a state that isn’t hostile to businesses compared to Illinois.

 

It may also result in the end of employees being hired as W-2 employees under an unsustainable minimum wage hike plan and the beginning of the same being hired as 1099 contractors, removing the burden of tax liabilities on the employer.

 

While it has passed through the Senate, it is important that you reach out to your legislators in the Illinois House of Representatives, asking them to vote NO to this bill.

House District 95: Avery Bourne (R-Raymond; 324-5200, 782-8071)

House District 96: Sue Scherer (D-Decatur; 877-9636, 524-0353)

House District 101: Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur; 876-1968, 782-8163)

House District 102: Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville; 774-1306, 782-1275)

 

Jake Leonard

South Central Illinois Regional Advocate

National Federation of Independent Business

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Alemania reforzará controles fronterizos para impedir retorno de expulsados

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Berlín, 6 oct (EFE).- Alemania reforzará los controles fronterizos para identificar a personas a las que se les ha prohibido la entrada en el país, anunció este miércoles el Ministerio del Interior en Berlín.

La policía federal recibirá hoy mismo las nuevas directrices, conforme a las cuales se realizarán más controles en la frontera, pudiendo impedir directamente la entrada a aquellas personas que cuenten con prohibiciones de ingreso.

'Las medidas de control y búsqueda se aplicarán de la misma forma que hasta ahora, en base al derecho nacional, por lo que no son controles fronterizos en el sentido formal,' dijo a la prensa el portavoz ministerial Steve Alter.

A lo largo del último año, en la frontera con Austria, en la que ya existen controles selectivos desde 2015, han sido interceptados siete individuos que intentaban entrar en Alemania, a pesar de tener prohibido el ingreso, explicó Alter.

El ministro alemán del Interior, el conservador Horst Seehofer, impulsará también una reforma legal para que quienes consigan entrar en Alemania, pese a no poder hacerlo, permanezcan detenidos hasta que se dirima su situación, por ejemplo en el caso de que hayan solicitado asilo.

De esta forma, Seehofer reacciona al escándalo mediático desatado por la reaparición en suelo alemán del apátrida Ibrahim Miri, que había sido deportado al Líbano en julio de este año, tras ser condenado por dirigir una organización criminal, tráfico de droga y extorsión, entre otros delitos.

El mes pasado, Miri entró en Alemania por vía terrestre procedente de Turquía con la ayuda de traficantes, para a continuación solicitar asilo con el argumento de que su vida está amenazada en el Líbano.

Según precisó este miércoles el portavoz del Ministerio del Interior, de momento la ley no prevé una detención en estas circunstancias, a no ser que concurran otros delitos.

'Queremos asegurar que una persona que no debería haber entrado, durante lo que se prolongue su procedimiento, permanezca detenida,' declaró Alter, sin precisar cuánto tiempo podría durar la privación de libertad. EFE


          

Grafton Moving Online Auction - Edgewood Drive

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WHAT IS IN THIS AUCTION? This online auction features an Antique traveler’s trunk, Stenzel, Germany and Stainer, Austria violins, and sled. Furniture such as Lloyd Loom all-weather white wicker patio table, 4 chairs, sofa, end and coffee tables, chair and rocker, vintage Wilson and Mayers mahogany secretary. Pressed / Cut / Etched Glass and Crystal such as Vicoral "Moon and Star" stemware and serving pieces, Fenton cranberry, as well as Fostoria "Bridal Wreath," Royal... $1
          

Bosnian war survivors protest Peter Handke’s Nobel prize win

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Several dozen survivors of Bosnia’s 1992-95 war staged a protest in Sarajevo to call on the Nobel Committee to reverse its decision to award the 2019 Nobel Prize in literature to Austria’s Peter Handke
          

Month of Sundays to perform in Tehran 

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Month of Sundays to perform in Tehran TEHRAN – The Austrian band Month of Sundays will be giving a performance of contemporary chamber music in Tehran on November 10....
          

Sánchez se saca de la manga otros dos ministerios: uno para Calviño y otro para los pueblos

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Pablo Iglesias ha cargado contra el nombramiento de Calviño asegurando que es "la que ha llevado la mochila austriaca a Bruselas".
          

Goldfinger Knows Nooothing

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Ridicule is a weapon. And some 20 years after the end of World War Two, America was still fighting the Nazis, except using ridicule.

It was called Hogan’s Heroes.

Well, it’s a stretch to call the main supporting “enemy” characters Nazis. Werner Klemperer’s Colonel Klink and John Banner’s Sergeant Schultz were reluctant German soldiers at best. Klink was a father’s disappointment who wanted his ego fed, Schultz seemed to hope the war would end any minute so he could go back to his toy shop. (Banner liked kids in real life; Richard Dawson remembered how Banner would come over and play with his children). But there was a menacing Nazi threat in the plot almost every episode which somehow got ignominiously defeated.

Klink and Schultz were really cartoonish characters, so that’s perhaps why I liked them. Both Klemperer and Banner’s fame came from the series, though Klemperer was also known as the son of outstanding conductor Otto Klemperer. Both actors came to North America to escape Nazism during Hitler’s rise. I suspect their roles (as well those of a number of Jews in the cast, especially Robert Clary) gave them great satisfaction that they posthumously stuck it to Adolf.

Banner was interviewed a number of times while the series was running. Here are a pair of syndicated newspaper columns, the first from the National Enterprise Association of October 1, 1965, and the second from the Los Angeles Times News Service from September 1st the same year.

One more series used Banner’s talents, but it only lasted 13 weeks in 1971. It was The Chicago Teddy Bears, and included Marvin Kaplan, Art Metrano and Huntz Hall in the cast. He was only 63 when died in 1973 of a stomach rupture while back in his birthplace of Vienna.

John Banner Ate His Way to a New Role
By ERSKINE JOHNSON

HOLLYWOOD (NEA)—Jackie Gleason, at 254 pounds, has lost his title as the biggest comedian on television.
The new champ, at 260 pounds, is John Banner.
Banner is the Vienna-born actor who plays the comedy role of Sgt. Hans Schultz in CBS-TV's "Hogan's Heroes." Background of the show is a World War II German prisoner of war camp and Hans is a bungling Nazi sergeant.
Banner "blames" his obesity on the good cooking of his French wife, Christine, who he claims is the world's best cook. "But of course, he adds, "I am a great lover of food. Until I met and married Christine, however, I really didn't know how or what to eat."
Until he met and married Christine, he laughs, "I was the leading man type—I weighed only 178 pounds."
The story of the leading man who became a portly character actor because of his wife's cooking was just one ironic note to be found this day on the set of "Hogan's Heroes."
The company was filming camp compound scenes on a movie back lot where the city of Atlanta was built, and burned, for the movie, "Gone With the Wind." Over the "southern" soil the Nazi flag now waved.
Over "southern" soil prop men also had scattered salt to double for German snow. For the winter scenes members of the cast were huddled in heavy wool overcoats—and perspiration dripped from their faces as if they were melting ice.
As usual in Hollywood, the shooting schedule calling for the outdoor winter scenes fell on one of the year's hottest days. The temperature was 89 degrees. John Banner's background is just as eyebrow lifting. This jovial man now playing a Nazi had fled from his native Vienna to the U.S. when Hitler's army marched into Austria.
In 1942 he joined the U.S. Army, taking his basic training at Atlantic City. While there he posed for an official army recruiting poster (widely used at Easter time) of a GI kneeling in prayer in church with hands clasped and rifle resting on his chest.
The accent John brought from Vienna has limited the acting he learned in Zurich to German, Russian and French characters. He has always wanted to appear in a western because of his theory that many of the first settlers in the west were German, some with heavy accents and some with no knowledge of English at all. "I have talked to many TV and movie producers and directors about this," he says. "They all agree with me but they all tell me, "The public wouldn't accept it! I wonder."


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Sgt. Schultz to Make Debut in CBS Series

By HAL HUMPHREY

HOLLYWOOD—John Banner is a 270-pound Austrian-American actor who has made almost an entire career of playing sputtering comic German soldiers.
His latest movie role was as the German sergeant with James Garner and Eva Marie Saint in "36 Hours." On Sept. 17 the TV audience will see his debut as Sgt. Schultz in the new CBS comedy series, "Hogan's Heroes."
Like many actors, Banner resents being type-cast, but not to the extent that he will pass up a steady job.
"This fellow Schultz on 'Hogan's Heroes' I'm very happy with. It's a miracle I got, the part at all. Everything seemed too perfect," he says.
IT WAS MORE than happenstance which got Banner off on his soldier character. A Czech by the name of Hasek had written a novel called "The Brave Soldier Schweik," which Banner had read.
Schweik was a World War I Austrian private, a hapless fellow who was drawn into trouble in spite of himself. Banner saw Soldier Schweik as a great type to copy as an actor.
"I believe it's wonderful to be able to laugh about militarism," says Banner.
He might have added that it is even necessary to laugh about it every so often if we are to remain sane. Part of his family and many friends were victims of the Hitlerian scourge which swept Austria while he was acting at Schauspielhaus in Zurich, Switzerland, under a two-year contract.
Following the Anschluss, Banner escaped through Switzerland to the United States in 1938.
IT WASN'T long after arriving here that Banner found himself a soldier in the U.S. Air Corps, and in a rare flash of military perspicacity he was made a supply sergeant.
"But this was a different army. I remember how amazed I was at being able to gripe about everything I didn't like and was told I could even write a letter to my congressman. In Germany I would have been shot for just thinking such a thing," adds Banner, laughing.
As Sgt. Schultz in "Hogan's Heroes," Banner is playing a German guard in a prisoner of war camp and becomes an unwilling ally of the American prisoner Col. Hogan (Bob Crane) and his men through fear of being sent to the Russian front.
"SOME PEOPLE ask me how we can be funny about a prison camp in the war, and I say to them how was it possible to write about two little old ladies who killed 12 men and buried them in the basement and make it funny? Well, somebody did, and it was called 'Arsenic and Old Lace.' We will always be able to laugh at someone flaunting authority," Banner maintains.
In addition to his blimp-type German, Banner has played a variety of Russian and Hungarian types. Now that he's been a naturalized American for many years, however, he is a bit piqued at the number of foreign actors imported for roles in American movies.
"For some reason," Banner says quite seriously, "Hollywood would rather take in foreigners. Now I could have played Goldfinger, but not, they brought over Gert Froebe, who did it well, but there were people here to do it.
"I saw 'Moraluri,' and I find they brought over four German actors for that one. Why is that? I can't work in England or most other countries because they don't want American actors," Banner adds, disgustedly.
Couldn't he work in Germany a while, then wait for American producers to rediscover him, I asked facetiously.
"Sure, in Germany I can work, but they don't make pictures there. There is no money," Banner sputters. Of course, if Hogan's Heroes clicks with the 1100 Nielsen rating families, and the sponsors' wives have no serious objection to Sgt. Schultz, Banner can be happy he is an American actor with a Viennese accent he can parlay into German, Russian, Swiss or South Slabovian.

          

Galati Declaration Issued on Sturgeon Conservation in the Danube Basin and Black Sea

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Sturgeons are one of the most endangered species on the planet © unknown30 October 2019, Galati (Romania) - The first ever joint discussion of sturgeon conservation issues among representatives from the Danube Basin and the Black Sea countries has resulted in the Galati Declaration on Sturgeon Conservation in the Danube Basin and Black Sea. The Declaration puts forward key messages to decision-makers from all relevant institutions and other stakeholders as a basis for shaping future actions and the way forward to saving sturgeons from extinction. More importantly, the document will serve as an implementation guide for the Pan-European Sturgeon Action Plan under the Bern Convention and EU Habitats Directive.
 
READ GALATI DECLARATION
 
The 120 delegates to the International Conservation of Danube Sturgeons Conference: A Challenge or a Burden, represented fisheries, water and environmental administrations, the scientific community and civil society from Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia, Turkey, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy, Belgium, Denmark, Canada and the European Commission.
 
"Conference participants confirmed the urgent need for regional collaboration on a long-term fishing ban, effective measures against poaching, limiting bycatch in commercial fisheries and, to ensure that we do not lose the species while trying to save them from extinction, rearing these fish in scientifically controlled facilities in several countries to release them into rivers where populations have crashed or vanished altogether. Other measures highlighted at the meeting are the need of engaging fishing communities in sturgeon conservation and protection of remaining sturgeon habitats for spawning, breeding or overwintering. Only if all relevant stakeholders work together within countries and across borders can these amazing fish be saved from extinction". - Peter Gammeltoft, Chair of the Danube Sturgeon Task Force
 
The conference was jointly organised by "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati (Research and Development Centre for Sturgeon, Aquatic Habitats and Biodiversity), the DSTF (Danube Sturgeon Task Force), the Romanian Ministry of Water and Forests, the Romanian Ministry of Environment, NAFA (Romanian National Agency for Fisheries and Aquaculture), WSCS (World Sturgeon Conservation Society) and WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature), and took place under the patronage of the Romanian Presidency of the EUSDR (EU Strategy for the Danube Region) and the Romanian Academy from October 28-30.
 
For more information:
Beate Striebel
WWF Network Sturgeon Strategy Coordinator,
WWF Central and Eastern Europe
bstriebel@wwfcee.org
+43 1 524 54 70 0
 
Background
According to the IUCN, today sturgeons are one of the most endangered species on the planet.
WWF-CEE's long-term sturgeon strategy is to re-invigorate and re-establish healthy, stable populations of this key Danube species, and protect the Green Heart of Europe for nature and people. Currently, there is a complete ban of sturgeon fishing in the Danube and the Black Sea. However, larger fish that swim upstream to reproduce still fall prey to poaching because of the high price their caviar and meat fetches on the black market. Sturgeons are long-lived and reproduce only a few times in their life. We must make sure their habitats are protected and they are allowed to grow and thrive, or we risk losing a species which has survived over 200 million years.
          

Sicherheit | Im Datenkuckucksheim

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Was wir im Netz uploaden, landet meist auf Servern, die US-Firmen gehören. Braucht Europa eine eigene Infrastruktur?
Im Datenkuckucksheim

Schwere Zeiten für die Datenträger-Industrie: Die große Zeit der externen Festplatten, der DVDs und CD-ROMs ist definitiv vorbei – ihr Absatz ist seit 2011 auf die Hälfte bzw. ein Viertel eingebrochen; CD-Rohlinge tauchen seit zwei Jahren gar nicht mehr in der Statistik auf. Bei uns Usern verstauben derweil die schwarzen Kisten, die Plastikmappen mit gebrannten DVDs, die Spindeln mit zerkratzten CD-ROMs. Wie passt das zusammen mit dem exponentiellen Anstieg des weltweiten Datenaufkommens, dieses verdoppelt sich schließlich alle zwei Jahre, wo sind sie nur hin, all die Daten?

Unsere Daten sind jetzt sicher aufgehoben in der Cloud, so die Wohlfühl-Wortkreation der Marketing-Leute, durch meist in Weiß- und Blau-Tönen gehaltene Icons repräsentiert. Bequem, sicher und sauber ist sie, die fluffige Online-Datenheimat! Natürlich gibt es die Cloud, dieses Wolkenkuckucksheim für Daten gar nicht, es gibt nur, wie ein kluger Zeitgenosse einmal bemerkte, „Computer, die anderen Leuten gehören“.

In riesigen Hallen, sogenannten Data Centern, stehen sie herum in rauen Mengen, die schwarzen Kisten, die von unserem Desktop verschwunden sind. Im arktischen Eis, am Meeresgrund, in der Wüste, überall dort, wo es kühl ist oder der Strom billig. Steckte womöglich die Cloud-Industrie hinter Donald Trumps Versuch, Grönland zu kaufen? So sauber ist das Ganze auch nicht, das Internet ist bereits für zehn Prozent des weltweiten Energieverbrauchs verantwortlich. Über die Hälfte des Datenverkehrs im Downstream geht auf das Konto von Videostreaming, fand das kanadische Netzwerktechnologieunternehmen Sandvine heraus.

Die Geburtsstunde des Cloud-Computing liegt wahrscheinlich im Jahre 1961, die Mauer war noch nicht gebaut, und Steve Jobs gerade sechs Jahre alt. Der Mathematiker John McCarthy entwirft in der Festrede zum hundertjährigen Bestehen des Massachussets Institute of Technology (MIT) eine Zukunftsvision, die beim Publikum des Festakts vermutlich allzu phantastisch geklungen haben mag. McCarthy sprach davon, dass Computer-Berechnungen eines Tages als öffentliche Dienstleistung organisiert sein würden, genauso wie das Telefonsystem, für jedermann zugänglich. „Bestimmte Abonnenten bieten möglicherweise anderen Abonnenten Dienste an. Das Computer-Dienstprogramm könnte zur Grundlage einer neuen und wichtigen Branche werden“, fuhr McCarthy fort.

Vermutlich konnten die Gäste des Festakts wenig mit dieser Prophezeiung anfangen, die meisten Gäste dürften bis dato noch nie einen Computer zu Gesicht bekommen haben. Und doch sollte die Prophezeiung eintreten, allerdings erst ein halbes Jahrhundert später: Anstatt ihre eigenen Computersysteme zu kaufen, können Unternehmen oder Einzelpersonen IT-Infrastrukturen und -Dienstleistungen nutzen, die als Dienst gemietet werden und über ein Netzwerk (zum Beispiel das Internet) zugänglich gemacht werden.

2004 ging Facebook an den Start und bot seiner schnell wachsenden Fangemeinde an, Fotos und dergleichen zu „posten“, ein Jahr später dann wurde das erste Video auf die Plattform YouTube „hochgeladen“ und wiederum ein Jahr später war es erstmals möglich, auf Twitter einen Kurzkommentar „abzusetzen“. Alle diese „Beiträge“ aus der „Crowd“ mussten irgendwo gespeichert werden. Die jeweiligen Betreiber standen auf Grund des schnellen Wachstums ihrer Nutzerbasis vor dem Problem, ständig wachsende Systeme vorhalten zu müssen, um die neue Datenflut aufzunehmen. In dieser Zeit begannen große Unternehmen wie Google und Amazon damit, den Begriff „Cloud Computing“ zu verwenden, um das neue Paradigma zu beschreiben, in dem Menschen zunehmend über das Web auf Software, Computerleistung und Dateien zugreifen, anstatt auf ihre eigenen Desktops. Die neuen Systeme mussten nicht nur schnell wachsen, sondern auch dynamisch auf Lastspitzen reagieren können. In Spitzenzeiten, zum Beispiel für das Weihnachtsgeschäft bei Amazon, war kurzzeitig durchaus das Zehnfache der Rechen- und Speicherkapazität nötig.

Aus den Herausforderungen der Skalierung wurde ein Geschäft: Die Skalierungseffekte der Cloud-Dienste wurden damit zur Basis des Produktes Cloud-Computing selbst, das man ab da nicht mehr nur intern, sondern auch extern anbot. Bereits 2006 ging Amazon Web Services (AWS) als Tochterunternehmen an den Start und ist heute weltweit der größte Anbieter von Cloud-Computing. Amazon Web Services ist zudem der am stärksten expandierende Teil des Konzerns, und gleichzeitig der profitabelste: 74 Prozent von Amazons Gewinn entfielen 2018 auf AWS. Amazon ist also auch eine Datenplattform und ähnelt darin eher Google und Facebook als Walmart oder Otto. Heute verfügt Amazon über eine der größten Datensammlungen der Welt, mit AWS als Schlüssel-Infrastruktur, ohne die zum Beispiel die Alexa-Technologie (künstlicher Sprachassistent) nicht denkbar wäre.

Die Liste der größten Anbieter für Cloud-Speicherung und Cloud-Dienste liest sich wie das Who is Who des digitalen Kapitalismus: Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, Apple iCloud Drive heißen die Marktführer – allesamt US-amerikanische Unternehmen. In China bietet sich derweil ein ähnliches Bild. Hier sind es die Suchmaschine Baidu, das Internet-Unternehmen Tencent und der Amazon-Klon Alibaba, welche über die größten Datensammlungen, die meisten Nutzer und die mächtigste Cloud-Computing-Infrastruktur verfügen. Kein Wunder, dass sich der Wunsch in Europa, eine europäische Cloud dagegenzuhalten, Zuspruch erfreut.

Datenwende muss sein

ÖVP-Chef Sebastian Kurz versuchte sich kürzlich mit dem Vorschlag einer österreichischen National-Cloud zu profilieren: Anbieter sollen Rechenzentren und damit Daten ihrer Nutzerinnen und Nutzer innerhalb der Landesgrenzen errichten. Nur: solche Angebote gibt es schon längst, in Österreich zum Beispiel A1 digital, eine Tochter der teilstaatlichen Telekom Austria.

Viele Unternehmen und Institutionen, nutzen solche Dienste, insbesondere, wenn es um private Daten geht. Das in Berlin ansässige StartUp Edkimo, die eine Smartphone-basierte Feedback-App für Schulen anbietet, ein Bereich, in dem Anonymität und Datenschutz entscheidendes Verkaufskriterium sind, schreiben auf ihrer Website: „Unser Server steht in Deutschland zu geltenden Datenschutzbestimmungen. Er befindet sich in einem Rechenzentrum in Bayern“. Sicherheitsbedenken gegenüber den amerikanischen Datenkonzernen kann so entgegengetreten werden, die insbesondere durch die vor sechs Jahren durch die Enthüllungen Edward Snowdens bekannt gewordene umfassende Zusammenarbeit US-amerikanische Digitalkonzerne mit der NSA befeuert wurden.

Entscheidend ist weniger die Vertrauenswürdigkeit des jeweiligen Cloud-Anbieters als die aus dem Standort der Datenspeicher sich ergebenden Datenschutzbestimmungen. Stehen die Server in Deutschland, gilt die Europäische Datenschutzgrundverordnung, das derzeit weltweit strikteste Gesetzeswerk, wenn es um Datenschutz geht.

Aus dem bundesdeutschen Wirtschaftsministerium ist kürzlich ein Papier bekannt geworden, demzufolge ein europäisches Netzwerk an Cloud-Anbietern, „Gaia-X“ entstehen soll. CDU-Wirtschaftsminister Altmeier, der auch schon durch Forderungen nach einem europäischen Konzern für Künstliche Intelligenz hervorgetreten ist, möchte im Zuge dessen eine Organisation ins Leben rufen, die Technik und Richtlinien dafür definiert. Hierzulande macht man sich Sorgen, dass ausländische Cloud-Anbieter auch zur Industriespionage ausgenutzt werden könnten. Ziel ist, von den großen amerikanischen Anbietern unabhängig zu werden und europäische Datenreservoire anzulegen.

China, der andere große KI-Wettbewerber, hat solche Probleme nicht: Sie haben eigene Cloud-Anbieter, entwickeln eigene Soft- und Hardware und schützen sich zudem durch das Projekt „Goldener Schild“, manchmal auch als die „Große Firewall“ von China in Anlehnung an die chinesische Mauer genannt, eine Kombination aus gesetzgeberischen Maßnahmen und Technologien, um das Internet zu regulieren.

Knapp sechzig Jahre nach John McCarthys Festrede, ist seine Prophezeiung Realität geworden: Online abgerufene Software-Funktionen und Anwendungen sowie das Auslagern von gespeicherten Daten sind zur informationellen Grundversorgung wie Wasser und Strom geworden. Allerdings sind die Wolken keine öffentliche Infrastrukturen, sondern Privatgelände, in denen einige wenige Datenkonzerne mit ihren Allgemeinen Geschäftsbedingungen ein strenges Regiment führen. Aber es ist keine öffentliche Ressource, kein regulierter Bereich der öffentlichen Grundversorgung, sondern Wilder Westen in der Datenwelt, in dem private Konzerne den Extraktionismus betreiben, neuerdings mit Methoden Künstlicher Intelligenz.

McCarthy ist übrigens derjenige, der ein paar Jahre vor seiner Cloud-Weissagung den Begriff „Künstliche Intelligenz“ erfand für eine damals noch ganz junge Disziplin, deren Hauptziel die „künstliche Informationsbeschaffung“ ist – so eine vielleicht angemessenere Übersetzung des englischen „artificial intelligence“. Eben diese Technologien werden heute von den Cloud-Firmen eingesetzt, um die dort gespeicherten Daten auszubeuten – und wir helfen dabei tatkräftig mit – mit jedem Foto, jedem Post, jedem Tweet, der in der Cloud landet …

In China, im Land der „smart red cloud“, so der Name eines Social-Scoring-Portals für Kader der kommunistischen Partei Chinas, entsteht derweil eine staatsmonopolistische Variante des Überwachungs- und Vorhersage-Kapitalismus, die mit dem Silicon-Valley-Modell in Konkurrenz tritt. Gründe genug, eine Debatte um Alternativen jenseits des New Deal der Digitalkonzerne um Daten zu führen, der da lautet: Deine Daten gegen Bequemlichkeit, Überwachung inklusive. Wir brauchen eine Datenwende, genau wie wir auch eine Verkehrs- und Energiewende brauchen.

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Wie in der niederösterreichischen Causa steht in der neuen Liederbuch-Affäre ein FPÖ-Politiker im Zentrum. Wie damals befindet sich die Partei auch dieses Mal nur kurz vor der Landtagswahl. Doch anders als der damalige FPÖ-Spitzenkandidat Udo Landbauer bestreitet der FPÖ-Nationalratsabgeordnete Wolfgang Zanger nicht, die Texte zu kennen. Zanger ist Mitglied der Verbindung Pennales Corps Austria zu […]
          

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NXP Makes V2X Communication a Standard in the New Volkswagon Golf

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The new Volkswagen Golf will be able to gather information on road conditions from multiple sources, including other vehicles. (Image source: NXP Semiconductors)

Volkswagen’s eighth-generation Golf compact hatchback boasts an impressive array of technologies and upgrades over the current model, but the real breakthrough is the integration of NXP Semiconductors’ Vehicle-to-Anything (V2X) WiFi communications technology.

The Golf is the first high-volume, mainstream model to feature V2X technology. Previously, V2X has been limited to niche models like the Cadillac CTS, but it is now standard equipment on all versions of the Golf. This is critical because widespread deployment of V2X is crucial to the technology’s ability to deliver its promised benefits.

Those benefits include the ability for cars to survey smart infrastructure devices such as traffic signals and areas such as construction zones, as well as communicate with other V2X-enabled vehicles. The aim is to create what VW is calling “swarm intelligence,” which refers to the ability of enabled cars to tap information from other cars around them on the road.

NXP's processors make V2X communications possible for the new Golf. (Image source: NXP Semiconductors)

NXP’s V2X technology uses a WiFi signal to communicate with other cars and infrastructure – allowing cars within an 800-meter range to inform the Golf of their speed as well as important information such as whether they’ve crashed, or activated their anti-lock brakes or electronic stability control. Cars can even communicate small details, such as the state of their windshield wipers to inform trailing cars of rain ahead.

On-board sensors such as radar, infrared night vision, LiDAR, and cameras are limited to line-of-sight, and are inhibited by vision-impairing conditions such as fog, snow, and heavy rain. By using WiFi, V2X, by contrast, can communicate around curves, over hill crests, and further through the fog to notify vehicles of unseen hazards. “[V2X] even works in a tunnel environment,” Steffen Spannagel, NXP’s general manager for the advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), car infotainment, and driver assistance product line, pointed out.

V2X data sharing is also possible via a cellular telephone connection. NXP asserts that WiFi is preferable though because of its shorter latency compared to cellular systems, as time is crucial in reacting to emergencies. Also, cellular network access costs money. “There is no subscription, there is no monthly charge,” emphasized Spannagel. “That is another key benefit compared to mobile-based networks.”

Of course, transferring technology meant for wirelessly relaying internet access from a router to a laptop to the dynamic environment of traffic safety involved many challenges. “WiFi is typically for stationary use,” Spannagel said. “We’re using it at 800 meters and operating at very high [vehicle] speed. Running communications in such challenging conditions is one big challenge, especially with the [interconnectivity software] stacks you run on your WiFi protocol.”

The wireless signal must also be secured against intrusion, which is another challenge NXP says that it has successfully overcome. “At NXP, we are bringing together all of these factors,” Spannagel said. Volkswagen must agree, considering that it selected NXP’s solution for the Golf.

As nations and municipalities build out smart infrastructure, cars like the Golf will benefit from still more data flowing in about the state of the road. Austria, in particular, is ambitiously equipping construction zones and safety response vehicles with transponders to relay information to V2X-equipped cars. Ideally, this solution will quickly achieve critical mass, rather than be mired in a standards war with alternatives like cellular, so that drivers can benefit from V2X sooner rather than later.

However, V2X is a complimentary technology rather than a substitute. It works best when vehicles are also equipped with sensors such as radar. Anti-collision systems equipped with such vehicle sensors can provide an early warning system to tell trailing cars to watch for pedestrians and cyclists, for example.

Of course, those leading vehicles must also be V2X-equipped for the Volkswagen Golf driver to benefit. VW's hope is that its commitment to the technology will encourage other carmakers to follow. “We are hoping that VW going through with it is a breakthrough and will make it a de facto technology, and makes other OEMs jump on it,” Spannagel said.

Dan Carney is a Design News senior editor, covering automotive technology, engineering and design, especially emerging electric vehicle and autonomous technologies.


          

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Belgia, Olanda şi Austria au cei mai fericiţi oameni din Uniunea Europeană, la polul opus fiind Letonia, Bulgaria, Croaţia, Lituania, Grecia şi România, arată datele unui sondaj publicat joi de Eurostat. Belgia, Olanda şi Austria, ţările UE cu cei mai fericiţi oameni În anul 2018, peste 62% dintre persoanele cu vârsta de peste 16 ani […]

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Posted: 06 Nov 2019 10:24 PM PST

A B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber, assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, sits on the flight line, Oct 24, 2019. Consistent training and exercising validates the B-2Õs ability to respond to challenges all over the globe. (Sr. Airman Thomas Barley/Air Force)

WNU Editor: The above picture is from this photo-gallery .... Best photos of the week: Nov. 4, 2019 (Defense News).

Majority Of U.S. Voters Say President Trump Will Be Re-Elected In 2020 Despite Impeachment Process

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 10:16 PM PST

U.S. President Donald Trump sits for an exclusive interview with Reuters journalists in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S. December 11, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Daily Mail: Comfortable majority of voters say Trump WILL be re-elected in 2020 despite impeachment process – including one-third of Democrats

* A new poll found that 56 percent of registered voters believe President Trump will win again in 2020
* That includes 85 percent of Republicans, 51 percent of independents and 35 percent of Democrats, according to the Politico/Morning Consult survey
* Pollsters found that voters believed that Trump's voters were twice as likely than Hillary Clinton's to be 'very motivated' to go vote
* Another poll found that the percentage of voters who believe Trump should win re-election hasn't significantly changed since the impeachment inquiry opened

A majority of registered voters believe President Trump will win again in 2020.

A new Politico/Morning Consult poll found that 56 percent of all voters said Trump will be re-elected next year. The president obviously has an edge with Republicans, with 85 percent saying a Trump 2.0 is happening.

But a majority of independents - 51 percent - agreed. Even a third of Democrats, 35 percent, said they believed there would be four more years of President Trump.

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WNU Editor: He will be difficult to defeat. President Trump has the advantage of the incumbency and the bully-pulpit. The economy is also doing well, and his base overwhelmingly supports him. The Democrat candidates for President are also not inspiring, and I have trouble seeing them being able to attract independent voters. But the election is still far away. A lot can happen in 12 months.

Should CIA Director Gina Haspel Protect The Ukraine Whistleblower From President Trump?

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 10:10 PM PST

CIA Director Gina Haspel is sworn by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence as President Donald Trump looks on and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo holds the bible during ceremonies at the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency in Langley, Virginia, U.S. May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque © Reuters

NBC: Intel officials want CIA Director Gina Haspel to protect Ukraine whistleblower from Trump

As Trump allies denounce the whistleblower, pressure is building on CIA Director Gina Haspel to take a stand, say current and ex intelligence officials.

WASHINGTON — As President Donald Trump and his allies continue to denounce the CIA whistleblower whose complaint led to an impeachment investigation, pressure is building on the spy agency's director, Gina Haspel, to take a stand on the matter, current and former intelligence officials tell NBC News.

"It will be incumbent on her to protect the whistleblower — and by extension, the organization — moving forward," Marc Polymeropoulos, a recently retired CIA officer who oversaw operations in Europe and Russia, said in an interview. "This is a seminal moment for her leadership, and I'm confident she will do the right thing."

So far, Haspel has been publicly silent as Trump has railed about the whistleblower, a CIA analyst, on Twitter. So has the director of national intelligence, Joseph Maguire.

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WNU Editor: There is a problem with this "CIA analyst". He was removed from the White House for lying and leaking. He is implicated in filing a complaint against President Trump and Ukraine that has led to this impeachment inquiry, even though his complaint is at odds with the transcript that was released. He is a well known Democrat activist who is closely affiliated with former Obama intelligence officials whose opposition to President Trump is well known. Bottom line. This is a person who has used his CIA position to pursue a political agenda against the President and his policies. In this context, this is someone that I am sure CIA Director Gina Haspel does not want to step in and defend.

Democrats' 'Star Impeachment Witness' Admits He Was Not On The Trump-Ukraine Call, And That His Sole Source Of Information Was From The NY Times

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 09:17 PM PST


Zero Hedge: Democrats' 'Star Witness' Admits He Wasn't On Trump-Ukraine Call, Sole Source Was NY Times

House Democrats have released the latest in the series of heavily-redacted transcripts of the secret hearings they had undertaken in recent weeks - that of Bill Taylor - the top US diplomat in Ukraine - ahead of his public testimony next week.

As The Hill notes, Taylor is viewed as a key witness who previously testified in meticulous detail about what he considered an effort by Trump and his allies to pressure Ukraine into opening investigations that would benefit Trump politically.

In leaked copies of his 15-page opening statement, Taylor voiced concerns that the Trump administration had withheld nearly $400 million in aid as leverage to get Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to open investigations into interference in the 2016 election and former Vice President Joe Biden, one of his leading 2020 political rivals.

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WNU Editor: When you listen to the main stream media they are saying that Ambassador Bill Taylor is a critical witness to President Trump's demand for a quid-pro-quo from the Ukraine government on military aid and an investigation on the Bidens .... Why William Taylor's testimony is central to the impeachment inquiry (PBS). But when you read his transcript .... READ: Testimony Of William Taylor, Acting U.S. Envoy To Ukraine (NPR), the story is very different where he admits that his source of information comes SOLELY from the New York Times?!?!?! You gotta be kidding me. His sole source of information that he is basing his testimony on is from the New York Times?!?!?! It is not surprising that the main stream media is ignoring this critical admission. Kudos to the above post from Zero Hedge and The Federalist .... Testimony Transcript Shows William Taylor Never Talked To Trump, Wasn't Even On July 25 Phone Call (The Federalist) for their summary and analysis on Bill Taylor's testimony. As for the Democrats hoping that he will be their "star witness" next week, my advice to them is that they find a better witness.

Saudi Arabia Recruited Twitter Workers To Spy On Critics Of Saudi Regime

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 08:47 PM PST



CNBC: Justice Department charges two former Twitter employees with spying for Saudi Arabia

* The Department of Justice on Wednesday charged two former Twitter employees for spying on users on behalf of Saudi Arabia.
* The charges allege that Ali Alzabarah and Ahmad Abouammo used their employee credentials to access information about specific Twitter users, including their email addresses, birth dates, phone numbers and internet protocol addresses.

The Department of Justice on Wednesday charged two former Twitter employees for spying on users on behalf of Saudi Arabia.

The charges allege that Ali Alzabarah and Ahmad Abouammo used their employee credentials to access information about specific Twitter users, including their email addresses, birth dates, phone numbers and internet protocol addresses. A third individual, Ahmed Almutairi, was also charged for acting as an intermediary between the Twitter employees and the Saudi government, the Justice Department said.

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More News On Saudi Arabia Recruiting Twitter Workers To Spy On Critics Of Saudi Regime

US: Saudis recruited Twitter workers to spy on users -- AP
Two former Twitter employees accused of spying for Saudi Arabia -- Euronews/Reuters
Former Twitter employees charged with spying for Saudi Arabia -- The Hill
Saudis recruited Twitter workers to spy on critics of Saudi regime, U.S. charges -- NBC
Twitter employees recruited by Saudi Arabia to spy on kingdom's critics, US prosecutors say -- The Independent
Former Twitter employees charged with spying for Saudi Arabia by digging into the accounts of kingdom critics -- The Washington Post
Three charged in US with spying on Twitter users for Saudi Arabia -- Twitter

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 6, 2019

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 04:00 PM PST

Jesse Barajas searches for the remains of his brother José, who was was dragged from his ranch on 8 April 2019 and has not been seen since, last month near the town of Tecate. Photograph: Emilio Espejel/The Guardian

Tom Phillips, The Guardian: 'The disappeared': searching for 40,000 missing victims of Mexico's drug wars

José Barajas, who was snatched from his home, joins the ever-swelling ranks of thousands of desaparecidos, victims of the drug conflict that shows no sign of easing

As he set off into the wilderness under a punishing midday sun, Jesse Barajas clutched an orange-handled machete and the dream of finding his little brother, José.

"He's not alive, no. They don't leave people alive," the 62-year-old said as he slalomed through the parched scrubland of tumbleweed and cacti where they had played as kids. "Once they take someone they don't let you live."

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 6, 2019

Deadly ambush shows Mexico lost control of area -- Peter Orsi and Maria Verza, AP

The epic struggle behind Iraq's protests -- CSM Editorial

A Month of Anti-government Protests in Iraq -- Alan Taylor, The Atlantic

As US dithers over human rights, China opens its arms to Prabowo Subianto, the Indonesian defence minister with a chequered past - Amy Chew, SCMP

From Singapore to Sweden, China's overbearing campaign for influence is forcing countries to resist and recalibrate relations with Beijing -- Drew Thompson, SCMP

New Silk Road money is paving the Old Silk Roads -- Alexander Kruglov, Asia Times

Why India pulled out of the RCEP free trade deal -- Rahul Mishra, DW

Why is India's pollution much worse than China's? -- BBC

One year to go for Tanzania's President Magufuli and the reviews are mixed -- Cristina Krippahl, DW

Study: Russia's web-censoring tool sets pace for imitators -- Tami Abdollah, AP

UK election campaign: Who wants what on EU issues? -- Rob Mudge, DW

Explainer: Chile's constitutional conundrum - To change or not to change? -- Natalia A. Ramos Miranda, Reuters

Revisiting the End of the Cold War -- John Lewis Gaddis & Elmira Bayrasli, Project Syndicate

Why Are So Many Countries Witnessing Mass Protests? -- The Economist

World News Briefs -- November 6, 2019

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 03:36 PM PST

An Iranian flag flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File Photo

Reuters: Iran fuels centrifuges, resumes uranium enrichment at Fordow

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran resumed uranium enrichment at its underground Fordow nuclear facility, the country's Atomic Energy Organisation (AEOI) said on Thursday, further stepping away from its 2015 nuclear deal with major powers.

The agreement bans enrichment and nuclear material from Fordow. But with feedstock gas entering its centrifuges, the facility, built inside a mountain, will move from the permitted status of research plant to being an active nuclear site.

"After all successful preparations ... injection of uranium gas to centrifuges started on Thursday at Fordow ... all the process has been supervised by the inspectors of the U.N. nuclear watchdog," the AEOI said in a statement, Iranian media reported

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MIDDLE EAST

Turkey's Erdogan speaks with Trump, to visit Washington next week.

Houthis fire missiles at Yemen's Mokha port, military coalition says.

Iraqi security forces break up protests in Battle of the Bridges.

Civilian deaths as Idlib hospital struck by Russian air raids.

Turkey says Kurdish fighters still remain in safe zone near Syrian border.

Iran begins process of fuelling centrifuges at Fordow.

Riyadh has 'open channel' with Yemen rebels: Saudi official. Riyadh in talks with Yemen rebels, Saudi official says.

Lebanon protesters seek to shut down key state institutions.

World Bank urges Lebanon to form govt, warns of recession.

Jordan police arrest man after stabbing attack at popular tourist site.

ASIA

China urges re-elected Canadian government to free Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.

Over a dozen killed in attack in Thailand's Yala province. 15 defense volunteers killed in Thailand attack. 15 killed in suspected rebel attacks in Thailand's south.

Tajikistan: 17 killed in border outpost attack. ISIL blamed for deadly attack on Tajik border outpost.

Two suspected suicide bombers from Egypt killed in Philippines.

Hong Kong protesters don Guy Fawkes masks to mark month since mask ban. Water cannons deployed in Tsim Sha Tsui as Hong Kong protesters wearing 'V for Vendetta' masks test new 'flash mob' tactic of assembling at short notice.

Pro-Beijing lawmaker Junius Ho stabbed in Hong Kong.

Facebook video shows PNG police kicking, hitting and stomping on group of men.

Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy announces Saturday return.

South Korea promotes DMZ 'peace zone' with new video.

AFRICA

At least 37 killed in attack on Canadian miner Semafo convoy in Burkina Faso.

Water crisis builds in Egypt as dam talks falter, temperatures rise.

France says its troops killed a leading jihadist in the Sahel.

10 civilians killed in militia attack in eastern DRCongo.

Sudan rebels insist new parliament be formed only after peace deal.

UN calls for action as Somalia floods affect 200,0000 children.

US Nile talks 'not a negotiation', says Ethiopia.

Two killed in strike on Libya police station: ministry.

Libya migrant attack: UN investigators suspect foreign jet bombed centre.

Mozambique detains elite police chief over election observer's murder.

EUROPE

Mike Pompeo carries divisive US messages to Germany.

Sweden charges man with spying on Iranian exiles.

Johnson tries to shake off rocky start as UK election begins.

PM's election campaign launch marred by gaffe, resignation and doctored video.

Spain's far-right Vox surges in wake of Catalan independence protests.

Local German conservatives cause uproar with call for talks with far right.

Putin: New weapons will offer Russia reliable protection.

EU urges faster Greece vetting of migrants as arrivals soar.

Hungarian mayor resigns after yacht orgy video.

Netherlands: '4,000 schools shut' in teacher strike.

Italy to become first country to make studying climate change compulsory in schools.

AMERICAS

Exclusive: Brazil likely to vote with U.S. against Cuba at U.N. over embargo.

US Diplomat had 'clear understanding' of Ukraine quid pro quo.

McConnell says Senate would acquit Trump if trial held today.

Democrats win control of Virginia Legislature. Democrat declares upset victory in Kentucky governor race.

Heavily armed hitman of rival El Chapo cartel is arrested over Mormon massacre after a stand-off at the US border where he held two HOSTAGES as heartbreaking photos show devastated relatives visiting the scene of the massacre.

Mexico ambush: Boy, 13, walked 23km for help after gun attack.

United States sanctions 5 Venezuelan officials.

Chile: president promotes minimum wage hike to quell unrest.

Chile's Pinera resists call to resign over protests.

Chilean protest footage captures police officers on fire after molotov cocktail explosion.

Thousands of Bolivians march over disputed election.

TERRORISM/THE LONG WAR

Pakistan failed to stop terror groups from recruiting & raising funds, US report сlaims.

German man fighting for Kurds killed in Syria.

Turkey captured al-Baghdadi's wife and didn't make fuss like US – Erdogan.

ECONOMY/FINANCE/BUSINESS

Wall St. ends near flat; healthcare shares gain but trade deal delay weighs.

Europeans look to China as global partner, shun Trump's US.

Xi Jinping's Brazil trip 'may be too soon' for China to sign partial US trade war deal.

Macron in China: Xi hails $15 billion trade contracts as 'strong signal of free trade'.

Michael Jackson's iconic moonwalk socks are tipped to sell for over $1MILLION at auction... more than a decade on from his passing.

Israel Expects To Be Engaged In A Major War Very Soon

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 03:01 PM PST

Ali Hashisho / Reuters

Michael Oren, The Atlantic: The Coming Middle East Conflagration

Israel is bracing itself for war with Iranian proxies, as Tehran escalates its provocations. But what will the United States do if conflict comes?

The senior ministers of the Israeli government met twice last week to discuss the possibility of open war with Iran. They were mindful of the Iranian plan for a drone attack from Syria in August, aborted at the last minute by an Israeli air strike, as well as Iran's need to deflect attention from the mass protests against Hezbollah's rule in Lebanon. The ministers also reviewed the recent attack by Iranian drones and cruise missiles on two Saudi oil installations, reportedly concluding that a similar assault could be mounted against Israel from Iraq.

The Israel Defense Forces, meanwhile, announced the adoption of an emergency plan, code-named Momentum, to significantly expand Israel's missile defense capacity, its ability to gather intelligence on embedded enemy targets, and its soldiers' preparation for urban warfare. Israeli troops, especially in the north, have been placed on war footing. Israel is girding for the worst and acting on the assumption that fighting could break out at any time.

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WNU Editor: The Syrian conflict, unrest in Iraq, and the Yemen war is where the focus in the Middle East is right now. Another Hezbollah - Israel and/or Hamas - Israel war is not on people's radar.

Media Upset That Trump's Son Tweets Name Of Alleged Whistleblower Even Though His Name Was Revealed Last Week

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 01:00 PM PST


AFP: Impeachment: Trump's son tweets name of alleged whistleblower

Washington (AFP) - President Donald Trump's son published on Wednesday the name of the alleged anonymous whistleblower whose complaint fired the impeachment inquiry against Trump, breaking strict conventions for protecting officials who reveal wrongdoing in government.

Amid calls by the president himself to expose the whistleblower, Donald Trump Jr. tweeted the name of a CIA analyst which has circulated online for weeks, and linked to a Breitbart news article implying the person was pro-Democrat and anti-Trump.

AFP could not independently verify the whistleblower's identity and is not publishing the name.

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WNU Editor: This is actually old news. The identity of the "whistle-blower" was revealed last week .... The Identity Of The Anonymous 'Whistleblower' Who Triggered Impeachment Proceedings Against President Trump Is Suspected To Be A Well Known Democrat Activist (October 31, 2019). A picture of the "whistle-blower" is below.

Special Operations Air Force Member Goes Missing During Training Jump Over Gulf Of Mexico

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 12:40 PM PST

The airman was a part of the 24th Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field in in Okaloosa County, Florida. He disappeared four miles south of the field over the Gulf of Mexico

Daily Mail: Desperate search launched for airman who fell out of Special Operations military plane 1,500 feet over the Gulf of Mexico and was last seen treading water after deploying his parachute

* A search is underway for a staff sergeant in training who disappeared into the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday afternoon during a training exercise
* The unidentified Air Force airman was from the 24th Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field in Okaloosa County, Florida
* He exited a C-130 four engine aircraft around 1.45pm from a height of 1,500 feet
* He deployed his parachute and was last seen treading water in the Gulf, approximately four miles south of Hurlburt Field
* As the aircraft turned to retrieve the man, crewmen lost sight of him
* Several vessels, three Air Force aircraft were deployed in the search
* The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Coast Guard are also on the scene

A desperate search is underway for a missing airman who disappeared into the Gulf of Mexico after suffering a parachute-jump mishap while exiting a Special Operations military plane.

The unidentified Air Force airman from the 24th Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field was exiting a C-130 four-engine aircraft over the Gulf of Mexico during a training exercise around 1.45pm Tuesday when he suddenly vanished into the water below.

'The fall happened during a parachute-jump training exercise out of Hurlburt Field,' a report from the Air Force Times said.

The Coast Guard said the airman was a staff sergeant in training and fell out of the aircraft at 1,500 feet, according to WEAR.

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More News On A Special Operations Air Force Member Going Missing During A Training Jump Over The Gulf Of Mexico

Special tactics airman missing in Gulf of Mexico; search underway -- Air Force Times
Airman who fell from plane above Gulf of Mexico still missing -- NBC
Mobile area Coast Guard continue search for airman who fell from plane into Gulf of Mexico -- Al.com
Air Force member goes missing during training jump over Gulf of Mexico -- CBS
Airman fell from C-130 military aircraft while training over the Gulf of Mexico -- Defence-Blog
Coast Guard, Air Force, local agencies searching for a airman in the water near Destin -- FOX 10

ISIS Launched A Failed Attack On A Tajikistan Border Outpost With Uzbekistan

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 11:00 AM PST


DW: Tajikistan: 17 killed in border outpost attack

Twenty masked gunmen launched a failed attack on a Tajik outpost on the border with Uzbekistan. The rare attack was quashed when border forces launched a counter operation and killed most of the raiders.

At least 17 people were killed in an overnight raid by armed men on an outpost on the border between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, Tajik authorities said on Wednesday.

"An armed group of 20 unknown masked individuals attacked a border outpost … using firearms," said Tajikistan's national security committee, according to Russian state-run news agency TASS.

Tajikistan's border forces said the assailants were members of the "Islamic State" (IS) militant group in Afghanistan.

At least five of the gunmen were detained and later provided critical intelligence during interrogations, authorities said.

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WNU Editor: I agree with this analysis .... Reported Attack In Tajikistan Could Have Broad Implications For Central Asia (RFE).

More News On Today's ISIS Attack On A Tajikistan Border Outpost With Uzbekistan

Many dead in Tajikistan 'firefight with IS' -- BBC
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World Leaders Warn Iran To Stick To Nuclear Deal

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ABC News Online: World leaders warn Iran to stick to nuclear deal, as it begins injecting uranium gas into centrifuges

World leaders have called on Iran to fulfil the terms of its 2015 nuclear deal, after it begins injecting uranium gas into centrifuges at its underground Fordow nuclear facility.

Iran has begun to further distance itself from a 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers that curbed its atomic work, local media reported on Wednesday (local time).

The deal bans nuclear material from Fordow and, with the injection of uranium gas into its centrifuges, the facility will move from its permitted status of research plant to become an active nuclear site.

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ADX Energy Limited (ASX:ADX) has picked up a couple of little gems in Austria and Romania believes Ian Tchacos, the firms executive chairman.

The potential, especially in Austria is substantial says the oil industry veteran.

Austrias oil and gas market traditionally has been the domain of two companies – state oil group OMV and RAG, a former Shell/Mobil vehicle now owned by two gas utility companies.

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Explore the abundant treasures of Austria and Hungary on a unique cruise to discover the secrets of the Danube. Admire the colorful alleys of Bratislava that twist around each other like in a fairy-tale village, and the Puszta, the true soul and heart of Hungary. Visit the Gellert baths, which are full of a wide range of balneotherapy services, but also the Sisi Museum, which puts in comparison myth and truth. There, you will be able to contemplate many personal effects as well as the most famous portraits of the legendary Empress.

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Tonight, perhaps take the opportunity to attend an evening of Viennese culture in the "City of Music" at an optional concert performance of the classical masterpieces of Mozart and Strauss, two of Vienna's most famous citizens.

We’ll arrive in the village of Durnstein, one of the prettiest towns on the Danube. Free time to stroll this quintessential village in the heart of the Wachau wine district. Walk along medieval cobblestone streets revealing 16th-century town houses and wine taverns. Continue cruising late this morning through the scenic Wachau Valley, with lovely storybook views of vineyards, castles, hilltop ruins and monasteries. Later, disembark in Melk for a guided tour of the historic Benedictine Abbey, considered one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture in Europe. View the Abbot's chambers, the Kaiser's walk, and the lavish library. The ship will set sail as we dine on board this evening.

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We’ll disembark from the river cruise and drive to the "Golden City" of Prague. This is a free day to explore Prague on your own. Perhaps visit the museums, galleries or wander along the banks of the Vltava River. You can mix with the locals at Wenceslas Square, shop for local handicrafts, enjoy one of the many charming cafes or dine at a world-class restaurant.

The morning tour of Prague includes a visit to the 1000-year-old Hradcany Castle grounds, former residence of the Bohemian Kings. Enjoy magnificent views of the Charles Bridge and Lesser Town below and see the elegant courtyards, St. George Basilica and the St. Vitus Cathedral. Continue to the Jewish Quarter, and the Old Town Square to view the world-famous Astronomical Clock and the Town Hall. The rest of the day is at leisure to visit the museums, galleries or wander along the banks of the Vltava River. Or, join the optional afternoon tour to Terezin, the infamous Nazi WWII concentration camp, now a memorial to those who perished.

Our last day will be free to further explore Prague, this beautiful city independently. Visit the museums, galleries or stroll along Parizska Street, the city's famous shopping district. In the evening, perhaps try traditional Czech cuisine at a popular restaurant. Remember to sample Prague's national treasure - its world-renowned beer.

River Cruise Package Includes:

  • Flights Orlando-Prague, Budapest-Orlando 
    • Lufthansa
    • LH 487           MCO/FRA    28-Mar-20    915P   1210P
    • LH 1400         FRA/PRG     29-Mar-20    425P   525P
    • LH 1335         BUD/FRA     10-Apr-20    925A   1110A
    • LH 464           FRA/MCO    10-Apr-20    155P   555P
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 12 nights accommodations
    • 2 nights Budapest
    • 7 nights outside cabin
    • 3 nights Prague
  • River port charges
  • Cruise & hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with group airfare travel
  • 25 meals: 12 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Cruise director & activities host throughout cruise
  • Local host in Budapest & Prague
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Shore excursions per itinerary
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring during excursions

River Cruise Features & Amenities:

  • Gala Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Wine and beer with dinners
  • Locally inspired recipes
  • Early riser breakfast in addition to buffet breakfast
  • Late night snack
  • Complimentary basic Wi-Fi access
  • Self-serve coffee and tea station
  • Lounge serving premium spirits
  • Fitness center
  • Non-smoking ship interior
  • Shore excursions conducted exclusively in English by licensed guides

Special Features:

  • View Vienna with its magnificent Baroque palaces, parks and monuments
  • Guided tour of the historic Benedictine Melk Abbey
  • City tour of Prague "The City of a Thousand Spires"

Optional Tours:

  • Half Day Terezin Tour                $71
  • Tour of Salzburg                       $108
  • Classical Viennese Concert         $66
  • Schonbrunn Palace Tour            $52
  • Dinner & Show in Budapest       $61
  • Half Day Taste of Budapest        $48

Pricing is Per Person Two Adults Sharing a Cabin (all cabins 172 sq ft):

Cabin C - Sapphire Deck French Balcony                 $4,865

Cabin B - Royal Deck French Balcony                      $5,065

Cabin A - Royal Deck French Balcony                      $5,265


**Final Price May Be Adjusted do to Airfare and/or Currency Exchange

RESERVE A SPACE: 

$800 per person deposit will reserve your spot.  No space is held without a deposit.


PAYMENT SCHEDULE: 

Initial Deposit: $800 per person

Payment 1: $1,400 per person: Due by August 1st

Payment 2: $1,400 per person: Due by October 1st

Final Payment Due:  Due by December 1st

* IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING CANCELLATION:
Once you submit your initial deposit and trip application, a minimum of $375 per person cancellation penalty will apply regardless of when you cancel. This is due to the non-refundable deposit made to the hotels, tour operators and airlines once space is booked. Additional penalties will apply at 180 days out or less.

TRIP INSURANCE:  May be obtained here at Trip Insurance

* PASSPORTS:  Must be valid 6 months BEYOND the date of our return, October 10, 2020.

*Additional Information:

Due to physical constraints and space limitations, wheelchairs and walkers are not allowed on motor coaches and/or river cruises.  There are no elevators or chair lifts on board. 

Make checks payable to Space Coast Ski & Travel Club and mail with your completed trip application and a copy of your passport picture page to:

Pam Kaercher
144 Island View Drive
Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937

If you have any questions please contact Pam

Trip Leader:




Pam Kaercher

(321) 298-7086

Email: PAM



          

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Order this high-quality flags of the world that are made using premium Flag Fabric. Pick your preferred Country Flag and customise it based on your size preference. Choose from different installation methods including metal eyelets and pole pockets. Also, choose your printing option from single-side and double-side printing. Choice of flags range from UK flag, Austria flag, New Zealand flag, to Hungary flag and more. Enjoy bulk order discount and free shipping above $99. Easy set-up and maintenance too. Diligent customer support to help you through the ordering process if you get stuck somewhere. Best time to place your order for these pre designed flags is now because bulk order discount is up for grabs. Check out now at Bannerbuzz.co.uk.
          

Financial results for the third quarter of 2019: Austrian Airlines Reports Significant Decline in Earnings

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Finance Results • Adjusted earnings down from EUR 110 to EUR 17 million despite passenger growth - • 2019 remains challenging: “Glut of low-cost airlines” and expensive jet fuel burden earnings - • “Profit warning”: Austrian Airlines cannot rule out the possibility of a loss for the entire 2019 financial year - - Austrian Airlines achieved the break-even point after the summer. Austria's national carrier reported adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (adjusted EBIT) of EUR 17 million f...

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I am currently working as a customer service agent, at the Tourist Information Centre and also as a receptionist. However, due to personal circumstances, I desire to move to London (which I know, as I worked for a while some time ago in central London as a live-in receptionist). I would be looking for a live-in position in London. I am a hardworking, reliable, honest, flexible, punctual, polite and friendly person; I am detailed and I have a very calm, patient nature and a welcoming and positive attitude. I am an excellent team player but also have the experience and maturity to work alone. I am a determined person with a strong work ethic and good interpersonal and communication skills. I am Italian mother tongue and I can speak fluent English (C2 Cambridge proficiency exam), German well and basic French and working on improving all my languages. Additionally I would like to start with some Asian languages, namely Chinese and Japanese. Hospitality, foreign cultures and traditions, linguistics, culture, have always fascinated me.I have a strong passion and a lot of experience in the hospitality, tourism and customer service industry. I have worked as a general manager assistant/ hotel receptionist for over 6 years as well as in Italy, Austria, Germany, France and Switzerland, mainly as a receptionist, airport check-in agent, translator, Italian teacher, multilingual customer service assistant and travel agent.
          

Austrian Student Scholars Conference, Feb. 21-22, 2020

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Grove City College will host the sixteenth annual Austrian Student Scholars Conference, February 21-22, 2020. Open to undergraduates and graduate students in any academic discipline, the ASSC will bring together students from colleges and universities across the country and around the world to present their own research papers written in the tradition of the great Austrian School intellectuals such as Ludwig von Mises, F.A. Hayek, Murray Rothbard, and Hans Sennholz. Accepted papers will be presented in a regular conference format to an audience of students and faculty.

Keynote lectures will be delivered by Drs. T. Hunt Tooley and Christopher Coyne.

Cash prizes of $1,500, $1,000, and $500 will be awarded for the top three papers, respectively, as judged by a select panel of Grove City College faculty. Hotel accommodation will be provided to students who travel to the conference and limited stipends are available to cover travel expenses. Students should submit their proposals to present a paper to the director of the conference (herbenerjm@gcc.edu) by January 15. To be eligible for the cash prizes, finished papers should be submitted to the director by February 1.


          

Vienna Prosecutors Confirm Detention of Former Top Official of Russian Ministry of Culture

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Earlier, Spanish police reported that an unidentified official from the Russian Ministry of Culture had been detained in Austria on suspicion of money laundering.
          

Auction System of DD1 - UPDATE 4

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This is how the auction system for the DD1 will work.

Our intention was to create a system where everybody has a fair chance to make a good deal and to eliminate luck. We also want to avoid any technical problems and therefore the auctions are hosted on the Amazon webservers with much better performance of our current server. Side note: We are working on a complete new website and change our server host with it sometime later this year.

Our target is to start with the auctions on the 30th of July but only if it was tested carefully and runs stable. The exact timing and all parameters will be revealed later.

This is how it works:
  • The DD1 will be on pre-order before the first auction starts and will be available for regular pre-order the whole time. So you have the choice to place a regular pre-order or to take part in the auction system.
  • Every registered customer can place as many bids as he like per auction but is allowed to win only one auction. We want to avoid resellers.
  • The auction starts at 1 USD / Euro and every bid changes the auctionprice for a certain increment (e.g. +5,00)
  • With every bid a countdown is reset. 
  • If nobody bids within the countdown, the auction is closed
  • After an auction is closed the next product will be put on auction automatically.
  • We will put as many products on auction until a certain amount (will be announced) of auctions reach a certain price of XXX (will be announced) which is  below the regular pre-order price. 
  • This will guarantee that a lot of customers will get the DD1 well below the pre-order price and it can go down as far as a couple of Dollars if there is no more demand. Naturally demand will go down the more we put on auction.
  • Auctions will be held in Europe, USA, Australia and Japan but not at the same time. Exact timing and dates will be announced here and on the auction page.
  • We currently plan only one event but if it is succesful then we might make more events in the pre-order phase.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

UPDATE 1
The auction system is still beeing tested. The auction will not start before 12.00 German Time. We will let you know more by that time.

UPDATE 2
The auction system is running but we need more time for testing. We have to avoid the problems we had during the Adventvalendar auctions and therefore we decided to postpone the auctions. I assume it will be postponed for two weeks but I will give you an exact date as soon as we have a reliable date.

UPDATE 3
So the first auction will start on Monday 20th of August at 20.00 AEST. It is limited to Australia only as we want to get familiar with the new auction system and we expect less traffic in this region.
We will put plenty of DD1 on auction and make sure that there will be several units sold below the RRP of 1599,90 AUD. Prices above the RRP make now sense and such auctions will be ended by us if the bidding goes above.
After a succesful first round we will announce the date for Europe, USA and Japan. 
Please note that you must live in Australia and have an australian account on Fanatec.com in order to place a bid. But other regions can follow the auctions on the austrialian webpage of the DD1 .
There will be an auction button which you need to press in order to get to the auction page. 
We will annouce the auction results here as well.

Perhaps we will do another round of auctions. We will not stop until we have sold at least 100 units well below the pre-order price.

UPDATE 4

We’re giving our Fanatec Australia customers a second opportunity to participate in an auction for the Podium Wheel Base DD1 on Tuesday 30th October, starting 21:00 AEDT. Other regions will follow, and we’ll make separate updates about that.

As before, each unit starts at 1 AUD with no reserve. This is for Australian customers only, but all regions can view the auctions in real-time.

Instructions:
- For those based in Australia wishing to participate, please create a Fanatec account in advance and log in.
- Once active, you’ll see an ‘Enter Auction Page’ button on the DD1 product page, which launches a secure bidding area hosted on Amazon’s servers, which has been thoroughly tested for stability. (Anyone can click this link to watch the bids in real-time.)
- Click to bid as many times as they wish. Each click automatically increases the price by a fixed increment of 10 AUD.
- After every new bid is placed, a 60-second timer will reset.
- If there are no new bids after the timer reaches zero, the auction ends, and the winner receives an email with details on how to complete the pre-order.
- The next auction begins immediately, starting at 1 AUD.
- There is an unlimited amount of auctions if the Auction ends at 1500 AUD or higher (which is still below the regular price of 1599,90 AUD).
- We will stop the auction event in Australia after 10 Auctions reached an end price below 1500 AUD.

          

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Lisbeth Zwerger (Austrian, b. 1954, Vienna, Austria) - Illustrations from The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen, Paintings: Watercolor, Gouache


          

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Video: Digitalisierung in der österreichischen Landwirtschaft

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Strategien zur Verwaltungsvereinfachung und Digitalisierung Was auf die bäuerlichen Betriebe an Neuerungen zukommt, aus der Sicht der Agrarmarkt Austria. Die Landwirtschaftskammer Kärnten lädt Sie herzlich zur Informations- und Diskussionsveranstaltung...
          

528676-2019: Austria-Vienna: Strutture e parti di strutture

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526902-2019: Austria-St. Pölten: Porte

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0Y464 Antik osztrák katicabogaras állatos tálka - Jelenlegi ára: 3 600 Ft

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Szép állapotú, kisméretű porcelán tál, tálka. Rajta mesés motívumok. Malac, katica, gomba.
Alján zöld koronás jelzés:
MZ AUSTRIA Szélesség: 6. 8 cmSúly: 0. 02 kg
A termékről további nagy felbontású képek!
ÁRUIM ZÖME ANTIK ÉS RÉGI TÁRGYAKBÓL ÁLL.
SZEMÉLYES ÁTVÉTELI LEHETŐSÉG BUDAPESTEN (IX. ) ILLETVE SZEGEDEN!
 
Szállítás
Termékeinket az MPL futárszolgálattal küldjük! Terjedelmes tárgyaink szállításában külön díjazás mellett tudunk segíteni! Szállítási módok az alábbiak szerint alakulnak
 
Személyes átvétel Budapest IX.
 
 
Személyes átvétel Szeged
 
 
MPL csomag előre utalással
 
 
MPL csomag utánvét
 
 
Fizetés
A vételár és szállítási költség kiegyenlítésére az alábbi lehetőségeket biztosítjuk
 
Személyes átvételkor készpénzben
 
 
Banki átutalás
 
 
Utánvét
 
 
Paypal (MasterCard, Visa)
 
 
Szállítási, átvételi idő
A termék vásárlását követően a szállítási, kézhez vételi idő az alábbiak szerint alakul belföldön
 
Személyes átvétel
1-5 munkanap
 
 
MPL csomag előre utalással
2-3 munkanap
 
 
MPL csomag utánvét
1-3 munkanap
 
( katicás malacos gombás )
0Y464 Antik osztrák katicabogaras állatos tálka
Jelenlegi ára: 3 600 Ft
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OMV vrea să dezvolte proiecte de stocare a carbonului în subteran

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OMV AG are ca obiectiv reducerea propriilor sale emisii de carbon prin captarea CO2 în subteran şi ar putea oferi clienţilor aceleaşi soluţii de stocare, a afirmat joi directorul general al grupului energetic austriac, Rainer Seele, transmite Reuters.
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Führungswechsel bei Medizin Medien Austria (MMA) und Schütz Medical Services (SMS)

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Mit Jean-Lou Cloos als Geschäftsführer werden MMA und SMS Kompetenzzentrum für Digital und Data & Dialog in der DACH-Region – Die Print-Produkte werden neu positioniert Wien (OTS) – Jean-Lou Cloos übernahm am 6. November 2019 die Geschäftsführung von MMA und SMS von Thomas Letz. Neben der Geschäftsführung des Österreichischen Wirtschaftsverlags (ÖWV) ist Letz zukünftig ...

Der Beitrag Führungswechsel bei Medizin Medien Austria (MMA) und Schütz Medical Services (SMS) erschien zuerst auf Diebewertung.at.


          

Sachertorte all’arancia (Austria)

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Ingredienti per 8 persone  Preparazione: 1 ora Cottura: 1 ora 200 g di cioccolato fondente 200 g di burro 150 g di zucchero semolato 5 uova 70 g di farina […]
          

Caffè viennese (Austria)

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Ingredienti per 4 persone       Preparazione: 15 minuti Cottura: 15 minuti 100 g di cioccolato fondente 0,7 dl di panna fresca 5 dl di caffè forte 4 cucchiaini […]
          

LASK – Austria Wien

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Bundesliga, 13. Runde, 3. November 2019 LASK – Austria Wien 2:0 (1:0) Tore: Ranftl (7.), Filipovic (64.);
          

SKN – Austria Wien

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Bundesliga, 11. Runde, 20. Oktober 2019 SKN – Austria Wien 2:2 (0:1) Tore: Monschein (5.), Kwang-ryong (59.), Turgeman (67.), Gartler (87., E);
          

ŞTIRILE SERII - ECONOMIC - 7 NOIEMBRIE

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* Electrocentrale Bucureşti (Elcen) are toate stocurile de combustibil necesare pentru a livra agent termic bucureştenilor, iar reprezentanţii Primăriei Capitalei ar trebui să se abţină de la politizarea acestui subiect şi să-l trateze serios şi responsabil, potrivit unei postări pe pagina de Facebook a Ministerului Energiei. * Ministrul Mediului, Apelor şi Pădurilor, Costel Alexe, afirmă că va face tot ce îi stă în putinţă pentru a opri tăierile ilegale, acestea reprezentând o problemă stringentă, şi a subliniat că montarea de GPS-uri pe maşinile care transportă material lemnos este obligatorie. * Ne dorim foarte mult ca tot ceea ce înseamnă transport de lemn tăiat ilegal să fie scos la iveală iar dacă suprapunem harta României cu harta defrişărilor ilegale vom avea pur şi simplu "o înspăimântare", a declarat, joi, într-o conferinţă de presă, viceprim-ministrul Raluca Turcan. * Comisia Europeană a solicitat explicaţii României pentru a vedea de ce ţara şi-a propus scăderea contribuţiei resurselor regenerabile în producţia de energie electrică de la 41,8% în 2020 la 39,6% în 2030, a declarat, joi, Henrik Dam, Policy Officer în domeniul energiei regenerabile la DG Energy din cadrul Comisiei Europene, prezent la Bucureşti la conferinţa "Energy Transition 2019". * Ministrul Economiei, Energiei şi Mediului de Afaceri, Virgil -Daniel Popescu, susţine că trebuie definit clar cine sunt românii care au cu adevărat nevoie de subvenţii, deoarece există în jurul Bucureştiului vile cu piscine încălzite care beneficiază de subvenţie la gaz. * Ministerul Muncii şi Protecţiei Sociale trebuie să evacueze sediul în care funcţionează în termen de 60 de zile, în urma unei solicitări din partea Ministerului de Interne şi poate ajunge în situaţia ca, de la începutul anului viitor, să nu mai aibă nicio opţiune de funcţionare, a declarat joi, într-o conferinţă de presă, ministrul de resort, Violeta Alexandru. * O nouă taxă auto trebuie concepută ca o taxă de poluare, dar poate fi gândită şi ca un impozit variabil, pe proprietate, a declarat, joi, într-o conferinţă de presă, premierul Ludovic Orban. * Noul ministru al Muncii, Violeta Alexandru, a anunţat joi comasarea Autorităţii Naţionale pentru Protecţia Drepturilor Copilului şi Adopţii (ANPDCA) cu Autoritatea Naţională pentru Persoanele cu Dizabilităţi (ANPD), propunere despre care a afirmat că a fost aprobată miercuri în Guvern. * Inspectorii sanitar-veterinari au aplicat amenzi în valoare de 494.600 de lei unor operatori economici care activau la nivel naţional în sectorul produselor alimentare de origine non-animală, pentru nerespectarea legislaţiei în domeniu, potrivit unui comunicat de presă al Autorităţii Naţionale Sanitare-Veterinare şi pentru Siguranţa Alimentelor (ANSVSA). * România se află pe ultima poziţie între statele UE şi pe locul 67 din 193 de state din lume la capitolul digitalizarea administraţiei publice, conform unui studiu al Organizaţiei Naţiunilor Unite realizat anul trecut, însă investiţiile şi creşterea educaţiei digitale reprezintă cheia unui succes garantat, susţine preşedintele Confederaţiei Naţionale pentru Antreprenoriat Feminin (CONAF), Cristina Chiriac. * Serviciile de evaluare ale Direcţiei Generale de Asistenţă Socială şi Protecţia Copilului aveau în evidenţă, la finele lunii iunie 2019, un număr de 71.893 copii cu dizabilităţi, cu 1.123 copii (7%) mai mulţi comparativ cu finele lui 2018. * Încasările din serviciile şi produsele turistice vândute contra vouchere de vacanţă de către Eximtur în primele trei trimestre ale lui 2019 au fost mai mari cu 160% comparativ cu aceeaşi perioadă a lui 2018, depăşind valoarea încasată cu acest instrument de plată pe parcursul întregului an precedent, a anunţat, joi, compania de călătorii. * Ministrul Muncii şi Protecţiei Sociale, Violeta Alexandru, şi-a exprimat îngrijorarea cu privire la infrastructura existentă la nivelul ministerului, făcând referire la softurile care gestionează sistemele de calcul pentru pensii şi salarii, unde există nenumărate probleme. * CupruMin a obţinut cel mai bun preţ din istoria companiei pe tona de produs la recent încheiata licitaţie de vânzare a concentratului de cupru, pentru o perioadă de un an, câştigătorul fiind compania românească Ronefer, potrivit unui comunicat al societăţii. * Ministrul Agriculturii, Nechita-Adrian Oros, a dispus Corpului de control efectuarea unei verificări de fond asupra întregii activităţi a Casei de Comerţ pentru produse agroalimentare Unirea S.A, în condiţiile în care membrii Consiliului de Administraţie au semnalat "grave probleme privind modul de cheltuire a bugetului alocat Casei de Comerţ Unirea SA". * Ministerul Muncii, împreună cu Ministerul Finanţelor, şi-a propus ca într-o lună sau două să finalizeze şi să supună dezbaterii publice proiectul privind nivelul până la care să crească salariul minim începând din 1 ianuarie 2020, a declarat joi ministrul Muncii şi Protecţiei Sociale, Violeta Alexandru. * Telekom România înregistra 2,1 milioane de utilizatori ai serviciilor de voce fixă (inclusiv FMC) la sfârşitul celui de-al treilea trimestru din 2019, în scădere cu 0,9% faţă de perioada similară a anului trecut, ca urmare a declinului continuu al numărului de abonaţi pentru serviciile tradiţionale de voce fixă, a anunţat, joi, operatorul. * Consiliul Concurenţei a autorizat tranzacţia prin care Unilever South Central Europe SA preia compania Good People SA, potrivit unui comunicat de presă al instituţiei. * Prosperitatea este mai degrabă asociată cu siguranţa financiară şi cu liniştea emoţională decât cu valoarea veniturilor sau cu bogăţia, conform unui studiu de piaţă recent, care vizează legătura dintre serviciile financiare şi prosperitate. * Comisia Europeană a revizuit joi, în scădere, estimările referitoare la ritmul de creştere înregistrat de zona euro şi Uniunea Europeană, avertizând că zona euro se confruntă cu o "perioadă prelungită de creştere modestă" din cauza unor factori externi precum tensiunile comerciale dintre SUA şi China, informează DPA. * OMV AG are ca obiectiv reducerea propriilor sale emisii de carbon prin captarea CO2 în subteran şi ar putea oferi clienţilor aceleaşi soluţii de stocare, a afirmat joi directorul general al grupului energetic austriac, Rainer Seele, transmite Reuters. * Preţul cărnii de porc în Bulgaria a atins un nivel record în ultimele luni, pe fondul epidemiei de pestă porcină africană, dar autorităţile dau asigurări că vor urmări cu atenţie evoluţiile, a anunţat, joi, Nova Televizia, informează publicaţia Sofia Globe. * Comisia Europeană a lansat joi o noua rundă de înscrieri pentru permisele de călătorie DiscoverEU, care oferă posibilitatea participanţilor să călătorească în Europa, să afle informaţii despre patrimoniul său cultural şi să-şi dezvolte cunoştinţele şi aptitudinile, se arată într-un comunicat al executivului comunitar. * UniCredit, cel mai mare grup bancar italian, a raportat joi o creştere cu 26% a profitului trimestrial, datorită câştigurilor mai ridicate din tranzacţionare, care au compensat scăderea veniturilor din dobânzi, transmit Reuters şi Bloomberg. * Ford Motor va lua în considerare producerea de camionete în China, dacă restricţiile privind conducerea acestora în oraşe sunt relaxate, şi ar putea dezvolta modele personalizate, a declarat pentru Reuters Joseph Liu, vicepreşedinte pentru inovare la Ford China. * Deutsche Telekom AG, cel mai mare operator european de telecomunicaţii, a anunţat joi reducerea dividendelor pentru 2019, pe fondul incertitudinilor privind afacerile din SUA, în condiţiile în care industria se confruntă cu costuri ridicate pentru construirea reţelelor 5G, transmite Reuters. 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527729-2019: Austria-Klagenfurt am Wörthersee: Servizi di stampa e di consegna

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Förderprogramm JumpStart schafft für Jungunternehmen den passenden Rahmen

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Das Bundesministerium für Digitalisierung und Wirtschaftsstandort (BMDW) hat gemeinsam mit der Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH (aws) die dritte Ausschreibungsrunde des Programms JumpStart erfolgreich abgeschlossen. Aus 24 eingereichten Projekten hat eine unabhängige Expertenjury die besten Konzepte ausgewählt, die nun als Inkubatoren mit jeweils bis zu 150.000 Euro unterstützt werden. Diese sind: Female Founders, Lemmings und The Ventury aus Wien, Climate KIC aus Niederösterreich und I.E.C.T. aus Tirol. Schwerpunkt des Programms liegt dabei auf der Unterstützung und Weiterentwicklung heimischer Inkubatoren und Akzeleratoren, die innovativen Start-ups nicht nur Büro-, Labor-, oder Produktionsflächen, sondern insbesondere maßgeschneiderte Beratungsleistungen zur Verfügung stellen.

„Unsere innovativen Start-ups brauchen die besten Rahmenbedingungen. Mit dem JumpStart-Programm leisten wir einen wichtigen Beitrag, um aus Ideen erfolgreiche Geschäftsmodelle zu machen. Besonders positiv ist, dass wir in dieser Runde mit der Unterstützung von Female Founders auch gezielt Frauen in Start-ups unterstützen können. Wir brauchen mehr Gründerinnen und dafür braucht es neben Mut und Eigeninitiative auch entsprechende Rahmenbedingungen“, sagt Wirtschaftsministerin Margarete Schramböck.

Projekte aus ganz Österreich

Im Rahmen der dritten Ausschreibungsrunde wurden 24 Anträge aus ganz Österreich eingereicht. Neben bekannten und in der Szene fest verankerten Akteuren konnten in dieser Runde auch viele junge Initiativen angesprochen werden. Die Bandbreite der Bewerber und der ausgewählten Projekte reichte dabei von „Stand-alone“- über Corporate-Inkubatoren und Technologiezentren bis hin zu akademischen Akzeleratoren und verteilt sich über alle Start-up-relevanten Branchen, wie Life Sciences, IT, Web/Mobile, Dienstleistungen und Hardware.

„Um ihre Ideen umzusetzen, brauchen Start-ups neben finanziellen Ressourcen eine Arbeitsumgebung, in der sie sich ganz auf ihre Projekte konzentrieren und gleichzeitig von der Vernetzung und vom lebendigen Erfahrungsaustausch mit anderen Start-ups profitieren können. Mit aws JumpStart unterstützen wir die besten Inkubatoren und schaffen damit die notwendigen Rahmenbedingungen“, sagt die aws Geschäftsführung, Edeltraud Stiftinger und Bernhard Sagmeister.

In einem ersten Schritt wurden in der Förderungsschiene nun geeignete Inkubatoren und Akzeleratoren ausgewählt und unterstützt. Damit wird für Unternehmungen ein produktiver und unbürokratischer Rahmen geschaffen, in dem sie sich entwickeln können. Zudem brauchen besonders innovative Start-ups auch selbst Finanzierung. In einem zweiten Modul des Förderungsprogramms werden daher vielversprechende Start-ups auch direkt unterstützt. Bis zu fünf der Unternehmen, die sich in einem JumpStart Inkubator/ Akzelerator befinden, werden dazu ausgewählt. Pro Start-up ist eine Förderung von 22.500 Euro vorgesehen.

Die Projekte im Überblick:

Climate KIC

Climate KIC ist Europas größtes öffentlich-privates Netzwerk für Klimaschutzinnovation, das sowohl in Österreich als auch in 31 weiteren europäischen Ländern tätig ist. Durch das enorme Partnernetzwerk von mehr als 330 Forschungsinstitutionen, Bildungseinrichtungen und KMU wird den Start-ups in den Bereichen der Entwicklung von grünen Finanzinstrumenten, nachhaltigen Produktionssystemen, klimafreundlicher Landnutzung und nachhaltiger Städtenutzung ein breites Angebot an Coachings und Workshops geboten.

Female Founders

Der Female Founders Verein wurde 2016 von Lisa-Marie Fassl, Tanja Sternbauer und Nina Wöss gegründet, um eine Plattform zur stärkeren Vernetzung und Förderung von Frauen im Start-up Bereich zu schaffen. Mittlerweile hat sich die Female Founders Community auch international einen Namen gemacht, mit Mitgliedern aus mehr als 10 Nationen. Diese Community dient in weiterer Folge der Akquise von Unternehmen für das geplante Accelerator-Programm, das ausgewählte Projekte zu einer „investment-readiness“ und einem erfolgreichen Markteintritt führen soll.

I.E.C.T.

Die private Institution I.E.C.T. – Institute for Entrepreneurship Cambridge – Tirol hat mit Ihrem Co-Founder Dr. Hermann Hauser, dem Mitbegründer des Cambridge Phenomenon, ein Urgestein mit an Bord, das einen essentiellen Beitrag zum Aufbau einer aufstrebenden Entrepreneurship-Kultur beigetragen hat. I.E.C.T. bietet bestehenden und etablierten Unternehmen als auch der Industrie durch einen Strategie-Support und Innovationsscouting die optimalen Voraussetzungen, um auf ihre Bedürfnisse einzugehen.

Lemmings

Lemmings ist ein Wiener Early-Stage Inkubator und Akzelerator mit einem Schwerpunkt auf Emerging Technology wie Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain und Virtual & Augmented Reality. Das Gründerteam Thomas Schranz und Allan Berger weist bereits große Erfahrung durch die Gründung Ihres Start-ups Blossom auf, dass ein Projektmanagement Service für Software-Teams bereitstellt. Lemmings hat in den letzten zwei Jahren über 200 Teilnehmer betreut und um die Talente noch besser zu fördern und anzuziehen, wird jetzt ein Programm namens "Project Magic" etabliert.

The Ventury

The Ventury wurde 2016 unter anderem von Christoph Aschberger, Christoph Bitzner und Jakob Reiter in Wien gegründet. Zusammengefunden haben sich die drei durch die gemeinsame Arbeit am Start-up Simplewish, das auch weiterhin operativ agiert. Ihre Erfahrungen sammelten die Gründer im österreichischen Start-up Ökosystem als Mentoren, Jury-Mitglieder und Vortagende für Organisationen und Bildungseinrichtungen. Der Fokus des Inkubator- und Akzelerator Programms liegt in der operativen Unterstützung von Start-ups im Bereich Conversational Interfaces, AI und Machine Learning.


          

So spenden Österreichs Unternehmen

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Der Fundraising Verband Austria startete heute pünktlich zur Spendenhochsaison rund um die Adventzeit die „Aktion Wirtschaft hilft!“. Die Initiative unterstützt und informiert Österreichs Unternehmen für ihr gemein­nütziges Engagement und holt engagierte Betriebe vor den Vorhang. Im Rahmen eines Pressegesprächs wurde auch eine neue Studie präsentiert. Demnach sind Österreichs Unternehmen gesellschaftlich engagiert, im internationalen Vergleich damit aber eher im Mittelfeld. Hochrangige Organisationen aber auch Persönlichkeiten wie Dr. Christian Konrad tragen die Aktion mit.

"„Wirtschaftlicher Erfolg wird auch davon beeinflusst, dass in einer Gesellschaft ein Klima der umfassenden Verantwortung für Mensch und Umwelt herrscht. Langfristig planende Unternehmen wissen das und sehen ihren wirtschaftlichen Erfolg auch als Auftrag zur Verantwortung für die nächsten Generationen“", erklärte heute Dr. Christian Konrad, Initiator der Allianz „Menschen.Würde.Österreich“ und Unterstützer der „Aktion Wirtschaft hilft!“. Die Initiative hat das Ziel, eine Brücke zwischen Unternehmen und gemeinnützigen Organisationen zu bauen: "„Mit unserem umfassenden Service- und Informationsangebot möchten wir möglichst viele Unternehmen – hier insbesondere die KMUs – motivieren und ihnen bei ihrem Engagement und bei der Wahrnehmung ihrer gesellschaftlichen Verantwortung beratend zur Seite stehen“", erläutert Günther Lutschinger, Geschäftsführer des Fundraising Verbands Austria und Initiator der Aktion. Vorbild könnte dabei das international verbreitete „Committed Giving“ sein. „Immer mehr Unternehmen verpflichten sich, jährlich ein oder zwei Prozent ihres Betriebsergebnisses für gemeinnützige Zwecke zu spenden. Würden Österreichs Unternehmen ein Prozent ihres Gewinns für gemeinnützige Projekte spenden, gäbe es rund 300 Millionen Euro für humanitäre, soziale, Bildungs- und Umweltanliegen.“, zeigt Lutschinger auf. Derzeit spenden Österreichs Unternehmen rund 50 Millionen Euro im Jahr für gemeinnützige Zwecke.

Gesellschaftliches Engagement von Unternehmen in Zahlen:

Insgesamt engagieren sich rund 83% der Unternehmen in Form von Geld-, Sach- oder Personalspenden. Dies zeigt die größte je durchgeführte Umfrage zum Spendenverhalten von Unternehmen im Auftrag des Fundraising Verbands. 77% bevorzugen Geld-, 48% Sach- und 36% Zeitspenden. 17% der Unternehmen unterstützen gemeinnützige Einrichtungen mit Pro-bono-Leistungen – also freiwillig geleisteter professioneller Arbeit ohne oder mit stark reduzierter Bezahlung.

Geldbeträge spenden Unternehmen in erster Linie für Kinderhilfe, Sportförderung, Menschen mit Behinderung und sozial Bedürftige. Durchschnittlich geben Unternehmen pro Jahr für Spenden 6.360,- Euro aus, das durchschnittliche, jährliche Sponsoring liegt bei knapp über 3.000,- Euro. Hauptmotive für die Unterstützung sind dabei allen voran die humanitäre und weltanschauliche Einstellung sowie der Wunsch, der Gesellschaft etwas zurückgeben zu wollen. "„Viele Firmen planen daher Spenden fix in ihrem Budget ein. Bei Großunternehmen trifft dies immerhin auf rund 73 Prozent zu, bei Kleinstunternehmen sind es rund 38 Prozent.“", betont Studienautor Dr. Bernhard Hofer, Geschäftsführer von Public Opinion.

Über die Aktion Wirtschaft hilft und den Spendenguide für Unternehmen:

Die „Aktion Wirtschaft hilft!“ möchte Unternehmen unterstützen, gesellschaftlich aktiv zu werden und an gemeinnützige Organisationen zu spenden. Zentrales Serviceinstrument ist der heute neu veröffentlichte Spendenguide für Unternehmen. Darin findet sich neben einem ausführlichen Service- und Informationsteil ein Überblick über die Arbeit und die Projekte von 42 gemeinnützigen Organisationen. Diese decken ein breites inhaltliches und gesellschaftliches Spektrum ab – von der Kinderhilfe über die Entwicklungszusammenarbeit bis hin zu Wissenschaft und Forschung. Begleitet wird die Aktion vom Webportal www.wirtschaft-hilft.at.

Spendenideen werden prämiert:

Die „Aktion Wirtschaft hilft!“ möchte engagierte Unternehmen auch vor den Vorhang holen. Bis Mitte Jänner 2019 sind Österreichs Unternehmen aufgerufen, ihre erfolgreichen, innovativen und kreativen Spendenprojekte mit österreichischen Unternehmen einzusenden. Im Frühjahr 2019 werden die besten als „Unternehmensspende des Jahres“ gekürt. Alle Ideen von der Weihnachtsspende bis zum ehrenamtlichen Einsatz eines Unternehmensteams sind willkommen. Alle Infos dazu unter www.wirtschaft-hilft.at/awards.


          

Glasverpackungen erleben zurzeit eine echte Renaissance

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Einen eindeutigen Trend zum Kauf und zur Wiederverwendung von Glasverpackungen meldet Österreichs größter Glaserzeuger, die Firma Vetropack Austria GmbH mit Sitz in Pöchlarn. „Die Menschen werden zunehmend sensibler, wenn sie von großen Plastikmüllinseln in den Meeren lesen“, erklärt Geschäftsführer Johann Eggerth in einem Interview mit dem Magazin „iv-positionen“. Demgegenüber sei Glas ein hochwertiges Verpackungsmaterial, das keinerlei Reaktion mit seinen Inhaltsstoffen eingehe. „Das sind Qualitäts- und Gesundheitsaspekte, die den Konsumenten immer bewusster werden“, streicht der Vetropack-Chef hervor.

2017 hat das Industrieunternehmen in Pöchlarn sowie an einem weiteren Produktionsstandort im oberösterreichischen Kremsmünster 1,7 Milliarden Stück Glasverpackungen erzeugt und verkauft – von der Bierflasche bis zum Marmeladeglas. „Es gibt keinen Haushalt in Österreich, in dem unsere Glasverpackungen nicht vorkommen“, stellt Eggerth fest. Aber auch im Ausland seien die Vetropack-Gebinde gefragt, geht doch rund die Hälfte der Produktionsmenge in den Export, insbesondere nach Italien, Frankreich und Deutschland.

In Österreich beschäftigt der Glaserzeuger 685 Mitarbeiter, 360 davon in Pöchlarn. Auch bei Vetropack spürt man den Fachkräftemangel. „Es ist sehr schwierig, technische Positionen extern zu besetzen“, sagt Eggerth. Gemeinsam mit anderen Unternehmen der Branche habe man deshalb im Vorjahr eine eigene Lehrausbildung für Glasverfahrenstechnik ins Leben gerufen. Zurzeit würden in Pöchlarn und Kremsmünster 30 Lehrlinge ausgebildet, berichtet der Geschäftsführer.

Im Geschäftsjahr 2017 hat die Vetropack Austria GmbH einen Umsatz von rund 180 Millionen Euro erwirtschaftet. Das Unternehmen ist eine Tochtergesellschaft der Schweizer Vetropack-Gruppe, die mit 3.000 Beschäftigten und einer Absatzmenge von fünf Milliarden Stück Verpackungsglas zu den führenden Verpackungsherstellern in Europa zählt. Neben der Schweiz und Österreich gibt es Vetropack-Niederlassungen auch in Italien, Kroatien, Tschechien, in der Slowakei und in der Ukraine.


          

Baugrundstücke und Einfamilienhäuser liegen weiter im Trend

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In Niederösterreich werden die Immobilienpreise heuer um durchschnittlich 3,2 Prozent steigen. Diese Zahl prognostiziert die Amstettner Immobilienmakler-Firma RE/MAX Austria auf Basis einer Befragung unter 560 Branchenexperten. „Vor allem Baugrundstücke, Einfamilienhäuser und Eigentumswohnungen in guten Lagen sind auf dem Markt die Zugpferde“, sagt RE/MAX Austria-Geschäftsführer Bernhard Reikersdorfer. Dagegen würden Immobilien in Landgemeinden, die durch Randlage und schlechte Infrastruktur gekennzeichnet sind, stagnierende, fallweise sogar auch sinkende Preise erwarten lassen.

Im Hinblick auf den gesamten Immobilienmarkt 2019 in Niederösterreich geht RE/MAX von einer um 3,1 Prozent höheren Nachfrage, jedoch nur von einem um 0,8 Prozent höheren Angebot aus. Während die Nachfrage nach Einfamilienhäusern um 4,6 Prozent zunimmt, sollen die Preise für diese beliebte Wohnform um 3,6 Prozent steigen. Deutlich höhere Immobilienpreise erwartet RE/MAX auch bei Baugrundstücken mit plus 5,5 Prozent und Eigentumswohnungen in Top-Lagen mit plus 4,0 Prozent.

Eine deutlich geringere Preisdynamik hingegen sagen die Immobilien-Experten heuer für Eigentumswohnungen in Stadtrandlagen mit plus 2,0 Prozent sowie für solche in Landgemeinden mit minus 0,6 Prozent voraus. Bei Wohnungen mit frei vereinbartem Mietzins ist laut RE/MAX-Prognose in Top-Lagen einen Preisanstieg um 2,1 Prozent zu erwarten, am Stadtrand jedoch nur noch um 0,5 Prozent. In Landgemeinden ist sogar mit einem Preisrückgang um 1,2 Prozent zu rechnen.


          

Salzkammergut & Glockner relaxed 2016

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Alpen, von xandi37einhalb: Salzkammergut und Glockner relaxed findet vom 18. bis zum 25. Juni 2016 statt. Weitere Infos dazu sowie die Anmeldung gibt es hier.
Wie auch 2014 und 2015 wird es auch im Jahr 2016 wieder eine etwas gemütlichere Reise von quaeldich.de im Salzkammergut geben. Veränderungen sind aber das Salz in der Suppe des Lebens. Es werden wieder sieben Tage sein und wir werden in drei verschiedenen Hotels sein, jeweils die Nächte hintereinander, wodurch der Stress mit dem Gepäcktransport minimiert wird. Wir konnten es die letzten Jahre, und so werden wir auch hier wieder die wunderbare Landschaft der Rennradregion SalzburgerLand-Salzkammergut genießen können, doch auch ein Highlight wird geboten, denn am vorletzten Tag nehmen wir den wohl bekanntesten Anstieg der Ostalpen unter die Räder, nämlich den Glockner beziehungsweise die Edelweißspitze.
          

Salzkammergut und Glockner relaxed 2015

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Salzkammergut, von xandi37einhalb: Salzkammergut und Glockner relaxed findet vom 18. bis zum 21. Juni 2015 statt. Weitere Infos dazu sowie die Anmeldung gibt es hier.
Wie auch 2014 wird es auch im Jahr 2015 wieder eine etwas gemütlichere Reise von quaeldich.de im Salzkammergut geben. Wir haben das Ganze allerdings ein wenig umgekrempelt. Es werden vier Tage sein und wir werden immer im selben Hotel nächtigen, wodurch der Stress mit dem Gepäcktransport wegfällt. Wie auch schon im letztes Mal, werden wir auch hier wieder die wunderbare Landschaft der Rennradregion SalzburgerLand-Salzkammergut genießen können, es gibt aber auch noch eine kleine Überraschung, denn am dritten Tag nehmen wir den wohl bekanntesten Anstieg der Ostalpen unter die Räder, nämlich den Glockner beziehungsweise die Edelweißspitze.
          

Passluft schnuppern im Salzkammergut 2014

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Alpen, von xandi37einhalb: Passluft schnuppern im Salzkammergut 2014 findet vom 05. bis zum 12. Juli 2014 statt. Weitere Infos dazu sowie die Anmeldung gibt es hier.

2014 wird es ein neues Reiseangebot von quaeldich.de geben. Diese Reise ist nicht ganz so schwierig wie wir es um diese Jahreszeit von quaeldich.de gewohnt sind. Nichts desto trotz werden wir euch auch hier traumhafte Landschaften, schöne Anstiege und viel vom legendären quaeldich.de-Feeling bieten.
Die Rennradregion SalzburgerLand-Salzkammergut bietet den idealen Rahmen dafür. Wir können uns gemütlich kleinere Pässe und Geheimtipps zur Brust nehmen, allerdings werden wir mit der traumhaften Postalm und dem Gaisberg, dem Hausberg der Salzburger, auch Pässe fahren, die durchaus alpine Ausmaße annehmen.
Wir werden die Tage gemütlicher halten und uns dann in den sehr guten Hotels verwöhnen lassen.
          

Austrian Airlines präsentiert 3D Seatmap

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Service ab sofort auf Flügen mit B777 verfügbar.
          

11/06 Links Pt2: US Jewish umbrella group slams Democratic hopefuls’ calls to leverage Israel aid; Jews lobby non-Jews to browbeat Jews – what do you call that?

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From Ian:

Noah Pollak: Leading Democrats Call for Conditioning Military Aid to Israel
The United States could have responded to Arab antagonism by following the European playbook and squeezed Israel for concessions. But American strategists realized the best way to stop the wars wasn't to make Israel feel less secure, but rather to make Israel less defeatable.

The U.S. military aid that started in earnest in the form of an emergency arms resupply during the 1973 war has been perhaps the single-most effective U.S. policy toward the Middle East in the past half-century. With America now in Israel's corner, the Arab states were compelled to abandon the fantasy of wiping the Jewish State off the map. That led to what had previously been unthinkable: Egypt signed a peace treaty with Israel in 1979, and Jordan followed in 1994.

Other benefits to the United States flowed from military aid to Israel: With the Jewish state now fielding advanced U.S. weaponry against Arab states, which were armed with inferior Soviet weapons, regional skirmishes were turned into devastating morale-killers for Moscow. In one air campaign in June 1982, Israeli-piloted F-15s and F-16s shot down 88 Syrian-piloted Soviet MiGs. Israel lost a single F-16. Battles like this clarified for the world which side was likely to prevail in the Cold War.

Today, Gulf Arab states are drawing closer to an increasingly powerful Israel, seeking protection from Iran—another way in which U.S. military aid, which maintains Israel's "qualitative military edge" in the region, is promoting American interests and decreasing the likelihood that the United States will be called upon to directly protect regional allies.

Warren, Sanders, and Buttigieg did not acknowledge this history, or these strategic benefits. Since the progressive activists of the Democratic Party view Israel largely through the lens of the Palestinians, it was only a matter of time before they began to demand that all aspects of the U.S.-Israel relationship be subordinated to the politics of that issue.
US Jewish umbrella group slams Democratic hopefuls’ calls to leverage Israel aid
An umbrella group of more than 50 Jewish organizations from across the ideological spectrum condemned calls by Democratic presidential candidates to condition military aid to Israel on its approach to making peace with the Palestinians.

“We are deeply troubled by recent statements that would place conditions, limitations, or restrictions on the US security assistance provided to Israel, so vital for the defense and security of the country, the protection of essential US interests, and stability in the region,” Arthur Stark, chairman, and Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman/CEO, of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations said in a statement issued Friday.

“This approach would harm American objectives in the Middle East and would undermine the ability of our key ally to defend itself against the threats it faces on all its borders.”

Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, along with Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, recently have indicated a willingness to use American aid to force policy changes by Israel regarding the Palestinian conflict, including halting settlement construction.
U.S.-Israel Security Cooperation Is A Win-Win
Not a single American serviceperson needs to be stationed in Israel. Aside from training missions, there have been American soldiers stationed in Israel since 2009, only working with the American/Israeli co-designed X-band radar system — a deployment that helps the U.S. and Israel monitor threats from the east.

Israel’s missile defense capabilities — developed and produced in conjunction with American industry — not only protect Israel from Hamas and Hezbollah missiles, but protect the United States from emerging threats from North Korea and Iran. Various branches of the U.S. military have purchased a variety of Israeli-developed systems and participated in joint development of anti-tunnel defenses, the Arrow Missile Program, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Plane, THEL Laser Program, the Advanced Urban Combat Training Facility, as well as Iron Dome.

Israel has been a partner in U.S. and multi-lateral military exercises for years; interestingly, Israel and the United Arab Emirates flew together in one. Combined exercises have taken place on NATO territory, in the U.S., in Israel (where the Luftwaffe flew above Israeli territory, making a few people blink), and the Pacific Ocean. Not a single country has opted out due to Israel having opted in.

The two countries are drawn together by common values and common threats. The bipartisan support of our ally Israel has been a testament to those values, as well as to the practical recognition that the threats require cooperation in intelligence, technology, and security policy.

The volatility of the Middle East is unlikely to be constrained. The United States, desirous of removing its soldiers from the region even as it understands the risk attendant to a resurgent Russia and increasingly desperate Iran, is as much in need of capable allies now as it ever was. It would be a shame if rampant J Street politicization of the relationship were allowed to do damage.



MEMRI: Article On Muslim Brotherhood Website: Election Of A Gay U.S. President Will Lead To Pressure On Arab Countries To Permit Homosexuality; The Prophet Muhammad Ordered The Killing Of Homosexuals
In an October 7, 2019 article on the website of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, Egyptian journalist and Muslim Brotherhood (MB) member Amer Shamakh wrote about the growing support for the LGBTQ community and same-sex marriage in the West, and in the U.S. in particular. Calling them "perversion" that is contrary to human nature and the monotheistic religions, he warned that if potential Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg became president, this would lead to a campaign of pressure on Arab countries to accept the LGBTQ community as normal, as it is perceived today in the West. Expressing concern that Arab leaders would capitulate to such pressure, he underlined that Islam views homosexuality as "one of the most loathsome deeds," that "Islamic law instructs that those who carry it out be killed by burning, being thrown from a high place, or stoning," and that the Prophet Muhammad himself even ordered that this be done.

Below are excerpts from Shamakh's article:
"After the world has experienced an extremist U.S. president who alarmed the world, especially the Muslims, with his madness and his strange decisions, it may in the future experience another [kind of] U.S. president: a gay one... The official U.S. candidate [sic] for the 2020 presidential election is 37-year-old Pete Buttigieg, a Democrat, who is currently mayor of South Bend, Indiana. He has been married for a year to his partner Justin, and the two have now declared that they want to start a family!

"This pervert wishes to gain the votes of his fellow [LGBTQ] Americans, whose number has increased many times over in [the past] 25 years. Surveys indicate that during this period the number of Americans who support homosexuality increased fivefold, the number of homosexuals in U.S. society rose from 3% in 1990 to 20% in 2014, and the number of those favoring marriage among these perverts rose from 11% in 1990 to 49% in 2014. This means that 20% of Americans are gay, and that 50% of Americans support the gay 20% and recognize them [as legitimate], in spite of their crime that contravenes human nature... and does not exist even among animals.
Tony Blair says Labour antisemitism is “killing the Party” but stops short of saying he won’t vote for Corbyn
Tony Blair has said that Labour’s antisemitism scandal is “absolutely killing the Party”, but stopped short of declaring that he would not vote for the Party in the coming election.

The former Prime Minister made the remarks at a dinner at the Board of Deputies, and said that he anticipates a “complete battle” in Labour between its moderate and radical wings.

Although Mr Blair expressed confidence that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn would not win the election, when asked if he himself would vote tactically he replied: “I can’t”.

Mr Blair insisted that “there are really good Labour MPs that are standing in this election. People I know, people I’ve worked with. People who have stood up very strongly on antisemitism in the Labour Party and I want to see them supported.”

Left-wing antisemitism, Mr Blair explained, is “not limited to a few bad apples” but rather is a “phenomenon”, and complained about those who are “obsessed with a hatred of Israel”, noting that he is “having more reasonable conversations about Israel with some of the Arab states than I am back home with parts of the Left.”


Disgraced MP Chris Williamson barred from standing as a candidate in forthcoming general election
It understood that the disgraced MP, Chris Williamson, will not be permitted to stand as a candidate for the Labour Party in the coming general election in Derby North.

Mr Williamson is best known for baiting Jews by dismissing allegations of antisemitism as “proxy wars and bulls***” whilst supporting Labour activists like Marc Wadsworth and Jackie Walker who were expelled from the Party over their comments. He has been suspended by Labour three times (although the second suspension was overturned by the High Court).

He has been on suspension while his case is reviewed yet again by the Party, and it has now emerged that the Labour Party has barred him from standing in the general election as a candidate for the Party. Suspended members are usually unable to stand as candidates.

In an interview yesterday on LBC, the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, John McDonnell, refused to distance himself from Mr Williamson. When asked by host Iain Dale whether he wants Mr Williamson to be a candidate in the general election, Mr McDonnelll said that Mr Williamson’s case is currently under consideration and therefore he would not wish to say anything that might prejudice the case. To this Mr Dale responded: “the right answer to that question was ‘no’.”
Diane Abbott: Not all Jews think Corbyn is an anti-Semite
Boris Johnson’s election campaign has got off to a dismal start but it seems Labour is determined to catch up. Diane Abbott appeared on the Today programme this morning to discuss her party’s anti-Semitism problem. But Mr S isn’t convinced her defence will convince many voters that things are all OK:

Nick Robinson: Do you accept you haven’t done enough (to resolve the problem of anti-Semitism)?

Diane Abbott: ‘…it’s not every element of the Jewish community that believes Jeremy is an anti-Semite.’

NR: ‘Well every major Jewish newspaper says it, every major Jewish representative body says it.’

DA: ‘Yeah, well, the Hasidic community in Stamford Hill doesn’t say that…’

Hardly a vote-winning pitch to worried Jewish voters…
Gil Troy: Jews lobby non-Jews to browbeat Jews – what do you call that?
Thank you, Jeremy Ben-Ami, Bernie Sanders and J Street’s conventioneers. At J Street’s recent conference, they ended their charade. J Street is not the “pro-Israel, pro-peace” movement it long pretended to be; it’s the anti-occupation lobby, lacking nuance, balance and any ability to criticize Palestinians.

Sanders’ words brought a different clarity: Any Jew who donates to this bash-Israel-firster has no heart; any American who donates to this socialist-for-thee-but-not-for-me has no brain.

I’m responding to Sanders “as a Jew,” because he tried insulating himself from criticism by playing what the British novelist Howard Jacobson calls the “asaJew” card. “It’s going to be very hard for anybody to call me – whose father’s family was wiped out by Hitler, who spent time in Israel – an antisemite,” Sanders said. Don’t call him an antisemite, just a disloyal fool. He thrills antisemites like Ilhan Omar, who endorsed him, while emboldening murderous anti-Zionists leading Hamas and the Palestinian Authority.

This American Jewish Corbynite is spearheading J Street’s campaign to browbeat Democratic candidates, demanding they use American aid to Israel as a battering ram, blackmailing Israel into making policy moves most Israelis have learned would harm them, their country and their region.

That follows the policy Ben-Ami championed at the conference: bullying candidates to buy into J Street’s occupation preoccupation of bullying Israel. Reducing the complicated, multidimensional Israel-Palestinian conflict to this simplistic “end the occupation” slogan makes as much sense as Republicans yelling “cut taxes” as an economic and social cure-all. Life is messier.

I know that doubting someone’s loyalty risks discouraging debate, but what else do you call it? Isn’t it disloyal for a Jew to emphasize his Jewishness as he urges non-Jews to blackmail the Jewish state to do things that would embolden Jew-haters and get many Jews killed?


Jewish Orgs Claim ‘Trump Endangers Jews,’ Despite Synagogue Shooters Hating His Jewish Ties
On Wednesday, activists from two left-wing Jewish organizations, Bend the Arc: Jewish Action and IfNotNow, interrupted a speech by President Trump in Pittsburgh to blame him for the attack on the Tree of Life synagogue.

In a video posted by IfNotNow, a group primarily known for its boycott of Birthright trips, activists can be heard screaming, “Trump endangers Jews!” According to IfNotNow’s Facebook post, the activists disrupted Trump’s speech “one year after he incited the deadliest attack on Jews in US history.”

Tree of Life synagogue shooter Robert Bowers actually hated Trump because of his Jewish family and his perceived fondness for Jews. By blaming Trump for the attack on Jews, left-wing Jewish activists are actually—if one uses their logic—blaming the victim.

Social media posts by Bowers reveal that he despised Trump. His social media posts include deeply offensive slurs in reference to Jews, comments about how he has never voted for Trump nor owned “a maga hat,” and posts depicting Trump as being supposedly controlled by Jews:


These social media posts have been referenced by mainstream news outlets, although they have not prevented Jewish activists (and even Linda Sarsour) from blaming Trump for the shooting in their social media commentary. (h/t Comrade FAILexa, Communistan)

Jewish, Pro-Israel Groups Raise Alarm Over Upcoming Anti-Israel Event at University of Massachusetts
Eighty-four Jewish and pro-Israel groups signed an open letter to Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Kumble Subbaswamy raising alarm over an upcoming anti-Israel event that the letter charges will be a purely political and extremist gathering that should not have UMass sponsorship.

The missive addresses an event called “Criminalizing Dissent: The Attack on BDS & American Democracy.” The organizers say it will “address accelerating efforts by US political leaders, pro-Israel lobbying groups, and college and university administrators to silence, smear, and criminalize supporters of BDS, a nonviolent movement that aims to hold Israel accountable for its ongoing human rights abuses and its illegal 50-year occupation of Palestinian land.”

Among the slated speakers are political activist Linda Sarsour, academic Cornel West and BDS movement leader Omar Barghouti, all known for their vehement anti-Israel views.

The letter notes that a previous such petition was sent to Chancellor Subbaswamy regarding a similar event in May called, “Not Backing Down: Israel, Free Speech, & the Battle for Palestinian Rights,” to which the upcoming event bills itself as a “follow up.”

The May event featured Sarsour, along with other prominent anti-Israel figures Roger Waters and Marc Lamont Hill.

The letter said that past statements of these activists “draw on classic antisemitic tropes.”


An Open Letter to UMass Professors Who Support BDS
Below is an open letter to the faculty members who signed a pro-BDS letter to University of Massachusetts Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy:

We do not know whether you signed the letter because you are knowledgeable on the issue, or you are just trusting the colleague who encouraged you to “be one of the good guys” and sign. If you are of the latter, allow us to address you.

This is indeed about freedom of speech, and about both sides speaking. It is just the opposite of what the document you signed claims. It is not the Jews who are trying to shut down criticism of Israel. Only someone who knows nothing about Israel or is a dedicated enemy can say such a thing with a straight face. No country on the planet has so high a level of internal public critical discussion. Everyone criticizes Israel, including Israelis and Jews. What the Jews who support Israel find really offensive is the moral sadism of calling them Nazis or having people from far more prejudiced, if not racist, cultures call this astoundingly tolerant polity “racist.”

It is not the Jews who support Israel who are preventing discussions on what is going on in the Middle East or shutting down criticism of Israel; it is those who support the BDS movement, for whom any exchange with an Israel-supporter is considered unacceptable. It is not pro-Israel Jews who are pushing “cancel culture” with shouting and violence; it is BDS promoters. According to the BDS narrative, Israel is an irredeemable evil — like the Nazis or white supremacists — with whom no compromise can be made. As runs their chant: “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.”

Do you really think that Palestinian sovereignty over “every inch of the land” will bring freedom? For anyone? Even Muslims?
Ecstatic Ariel Gold Announces Acceptance into ISIS (satire)
Days after returning from Iran, Code Pink national co-director Ariel Gold announced on Twitter that she has also been accepted into the Islamic State to lead the country’s Jewish outreach program.

“I spoke to ISIS President Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi, and it turns out he has the exact same opinion about Jews and Israel as I do!” Gold tweeted. “And to think that some people call him anti-Semitic.”

Gold promised to “keep an open mind” as she met with ISIS leaders and toured the scattered remains of the once-vast caliphate. She even agreed to participate in the execution of a young Yazidi woman.

“This girl claims that she’s being executed because her burka didn’t cover her ankles, but al-Hashimi told me she’s, like, totally a Zionist,” Gold said.

Along with her excitement at the prospect of meeting ISIS leaders, Gold said that she is hopeful that her trip may lead to new opportunities.

“If ISIS really likes me, maybe I can also be a Bernie Sanders surrogate,” she said.
German journalist to be awarded prize for combating antisemitism
The European Janusz Korczak Academy will present Dr. Mathias Döpfner, CEO of Berlin-based media group Axel Springer SE and president of the Federation of German Newspaper Publishers, with a prestigious award on Thursday to recognize his efforts to combat antisemitism and preserve human dignity.

The Korczak Prize for Humanism is awarded biannually to individuals by the academy, founded by the Jewish Agency, for their outstanding contributions to advancing tolerance, human rights and the fight against racism and hatred.

Döpfner, the head of Germany’s largest publishing house, has been hailed for his vocal opposition to antisemitism in Germany and abroad, and his efforts to boost ties between Germany and the State of Israel.

In May, leading German daily newspaper Bild – the largest brand published by Axel Springer – printed a cut-out kippah on its front page. The move followed comments made by Germany’s government commissioner on antisemitism that Jews should sometimes remove their kippah in order to avoid racist attacks.

The ceremony in Berlin will be attended by Jewish Agency Chairman Isaac Herzog, who is visiting Germany almost one month after an armed attack at a synagogue in Halle on Yom Kippur and ahead of the 81st anniversary of Kristallnacht.

Herzog’s visit also follows the approval earlier this week of a decade-long strategic plan by the Jewish Agency to address rising antisemitism across the globe.
BBC’s UK reporting hindered by its own record on Gaza casualties
That will of course come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the BBC’s own track record on the subject. Over five years after that conflict there is still no evidence of the BBC having ever independently verified the civilian/combatant casualty ratios which it continues to promote.

Instead, as noted here in the past, the BBC quotes figures attributed to “the UN” which are in fact sourced from the controversial report commissioned by the UN Human Rights Council more than a month before the conflict ended (originally headed by William Schabas) that was published in June 2015.

A close look at that report’s methodology shows that the Hamas-run “Ministry of Health in Gaza” is one source of the report’s data, together with the UNOCHA “Protection Cluster”. As has been noted here previously, that “Protection Cluster” includes political NGOs, some of which also have a financial relationship with UNOCHA.

And so, with the BBC having spent over five years amplifying casualty figures and debatable civilian/combatant casualty ratios supplied by Hamas and NGOs involved in ‘lawfare’ campaigning against Israel that were funnelled through a UN agency and subsequently promoted in a controversial and biased UNHRC report, it is hardly surprising that the corporation’s journalists are incapable of informing their domestic audiences that according to studies, a significant proportion of the Palestinians killed in Operation Protective Edge were terrorist operatives.

Also notable is the fact that although this BBC report is based on an article published by the Jewish Chronicle which notes Ms Sultana’s prior connections to the controversial advocacy group MEND (see p21 – 30 here), the BBC apparently did not consider it necessary to communicate that information to its ‘Coventry & Warwickshire’ audiences.
Haaretz Vs. Haaretz Are Reasons for Khalida Jarrar’s 2017 Arrest Classified
In recent articles, Haaretz has alleged that the reasons for the 2017 arrest of Khalida Jarrar, a former Palestinian lawmaker who was arrested again last week, are “still classified” despite the fact that Haaretz itself reported those very reasons at the time of the arrest. Most recently, a Nov. 4 page 2 print edition story by Jack Khoury entitled “Israel arrests PA J’lem Affairs minister for third time,” erred:

In February, Jarrar was released after 20 months of administrative detention without trial. The reasons for her previous arrest are still classified.

The identical error appeared in the Oct. 31 digital article entitled “Israel Arrests Ex-Palestinian Lawmaker, Only Eight Months After Her Release From Prison“.

In fact, the reasons for her previous 20 months of administrative detention, which lasted from July 2017 until February 2019, are not classified, and Haaretz itself has reported them.
Reuters Errs on Administrative Detention For 'Anti-Israel Activity'
A Reuters article today egregiously misrepresents administrative detention, erroneously asserting that it is mainly applied to "Palestinians suspected of anti-Israeli activities," when in fact the Israeli practice applies in cases of suspected security offenses. The Nov 4. article ("Jordan says two citizens held in Israel to return 'before the end of the week'") errs:
Israel mainly uses “administrative detention”, or imprisonment without trial, against Palestinians suspected of anti-Israeli activities.

The identical error also appears in this earlier Oct. 29 article.

Israel does not mainly use administrative detention against Palestinians suspected of "anti-Israeli activities" generally. Rather, the measure may only be applied in cases of suspicion regarding security-related offenses.

Thus, B'Tselem, an NGO highly critical of Israeli government policies and activity in the West Bank, explains:
In the West Bank (not including East Jerusalem), administrative detention is carried out under the Order regarding Security Provisions. The order empowers the military commander of the West Bank, or another commander to whom the power has been delegated, to place individuals in administrative detention for up to six months at a time, if the commander has “reasonable grounds to believe that reasons of regional security or public security require that a certain person be held in detention”.
Latest Antisemitic Attacks in Borough Park Underline Grim Challenges Facing Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn
As the New York City Police Department announced on Tuesday that its hate crimes unit was investigating a series of attacks last Friday night against Orthodox Jews in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn, a prominent leader of the community warned that the ongoing threat of antisemitic violence meant that “people in some neighborhoods are scared to leave their houses.”

Speaking to The Algemeiner on Tuesday, Rabbi Yaacov Behrman — the founder of the Brooklyn-based Jewish Future Alliance — said that the spate of attacks over the last two years against Orthodox Jews in the Williamsburg, Crown Heights and Borough Park neighborhoods were overwhelmingly perceived within the community as being spurred by antisemitic malice.

“People’s feelings are important, and the community sees this as antisemitic,” Berhman said. “There are these constant attacks on Jewish individuals in which no money is stolen, and where there seems to be no motivation other than to attack Jews.”

The latest incidents were registered last Friday night, with three separate attacks in Borough Park that involved the same passenger car over a five-block radius. Security cameras captured each incident, in which several men jumped out of the car to chase Jewish men and boys. In one incident, a Jewish man was punched and beaten after the group pinned him against another vehicle with their car.

More than half of the hate crimes reported in New York City this year have been antisemitic in nature, with over 150 incidents targeting Jews — a rise of 63 percent in the previous year, according to figures released by the NYPD in September.
Synagogue President: Gun-Free Zones Are 'Asinine'




German Far-Right Leader Stirs Controversy With Antisemitic ‘Judas’ Tweet Aimed at Popular Musician
A leading parliamentarian with the far-right “Alternative for Germany” (AfD) party faced heavy criticism on Monday after he deployed a notorious antisemitic trope in a social media attack on one of Germany’s top recording artists.

Several politicians are demanding the resignation of AfD representative Stephan Brandner from his role as chair of the Legal Committee of the Bundestag, Germany’s federal parliament, following a tweet last Thursday in which he invoked the Biblical figure of Judas Iscariot — according to Christian tradition, the disciple who betrayed Jesus to the Roman authorities in exchange for financial gain, while remaining a devout Jew. The representation of Judas as emblematic of inherent Jewish deceitfulness became popular in Europe during the Middle Ages.

Brandner’s tweet was aimed at one of Germany’s most popular musicians, Udo Lindenberg, who was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit on Oct. 2 by the German government. Known for his opposition to the former Soviet satellite regime in East Germany, Lindenberg has more recently voiced concerns about the growing appeal of the far right.

In a Facebook post commenting on the surge in support for the AfD in regional elections last month, Lindenberg wrote, “Do you not see the same old-new slogans on the walls of the houses?” In the same post, he described Björn Höcke — one of the AfD’s most influential regional leaders — as “a real fascist, resurrected from the ruins and facing towards the Nazis.”

In his condemnation of Lindenberg, Brandner asserted that the medal presented to the singer was reminiscent of Judas’s financial gains from his betrayal of Jesus.
Antisemitic hate crimes in Sweden rise by 53% to all-time record high
The number of anti-Semitic hate crimes recorded in Sweden rose to a record high last year, jumping 53 percent over the 2016 figures, government statistics show.

The 2018 report, which the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention published Thursday, listed 280 anti-Semitic hate crimes that year compared to 182 in 2016. The latest numbers are the highest on record since at least 2006, when the Council began collecting aggregated data.

Overall, the number of hate crimes with a racist or xenophobic motive rose by 69 percent over 2016 in Sweden to 4,865 cases last year, the report stated.

The council decided not to publish hate crime figures for 2017 without explaining the decision. In one attack from 2017, the Jewish assembly synagogue in Gothenburg was firebombed by approximately 10 men protesting Israel’s policies.

Anti-Semitic motives represented the largest increase from 2016 in hate crimes and was the largest hike in anti-Semitic crimes on record, the report said.

Anti-Semitic attacks accounted for 4 percent of all hate crimes in 2018. The Jewish population of 20,000 comprises approximately 0.2 percent of Sweden’s population.
Anti-fraud unicorn: Israel's Riskified raises $165m. in funding round
Tel Aviv-based fraud prevention start-up Riskified became the latest Israeli “unicorn” on Tuesday, raising $165 million in funding at a valuation exceeding $1 billion.

A “unicorn” refers to start-ups reaching or exceeding a $1b. market valuation.

Led by global growth equity firm General Atlantic, Riskified says the Series E funding round will enable the company to scale business domestically and internationally, in addition to expanding its range of products.

Other investors included Fidelity Management & Research Company, Winslow Capital Management and previous backers of the company.

Founded by Eido Gal and Assaf Feldman in 2012, Riskified is described as the pioneer of chargeback-guarantee fraud prevention – a solution in which every transaction approved by Riskified carries a full, money-back guarantee for the merchant in case of a fraud-related charge-back.

By precisely distinguishing legitimate purchases from fraud based on machine-learning from 500,000 daily transactions, Riskified protects merchants and ensures that customers do not see their payments incorrectly rejected at the online checkout.
UAE said readying to open doors to Israeli tourists, starting with 2020 Expo
The United Arab Emirates intends to allow Israeli tourists to freely visit the country and is engaged in high-level talks with Israeli authorities to put the policy into practice, the Yedioth Ahronoth daily newspaper reported Wednesday.

Israelis will initially be allowed to enter the UAE so that they can attend the Expo 2020 world fair in Dubai, which will include an Israeli pavilion. However, Expo and UAE sources confirmed to the paper that the intention is to leave the door open to Israeli visitors even after the exhibition closes.

Israel has no diplomatic ties with the UAE, though relations between the countries have quietly warmed over shared concerns about Iranian aggression in the region. Senior Israeli ministers have openly visited the country and in 2018, Israel’s national anthem was played at a judo tournament in Abu Dhabi when its team member won a gold medal.

Mohamed Khater, assistant director for tourism development in Ras Al Khaimah, a UAE emirate, confirmed that Israelis will be allowed to visit the Expo.

“I believe, God willing, they will come to visit also after the exhibition,” he said. “Already now hundreds of Israelis trickle into the country and we will be glad to host all of them.”

Israelis can currently visit the UAE if they have a foreign passport or with Israeli travel papers after getting a special entry permit.
US gives large grant to Jerusalem soccer program for Israeli, Palestinian kids
More than a year after the US administration announced drastic funding cuts to programs benefiting Palestinians, the US Embassy in Jerusalem gave a handsome grant for a project bringing Jewish and Arab children living in the capital together to play soccer.

The Hapoel Katamon Neighborhood League, in which kids from both the western and eastern part of the city participate, is “in harmony” with Washington’s vision for peace, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman told The Times of Israel.

It will receive a one-time payment of $200,000, according to embassy officials.

“This year, 51 teams from 25 different schools will take part in the project, involving more than 750 boys and girls and 26 coaches from all sectors of society — religious and secular Jews, Muslims and Christians, representing the diversity of Jerusalem,” the US embassy said in a statement.

“The US Embassy views sports and educational activities as vital tools for building bridges between different communities and promoting a just, equal and shared society.”
Israeli tourism rises 10% compared to 2018
According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, approximately 447,100 tourist entries were recorded in October 2019, (the month when most of Jewish holidays fell in 2019) 7.9% less than October 2018 and 4.9% more than October 2017.

In the period of January – October 2019, 3.7 million tourist entries were recorded, compared to 3.4 million recorded in the same period last year, an increase of 10%.

In September, there was an increase of 44% in tourist entries on September 2018 (when most of the Jewish holidays fell in 2018). Therefore, in order to take into account, the period of the Jewish holidays, the two-month period should be calculated together.

In September-October 2019, 852,100 tourist entries were recorded, as opposed to 767,200 in the same period last year, an increase of 11%.

Revenue from incoming tourism in October stood at $643 million (about NIS 2.3 billion) and, since the beginning of the year, at $5.371 billion (about NIS 19.3 billion).

According to the Israeli Tourism Ministry, there has been a 10% increase in tourist entries to Israel since the start of the year compared to the same period last year.
George Clooney Set to Narrate New Documentary on the Late Israeli President Shimon Peres
Los Angeles film director Richard Trank has released a new film that chronicles the life and legacy of Israel's former president and prime minister Shimon Peres. Trank's film "Never Stop Dreaming", narrated by George Clooney, tells the life story of Shimon Peres from his childhood in Poland to becoming a key figure in Israel's establishment. The film focuses on his milestone achievements that include helping build up Israel's military and nuclear program, his entry into parliament, and his leadership role in the Labor Party through his election as prime minister in 1984.


Yad Vashem receives Torah scroll saved during Kristallnacht
A family Torah scroll that was saved from destruction in Ansbach, Germany during Kristallnacht was handed over to the Yad Vashem memorial and museum by the granddaughter of its owner.

The Torah scroll belonged to Dr. Ludwig Dietenhofer, "an industrialist who was active in Ansbach community life," according to Yad Vashem. Dietenhofer, who lived alone at the time because his children had all moved out of Germany, "held several public positions in the city, including as a member of the city council and head of the Jewish Community Committee."

Dietenhofer, a Zionist, planned to move to British-held Palestine and help build an independent Jewish state, and ultimately made it there shortly after Kristallnacht, or "Night of Broken Glass," when Nazis terrorized Jews throughout Germany and Austria.
Ludwig Dietenhofer and his wife / Credit: Yad Vashem Archives

During the fateful night on Nov. 9-10, 1938, Nazis killed at least 91 people, burned down hundreds of synagogues, vandalized and looted 7,500 Jewish businesses and arrested up to 30,000 Jewish men, many of whom were taken away to concentration camps.

Dietenhofer, who realized even before that night that Nazi persecution of the Jews was escalating, made sure that the Torah scroll would be spared and taken to a safe place several days in advance.

"On 27 October 1938, a tear gas bomb was thrown into the synagogue in Ansbach during prayer time, and the congregants were forced to stop praying," Yad Vashem noted on its website. "In November 1938, shortly before Kristallnacht, Ludwig was summoned to an urgent meeting with the Ansbach Chief of Police. The police chief, a friend of Ludwig's, warned him about the approaching riots, the anticipated synagogue conflagrations and physical violence, and urged him to leave the country as soon as possible."

Dietenhofer accepted that advice and took the Torah scroll, which had been donated to the synagogue by his family and used for multiple generations.



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11/05 Links Pt2: Three Reasons why a Corbyn Government would Threaten Jewish life in Britain; ADL's negation of Muslim Jew-hatred pandemic - sorry, it won't wash; New Israel Fund’s war on Jewish life

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From Ian:

Three Reasons why a Corbyn Government would Threaten Jewish life in Britain
2. Security of Jewish Community Buildings

It is a horrifying reality that in 2019, Jewish communities across the world live in fear of violent terror attacks. The traumatic scenes outside of the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, or the recent attack on the Halle synagogue in Germany, are ones we fear being repeated in the UK. When a kosher shop became a target in France’s wave of terror attacks in 2015, it struck a raw chord with many in Britain’s Jewish community. I recall the Friday night sabbath dinner conversation — what if I had been one of those hostages? How worrying that it is only the small English Channel separating us from the wave of terror against Jewish communities in Europe? This fear only increased with the stabbings of Jews outside a synagogue in Marseille later that year and the subsequent murders in Paris of Sarah Halimi and Mireille Knoll in further antisemitic incidents.

I recently enrolled my daughter at a nursery school based at a synagogue. Upon visiting the nursery — as much as I wanted to meet the staff, see the space and learn about the daily schedule — the thing I spent the most time checking-out was the security set-up for the building. From the age of one, my daughter will be attending daycare with a guard at the front door and constant security presence. That is not the desires of an over-protective parent — it is a necessary precaution of 21st century Jewish life. In this environment, the Jewish community relies on a supportive government who understand and sympathise with these very real security threats — a government that will help overcome any administrative or regulatory hurdles to protecting Jewish community centres, schools and places of worship.

I can recall hearing this support loud and clear from successive political party leaders over the past decades, whether Labour, Conservative or Lib Dems. I have never once heard Jeremy Corbyn utter his commitment. In fact, when I searched out looking to find and consolation that Jeremy Corbyn might understand the nature of anti-Jewish terrorism, I only found the opposite. Down the road from my home is a Jewish community building named Balfour House. I recall visiting it as a teenager when taking part in a youth volunteering programme. In 1994, the building was bombed in an antisemitic incident, and one backbench MP spent the subsequent years campaigning for the release of two of the terrorist attackers. His name was Jeremy Corbyn.
CAMERA: Jeremy Corbyn’s Antisemitism Crisis A Timeline
An antisemitism crisis has engulfed the Labour Party in the UK, and party leader Jeremy Corbyn is at its center. Corbyn and his supporters insist he is entirely innocent. “He does not have an antisemitic bone in his body,” one of his Labour allies has said.

Others aren’t so convinced. “What is racist bone and how do you know whether another person has one?” asked renowned British author Howard Jacobson at an Intelligence Squared debate on the Labour leader’s fitness to be prime minister. To left-wing author James Bloodworth, meanwhile, the problem isn’t in the bones. “While I genuinely believe that Corbyn does not have an antisemitic bone in his body,” Bloodworth wrote, “he does have a proclivity for sharing platforms with individuals who do; and his excuses for doing so do not stand up.”

A poll in the summer of 2018 found that an overwhelming majority of British Jews, and a plurality of the general British public, believe Corbyn is antisemitic. Even Labour members who feel there is a deliberate campaign to exaggerate antisemitism charges against Corbyn and his party acknowledge that the party has a “genuine problem” with antisemitism.

While there has been some coverage in the U.S. press of the antisemitism scandal across the Atlantic, it has rarely been detailed and comprehensive — perhaps owing to the frequency of revelations about Corbyn’s past associations and statements. This timeline seeks to fill in the gaps left by coverage of Corbyn’s antisemitism scandal (it does not focus on antisemitic comments by other Labour members and activists, although those play a significant role in the Labour crisis).

Revealed: UK Labour Party Candidate Said She Would Celebrate Deaths of Blair, Bush and Netanyahu; Slandered Pro-Israel Students
A UK Labour party candidate in the upcoming December parliamentary elections has been found to have said she would celebrate the deaths of former British Brime Minister Tony Blair, ex-US President George W. Bush and current Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and also to have slandered pro-Israel student activists.

The Jewish Chronicle reported that Zarah Sultana, who was nominated last week to contest the parliamentary seat for Coventry South, had once posted on social media that she did not agree it was wrong to “celebrate the death of any person regardless of what they did.”

“Try and stop me when the likes of Blair, Netanyahu and Bush die,” she wrote.

“The sooner they meet their creator the better,” she added. “The concepts of justice and accountability don’t truly exist in this life. Only in the next.”

She also appeared to endorse terrorism, saying, “I wrote ‘right to non violent resistance.’ Best believe that was an error and I meant to write ‘violent resistance.’”

Furthermore, Sultana libeled supporters of Israel, posting, “There will come a time in the near future where those (who) lobby for Israel feel the same shame and regret as South African apartheid supporters.”

“It is not progressive to champion a state created through ethnic cleansing, sustained through occupation, apartheid and war crimes,” she added.

While she was at university, Sultana attacked pro-Israel students, writing, “Those within the student movement who go to Zionist conferences and trips should be ashamed of themselves. You’re advocating racist ideology.”



US Jewish groups demand freedom for Jonathan Pollard
Several major American Orthodox Jewish organizations wrote pleas to US President Donald Trump to terminate Jonathan Pollard's parole so that he can care for his ill wife.

Agudath Israel of America, the Orthodox Union, and the Coalition for Jewish Values each sent their own petition to the president.

Agudath Israel Executive Vice President Rabbi David Zwiebel wrote that his organization has argued for Pollard's release for years, "and we now plead on humanitarian grounds for the commutation of his sentence and the termination of his parole.”

"In order to simply accompany his wife to her doctor ‘s appointments and her chemotherapy sessions, which assistance she very much needs, Mr. Pollard is required by his parole conditions to give three days advance notice and submit a formal written request to leave Manhattan and go to wherever she needs to be taken. Unless he receives written permission, which is not automatic but can be denied and must be negotiated each and every time, he cannot accompany her,” Rabbi Zweibel added.

Orthodox Union President Mark Bane wrote that the parole conditions preventing Pollard from leaving his home between 7 PM and 7 AM would prevent him from being able to assist his wife in the event of an emergency.
ADL's negation of Muslim Jew-hatred pandemic - sorry, it won't wash
Absent significant cognitive dissonance, anyone keeping abreast of the ongoing global jihad carnage—from Afghanistan to India to Yemen—even Germany—would not be surprised that “white supremacist” killings remain a marginal epiphenomenon. Just in the past 30 calendar days through November 2, 2019, there were (at least) 72 Islamic jihadist attacks (tabulated here) in 19 countries, during which 352 persons were killed, and 304 injured.

Perusing, or drilling down on the most recent U.S. Department of State (USDOS) “Country Reports on Terrorism 2018” (just published November 1, 2019), confirms, again, this irrefragable truth, as summarized by City Journal’s Seth Barron, when he reviewed the 2017 report:

…[A]lmost all the world’s extremist violence is concentrated in a handful of regions, where very few white people live

Methodical key word searches of the (11/1/19-released) 2018 USDOS 332pp. report reveal, tellingly, the following references:

83 for “jihad-jihadist”; 14 for “Communist”, with another 8 for “Marxist”, including the Basque ETA, often dubbed “Nationalist”; 4 for “Nationalist” itself, but this includes only the
(1) Marxist Palestinian PFLP,
(2) the Kurdish Marxist-Maoist PKK, and Marxist Turkey-based Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party/Front,
(3) the jihadist spearheaded “ethno-nationalist insurgency” in southern Thailand, and
(4) so-called “regional nationalist groups” in Bosnia Herzegovina—which also includes jihadists who attempted to “travel to foreign battlefields”;
5) a solitary—one—"white supremacist” reference to Sweden, in this full context—"Sweden faces ‘a new normal,’ with an estimated 2,000 ‘Islamist extremists’ and 1,000 ‘white supremacist and leftist violent extremists’ present in the country.”
Jonathan Tobin: New Israel Fund’s war on Jewish life
According to the Forward, the rationale for the New Israel Fund’s push to create an alternative philanthropic system can be explained by what a Philadelphia psychologist named Roy Idelson considered to be a reasonable request. He wanted his local umbrella Jewish philanthropy – the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia – to allow him to use its foundation to donate money to an entity of his choice, IfNotNow.

A number of federations and many others operate foundations that allow their supporters to create so-called “donor-advised” philanthropic funds to funnel money to non-profit groups of the individual’s choice. The arrangement is profitable for federations since they make money by fees earned by managing the donor’s money and hopefully increasing it by wise investment decisions.

But, to its credit, the Philadelphia federation refused Idelson’s request.

The reason was that giving money to IfNotNow was contrary to the interests of the community. IfNotNow is, contrary to the Forward’s description of its activities, not just critical of Israeli policies but avowedly neutral about Zionism.

Idelson was outraged and now thinks that Philadelphia’s federation – and others that share its policies – aren’t operating a big enough tent. That’s why he’s supporting the New Israel Fund’s new project. The NIF is seeking to create an alternative to federations by allowing donors to give money to exactly the kind of groups that mainstream philanthropies want no part of.

The NIF’s Progressive Jewish Fund, which was launched late last month, will do just that. That’s good news for groups like IfNotNow, which hope to reap more donations, in addition to the New Israel Fund, which will profit from such gifts.
Ocasio-Cortez apologizes for blocking ex-lawmaker Hikind on Twitter
US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Monday she is sorry for blocking a former Brooklyn elected official from her Twitter account after he was critical of her.

In a statement, the Democrat said she had reconsidered her decision, as part of the settlement of a federal lawsuit that Dov Hikind had brought against her this year.

“Mr. Hikind has a First Amendment right to express his views and should not be blocked for them,” she said. “In retrospect, it was wrong and improper and does not reflect the values I cherish. I sincerely apologize for blocking Mr. Hikind.”

Hikind, a former New York state Assemblyman, said he was blocked from Ocasio-Cortez’s extremely popular @AOC campaign account, which has 5.7 million followers, after he criticized her comments comparing border detention camps to concentration camps.

Hikind was pleased with the representative’s comments. “I couldn’t ask for much more at this point,” he said.

He said he hoped it would be the beginning of a dialogue between himself and Ocasio-Cortez.


Jewish group accuses NDP MPP Joel Harden of supporting Palestinian ’terrorist leader’
A Jewish advocacy group called Monday for an apology from an Ontario New Democrat who tweeted in support of a member of a terrorist group.

Joel Harden, who represents Ottawa Centre in the provincial legislature, tweeted last week about the treatment of a senior official with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, which Canada has listed as a terrorist entity.

“Saddened, sickened and disgusted by the continued abuse of Khalida Jarrar, my parliamentary colleague, by Israeli occupation forces,” Harden wrote.

He urged Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to demand her immediate release.
Sut Jhally Is Not the Victim
It’s kind of pathetic when a privileged college professor — who has been allowed to organize two anti-Israel rallies at a state’s “flagship” university — complains of being censored and silenced by people who disagree with him and have done an effective job of pointing out factual misstatements in his attacks on Israel.

But that’s exactly what Sut Jhally, chairman of the communications department at UMass Amherst, has done. In a recent email to Mondoweiss, an anti-Zionist website, Jhally complained about the efforts of the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis (CAMERA) to hold him accountable for his incessant and counter-factual propagandizing against Israel.

In the statement published on November 1, 2019, Jhally complains that he has been “a long-standing target of CAMERA mostly as a result of the films I have been involved in.” He then states: “They have filed formal complaints to the university and have written long exposes about my ‘shameless propaganda.’” Jhally explains, “When I say ‘they,’ it is actually one sorry individual, Dexter van Zile, who has written every piece and filed every complaint.”

Jhally, who has admitted publicly that he views college classrooms as a good place to promote his anti-Israel propaganda because they provide a “captive audience” of students who can be forcibly exposed to his films and then tested on them afterwards, wrote this statement after UMass Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy condemned the BDS movement on October 21.

Subbaswamy said he would not interfere with an anti-Israel event organized by Jhally scheduled to take place on November 12, but lamented that such a one-sided event was scheduled. Jhally organized a similar event at UMass Amherst in May 2019.
Anti-BDS Maccabee Task Force to expand to 11 universities in Europe
In the past two decades, one of the most critical frontlines of pro-Israel advocacy has been the college campus. Today, a number of passionate and dedicated organizations work in this space to counter the virulent anti-Israel movement found at many universities in North America.

With this presence, some US-based pro-Israel organizations are now turning their sights on Europe in an attempt to tackle what many feel is a significantly more difficult environment for supporters of Israel.

The Maccabee Task Force has recently announced that it will expand into 11 universities in Europe in six countries.

“This year we will be on over 100 North American campuses; we are almost on all the campuses that meet of criteria of support. What we saw abroad was a significant need,” said CEO David Brog, noting that MTF focuses on campuses with a “serious” BDS threat and ones that will produce “tomorrow’s leaders and influencers.”

Launched in 2015, the Maccabee Task Force goal is focused on combating the BDS movement by investing directly in Jewish and pro-Israel organizations, while building a broader consensus supporting Israel on campus.

After its initial foray into six campuses in 2016, the Maccabee Task Force has rapidly expanded each school year, with a current presence on 80 campuses across North America.

“We had another very good year last year. We were able to support more than 1,200 pro-Israel events on our 80 campuses,” said Brog. “We were able to bring 1,500 campus leaders and influencers to Israel. That, to us, is a significant investment. Nobody else is bringing that number of campus leaders to Israel, and these are primarily non-Jews as well.”
Cultural BDS: Artists Are Under Attack
The malicious demonizing of Israelis has inevitably led to a dramatic rise in antisemitism and violence against Jews everywhere. BDS exploits classic antisemitic tropes associating Israelis with theft, blood libel, and the cause of war. Brandeis University and the AMCHA Initiative studies reveal a direct correlation between BDS activities and antisemitism on US college campuses, and a 2019 poll from the Institute for Jewish Policy Research found an established link between the BDS movement and antisemitism in Great Britain.

Critics accuse President Donald Trump of exciting antisemitism on the extreme right. There is no doubt, however, that antisemitism is coming from both sides of the political spectrum, and that BDS is leading the rise on the left.

Utterly absent in BDS rhetoric is a call for artists to foster peace and reconciliation. Artists are routinely shunned for their attempts to bring both sides together or any sign of a balanced perspective.

Support for peace typically comes from entertainers who refuse to boycott the Jewish homeland. Music legend Leonard Cohen donated proceeds from a 2009 Tel Aviv concert to organizations working for peace. Ian Anderson, lead singer of the rock band Jethro Tull, donated earnings from three separate concert tours to charities including the Polyphony Foundation, which brings together Arab and Jewish children for the study and performance of classical music.

BDS has demonized Israelis and artists, fomented antisemitism, and made peace a more distant dream.

If you think BDS is a nonviolent campaign with humanistic goals, think again.
Demi Lovato, the Portland Trailblazers and you
Of all the enemies of the State of Israel, only one often harms more non-Israelis than Israelis: the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.

The BDS movement is so ineffective at damaging the Israeli economy that it can more accurately be categorized as an anti-associated-with-Israel group, not an anti-Israel group. Every day, Israel-supporting Americans, now including singer Demi Lovato and the Portland Trailblazers basketball team, become the targets of the BDS movement’s hate-filled agenda.

Lovato, a Christian with Jewish ancestry, traveled to Israel in early October, where she was baptized in the Jordan River, visited the Western Wall, met with special-needs children and toured Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and museum. She posted pictures about these experiences to her 74 million Instagram followers.

She did not take a political position, meet with Israeli leaders or discuss regional issues. There are unconfirmed reports that she was paid approximately $150,000, partly by the Israeli Foreign Ministry, to take the trip in exchange for posting on Instagram.

For these actions, she was excoriated on social media. CodePink, a “women-led grassroots organization,” claimed on Twitter that Lovato’s actions were “unacceptable” and that she was “legitimizing apartheid.” Lovato, whose career hinges on her likeability, rushed to apologize.
Report Shows Uptick in Anti-Israel Activity on American College Campuses
Anti-Israel activity on college campuses in the United States increased during the 2018-19 academic year, according to an Israel on Campus Coalition report that shows there was a record number of anti-Israel disruptions at pro-Israel campus events.

During the academic year, campuses on the East Coast experienced more anti-Israel events than any other region, including an increase in anti-Israel activity at Ivy League schools such as Columbia University, Brown University and Cornell University.

Harvard University experienced a rise in anti-Israel events over the past two academic years.

Overall, 28 BDS and other anti-Israel campaigns were run on college campuses—an increase of a few more over the 2017-18 academic year and a decrease of 16 over the 2014-15 academic year.

“As the BDS movement has become more established over time, anti-Israel tactics have become increasingly hostile as Israel’s detractors double down on efforts to make campuses inhospitable to Jews and Zionists,” according to the report.

The 2018-19 academic year consisted of the highest recorded number of anti-Israel interruptions at pro-Israel events at 23, an increase of five from the previous academic year.
A Fraternity of Silence
In the 1940s, the ADA formed a council on dental education in an attempt to improve the field. The organization hired a consultant named Harlan H. Horner, who published a report in 1940 suggesting all the ways dental schools could do better. One important step was admitting fewer Jews.

“He wrote that 36% of the dental students come from four states—New York, New Jersey, Illinois and Pennsylvania—and those students are all from the same ‘immigrant background,’” Brickman said, the quotation marks audible in his tone. “In other words, they’re Jewish. Maybe a few are Italian. And this is not good. We need representation of all people; if you’re a dental school in Georgia you need good ol’ country boys! You shouldn’t have any Jews! Some of this made sense: He wanted students from everywhere. It sounds real good. But he obviously had an agenda.” The ADL leaked the story to The New York Times, and the American Dental Association issued a statement saying no worries; they’d never agree to Horner’s recommendations. “This was in the middle of the war, and they said Jewish boys were fighting like the other boys,” Brickman said. But the Horner commission had already approached individual dental schools urging them to take action. One of the schools was Temple; when Brickman visited its archives, he said, “I found a letter the dean of the dental school wrote to the president saying that his number one accomplishment was improving the school’s horrible physical plant, and number two was that four years ago, 72% of the freshman class was of the Jewish persuasion and now, only 24% were. They said it wasn’t anti-Semitism or anything against the Jews, it’s just that we were admitting too many students from New York state. But the number of Jews went from 72% to 24%.”

Brickman went through old yearbooks from dozens of dental schools to see how Jewish student populations changed in the wake of the Horner commission. “I looked at names and fraternities,” he said. “And if it was a name that you couldn’t really tell, but he was married to Sadie Goldberg, I knew a boy was Jewish.” Sure enough, he found that the numbers of Jews in dental schools—“even Columbia!”—plummeted. “It was a conspiracy, no question about it,” he said.
Rivlin urges 'anti-Semitism czars' to urgent action
"Anti-Semitism is not a Jewish problem alone. It is a problem for all humanity. We are engaged in a bitter joint fight against any expressions of anti-Semitism – from the Right, the Left or from radical Islam," President Reuven Rivlin said Monday at a meeting with special envoys from Europe and the US charged with leading the fight against anti-Semitism in their home countries.

Officials who attended the meeting at the President's Residence included European Commission Coordinator on Combating Anti-Semitism Katherina von Schnurbein; US Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating anti-Semitism Elan Carr; UK Special Envoy for post-Holocaust issues Lord Eric Pickles; German Government Commissioner on Anti-Semitism Dr. Felix Klein; and French Special Representative on Racism, Anti-Semitism and Discrimination Frédéric Potier, all of whom provided Rivlin with overviews of their work.

"Your clear voices and the work you do are crucial, particularly at such a challenging and hostile time,” the president told the representatives.

"Anti-Semitism is anti-Semitism is anti-Semitism. There are no gray areas and there is no option other than zero tolerance. One can criticize us so long as it is criticism. The moment it turns to boycotts and actions against Israel that are influenced by anti-Semitism – we will not accept it," he said.

Carr said, “Many leaders around the world understand that anti-Semitism is not only against the Jews, but against society as a whole. It is a great honor to work alongside such leaders for a better and more just world, and I am proud to call them partners.

"It is important that you know that my country, headed [by my] boss President Trump, and my boss Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, stand with you in the struggle for the security of Jewish people around the world and for the State of Israel," Carr added.
European MP: We need to increase security ‘wherever Jewish life takes place’
Europe needs to do much more to protect its Jewish community, including stationing police outside every Jewish institution, according to the new head of the working group on anti-Semitism in the European Parliament.

“In front of every synagogue, every Jewish school — anywhere where Jewish life takes place — there should at least be the awareness of the police, and depending on the risk assessment there also has to be the presence of the police [so that it] can act if there’s an attack,” Karoline Edtstadler said.

“Unfortunately, there is a pressing need for this. We can argue about whether police presence in front of synagogues is good or bad, but it’s clearly a necessity,” she added.

In a wide-ranging interview with The Times of Israel, Edtstadler, a former deputy interior minister in Austria who entered the European Parliament earlier this summer, also said Brussels should support Israel as the only democracy in the Middle East and not assume the role of a greater “moral authority” that can force its views and positions on Jerusalem, especially regarding the conflict with the Palestinians.

“There are three kinds of anti-Semitism: the old-fashioned kind, a new imported one, and anti-Zionism. It took a long time before people dared speaking about the imported anti-Semitism, but it’s a fact,” Edtstadler said, alluding to Jew-hatred among immigrant communities.

“Anti-Zionism, which targets Israel, is the most difficult one, because you have to be well-educated to find out about it. We can never stop fighting anti-Semitism. It will exist forever,” she added.
German students allegedly sing antisemitic songs after Buchenwald visit
Just hours after visiting the Buchenwald concentration camp as part of a school trip, three 14-year-old high school students reportedly started playing antisemitic songs and singing along with the lyrics.

According to a German police press statement, the students are being investigated for alleged incitement.

The police said that the three were on the school bus returning from the trip when they turned on the music and began to sing along. The incident occurred on October 15, but was reported to police over the weekend, according to the statement.

According to Deutsche Welle, the students are from Theo Koch School in the western city of Grunberg.

In a short statement to the press, Hessen’s Minister of Culture Alexander Lorz stressed that “hate speech and insults are no trivial offense.”

“The teenagers must be made very clear that we do not tolerate such a thing in our country,” he added.
I’m an Indian Immigrant. I was Accosted in Bonn, Germany, Because I was Mistaken for a Jew
As a foreigner moving to Germany, I sensed the Antisemitism early on. I knew the perpetrators all too well. They were mostly men my age, the majority of them from the Middle East or Muslim-majority North Africa.

As I strolled Cologne’s inner city for the first time some ten years ago, the Jew-hatred stared right at my face.

It was not the well-disguised Antisemitism that my progressive and woke German friends and colleagues displayed. Like the time when one of them claimed that Palestinian suicide bombers killing innocent Jews were mere “freedom fighters.” Or things you heard between the lines every time Jews or the Jewish State was mentioned in an academic debate.

The Jew-hatred on the street was free from polite inhibitions you generally expected from educated Germans mindful of their historical responsibility and guilt. These men, mostly from Turkey or the Middle East, do not know such restraints. They praised Hitler, glorified the Holocaust, and called for the destruction of Israel. Harmless conversations in cafés or streets often veered towards wild claims of Jewish conspiracies.

Even for Indian migrants like me, with no ax to grind on the issue of the Middle Eastern conflicts, it was clear that something was deeply wrong here. In the wake of the 2012 Gaza conflict and the ensuing antisemitic hate-fest on the streets of Cologne prompted me to mobilize fellow Indians living in Germany and the West. If immigrants fueled Antisemitism on German roads, then we immigrants had to take it head-on.

The overwhelming support I got from the Indian community led to the creation of the social media initiative ‘Indians For Israel.’ My subsequent visits to Israel and my interactions with the German Jewish community only strengthened my commitment.
Flyers slammed as anti-Semitic, racist distributed in Philadelphia
Flyers described by local US media as anti-Semitic and racist have recently been placed on cars in parts of South Philadelphia.

The page-long flyer makes several false claims about the Jewish community and African Americans, the local CBS affiliate reported Sunday.

“In general it profiles a really negative light on people of the Jewish faith, and their business dealings. It is anti-Semitic, and in my opinion it was trying to galvanize the African American community, to kind of be against the Jewish community,” Betsy Oliphant Ross, who found one of the flyers, told ABC6. She said she was “disturbed” by the flyer she found on Friday afternoon.

More flyers were discovered on Saturday and Sunday.

State Rep. Joanna McClinton called the flyers “hate-filled” and “unacceptable.”

Police reportedly are looking for video from security cameras in the area to try to find the person or persons who left the flyers.
Multiple Jewish residents of Borough Park assaulted on same night
Several Jewish members of Borough Park's Jewish community were attacked on Friday night.

The first attack occurred on New Utrecht Avenue and 53rd Street at around midnight. A few men exited their vehicle and chased two ultra-Orthodox boys as they were walking down the street. The two boys escaped unharmed after being chased, which was caught on CCTV camera.

The same assailants returned to their vehicles and drove to 48th Street, within range of the Bobover Bais Midrash, where they punched an ultra-Orthodox man as he sat in his vehicle. The men once again fled the scene after being caught on film.

Additional reports of assault on two other ultra-Orthodox residents of Borough Park occurred Friday night, one on 14th Avenue and 51st Street, and separately, another on 14th Avenue and 55th Street.

This series of assaults come amid reports of rising antisemitic sentiment and attacks on Jews in the United States, in addition to numerous incidences of defacement of Jewish-owned properties, gravestones and community institutions.
Suspect arrested after Minnesota school tagged with swastika
US police have arrested a suspect in a Minneapolis suburb after a swastika and other offensive graffiti were found at an elementary school.

In an email to Edina School District families, Superintendent John Schultz wrote that “when an act of hatred occurs anywhere in Edina, it affects our entire community.”

Police said the arrest occurred Monday after the suspect was caught on security video. The vandalism at Concord Elementary School happened over the weekend.

The Star Tribune reported that Schultz said the district has turned to the Jewish Community Resource Council for guidance as they work through the issue.

“We strongly believe that these types of incidents are carried out by individuals who do not reflect the sentiments of the community as a whole,” he added. “They remind us, however, that we must be vigilant in our work around equity and cultural understanding. The future-readiness of our students depends on their ability to work collaboratively with others from vast numbers of cultures, religions and backgrounds.”
Utah school principal, teacher placed on leave after student dresses as Hitler
The principal and a teacher at an elementary school in Utah have been placed on paid administrative leave after a student dressed in an Adolf Hitler costume and participated in the school’s Halloween parade.

The student at the Creekside Elementary School in Kaysville, Utah, wore a brown long-sleeved shirt with a red swastika armband on the sleeve, in photos that circulated Friday on social media. He also appeared to be wearing a Hitler mustache.

The Davis School District apologized for the incident in a statement, the local Fox affiliate reported.

“The Davis School District apologizes for what took place yesterday. It does not tolerate speech, images or conduct that portray or promote hate in any form. The district is taking the matter very seriously and is investigating every aspect of the situation,” the statement said. “It does not tolerate speech, images or conduct that portray or promote hate in any form.”


How the Jew Whom Hitler Blamed for Kristallnacht Outsmarted His Captors
When, a Polish Jew named Herschel Grynszpan walked into the German embassy in Paris and assassinated an official in retaliation for the Nazis’ persecution of his family, Adolf Hitler immediately used it as a pretext to launch violent attacks on Jews throughout the Third Reich. Saturday marks the 81st anniversary of these pogroms, which came to be known as Kristallnacht. Stephen Koch, whose biography of Grynszpan was reviewed in Mosaic, explains how Grynszpan—arrested by the Gestapo in 1940—foiled Nazi plans to use him as a pawn:

Hitler had decided to turn [Grynszpan] into the defendant in a major show trial in Berlin, “proving” that World War II had been started by the “World Jewish Conspiracy,” using the “evil” Herschel as their trigger. . . . Enormous amounts of Nazi money, time, and energy went into planning this charade. Hitler was kept constantly informed. The star witness was to be no less than the former French foreign minister Georges Bonnet, a covert Nazi fellow-traveler and major player in Munich, who promised the Nazis to tell the world that, yes, indeed, France went to war in 1939 only because of relentless, irresistible, warmongering pressure from “the Jews.”

The trial . . . never took place because Herschel Grynszpan kept it from taking place. As a prisoner of the Nazis, Herschel had quickly grasped that he was being primed for more anti-Semitic propaganda. To prevent that disgrace, he concocted an extraordinarily ingenious lie. He claimed that he had not really killed the German diplomat for any political reason at all. His “protest” had merely been his cover for a deeper secret: the unspeakable truth that he’d killed the diplomat in the midst of a homosexual lovers’ quarrel.

This inspired falsehood was certain to turn into the trial’s most scandalous news story. It made an enraged Goebbels advise Hitler to postpone the whole thing. It stayed postponed forever.
World War II pilot’s heroic Holocaust secret revealed
It was a secret that Royal Air Force pilot Halsey Roscorla took to his grave in 1966 – a secret that would not surface for more than half-a-century.

But this week, the full story of his heroism was revealed by the ahead of Remembrance Day on Monday by Royal Star and Garter, a British charity that cares for military veterans and their partners living with disability or dementia.

Roscorla’s family never learned of his heroic action since he never spoke of his time in the military to his wife, Joan, or children, Anne and Charles.

When he died in 1966 at the age of 47, his family thought his military stories were gone forever. But in 2005, pieces of his remarkable story came to light after a chance sighting of a photograph and film footage in a news report. That fateful night, Charles was watching the television news when he spotted a familiar photograph.

“In our photo album drawer at home, there is a series of pictures of planes lined up on a runway, and [it’s] looking like refugee children going into these planes,” he recalled. “I’ve known them forever. And we turned on the news one night in 2005, and it was a celebration of the refugee children being picked up at Prague airport.

“Children who had been in camps to be brought to this country, they were taken to Windermere. It was the 60th anniversary. My wife Martine and I [said] ‘Oh! What was that?’” the 68-year-old recalled.
Hall of Famer Staubach to be honored for support of Israel
Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach will be honored “for his work as a strong supporter of Israel and other Zionist causes.”

The Bnai Zion Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in the United States that identifies and funds capital projects in Israel, will present the Dallas Cowboys great with its 2019 American-Israel Friendship Award at an event in Dallas on Monday.

Staubach wrote in a commentary published in the Dallas Morning News ahead of the awards ceremony that “(M)y Catholic roots have always helped me see the importance of an Israeli homeland.”

The Heisman Trophy winner called the purchase of Israel Bonds while a student at the U.S. Naval Academy, because they were affordable, “my first link to Israel.”

He also wrote: “Israel is a very special place that represents so many faiths. It covers everyone and everything, and you don’t have to be Jewish to understand its singular status and to support it as a nation and an idea.”
Heschel quote to be centerpiece of public mural in Buenos Aires
A quote from the late Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel will be the centerpiece of a mural painted in a public square in Buenos Aires.

The Buenos Aires city government and the Latin American Rabbinical Seminary held a contest to design the mural to honor human rights activist Rabbi Marshall Meyer. It will be located in the north of the city, close to Meyer’s Bet El synagogue.

Meyer, who was mentored by Heschel, explained his commitment to social justice causes and the reason for publicly demonstrating that commitment by saying that “when you march for fair causes, you are praying with your feet.” That vision was taught to Meyer by Heschel, an activist who spoke about that idea after he marched from Selma to Montgomery in 1965 with Martin Luther King.

Meyer, a New York native who worked in Buenos Aires from 1958 to 1984 to revitalize the Conservative movement, spoke out for liberty while working in Buenos Aires during the military dictatorship government in Argentina from 1976 to 1983.

A graffiti design of the phrase “Marchar es como rezar con los pies” (“Marching is like praying with your feet”) was proposed by artist Ariel Mintzer, 29.
As Israel celebrates Aliyah Day, 2019 figures point to a peak year
For the fourth straight year, Israel is marking Aliyah Day, celebrating the ingathering of the exiles and the contribution of Jewish immigrants to the state.

According to official statistics, 2019 has so far been a good year for aliyah, with 28,629 olim making Israel their home as of October. Only a decade ago, the number of olim for roughly the same period in 2009 stood at 17,179.

In 2014, more than 27,000 olim arrived in Israel, and a year later the number rose to 31,858, marking a record for the period of 2009-2019.

The number of olim in 2018 was close to that record, standing at 30,381, and 2019 may end with an even higher figure.

The breakdown of the numbers for the period of January through October 2019 is as follows: 12,722 from Russia; 5,247 from Ukraine; 2,470 from the United States; 276 from Canada; 143 from Australia; 1,996 from France; 469 from the UK; 350 from Brazil; 321 from South Africa; 93 from Venezuela; 127 from Mexico and 143 from Turkey.

According to government agencies, olim also arrived from Muslim countries, including 57 from Iran.

Even Thailand and Japan are represented in this year's figures, with 14 olim arriving from former and 5 from the latter.




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Djokovic faces Federer in ATP Finals

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The draw for the season-ending ATP Finals in London has been done with Novak Djokovic grouped with Roger Federer in the Group Bjorn Borg. Austrian Dominic Thiem and debutant Matteo Berrettini are also in the group.
          

Im glad I now registered (Austria, Grunsting)

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Comment on Long Island’s Best Food: Gino’s Pizza & Steiner’s Pastry Shop in Manhasset by Anonymous

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I am an Austrian who used to live in Manhasset 20 yrs ago. Back home I'm daydreaming of Steiner's pastries and cakes up to this day, because their stuff is better then most of the things you geht arround here. Will visit again some day soon!
          

Futbol Internacional

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Futbol Internacional

#CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
    •    Al Nápoles le bastará sumar tres puntos en las próximas dos jornadas, ante Liverpool y Genk, para asegurarse una plaza entre los mejores 16 clubes de Europa



MARCADORES FINALES DE LA JORNADA DE AYER DE CHAMPIONS
BARCELONA 0-0 SLAVIA PRAGA
LIVERPOOL 2-1  KRC GENK
LYON            3-1 BENFICA
CHELSEA      4-4  AJAX
B. DORTMUND 3-2 INTER


(EFE).- El mexicano Hirving Lozano firmó ayer el gol que le dio el empate 1-1 al Nápoles en el estadio San Paolo ante el Salzburgo, equipo que se había adelantado con el noruego Erling Braut Haaland, y acercó al cuadro napolitano al pase a octavos de final de la Liga de Campeones.
El segundo gol de la temporada de Lozano permitió al Nápoles mantener los cuatro puntos de ventaja sobre el Salzburgo en el grupo E, que está liderado por el Liverpool y que ve al cuadro napolitano ocupar la segunda posición, con los austríacos terceros.
Los hombres del técnico Carlo Ancelotti podían hacerse con el pase matemático a octavos con un triunfo este martes, pero se cruzaron con un Salzburgo valiente, empujado por un Haaland que lleva siete goles en cuatro partidos de la Copa de Europa.
No sufrió la presión del San Paolo el cuadro austriaco, que domina desde hace seis años su liga, y se adelantó a los 12 minutos de juego gracias a un penalti conseguido por el surcoreano Hwang Hee-chan y transformado con seguridad por un Haland imparable.
El delantero noruego, nacido en 2000 y que lleva 12 goles en 11 partidos ligueros austríacos, sigue incontenible también en la Copa de Europa y ya es el máximo artillero con siete dianas. También le había endosado un doblete a los napolitanos en el cruce de la primera vuelta.
Y es que Haaland es una sentencia cuando remata a portería en esta Copa de Europa. Tan solo necesitó 11 disparos para firmar sus siete goles: anotó tres al Genk, uno al Liverpool y tres al Nápoles, entre primera y segunda vuelta.
El Nápoles, sin embargo, no perdió la calma y creó ocasiones de gol con continuidad. El español José Callejón sacudió el poste con un cabezazo apenas un minuto después del gol del Salzburgo y tras otros avisos peligrosos de Insigne y del español Fabián Ruiz, los hombres de Ancelotti consiguieron la igualada.
Fue Lozano quien igualó al borde del descanso tras recibir una asistencia de Insigne. Liberó un derechazo desde fuera del área que fulminó al meta brasileño Carlos Miguel Coronel y que devolvió entusiasmo a la hinchada del San Paolo.
El mexicano no marcaba desde el pasado 31 de agosto, cuando vio puerta en su estreno contra el Juventus Turín. Fue la primera alegría del exjugador del PSV Eindhoven ante su público.
Los ritmos intensos de la primera mitad bajaron en la reanudación, en la que los dos equipos estuvieron más compactos y concentrados en no conceder espacios al contragolpe a sus rivales.
Lo intentó más el Nápoles, con otros disparos peligrosos de Lozano (m.57) y de Mertens, que perdonó ante Coronel a la hora de juego. Por su parte, el Salzburgo, que gastó muchas energías para presionar alto al cuadro napolitano, sacó del campo a Haaland en el 75 para dar paso al zambiano Patson Daka.
Bajo la intensa lluvia de Nápoles, Ancelotti quitó tanto a Mertens como a Lozano para acabar el duelo con una delantera potente físicamente, compuesta por el polaco Arkadiusz Milik y el español Fernando Llorente.
Un gol le daría al Nápoles el pase matemático a los octavos de final y Llorente lo saboreó en el 89 con un cabezazo que rozó el poste derecho de la portería de Coronel.
Fue la última emoción de un partido que permitió al Nápoles dar otro paso hacia el pase a los octavos. Le bastará sumar tres puntos en las próximas dos jornadas, ante Liverpool y Genk, para asegurarse una plaza entre los mejores 16 clubes de Europa.


          

Tenure-Track Professorship for the field of Environmental Geophysics | Austria | Full time

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University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Candidates for the tenure-track professorship must be recognized internationally for Environmental Geophysical research. We are searching for individuals who are outstanding scholars with cross-cutting research concepts. The tenure-track professorship is expected to strengthen cooperation between the Faculty’s key research areas Earth and Environment. Teaching tasks have to be accomplished, inter alia, in the International Joint Master „Physics of the Earth (Geophysics)”.

Successful candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree/PhD and at least two years post-doctoral experience at a university or other research institution; as a general rule, applicants must have gained research experience outside the University of Vienna for a total of at least two years during or after their doctoral studies
  • Outstanding achievements and potential in research, excellent publication record, international reputation
  • Experience in designing and participating in research projects, ability to lead research groups, willingness to acquire third-party funding
  • Enthusiasm for excellent teaching, teaching experience at universities or a teaching concept. Candidates are expected to be willing to teach students at all levels (bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral level), to supervise academic theses and to promote junior colleagues
    The University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to acquire, within three years, proficiency in German sufficient for teaching in bachelor’s programmes and for participation in university committees.


          

Sloganurile de campanie ale candidaţilor la alegerile prezidenţiale, analizate de Cristian Pârvulescu şi Barbu Mateescu

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Decanul Facultăţii de Ştiinţe Politice din cadrul SNSPA, conf. univ. dr. Cristian Pîrvulescu, şi sociologul Barbu Mateescu au comentat, pentru AGERPRES, câteva dintre sloganurile candidaţilor la alegerile prezidenţiale, dar au făcut şi câteva aprecieri de ordin general privind rolul acestora în actuala campanie. * Cristian Pîrvulescu: "Aceasta este a treia campanie în care alegerile prezidenţiale sunt separate de alte tipuri de alegeri şi urmează alegerilor europene. În 2009 şi 2014 am avut campanii competitive, în care candidaţii aveau motive să fie mult mai implicaţi (deşi Victor Ponta a plecat dintr-o poziţie care nu era mult diferită de cea a preşedintelui Iohannis astăzi). Aceasta este o campanie ne-competitivă, în care vedem candidaţi evoluând pe paliere diferite, fiecare cu mesajul său. Nu există un interes al dezbaterii decât pentru challengeri. Ei sunt singurii care ar avea ceva de câştigat. Doamna Dăncilă nu ar avea nimic de câştigat dintr-o confruntare la care ar participa alături de Barna sau Paleologu. Domnul Iohannis nu are niciun interes pentru o dezbatere înainte de turul doi, când va puncta mai bine. Nu are sens să îşi irosească muniţia. Şi atunci asistăm la această campanie în care, de fapt, lucrurile pe care le putem afla despre candidaţi sunt din sloganuri - care devin mai importante ca altă dată - din mesajele televizate de campanie şi, eventual, din declaraţii pe care le fac în postură oficială". * Barbu Mateescu "Sloganurile au fost în genere adecvate candidaţilor, poate chiar previzibile. Un slogan însă nu câştigă singur un scrutin (dar poate pierde un scrutin dacă produce reacţii de amuzament sau ostilitate). Cred că Dan Barna şi Mircea Diaconu puteau avea slogane mai bine formulate, însă acest lucru nu îi va face să piardă voturi şi nu va fi decisiv - e vorba strict de oportunităţi nespeculate". Klaus Iohannis: "Pentru o Românie normală" * Cristian Pîrvulescu: "Aceste sloganuri de campanie sunt rezultatul unor focus grupuri cu cetăţeni şi susţinători ai candidaţilor. (...) O Românie normală a venit, probabil, absolut firesc, în condiţiile în care trebuie privit, pe de o parte, ca fiind în continuarea sloganului de campanie din 2014, pe de altă parte, punând în comparaţie implicită România normală cu cea anormală, adică cea pe care a PSD a promovat-o, aflat la guvernare. Aici e destul de simplu: normal, normalitate e un cuvânt neutru, care poate să trezească interes, ba chiar şi adeziune. Este suficient de vag ca să poată să însemne aproape orice, în măsura în care electoratul este dispus să asculte acest mesaj. Este un mesaj de tip "catch-all", care se adresează tuturor, pentru că normalitate poate să însemne stat de drept, educaţie de calitate, sistem de sănătate adaptat. Probabil, dintre sloganuri este cel mai general cu putinţă, încercând să fie atât de depersonalizat pe cât se poate, fiind totuşi ataşat unui candidat care are suficient de multă notorietate. Cred că vrea să compenseze acest slogan şi o parte din reproşurile care au fost aduse de-a lungul timpului preşedintelui Iohannis, că ar fi prea îndepărtat, prea izolat. Este de fapt un preşedinte normal, pentru o Românie normală. Adică un preşedinte care nu se implică în mod excesiv în dezbaterea publică, cu excepţia campaniei. Suntem în campanie acum. Putem înţelege diferitele excese verbale, ele ţin de campanie. Dar anterior campaniei a fost un preşedinte reţinut: statul trebuie să fie neutru şi să se implice cât mai puţin în dezbatere. Or, preşedintele este încarnarea statului şi atunci nu trebuie să intre în dispute excesiv. A intrat de fiecare dată când a considerat că este necesar. Dacă mă întrebaţi, cred că a intrat de fiecare dată din motive electorale, pentru a nu pierde electoratul, pentru a nu i se reproşa că a fost absent. Reproş care i se face de altfel mai ales de către Barna şi într-o oarecare măsură de către Dăncilă". * Barbu Mateescu: "Un slogan conservator fără stridenţe ideologice, atractiv pentru transilvăneni, adresat clasei de mijloc şi burgheziei, dar şi oamenilor obosiţi de tumultul politic din ultimii ani. Sugerează în context o evoluţie treptată, fără excese, o sincronizare ne-dramatică cu Europa occidentală". Dăncilă "Alături de fiecare român"; "Un preşedinte muncitor şi implicat" * Cristian Pîrvulescu: "'Preşedinte muncitor' a venit atunci, în precampanie, în august, când primii doi candidaţi au furat startul în campania de afişare. Trebuiau găsite nişte calităţi, nişte caracteristici şi probabil în focus grupuri cel mai adesea au fost ataşate aceste calităţi. 'Este un prim-ministru muncitor' şi atunci acesta a fost elementul de aţâţare a electoratului, după care a venit precizarea: 'Un preşedinte pentru fiecare român', sugerându-se că adversarul său - pentru că doamna Dăncilă nu se luptă cu ceilalţi challengeri, ci cu preşedintele Iohannis - ar fi doar pentru o parte, pentru elite. Aici, programul social democrat ar trebui să transpară: fiecare român, adică românul simplu. Este şi un răspuns la 'normalitate'. Deja se lansase sloganul 'Pentru o Românie normală' şi atunci răspunsul la normalitate e: 'Ce e normal până la urmă?' E normală sau nu e normală acea viziune a candidatului Iohannis? Nu, trebuie să fie pentru fiecare. Şi aici, PSD a făcut ceva pentru fiecare: măriri de salarii, de pensii şi promisiunea că aceste lucruri ar putea continua. Este mai degrabă un slogan parlamentar decât unul prezidenţial, dar fostul prim-ministru şi echipa sa încearcă să mobilizeze electoratul PSD, trimiţând la realizările guvernamentale. E o mică problemă. Preşedintele nu are competenţe în domeniile acelea în care are guvernul competenţe: administrarea economiei şi altele. Are competenţe în domeniile regaliene: apărare, afaceri externe, ordine publică, dar nu în chestiunile domestice". * Barbu Mateescu: "'Alături de fiecare român' - slogan vast, matern, fără referiri specifice la clase sociale sau conflicte. Intenţia este de a sugera căldură, emoţie, protecţie, fiind similar cu cel utilizat de Ion Iliescu în 2000 ('Aproape de oameni, împreună cu ei'), absentând însă nuanţa activă ('împreună'), existând una de identitate naţională ('român' în loc de 'oameni') şi de individualizare ('fiecare român' şi nu 'oameni'), probabil acest ultim aspect reprezentând o ajustare corectă la atomizarea şi sofisticarea societăţii". Dan Barna "Fericiţi în România" * Cristian Pîrvulescu: "Şi aici este un 'catch-all', pentru că fericirea este un concept vag care are dimensiuni diferite. Este, din punctul meu de vedere, o altă variantă a 'României normale'. Se subliniază mai mult decât normalitate, o stare de spirit. Se încearcă prin asta mobilizarea celor care au speranţă şi care pot crede - electoratul volatil al USR, în primul rând - că lucrurile pot să fie mai bune, că există loc de fericire nu numai în Austria, ci şi în România. Este iarăşi gândit pentru focus grup şi este adaptat în special publicului acestui candidat, pentru că fiecare dintre candidaţi îşi adaptează sloganul publicului. Iohannis pleacă de la un public larg şi un grad de susţinere foarte mare. Ceilalţi trebuie să îşi conserve electoratul lor. (...) Pentru mine este un slogan care se adresează acelei categorii - în general tineri, clasă mijlocie - care sprijină USR şi care în timpul manifestaţiilor de protest din 2017-2018 susţinea 'Vrem să rămânem în ţară'. Deci vor o Românie care să asigure condiţiile fericirii". * Barbu Mateescu: "Ambiţios, dinamic, extrem de pozitiv, adecvat statutului USR-PLUS ca forţă care, prin comparaţie cu PNL, s-a definit ca promotoare a unor reforme rapide. Suferă de carenţe obiective datorită absenţei verbului." Mircea Diaconu: Un om * Cristian Pîrvulescu: "Nu are nevoie de prezentare. Are notorietate, este un actor cunoscut, a ajuns să aibă şi o experienţă politică. A trecut prin Parlamentul European, a fost ministru, a fost membru al Parlamentului României. Un om. Nu este un candidat, este mai mult decât un candidat. Omul este superior candidatului, în general, dar aici se insistă asupra calităţilor persoanei şi nu asupra programului. 'Un om pentru oameni' ar fi, în fond. Un om care garantează că prin umanitatea lui poate să fie un preşedinte al tuturor. Este un "catch-all" foarte personalizat şi care se adaptează personalităţii unice a candidatului Diaconu, care e un candidat independent susţinut de nişte partide a căror forţă, maşinărie, nu este foarte puternică. Nu poţi compara maşinăria PSD sau PNL cu a Pro România - ALDE. Nici USR nu are maşinărie, dar are Internetul, care permite ca mesajele să fie distribuite către electoratul său. Mircea Diaconu mizează foarte mult pe imaginea pe care şi-a făcut-o pe parcursul câtorva decenii, ca actor care a jucat întotdeauna roluri umane în filme. De la "Mere roşii" la "Filantropica" era un om. Cred că şi aici a fost puţin focus grup. Au încercat să identifice care e numitorul comun al candidatului Diaconu şi cred că asta a rezultat. E bine adaptat candidatului şi lipsei de mijloace cu care se confruntă". * Barbu Mateescu: "În mare nevoie de un adjectiv, pare cel mai imprecis dintre sloganuri şi poate şi cel mai pretenţios. Nu sunt şi ceilalţi candidaţi 'oameni'?" Theodor Paleologu: Respect. Educaţie. Performanţă. * Cristian Pîrvulescu: "Candidat independent, sprijinit de PMP, este înfăţişat ca un reprezentant al elitei intelectuale, care este interesată de popor. Din punctul meu de vedere nu este cel mai bun dintre sloganurile acestei campanii, dar şi aici vorbim de o campanie lipsită de mijloace, care se duce mai mult în dezbateri televizate şi aşa mai departe. Este o personalitate care are un trecut politic, beneficiază de o minimă notorietate, pe care a încercat să o consolideze în domeniile pe care le consideră ca fiind de expertiza sa. Insistă pe educaţie. Şi Klaus Iohannis insistă pe educaţie, dar aici educaţia devine mai importantă, pentru că profesorul Theodor Paleologu vrea să transforme ţara într-o ţară nouă, educată, responsabilă, eficientă şi aşa mai departe. Dar rămâne foarte vag. Mai vag decât toate celelalte şi mai puţin personalizat decât cel al lui Diaconu. Este un slogan care îmi aduce aminte mai degrabă de anii '90, decât de anii 2020, când sloganurile sunt dinamice şi adaptate unui anume electorat. Să nu uităm, bătălia e pentru primul tur, iar sloganurile sunt pentru primul tur. Acesta este un slogan general, al unei politici generale, al unor deziderate foarte importante, dar care nu reuşeşte să îl personalizeze suficient. Există probabil sloganuri care s-ar fi adaptat mai bine pentru domnul Paleologu." * Barbu Mateescu: "Adecvat candidatului, cuprinde valorile centrale corelate cu acesta în spaţiul public de dinaintea campaniei." Kelemen Hunor - Respect pentru toţi! * Cristian Pîrvulescu: "Aici nu mai sunt sigur că e vorba de un focus grup, ca la ceilalţi. Cred că pur şi simplu Kelemen Hunor a încercat să ofere un slogan care să reprezinte punctul de vedere al unui reprezentant al unei minorităţi importante, într-o ţară în care există probleme de conlocuire şi de înţelegere, mai ales de înţelegere. Ideea sa de 'respect pentru toţi', desigur, poate avea şi alte conotaţii. Din punctul meu de vedere, pusă ca slogan al lui Kelemen Hunor, este de fapt legată de mesajul său ca reprezentant al minorităţii maghiare. Minoritatea maghiară, alături de alte minorităţi, merită acelaşi respect ca majoritatea română." * Barbu Mateescu: "Câteva aspecte importante: tonalitate specific ardeleană prin utilizarea conceptului central de 'respect', negarea etanşeizării la un grup etnic anume ('toţi'), menţionarea implicită a egalităţii în drepturi." AGERPRES/ (A - autor: Irinela Vişan, editor: Mihai Simionescu, editor online: Irina Giurgiu)
          

Tudengivormeli tiim läheb võistlema ka isejuhtiva vormeliga

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Elektrivormeli hooaeg algas juba rutiiniks saanud tempoga: suve lõpul võistlusreisilt õnnelikuna naasnud liikmed olid saanud valmis tulevase vormeli kontseptsiooni ja seadnud paika järgmise hooaja eesmärgid, mida sügisel värske meeskonnaga täitma asuti. Iga-aastased eesmärgid küll varieeruvad, kuid üks on jäänud püsima aastast aastasse: võita rahvusvahelisi tudengivormeli võistlusi.


Julia Kurg | Fotod: ©FSG. Vivek Maru

Käimasolev hooaeg on FS Team Tallinna jaoks aga erakordne, sest võeti vastu väljakutse ehitada paralleelselt valmis lausa kaks sõidukit: lisaks tavapärasele elektrivormelile arendatakse valmis ka isejuhtiv tudengivormel, Baltimaade esimene.

Uus proovikivi oli eelarve, kasutada olevate ruumide ning kõigi muudegi vahendite jagamine nõnda, et mõlemad meeskonnad saaksid koos funktsioneerida.

Osalejate rekord ja poole suurem eelarve

Katsumusterohke hooaja alguses purustati ka rekordeid. FS Team Tallinn koosneb täielikult tudengitest, esmakursuslastest magistrantideni, igal hooajal alustab värske koosseis ja tänavu kandideeris meeskonda lausa 108 uut huvilist! Vestluseid kadidaatidega peeti nädala jooksul hommikust õhtuni ja elektrivormeli meeskonda võeti vastu 33 uut liiget. Vanu liikmeid jäi tiimi 32 ning hooajale astusime vastu seni suurima meeskonnaga.

Isejuhtiva vormeli meeskond alustas 15-liikmelisena: inseneeriatudengite kõrval on siin majanduse ja infotehnoloogia värskeid tudengeid, kes eesmärgi saavutamiseks saadavad üheskoos mööda mõõtmatu arvu töötunde.

Algselt seati paika esimesed olulised tähtajad: lõplik disainikontseptsioon, auto ratastele ning auto sõitma saamine. Kõik need eesmärgid olid maikuuks ka saavutatud. Uuendusena võeti kasutusele projektijuhtimise süsteem Confluence, kuhu saab igaveseks talletada kõikide meeskondade teadmised. Samuti kutsuti külla põhjanaabrid Soome tudengivormeli meeskonnast, et omavahel teadmisi jagada.

Isejuhtiva vormeli esimene hooaeg ei ole kindlasti olnud kerge. Üks suurimaid proovikivisid on seekord mõlema vormeli valmimise jaoks piisava eelarve tagamine. Praegune eelarve on välja kujunenud 10 aasta vältel, tänavusel hooajal tuli seda suurendada poole võrra.

Teine katsumus on varasemate kogemuste puudumine. Võistluste reeglites on tehtud äärmiselt palju muudatusi ning eelmise hooaja elektrivormel tuleb ümber ehitada isejuhtivaks vormeliks, mis vastaks ka kõikidele uutele reeglitele. FEST18 tudengivormelile tuleb juurde mahutada roolisüsteem, pidurisüsteem, sensorid ning arvuti, et muuta see isejuhtivaks. Vaatamata lisadele peab vormeli võimekus jääma samaks, nii et sõidukit saaks endiselt juhtida ka piloot. Raskendav asjaolu on seegi, et vormel on varasemalt disainitud nii kergeks ja väikeseks kui vähegi võimalik.

Isejuhtivat vormelit arendab noor ja uus tiim, kes on teadmisi kogunud valdavalt internetist ja kogenud partneritelt. Lisaks on võistlussari korraldanud mitmesuguseid koolitusi ning maikuus väisasid isejuhtiva vormeli kaptenid Saksamaad ja osalesid koolitusel, kus alustavatel tiimidel aidati väljakutseteks ette valmistuda ja vormeli struktuuriga lähemalt tutvuda.

Et isejuhtiv vormel õigeaegselt valmis saada, tuleb töö alla panna kogu olemasolev energia, aeg ning veelgi enam. Meeskonnasiseselt ei möödu ühtegi päeva ilma vormeli kallal töötamise, uute süsteemide arendamise või testimiseta. Seda meeskonda ei takista riigi- ega külmapühad, sest väliteste on tehtud isegi aasta viimasel päeval, et koguda andmeid, mille põhjal teha tööd järgnevatel kuudel, enne võistlusreisile asumist. Suurim pinge on viimastel võistluseelsetel nädalatel, mil vormelile tuleb anda lõplik lihv, et auto reeglitele vastavaks ja sõiduvalmis saada.

Mõlemad tiimid pääsesid võistlustele

Võistlustele kvalifitseerumine käib läbi viktoriinide, millele eelneb põhjalik eeltöö. Viktoriinideks ettevalmistumine toimus iganädalastel koosolekutel, kus lahendati insener-tehnilisi ning tudengivormeli võistlussarja reeglitega seotud ülesandeid. Viktoriinid läksid edukalt ning selle tulemusena suundub elektrivormeli meeskond võistlema Ungarisse, Itaaliasse, Austriasse ja Hispaaniasse ning isejuhtiva vormeli meeskond Itaaliasse, Saksamaale ja Tšehhi.

Elektrivormel suundub võistlustele saavutama veelgi paremaid tulemusi kui kunagi varem ning eesmärk on auhindadega tagasi kodumaale jõuda. Isejuhtiva vormeli meeskonna peamine eesmärk on kõikide võistlusalade lõpetamine. Rõhku pannakse ka kogemuste saamisele kogu isejuhtiva vormeli arenduse kohta, mille põhjal järgnevatel aastatel vormelit edasi arendada ning luua tugev tiim, kes alustatud tööd edukalt jätkab.

Isejuhtivate vormelite võistlusklass algas mõni aasta tagasi. Esimene võistlus toimus Saksamaal aastal 2017, kus osavõtjaid oli 15 ja kõik sõidualad lõpetas vaid üks tiim. Järgmisel aastal korraldati kolm võistlust ja Saksamaa võistlusel oli sel korral osalejaid 17, kellest juba 3 meeskonda lõpetasid kõik alad.

Praegu on tudengivormelitele võistlusklasse kolm: sisepõlemismootoritega, elektrimootoritega ning isejuhtivad vormelid. Möödunud aasta novembris teatati, et alates 2021. aastast kaotatakse eraldiseisev isejuhtiva vormeli võistlusklass. Selle asemel hakatakse tudengivormeli sarjas kiirenduse etappi sõitma ilma juhita ning kõik vormelid peavad olema suutelised seda iseseisvalt läbima. 2022. aastal võetakse juht roolist ka skidpad’i alal, AutoX ja kestvussõidu alades jäetakse aga tiimidele valida, kas soovitakse rada läbida piloodiga või isejuhtivana. Nende tulevaste reeglimuudatuste tõttu peavad meeskonnad konkurentsis püsimiseks hakkama tegelema ka autonoomse platvormiga, sest iga ala annab oma punktid üldisesse võistlusetapi punktiskoori. ■


Millega isevormel peab hakkama saama ja kuidas ta seda teeb

Võistlusrada, millel autonoomne vormel peab hakkama saama, on maha märgitud koonustega – sinised raja vasakul pool ja kollased paremal. Isejuhtiva vormeli FEST19-DV (Formula Estonia) ehitamisel kasutati „põhjaks“ eelmise hooaja elektrivormelit FEST18, kus juht asendatakse erinevate sensorite ning aktuaatoritega. Sensorid on vajalikud ümbruskonna tajumiseks ning aktuaatorid juhivad vormeli rooli, pidureid ja rattaid. Kõige selle vahel töötab arvuti, kus toimub sissetulevate andmete töötlemine ning selle informatsiooni põhjal vormeli juhtimiseks vajalike otsuste vastuvõtmine.

FEST19-DV sensorite hulka kuulub 3 kaamerat, LiDAR ja INS. LiDAR annab vormelit ümbritsevast keskkonnast punktipilve ja INS saadab arvutile informatsiooni nii vormeli lineaar- ja nurkkiirenduse kohta kui ka GPS infot. Kahte kaamerat kasutatakse stereoseadistuses koonuste kauguse hinnangu saamiseks ning keskmise kaameraga vaadatakse kaugemale ette, et leida ka eemal asuvate koonuste asukoht ja värv. Sensoritest läheb info edasi SLAMi (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping), mis moodustab tundmatust keskkonnast kaardi ja samal ajal paigutab sõiduki tehtud kaardile. Raja kaardistamine on vajalik, sest võistlusrada ette ei teata ning pärast esimese ringi lõpu tuvastamist on vormelil võimalik ehitatud kaardi põhjal oma trajektoori pikemalt ette arvutada. SLAMiga ehitatud kaart saadetakse edasi trajektooriplaneerijasse, mis leiab optimaalse teekonna koonuste vahel ning arvutab nii rooli nurga kui ka soovitud sõiduki kiiruse, mis saadetakse auto süsteemidele tagasi, et vormelit rajal juhtida. 


          

Comment on A Day Wandering Beautiful Vienna by Emma

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What an absolutely amazing looking place, I've been wanting to visit Vienna (and the rest of Austria) for a while. The cakes look delicious, and I love how you found some funny and wonderfully weird things in Vienna too. I can't believe how clean it is, for a European city (as much as I love Europe), I mean come on! Wow! How many days would you recommend there?
          

Europe forecast: Unsettled & cold - Milder east, Nov 07 - 05:43

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Staying unsettled and cold for much of central and western Europe, milder in the east Thursday Rain affecting northern Spain on Thursday, some of it heavy. Central and southern Spain should be dry with sunny spells, although sopme showers may affect far southern coasts and hills. Showers in the Balearics with further showers in Corsica and Sardinia. Heavy showers, some thundery for southern Italy and Sicily. Showers too for western Greece but dry for most. Turkey shoud be dry with good spells of sunshine. Rain and wind for the west of France, few showers in the east. Some heavy periods of rain in the Low Countries, these also affecting the far west of Germany. eastern Germany should be dry with sunny spells although Poland will too be dry. Some showers for Jungary but dry in Austria. Rain in western Switzerland. Denmark will have sunny spells and scatered showers. These scattered showers affecting the Baltic States too. Finland will be chilly and dry. A few showers in eastern Sweden but dry elsewhere. Mostly dry and chilly in Norway.

Friday Wet in northern a href="http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/Spain.htm" TARGET="_top">Spain through Friday. The south will be dry and sunny but cold. Showers and rain in the Balearics and this rain will be affecting Corsica and Sardinia too. More rain in central and northern parts of Spain. a href="http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/Greece.htm" TARGET="_top">Greece will have a few showers in the west. Much of Turkey should be dry and sunny. Rain affects western a href="http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/France.htm" TARGET="_top">France. Brighter and drier to the north and east. More showers to come in the Low Countries with rain for southern Germany. Northern Germany should be dry. Poland will be dry and mild with sunny spells, wilst it also stays dry in Hungary. Austria and Switzerland will hacve periods of rain. Denmark will have a mix of sunshine and showers. More rain in southern a href="http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/Sweden.htm" TARGET="_top">Sweden. The Baltic States will be mild with broken cloud with mild weather too in Finland. Norway will be chilly ad dry with sunshine.


          

Golf-Lewis, Schwab share first-round lead at Turkish Open

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England's Tom Lewis and Austria's Matthias Schwab shared a one-shot lead after both carded a seven-under-par 65 in the first round of the Turkish Airlines Open in Antalya on Thursday.

          

European Tour Turkish Airlines Open Scores

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Nov 7 (OPTA) - Scores from the European Tour Turkish Airlines Open on Thursday -7 Tom Lewis (England) 65 Matthias Schwab (Austria) 65 -6 David Lipsky (USA) 66 Alex Noren (Sweden) 66 Thomas Pieters (Belgium) 66 -5 Thomas Detry (Belgium) 67 Benjamin Hebert (France) 67 Scott Jamieson (Scotland) 67 Joost Luiten (N

          

European Tour WGC- HSBC Champions Scores

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Nov 3 (OPTA) - Scores from the European Tour WGC- HSBC Champions on Sunday -19 Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) 67 67 67 68 Xander Schauffele (USA) 66 69 68 66 -17 Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa) 68 69 65 69 -15 Abraham Ancer (Mexico) 68 71 67 67 Victor Perez (France) 65 71 71 66 Matthias Schwab (Austria) 67 71 69 66 -14 Matthew Fitzpatrick (England) 66 67 70

          

Holocaust survivor and step-sister of Anne Frank, Eva Schloss, to share story in Spokane

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Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss will tell her story in Spokane on Thursday night.

Schloss, who is the step-sister of Anne Frank, will tell her story of survival, loss and triumph.

Schloss survived escape from her homeland in Austria, according to her website. She spent two years hiding in Amsterdam and was captured on her 15th birthday. She then spent nine months in the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, where she tragically lost her father and brother.

Through her public talks, Schloss spreads the message of peace and love. She has also weaved those themes into her three books; "Eva's Story," "The Promise" and "After Auschwitz."

Thursday night's event has been moved to the First Interstate Center for the Arts to accommodate a larger crowd. Tickets are still available for purchase and all proceeds will support Jewish life in the Inland Northwest.

Click here for more information on tickets.

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The summer slopes of St Anton am Arlberg

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This Austrian town is known as 'the birthplace of alpine skiing' but it's just as charming in summer - without the crowds and the expense!

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Week 45/2019 - Eurovision Radio International - 06 Nov 2019 - Michael Rice Interview - PODCAST AVAILABLE NOW

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Download this week's edition of Radio International
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Also listen to other Eurovision Shows:
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Radio International - The Ultimate Eurovision Experience

Radio International - The Ultimate Eurovision Experience is broadcast from Malta's Radio 105FM on Sunday evenings from 1800 - 2100 hours CET. The show is also broadcast on Castlepoint FM in the United Kingdom on Wednesday evenings from 2000 - 2300 hours CET as well as on the Facebook Page of Eurovision Radio International. Find out more details of how to tune in - click here.

Join in this Wednesday 30 October 2019 live from 2000 - 2300pmCET live on Castlepoint FM for Eurovision Radio International taking you through the autumn of 2019 with lots of good music and features related to the Eurovision Song Contest.

November - and into the month of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019, Europe's Eurovision Countries are gearing up for the selection of their country's entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 but also the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 is around the corner on Sunday, 24 November 2019 from Gliwice, Poland. But also many Eurovision Fanclubs (OGAEs) are having their annual club meetings and events around the contest. Radio International keeps you up to date with these events. See below what is planned for the show. 


AT A GLANCE - ON THE SHOW THIS WEEK
  • Interview with Michael Rice (United Kingdom 2019) done at OGAE UK's EUROBASH 2019 in Leeds
  • Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 - Thsi year's songs and trip back through the years
  • Eurovision Top 5 Flashback
  • Eurovision Cover Spot and The Eurovision Birthday File with David Mann
  • Eurovision Spotlight: The Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest with Ross Bennett
  • Eurovision News from escXtra.com with Nathan Waddell
  • Eurovision EUROVISION CALENDAR with Javier Leal
  • Your music requests
  • New Music Releases by Eurovision artist

Interview with Michael Rice (United Kingdom 2019):
The OGAE UK's annual edition of EUROBASH took place on 12 October 2020 in Leeds, United Kingdom with the participation of over 180 national and international plus four Eurovision artists were invited to attend the convention. Justs (Latvis 2016), Esther Hart (Netherlands 2003), Michael Rice (United Kingdom 2019 and Eurovision Winner 1992 Linda Martin (Ireland 1983 and 1992). Last week Radio International aired an interview with Eurovision Winner 1992, Linda Martin. This week enjoy the interview with the charming UK representative to the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 - Michael Rice who performed the song "Bigger than us" penned by John Lundvik from Sweden. Unfortunately, this year's UK entry became last in the Grand Final at Number 26.  Radio International's JP, Chris and Salman met the charming singer for an interview during EUROBASH 2019 in Leeds. This interview will be broadcast on Radio International this week.

Michael Rice (United Kingdom 2019) with JP, Chris and Salman

 Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019: The 17th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be staged in the Gliwice Arena, Poland on Sunday, 24 November 2019 with 19 countries participating. In 2018, Poland won with Roxana and the song "Anyone I want to be" and a decision was taken by Polish Broadcaster TVP to stage the 2019 edition in Gliwice. In the run up to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 Radio International will be devoting a part of the weekly show to the music contest for the kids. You will hear some previous winners, highlights and of course also the 19 songs that are competing this year. The official website of the event is available here - Junior Eurovision and more detailed info is available here



Plus there will be Eurovision News, Birthday File, Cover Spot, Calendar and new releases by Eurovision artists.


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THE PLAY LIST

1.
Erik Rapp
Faller
Junior Eurovision 2011, Sweden, Number 9

2.
Privat ft Erik Rapp
Marmor
NEW RELEASE: Nov 2019, Sweden

3.
Vicky Leandros
Come what may (Apres Toi)
Eurovision Winner 1972, Luxembourg
United Kingdom Charts 1972, April, Number 2

4.
Roxana Wegiel
Anyone I want to be
Junior Eurovision Winner 2018, Poland

5.
Roxana Wegiel
Half of my heart
NEW RELEASE: Nov 2019, Poland

6.
Conchita Wurst
Rise Like A Phoenix
Eurovision Winner 2014, Austria

7.
Diggi-Loo, Diggi-Ley
The Herreys
Eurovision Winner 1984, Sweden

8.
Gabriela Gunčíková
I stand
Eurovision 2016, Czech Republic, Number 25

9.
Laura Tesoro
What’s the pressure
Eurovision 2016, Belgium, Number 19

10.
Laura Tesoro
Press Pause
NEW RELEASE : Oct 2019, Belgium

8.
Conchita Wurst
Under the gun
NEW RELEASE: Nov 2019, Austria

11.
Carl Espen
Silent Storm (Rykkinnfella Remix)
Eurovision 2014, Norway, Number 8

12.
Lukas Gournitzka
Silent Storm (Cover)
Eurovision 2014, Norway, Number 8

13.
Corry Brokken
Net Als Toen
Eurovision Winner 1957, The Netherlands

14.
Lennie Kuhr
De Troubadour
Eurovision Winner 1969, The Netherlands

15.
Linda Williams
Het is een wonder
Eurovision 1981, The Netherlands, Number 9

16.
Maxine and Franklin Brown
De Eerste Keer
Eurovision 1996, The Netherlands, Number 7

17.
De Toppers
Shine
Eurovision 2009, The Netherlands, Semi Final 2 Number 17

18.
Roko
The Dream
Eurovision 2019, Croatia, Semi Fina 2 Number 14

19.
Roko feat. Messenger
Krila
NEW RELEASE: Nov 2019, Croatia

20.
Gianluca Bezzina
Tomorrow
Eurovision 2013, Malta, Number 8

21.
Michael Rice
Bigger than us
Eurovision 2019, United Kingdom, Number 26

22.
Max and Anne
Samen
Junior Eurovision 2018, Netherlands, Number 13

23.
Matheu
Dans met jou
Junior Eurovision 2019, Netherlands

24.
Darija Vracevic
Podigni glas (Raise your voice)
Junior Eurovision 2019, Serbia

25.
Julia Chmielarska
Oszukujesz sie (You are kidding yourself)
NEW RELEASE: Nov 2019, Poland

26.
Dunja Jeličić
Uh la la la
Junior Eurovision 2016, Serbia, Number 17


          

IRON MAIDEN Announces Spring/Summer 2020 'Legacy Of The Beast' Tour Dates

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British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN have announced nearly three dozen shows for next spring and summer as part of their acclaimed "Legacy Of The Beast" tour. After a six-date run in Australia and New Zealand in May, they will play in Japan and the Philippines, before traveling to Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Tel Aviv, Israel. MAIDEN will then return to Europe for a number of festival appearances and headlining shows in Finland, Germany, United Kingdom, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Holland, France, Austria, Italy, Portugal and Spain. IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson said in a statement: "We've had a fantastic time on the 'Legacy' tour so far, and the reaction everywhere to the stage show and all the crazy props (and Eddie!) I get to play with has been phenomenal. The whole band has been having such fun, we're really excited to bring this production back out on the road next year." The concept for the "Legacy Of The Beast" tour was inspired by MAIDEN's mobile game and comic book of the same name. The stage set design features a number of different but interlocking "worlds" with a setlist covering a large selection of 1980s material with a handful of surprises from later albums to add diversity. MAIDEN's current set includes a Spitfire buzzing the stage during the opening number, "Aces High". The plane is a 90-percent-sized replica of an actual Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb registration number AA 853 from 302 Squadron that saw active duty in 1941. MAIDEN's 2019 North, South and Central America trek comprised 44 shows in six countries, which, combined with the band's 2018 European dates, means that the group has already taken the "Legacy Of The Beast" show to over one and three quarter of a million fans around the globe. The first leg of the "Legacy Of The Beast" tour opened in Europe last year to outstanding critical acclaim, not just by the 750,000-plus fans who came to see the show but right across national press and rock media, including The Times (U.K.) newspaper calling it "an extraordinary show filled with world class theatrics… a masterclass in performance and staging." IRON MAIDEN's 2020 tour dates: May 01 - Perth, Australia, RAC Arena (w/ KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) May 03 - Adelaide, Australia, Entertainment Centre (w/ KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) May 05 - Brisbane, Australia, Entertainment Centre (w/ KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) May 07 - Sydney, Australia, Qudos Bank Arena (w/ KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) May 11 - Melbourne, Australia, Rod Laver Arena (w/ KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) May 13 - Auckland, New Zealand, Spark Arena (w/ KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) May 16 - Manila, Philippines, Pulp Summer Slam May 19 - Tokyo, Japan, Pia Arena MM May 20 - Tokyo, Japan, Pia Arena MM May 22 - Osaka, Japan, [venue to be confirmed] May 27 - Dubai, UAE, Coca-Cola Arena May 30 - Tel Aviv, Israel, Bloomfield Stadium (w/ ORPHANED LAND) Jun. 5-7 - Tampere, Finland, Rockfest Jun. 09 - Bremen, Germany, Buergerweide (w/ DISTURBED & AIRBOURNE) Jun. 10 - Cologne, Germany, Rhein-Energie-Stadium (w/ AIRBOURNE & LORD OF THE LOST) Jun. 13 - Donington, UK, Download Festival Jun. 15 - Belfast, UK, Belsonic Festival Jun. 18 - Dessel, Belgium, Graspop Metal Meeting Jun. 20 - Copenhagen, Denmark, Copenhell Jun. 23 - Berlin, Germany, Waldbuehne (w/ AIRBOURNE & LORD OF THE LOST) Jun. 25 - Oslo, Norway, Tons Of Rock Jun. 27 - Gothenburg, Sweden, Ullevi Stadium (w/ ALTER BRIDGE & AIRBOURNE) Jun. 30 - St Petersburg, Russia, Ice Palace (w/ AIRBOURNE) Jul. 02 - Moscow, Russia, VTB Arena Dynamo Central Stadium (w/ AIRBOURNE) Jul. 05 - Warsaw, Poland, PGE Narodowy (w/ WITHIN TEMPTATION & LORD OF THE LOST) Jul. 07 - Prague, Czech Republic, Sinobo Stadium (w/ AIRBOURNE & LORD OF THE LOST) Jul. 09 - Weert, Holland, Evenemententerrein (w/ Alter BRIDGE & AIRBOURNE) Jul. 11 - Paris, France, Paris La Defense Arena (w/ AIRBOURNE & AVATAR) Jul. 16 - Wiener, Austria, Neustadt Stadium (w/ AIRBOURNE & LORD OF THE LOST) Jul. 18 - Stuttgart, Germany, Mercedes-Benz Arena (w/ AIRBOURNE & LORD OF THE LOST) Jul. 20 - Bologna, Italy, Sonic Park (w/ AIRBOURNE & LORD OF THE LOST) Jul. 23 - Lisbon, Portugal, Estadio Nacional (w/ WITHIN TEMPTATION & AIRBOURNE) Jul. 25 - Barcelona, Spain, Olympic Stadium (w/ WITHIN TEMPTATION & AIRBOURNE)

          

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    Viena: por qué merece la pena conocer sus palacios... y sus cloacas

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    Este año, Viena celebra dos versiones contrapuestas de sí misma. Por un lado, la Weiner Staatsoper, la Ópera Estatal de Viena, cumple 150 años (se inauguró el 25 de mayo de 1869 con una representación del «Don Giovanni» de Mozart a la que acudieron el emperador Francisco José y Sissi) como un símbolo de la Viena elegante y culta, de palacetes suntuosos y amplias avenidas, de cafés y tertulias de intelectuales. Por otro, es el 70 aniversario de «El tercer hombre», la película de Carol Reed que retrataba de forma excepcional la Viena de posguerra, destrozada por los bombardeos y por la que pululaban personajes a quienes sería demasiado caritativo describir como de moral dudosa. Un periodo al que los vieneses dieron la espalda durante mucho tiempo (la película fue un fracaso en Austria, donde solo estuvo cinco semanas en cartelera), pero que ahora algunos reexaminan tomando esta cinta como excusa. Empecemos por la Viena monumental. Curiosamente, la Ópera tampoco fue popular en su momento. El proyecto de este edificio neorrenacentista recibió un sinnúmero de críticas durante su construcción y ninguno de los dos arquitectos que la diseñaron llegó a verla acabada: Eduard van der Nüll se suicidó en 1868 y August Sicard von Sicardsburg murió poco después de tuberculosis. Pero esos comienzos polémicos no impidieron que se convirtiese en uno de los grandes templos mundiales de la ópera, por donde han pasado todos los grandes intérpretes y que ha tenido directores del renombre de Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss o Herbert von Karajan. Hoy en día tiene una temporada que dura diez meses y durante la que se representan cincuenta óperas (con cinco o seis estrenos por temporada) y quince ballets. Merece la pena hacer una de las visitas por la Ópera (disponibles con guía en español) para ver salas tan exclusivas como el salón privado de Francisco José –que hoy en día puede alquilarse para el entreacto por 500 euros–, conocer la historia del edificio, admirar los mármoles y los tapices que lo decoran y –en los días que no hay ensayo, generalmente los domingos y en verano– ver la impresionante tramoya: 1.500 metros cuadrados de bastidores por los que se mueven durante las funciones equipos de 250 tramoyistas. Pese a la elegancia de la Ópera, está abierta a todo el mundo y las localidades más baratas (de pie) pueden llegar a costar tan solo 3 euros. Welles nunca bajó a las alcantarillas, pero su imagen está presente en los toursUna de las curiosidades que se aprenden durante la visita es que el 80 por ciento del edificio hubo de ser reconstruido tras la Segunda Guerra Mundial debido a los daños causados por los bombardeos. Esto nos pone en situación para meternos en la Viena de «El tercer hombre»: blanco y negro, ruinas, música de cítara de Anton Karas (a quien el equipo de la película descubrió durante el rodaje cuando tocaba en una taberna cualquiera) y Orson Welles levantando la ceja de modo fascinante en el portal del número 8 de la Schreyvogelgasse, en el que la puerta impide hoy en día que uno pueda recrear el gesto escondiéndose en las sombras del dintel. La noria del Prater de VienaHay otros escenarios que siguen siendo muy reconocibles: el Palais Pallavicini, en la Josefs Platz, donde vivía Harry Lime y a donde llega Holly Martins al comienzo de la película; el Café Mozart, al que la cinta cambiaba de ubicación; la Maria am Gestade, iglesia gótica del siglo XV delante de la que pasa la persecución del final de la película; y, cómo no, la noria del Prater, uno de los rincones más conocidos de Viena y donde a uno le cuesta no dar rienda suelta a los impulsos de villano para soltar un discursito cínico sobre los Borgia y los relojes de cuco suizos. Hasta es posible bajar a las alcantarillas, cosa que no hizo Orson Welles, que tenía demasiado caché como para mancharse los zapatos y prefirió rodar esas escenas en un estudio de Londres, dejando que fuese un extra quien aguantase el mal olor. Las visitas –en alemán o en inglés– resultan algo pesadas, pero tiene gracia ver las escenas del clímax de la película proyectadas en los muros de hormigón de los canales (junto a joyas del audiovisual austriaco que también rodaron allí, como capítulos de «Rex: un policía diferente» o algún videoclip de Falco). Una de las salas del Museo del Tercer Hombre - THIRD MAN MUSEUM Pero la visita imprescindible para los amantes de esta película (o para quienes tengan curiosidad por la Viena de posguerra) es el Museo de «El tercer hombre», un proyecto personal de una pareja enamorada del cine y de la Historia: Gerhard Strassgschwandtner y Karin Höfler. Entre los dos han reunido cientos de elementos relacionados con la cinta: carteles,piezas del vestuario, guiones con notas de los actores, cámaras, fotografías y hasta la cítara original de Anton Karas. Además, parte del museo proporciona el contexto histórico de la ciudad, tanto en la política como en la vida cotidiana, entre los años 30 y los 50.
              

    2016 Giant Slalom Men’s World Cup World Preview

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    The 2016 Giant Slalom Men’s World Cup is now well underway. It took to the slopes at Sölden (Austria) back in October and after a break in November the action will be ramping up again over the next few weeks. Next up is Beaver Creek (US) on 6 December (check out the course profile and map) […]
              

    Zabytkowy drogowskaz do cmentarza wojennego

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    Podczas I Wojny Światowej władze austro-węgierskie przykładały bardzo dużą wagę do oddawania odpowiedniego hołdu poległym żołnierzom. Budowa cmentarzy miała wymiar polityczno-propagandowy. Po wojnie cmentarze wojenne miały stać się miejscami pielgrzymek i patriotycznych uroczystości. Za odpowiednią formę cmentarzy odpowiadały specjalne jednostki zatrudniające austriackich architektów i artys...... Więcej
              

    Reply to Lo mejor y lo peor del festival on Mon, 04 Jun 2018 09:29:04 GMT

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    Aún recuperándome pero ya con ganas de más el año que viene...

    Lo Mejor:

    • Los artistas. Como siempre nos llevamos grandes momentos para el recuerdo gracias a los músicos, djs, etc... ¡Que viva la música!
    • Especial mención para los artistas del Pro (tanto día como noche). Nos encanta poder descubrir grupos Koreanos, Austriacos, etc... gracias a ese escenario. Creo que para ellos también es un lujazo.
    • Muy fan del nuevo camino que habéis abierto para ir del Pitchfork al Pro. Nos encantaba hacer ese paseo cada día pasando además por el escenario de "Dj Robot" :)
    • Nuevo tamaño y colocación del Night Pro, y con barras! Muchísimo mejor ahora.
    • Escenario Dj Radio Primavera. Muchísimas gracias por darnos la opción de Djs de indie para los que no somos tanto de electrónica. Había poquita gente pero yo creo que por desconocimiento.
    • Colocación de barras y baños en Pitchork-Adidas. Ha mejorado en espacio.
    • Muy bien también el número de baños y calidad/limpieza de los mismos. Habéis mejorado mucho en ese aspecto y se ve menos gente teniendo que ir a los juncos.
    • El Hidden en abierto y sin tickets me parece perfecto. Aún así creo que hay margen de mejora ahí (Sonido, acceso, etc...)

    Lo Peor:

    • Veo que va a ser generalizado pero lo peor, de largo, la gestión de las barras. En algunos casos pocos camareros, algunos no se enteraban ni que le estabas pidiendo (También hay que decir que hemos pillado algunos/as majísimos y eficientes), pero de largo lo peor es que el sábado a las 1:00 te vayas antes de Arctic Monkeys para aprovechar a pedir en alguna barra vacía y tengas que ir no a 1, ni a 2 si no a 3 escenarios distintos hasta conseguir dar con 1 barra que le quedase Whisky y Cola Zero (estar en Mordor y acabar teniendo que pedir en Pitchfork es telita). Que en un festival con tantas ediciones a sus espaldas no quede bebida a la 1:00 del sábado (quedando todavía bastantes horas de festival) me parece tremendo y de una pésima gestión de barras (aparte de perjudicial para vosotros por el dinero que se deja de ingresar).
      Ah! Y encima las cervezas no las llenaban hasta el tope. Un camareros nos dijo que eran las instrucciones que les habían dado. A ver, a 5 € una cerveza no creo que pase nada por llenarla hasta el tope.
    • Los carteristas. Yo mismo tuve que tener un enfrentamiento para parar a uno que estaba metiendo la mano en el bolso de una chica durante el concierto de Confidence Man en Ray-Ban. He leído que se detuvo a uno con 29 móviles robados. Sé que es algo que se escapa de vuestro control pero tengo que mencionarlo.
    • Desde siempre he sido muy fan de la parte del Primavera de día, sacrificando sueño por ir a ver los conciertos en la Ciutadella, CCCB, etc.. y este año ha sido muy pobre tener solo el Pro. Al haber solo un escenario se producían los lógicos parones de cambio de escenario sin que hubiese nada que hacer cuando el año pasando podías ir cambiando de escenario. No le veo tampoco mucha lógica a montar el otro escenario solo para el domingo (de hecho el sábado ya estaba montado y se podía haber usado).
    • Veo que varios ponéis el sonido como lo mejor pero para mí (Y amigos) lo hemos notado peor que otros años, menos "limpio". En pocos casos, como Slowdive, pudimos decir que qué bien había sonado.
    • Mordor. Definitivamente Mordor no es para mí.
    • Falta de Auditori viernes y sábado. Yo era de los que pensaba que habría alguna sorpresa y no...
    • Después de los Unexpected del año pasado yo creo que todos esperábamos más sorpresas este año (eso más que problema vuestro es nuestro, de montarnos historias en nuestra cabeza jajaja)
    • Pasan los años y sigo sin tener muy claro porque hace falta una tarjeta y no vale con una pulsera como en otros festivales, o que la propia pulsera lleve el chip/código de la tarjeta. Un amigo se la dejó en casa un día y tuvo que volver a por ella. Ya que está al menos que valiese para más cosas.
    • Lo he leído también antes, hubo algunos momentos que el olor en el camino del Pitchfork al Primavera era insoportable. No era el olor de siempre que llega a veces en el Forum, era como de vómitos acumulados. Nauseabundo.
    • Demasiada gente el miércoles... Creo que el año que viene nos saltamos la fiesta de inauguración.
    • Algunos artistas no estaban en el horario o recinto adecuado. Supongo que aquí entran en juego muchos factores pero, por ejemplo, Cigarettes after sex tenían que haber tocado mucho antes. Lo único que se consigue poniéndolos a esa hora es que la gente desconecte y se ponga a hablar.

              

    True Full-Stack Marketing

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    Yeah, you’ve seen the creepy robot dogs opening doors and getting knocked down only to get back up again (which I know I’ve seen in a movie scene starring a certain Austrian-born muscle dude who may have possibly run the state of California at one time) But the machines are really coming to disrupt the […]
              

    Rage Against the Machine Learning

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    Yeah, you’ve seen the creepy robot dogs opening doors and getting knocked down only to get back up again (which I know I’ve seen in a movie scene starring a certain Austrian-born muscle dude who may have possibly run the state of California at one time) But the machines are really coming to disrupt the […]
              

    Von: Linz: Critical Mass 25. Juli 2008 at Critical Mass Austria

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    [...] Autofahrer verweigert wird.“ – so wird die Critical Mass oft charakterisiert, z.B. auf www.criticalmass.at. Sich den Platz nehmen, der einem vorenthalten wird, heißt aber nicht, sich auf den Platz [...]
              

    Новая виртуальная ОСь — 01.11.2019

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     Proxmox VE 6.0-1

    Дистрибутив системы виртуализации, основанный на  Дебиане, разработанный компанией  Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH, спонсируемой Internet Foundation Austria. Используются гипервизоры KVM и LXC (начиная с версии 4.0, в версиях до 3.4 включительно вместо него использовался OpenVZ). Администрирование сервера и виртуальных машин производятся с помощью веб-интерфейса (либо через консоль), графическая среда рабочего стола не предусмотрена (но достаточно легко устанавливается). Файл образа винта после установки системы — 1.9 Гб, после установки графического сервера и окружения — 3,3 Гб.

     Proxmox

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    Woman's sex toy sparks terror alert at Vienna concert hall

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    A bomb squad was deployed in the Austrian capital of Vienna when a woman's vibrator began buzzing in the handbag she left in the cloakroom of one of the poshest concert halls in the city.
              

    UK and US place have fewer doctors than Costa Rica, Lithuania and Russia

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    A report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development revealed that Greece, Austria and Portugal have the most doctors per head among developed countries.
              

    Comment on High Scores: Firelink Make Punishing Metal Inspired By “Dark Souls” by Dimitri | Realityfade

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    Another amazing Dark Souls inspired band is Dayum from Austria. We're releasing both their albums in physical format. Check it out here: https://realityfaderecords.bandcamp.com
              

    Ski Chalets in Spain/France/Switzerland/Austria - £250 a week

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    Southampton, Hampshire / £250 per Annum / Permanent
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    Music Submission, Wagner the Band

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    Wagner the Band

    WAGNER THE BAND
    With the album "Awkward Hearts" the Austrian singer and songwriter Rainer Wagner presents his first solo album under the stage name Wagner the Band.

    The music is a captivating mix of Soul, Funk, Blues and elemental Rock, or simply, as the band members describe it: Soul Rock. The earthy songs are brand new and yet sound familiar, like the soundtrack of our lives.
    They are reminiscent of the greats of American music of the last decades.

    The lyrics tell straight from love - the longed for, the won, the lived and the lost.
    The first single "Beast of Joy", an energetic funk-rock song, has already been released and earned the band benevolent reviews.  

    ''Awkward Hearts'' will be available for download and streaming on the 5th of November 2019.
     
    Rainer Wagner – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
    Gregor Huber – Organ, E-Piano, Mellotron
    Michael Fink – E-Guitar
    Moritz Holy – Bass
    Max Legat – Drums
     
    Facebook: @wagnertheband
    Instagram: @wagner_the_band
     
    Press and booking:
    Rainer Wagner
    0043 650 45 30 348

              

    Moscow awards half a billion rubles in compensation for land where the ex-mayor’s wife once spent more than 11 billion rubles reportedly for a golf club

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    Moscow Arbitration Court judge Maksim Makhalkin has awarded the city a plot of land in the Khoroshevo-Mnevniki District for the construction of a new subway station on the Bolshaya Koltsevaya line. The owner of the land, an Austrian company called “Reno Immobilienhandels GmbH,” will receive more than 529 million rubles ($8.3 million) in compensation.
              

    MADRM a prezentat raportul de performanță a sectorului de apă pentru anul 2018

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    7 noiembrie 2019, Chișinău - Ministerul Agriculturii, Dezvoltării Regionale și Mediului (MADRM), a prezentat raportul de performanță a sectorului de apă pentru anul 2018. Documentul a fost elaborat de experți străini în cadrul unui proiect de mediu, finanțat de Agenția Elvețiană pentru Dezvoltare și Cooperare și Agenția Austriacă pentru Dezvoltare.

     

    Prezentarea a avut loc pe parcursul a două zile, 5-6 noiembrie 2019, în cadrul un atelier de lucru, desfășurat la MADRM și a  reunit reprezentanți ai instituțiilor de resort, experți, dar și alți actori principali interesați de sectorul de apă.

     

    Documentul constituie un instrument de supraveghere și evaluare, ce asigură monitorizarea anuală a progreselor, realizărilor, dar și a provocărilor din sectorul de apă. Scopul raportului este de a contribui la planificarea eficientă a resurselor pentru perioadele următoare, precum și pentru a asigura atingerea obiectivelor stabilite în documentele de politici sectoriale.

     

    Expertul internațional în domeniul apelor, Cyrille Vallet, a făcut o prezentare a raportului, inclusiv a contextului global și a necesității elaborării Raportului, dar și a atras o atenție deosebită asupra activităților ulterioare de îmbunătățire a acestuia și de elaborare a următorului Raport, pentru anul 2020.

     

    În context, Secretarul de Stat în domeniul protecției mediului și resurselor naturale, Iuliana Cantaragiu, a menționat necesitatea existenței unui instrument de monitorizare pentru a sprijini alocarea de fonduri pentru îmbunătățirea sectorului de apă și sanitație din țară: ”Actualizat an de an, ar trebui să devină și un instrument de comunicare, să demonstreze că protecția mediului, implementarea strategiei de alimentare cu apă și canalizare, utilizarea infrastructurii de apă, îmbunătățirea cadrului instituțional, poate aduce beneficii pentru întregul sector al apei”.

     

    Pe parcursul desfășurării lucrărilor atelierului, au fost discutate modalitățile de colectare a datelor și au fost identificate posibilități de îmbunătățire a proceselor de colectare a datelor. De asemenea a fost prezentată metodologia de calculare a indicatorilor utilizați în Raport și metodologia de elaborare a Raportului în general.

     

    Cu referire la metodologia de elaborare a Raportului în general și-au expus opiniile reprezentanți ai Ministerului Agriculturii, Dezvoltării Regionale și Mediului, Ministerului Sănătății, Muncii și Protecției Sociale, Ministerului Finanțelor, Agenției Naționale de Reglementare în Energetică,  Biroului Național de Statistică, Asociația „Moldova Apă-Canal”, Agenția de Mediu, Agenția „Apele Moldovei”, Inspectoratului pentru Protecția Mediului, precum și reprezentanți ai Agenției Elvețiene pentru Dezvoltare și Cooperare și ai Agenției Austriece pentru Cooperare.

     

    Reiterăm, raportul de performanță a sectorului de apă pentru anul 2018, a fost elaborat în cadrul proiectului „Consolidarea cadrului instiotuțional în sectorul alimentării cu apă și sanitație din Republica Moldova”, finanțat de către Agenția Elvețiană pentru Dezvoltare și Cooperare și Agenția Austriacă pentru Dezvoltare.

     

    Date de contact:

    Proiectul SDC-ADA

    „Consolidarea cadrului instituțional în

    sectorul alimentării cu apă și sanitație în Republica Moldova”

    Tel: 0 22 204 513

     

     


              

    La Chișinău s-a discutat despre Planul Național de Acțiuni pentru dezvoltarea sectorului culturii de soia

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    6 noiembrie 2019, Chișinău -  Reprezentanți ai Ministrului Agriculturii, Dezvoltării Regionale și Mediului, instituțiilor științifice din domeniu, profesori de la Universitatea Agrară, membri ai Comisiei de stat pentru testarea soiurilor de plante, experți în domeniul producerii soii, dar și producătorii agricoli și companii de distribuție a semințelor, s-au reunit, la Chișinău, în cadrul unui atelier de lucru pentru a discuta despre necesitatea elaborării unui Plan național de acțiuni pentru dezvoltarea sectorului și a lanțului valoric de producere de soia .

     

    Scopul a fost de a spori comunicarea și cooperarea părților interesate, precum și de a impulsiona elaborarea unor acțiuni concrete pentru dezvoltarea sectorului.

     

    Evenimentul a demarat cu prezentarea rezultatelor analizei lanțului valoric al culturii de soia, desfășurate anterior în cadrul proiectului, urmând discuții pe marginea provocărilor și potențialelor soluții pentru depășirea acestora.

     

    La eveniment au participat Dna Georgeta Mincu, Ministrul Agriculturii Dezvoltării Regionale și Mediului, Iva Stamenova, Manager de proiect din partea Delegației Uniunii Europene în Republica Moldova, Alexander Karner, Director de țară, Agenția Austriacă pentru Dezvoltare, Matthias Kroen, Director Donau Soja Austria precum și peste 60 reprezentanți ai părților interesate, cum ar fi producători agricoli, asociații de fermieri, organisme de certificare, unități de procesare, utilizatorii de soia, instituții de educație agricolă,  cercetare și dezvoltare.

     

    Cei prezenți au conchis că important este ca procesul de elaborare a Planului de acțiuni să includă expertiza și perspectiva tuturor componențelor lanțului valoric, iar opiniile, constatările și recomandările participanților vor servi drept bază justificativă pentru elaborarea Planului Național de Acțiuni.

     

    Atelierul a fost desfășurat, în cadrul proiectului finanțat de Uniunea Europeană „Creșterea competitivității sectorului agroalimentar prin integrarea în lanțurile valorice interne și globale, în special în sectorul culturii de soia” (aprile 2018 – martie 2021). Proiectul este implementat de Agenția Austriacă pentru Dezvoltare (AAD) în parteneriat cu Donau Soja Austria și Pro Didactica în colaborare cu Ministerul Agriculturii, Dezvoltării Regionale și Mediului și Ministerul Educației, Culturii și Cercetării din Republica Moldova.


              

    MADRM susține educația agricolă și modifică oferta educațională

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    6 noiembrie 2019, Chișinău - Ministerul Agriculturii, Dezvoltări Regionale și Mediului a aprobat standardele ocupaționale pentru unele meserii/specialități din domeniul agricol: cultivator de legume și fructe, nivel 3 ISCED; agronom (calificare medie) și tehnician-hidroameliorații, nivel 4 ISCED; agronom și inginer – ameliorator, nivel 6 ISCED.

     

    Standardele ocupaționale menționate reprezintă documente importante și relevante sectorului agricol, elaborate în conformitate cu Metodologia de elaborare a standardelor ocupaționale și exprimând solicitările și așteptările pieţei muncii față de oferta educațională. Standardele ocupaționale au fost coordonate cu Ministerul Sănătății, Muncii şi Protecției Sociale.

     

    Întreg procesul de analiză ocupațională, elaborare a profilului ocupațional, standardului ocupațional, validarea acestora, coordonarea cu toți actorii implicați i-a revenit Comitetului sectorial AgroindVET, susținut cu suportul Proiectului Agenției Statelor Unite pentru Dezvoltare Internațională (USAID) Agricultura Performantă în Moldova.

     

    Mai mulți actori implicați în procesul de elaborare/ validare a standardelor ocupaționale au fost instruiți pe parcursul anului cu referire la elaborarea standardelor ocupaționale, în cadrul Proiectului Uniunii Europene DevRAM, Partea I. ”Creșterea competitivității sectorului agroalimentar prin integrarea acestuia în lanțurile valorice interne și globale, în special a sectorului culturii de soia”, implementat de Cooperarea Austriacă pentru Dezvoltare, în parteneriat cu Centrul Educaţional PRO DIDACTICA şi Donau Soja.

     

    În același context, au fost coordonate documentele curriculare pentru învățământ dual la specialitatea Mecatronică mașini și utilaje agricole, elaborate cu suportul Proiectului ,,Reforma structurală în învățământul profesional tehnic în Republica Moldova” și „Promovarea Învățământului Dual pentru Economia Verde“, implementate de către Agenția de Cooperare Internațională a Germaniei (GIZ).

     

    Piața muncii a remarcat necesitatea de pregătire a tehnicienilor mecatronică în domeniul mașinilor și utilajelor agricole, tehnicienilor-hidroameliorații – calificări indispensabile sectorului agricol la ziua de azi.

     

    Astfel, oferta educațională se va extinde și va asigura relevanță şi atractivitate în sectorul agricol, cât și satisfacerea pieţei muncii cu specialiști calificați. 

     

    Menționăm, trei instituții de învățământ profesional tehnic din subordine (Colegiul Tehnic Agricol din Soroca, Colegiul Agroindustrial din Ungheni, Centrul de Excelență în Viticultură și Vinificație din Chișinău ) pregătesc specialiști la programul de formare profesională Mecatronică mașini și utilaje agricole prin învățământ dual.

     

     


              

    Lufthansa Cargo ускоряет модернизацию

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    Авиакомпания Lufthansa Cargo существенно ускоряет модернизацию своего флота, заказав еще два новых грузовых авиалайнера Boeing 777F. На днях наблюдательный совет группы Lufthansa одобрил соответствующую инвестицию. Самолеты будут поставлены авиастроителем в 2020 году и будут базироваться во Франкфурте. 10 более старых грузовых воздушных судов MD-11F, которые уже частично заменены самолетами модели Boeing 777F, будут выведены из эксплуатации до конца 2020 года. «Мы инвестируем в максимальную надежность и существенное снижение выбросов, – прокомментировал новый заказ Петер Гербер, исполнительный директор и председатель правления Lufthansa Cargo. – Модернизация нашего флота является самым большим вкладом, который мы способны сделать в наше будущее в краткосрочной перспективе. Это является ответственным по отношению как к нашей компании, так и к группе в целом». Благодаря более высокой грузовместимости и дальности полета новых воздушных судов, в будущем тех же грузовых результатов можно будет достичь с помощью меньшего числа полетов. По большому счету, после окончательного разворачивания нового флота, клиентам Lufthansa Cargo будут доступны те же грузовые емкости, что и предлагавшиеся ранее с помощью 18 авиалайнеров MD-11F. Помимо собственного флота Lufthansa Cargo использует грузовые емкости четырех грузовых самолетов Boeing 777F, оперируемых компанией AeroLogic. Lufthansa Cargo начала эксплуатировать три своих первых самолета MD-11F в 1998 году ввиду их экономических преимуществ. До 2005 года они заменили собой все четырехмоторные грузовые самолеты во флоте компании. Теперь же MD-11F заменяется двухдвигательным Boeing 777F, который потребляет на 20% меньше топлива и соответственно производит меньше выбросов СО2. Кроме того, новая модель соответствует самым строгим стандартам в части шумового загрязнения, изложенным в Главе 14, Тома I Приложения 16 Конвенции о международной гражданской авиации. Кроме рейсов грузовых самолетов Lufthansa Cargo предлагает грузовое место в багажных отсеках пассажирских самолетов авиакомпаний Lufthansa German Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings и SunExpress. В целом около половины от всего объема воздушных грузов Lufthansa Cargo перевозится в багажных отсеках пассажирских авиалайнеров.

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    1st #VdGMForum | Barcelona, 7-8 February 2014

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    The Vasco da Gama Movement whishes to thank all participants, speakers and supporters of the first PanEuropean meeting for Trainees and Junior Family Doctors, the #VdGMForum !

     

     

    Download the 2014 #VdGMForum programme and abstract booklet by clicking here (PDF, 5MB)

     

    Welcome message

    The Vasco da Gama Movement invites you to be part of the first PanEuropean meeting for Trainees and Junior Family Doctors !

    We are delighted to welcome you to the first Pan European meeting for trainees and junior Family Doctors, the Vasco da Gama Movement Forum, which will be held in the city of Barcelona on 7th-8th February 2014. After organising 8 succesful European PreConferences and co-organising 2 fantastic World PreConferences ahead of the Wonca Conferences between 2005-2013, and alongside preparations for the 2014 VdGM PreConference in Lisbon in July, the Vasco da Gama Movement is ready to take the next step ! 
     
    We are organizing the VdGM Forum, a scientific conference rich in contents, under the title “One Strong Voice for the Family Doctors of the 21st Century”. The programme will be focused on the topics of the Future of Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Out-of-Hours Services, Career Development, Research Skills and Emerging Technologies.
     
    Prior to the VdGM Forum, a vocational exchange will be organized for selected participants, who will have the opportunity to observe GP/FM practices (offices) in Barcelona and learn more about the national organisation of primary care.
     
    We strongly believe that the progress of our movement depends on our colleagues, on whether they share our cause, and on the continuity of our platform; a platform in which members meet regularly and they have the chance to establish and develop good professional relationships, which are essential for launching exciting and aspirational new projects. Alongside trainees and newly qualified (5 years) General Practitioners / Family Doctors, we also welcome senior GP/FD, other specialities but also patients and undergraduate medical students.
     
    For this very reason we are working with great enthusiasm so that you can enjoy a unique scientific and cultural programme.
     
    We warmly invite you all to join us for an amazing conference; we are looking forward to meeting you in Barcelona!
     
    The Host Organising Committee of the First VdGM Forum
     
     

    Speakers

    Confirmed speakers to the VdGM Forum

     

    Enric Aragonès  (Spain) 

    Enric Aragonès, MD, PhD,is a family physician and general practitioner at Constantí Primary Care Centre (Catalan Heath Institute). He is working in research projects in mental health in the primary care area (mainly in clinical and healthcare topics of depression) and is the manager of the Research Group in Mental Health and Primary Care in Tarragona (Primary Care Research Institute IDIAP Jordi Gol). He is member of the Working Group in Mental Health of the CAMFiC (Catalan Society of Family Medicine) and coordinator of the semFYC Working Group in Mental Health (Spanish Society of Family Medicine).

     

    Manuel Campíñez Navarro

    (Spain)

    Manuel Campiñez Navarro. Family physician in EBA Vallcarca, Barcelona. Master in Primary Health Care, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Associate Clinical Professor in the Medicine Department, UAB. Directive Member of the Communication and Health Group in the Spanish Family Physicians Association (SEMFYC). PhD Student in UAB.

    Magdalena Canals

    (Spain)

    Magdalena  Canals Aracil is a family and community doctor. She works in a Health Center in the south of Madrid. She’s member of  the Emergencyand ContinuingCare group of semFYC  and is Family Medicine resident´s tutor in Madrid and Associate Professor of practice in the Complutense University. She has a lot of experience learning basic/advanced live support, she makes with her ESVAP program group (Enseñanza de Soporte Vital en Atención Primaria) many courses all over Spain. She is coordinator of ESVAP program in Madrid.

    Sonia Cibrián

    (Spain)

    Family physician un EBA VAllcarca, Barcelona. Member of the Communication and Health Group in the Spanish Family Physicians Association (semFYC). PhD Student in Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).

    Lorraine Cleaver

    (UK)

    Lorraine Cleaver is a Scottish wife and mother who has petitioned the Scottish Parliament for improved Thyroid diagnosis and treatment. The petition has benefited from the involvement of the Minister for Public Health and is progressing well. After her thyroid was removed in 2006 for Graves disease, Lorraine's health declined by an alarming degree, despite being under the care of an Endocrinologist. Her GP was desperate to help but the system of deferring to the consultant and guidelines made this almost impossible. She recovered her health by working alongside her GP but outwith the established Endocrinology model. Gathering evidence for the petition reinforced that the treatment model for chronic diseases is failing many thousands of patients who go on to develop worsening health and a reliance on polypharmacy. She is optimistic that putting patients at the center of their treatment will help to change this, improving patient's health and enabling GP's to have more autonomy in the patient's care.

    Xavier Cos
    (Spain)
     

    Mercedes Fernández

    (Spain)

    Mercedes Pérez Fernández. GP, specialist in Internal Medicine, Equipo CESCA, Madrid (Spain). President of the Ethical Committee of the Spanish Network of Primary Care, and NoGracias.

    Odile Fernández

    (Spain)

    Odile Fernández. GP. Postgradute in preventive medicine and public health. Author of the book: "Mis Recetas Anticáncer: alimentación y vida anticáncer" ( My recipes anticancer: food and life anticancer). Survivor of stage IV ovarian cancer. She is working in the promotion of nutrition in the prevention and treatment of cancer. 

    Aurora Rovira Fontanals

    (Spain)

    Aurora Rovira Fontanals (Barcelona, 1961). MD (UAB, 1985). Family physician since 1989, working in CAP La Pau (Barcelona) since 1992. Tutor of GP trainees since 1995. Member of Gender Violence network and Primary Care of CAMFiC. Member of Red-CAPS (female healthcare professional’s network).

    Berta Garcia Arbol

    (Spain)

    Medical student at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Currently studying at the University of Alcalá in a national exchange program. Member of Farmacriticxs, a national project of International Federation of Medical Students Associations of Spain (IFMSA-Spain). Member of the organization committee of the second Farmacriticxs- NoGracias conference “Salut amb Seny” at Barcelona, 2011. One month clinical clerkship at Teresina, Brazil through an International Clinical Exchange Program of IFMSA. Member of Red-CAPS, a female healthcare professional’s network.

    Juan Gervas

    (Spain)

    Juan GERVAS. GP, PhD. Equipo CESCA, Madrid (Spain). Honorary professor, public health, Autonomous University, Madrid. Visiting professor, international health, National School of Public Health, Madrid.

    Raquel Gomez-Bravo
    (Spain)
    Dr Raquel Gómez Bravo is a Spanish young family doctor from Alhaurín el Grande Málaga, where she was graduated in 2004 (UAM). She made her Specialization in Family and Community Medicine in Madrid 2005-2009, being very in the Spanish Scientific Society of Family and Community Medicine SemFYC. Chief of Residents of Universitary of Hospital La Paz 2009-2010. Emergency Department of the University Hospital La Paz (Madrid, Spain) (June, 2009 to August 2012). Mentor of trainees: June 2010-August 2012. Teacher at Autonomous University of Madrid: “TAD de Medicina y Cirugía de Urgencias” during 3 years (Academic years 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012), specialize in communication skills and new technologies. Expert in Mental Health in Primary Care (University of Alcalá) 2009. European Expert in Quality Management in Health Care (AENOR) 2011. Nowadays she is the Spanish Representative Member in VdGM Europe Council. Coordinator of Beyond Europe Group in VdGM. VdGM Executive. Liaison with EURIPA and member of EURIPA Executive. Liaison with WWPWFM. Member of Family Violence Special Interest Group and actually working in her PhD about Gender Violence. 

    Ángel González

    (Spain)

    Advertising practitioner with 30 years of experience, half of them in the Healthcare sector. He has been co-President of Publicis Healthcare Spain, heading the Madrid office by managing its change and bringing innovation to lead it to being “the reference of the market on a global scale”. Afterwards, he joined the Madrid office of Global Healthcare as partner and managing director with the responsibility of re-launching it onto the Spanish market. In January 2009, Angel set up Ideagoras, the first fully independent Social Media in Healthcare company established in Spain. He was the founder of #hcsmeuES, leading the tweet-chats during its first year.

    Angelina González Viana

    (Spain)

    Registered Nurse at Barcelona University (1996) worked at cardiac units both in Catalan and English hospitals and for Doctors without Borders in Sierra Leone and Uganda in 2003-2004. MPH in 2005 at Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona. Since 2007 I work at Catalan Public Health Agency. Involved on health promotion programs that connect primary health and municipalities into making easy the healthy options at local level as well as involved in impulsing community health projects in vulnerable areas of Catalonia.

    Prof Amanda Howe

    (UK)

    Prof Amanda Howe was elected as WONCA President-Elect in Prague in June 2013. She will become the first woman to be WONCA President in 2016. She was elected RCGP Honorary Secretary in 2009. Prof Howe practices at the Bowthorpe Medical Centre in Norwich, England and has been Professor of Primary Care at the University of East Anglia since 2001. She has been deeply involved with WONCA since 2000, when she facilitated a workshop for their Working Party on Women and Family Medicine. She is on their Executive, chaired the group from 2007-2009, and hosted an international meeting at UEA in 2009. Prof Howe now serves on the newly created Equity Committee, is a member of WONCA Europe’s Bylaws Committee, and (also as part of her role as RCGP Honorary Secretary), often attends WONCA conferences in Europe and around the world to contribute relevant papers and promote the development of family medicine.
     

    Sebastian Huter

    (Austria)

    Sebastian Huter is a medical student from Austria. He is writing his diploma thesis on "the role of the GPs as point of first contact in the Austrian health care system". As a member of the Austrian Medical Students' Association and the Austrian VdGM-membership organisation "JAMÖ" he participated in and coordinated various projects to advocate for better training in general practice, both during and after medical school.

    Per Kallestrup

    (Denmark)

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    Laminu Kaumi

    (Spain)

    Laminu Kaumi M.D, ETM, MPH, is a final year Resident Doctor in Family and community medicine at Unidad docente Este Madrid, Spain. Graduated at the Latin American school of medicine, Havana with Honours Title (Gold Title, Titulo de Oro) and 7 Academic Awards. Working experience in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa related to global health, tropical medicine and volunteer activities. Presently undergoing a Masters programme in tropical medicine and international health at Universidad autonoma de Madrid. Active Member of the Cuban and Nigerian Medical association.

    Oleg Kravtchenko

    (Norway)

    Born in 1963 to the family of Russian army officer. Graduated Moscow Medical Academy in 1986. Specialized in ENT-surgery at Central Postgraduate University, Moscow, and Eppendorf University, Hamburg. Practiced at the Central Clinical Hospital in Moscow until 1998 when moved to Norway. Studied at Oslo University and then practiced at the Nordland Central Hospital, ENT-dept. and later Ob.-Gyn. dept. Specialized as GP in 2002 and worked in rural practice in Meloey community, Nordland, until summer 2012 when became co-owner at the Fredensborgklinikken, Nordland. Works as a fulltime GP and is an Overseas Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, London, and Vice-President of EURIPA, WONCA. 

    Joanne Lane

    (UK)

    Joanna Lane BA Hons (Oxon).Joanna’s son Chris committed suicide in 2008 at the age of 31. Since then she has been trying her best to raise awareness of neuroendocrine problems after brain injury, with such diverse consequences as getting the issue raised in an Early Day Motion in Parliament, and incorporated into the plot line of a Holby City episode.  She is very willing to speak on post-traumatic hypopituitarism (PTHP) to any audience, and welcomes emails from anyone who believes they may be affected by this condition. Her website is www.headinjuryhypo.org.uk. Before retirement she taught English as a Second Language. She is married with two surviving daughters and two small granddaughters, and lives in Surrey.

    Frederic Llordachs i Marques

    Frederic Llordachs

    (Spain)

    MD with MBA, specialiced in Healthcare Management and Marketing. Direct experience with healthcare insurance, and heathcare management, and interested in medical tourism, innovation in medical devices and new ICT-based healthcare services. Involved in start-ups, like Doctoralia (http://www.doctoralia.com), the global platform for healthcare search and accessibility, and other early stage projects

    Francisco Lupiáñez-Villanueva

    (Spain)

    Associate Professor at School of Information and Communication Science Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and researcher at Internet Interdisciplinary Institute. His research field is focused on Innovative Technologies and eHealth, among others.
    He was a scientific Officer at Information Society Unit - European Commission to work on economic evaluation and modelling of Personal Health Systems.

    Helena Legido-Quigley

    (UK)

    Helena Legido-Quigley, is a Lectuer in Global Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. She has conducted research on European health policy, quality of health care, health systems, chronic conditions, and migrant populations. Her latest research focuses on the impact of the financial crisis and austerity measures on health. Her work has been published in peer reviewed journals such as the Lancet, British Medical Journal and PLOS Medicine. It has also been widely covered in International media including the Economist, the Financial Times and Huffington Post.

    Juan A Lopez-Rodriguez

    (Spain)

    Juan A Lopez-Rodriguez, MD, was born in Frigiliana (Malaga-SPAIN) and graduated from Malaga's University in 2009. He is currently a Primary Care Resident at the Madrid Center Multiprofesional Primary Care Teaching Unit and a member of the Working Group in Mental Health at the semFyC (main National Primary Care Society). He worked as an attending Physician in a Substance Misuse clinic and he owns a Master Degree in Psychopharmacology and Drug Abuse by the Universidad Complutense of Madrid. He is currently also a PhD fellow developing his thesis in the field of Addiction treatment tools for Primary Care with the use of social media and computer assisted programs treatments (conducted by Prof. Gabriel Rubio)

    Job Metsemakers

    (Netherlands)

     
    Prof Job Metsemakers became in 2002 professor and chair of the Department of Family Medicine, at Maastricht University. At the international level, he has been active as consultant in health care reform in Eastern European countries, and in development of family medicine in Indonesia. He has been on the executive board of The European Academy of Teachers in General Practice and Family Medicine (EURACT), and currently is on the Advisory Board of the European General Practice Research Network (EGPRN). For the last six years (until June 2013) he was the Honorary Secretary of WONCA Europe. From 2010-2013 he served on the WONCA membership committee. He succeeded Tony Mathie (UK), in June 2013, to become President of WONCA Europe 2013-2016.
     
    Frederick Miller (Spain) 

    Frederick (Rick) Miller is a physician of Family and Community Medicine trained in the United States. He has spent the last 12 years working in both the US and Spain in medicine and community health. He is a founding member of the network AUPA, which comprises over 75 health centres in Catalunya that are doing community health projects, and was the Scientific Secretary for PACAP (Program for Community Health in Primary Care), of the Spanish Society of Family and Community Medicine. Currently, he works in Barcelona for Advance Medical, a company that provides expert medical opinions to patients in remote areas of the world, and at Codman Square, a community health center in Boston, as a family physician.

    Sergio Minue

    (Spain)

     
    Sergio Minué is a specialist in Family and Community Medicine and professor of Health Policy and Ethics Department in the Andalusian School of Public Health. At this moment he is Director of Innovation and Research in this institution. He is leading some research project related to clinical decision making in primary care, about diagnostic error, and he is working in some international projects about the impact of the economic crisis in health systems. Sergio carries out functions as semFYC representative in WONCA/CIMF. Member of the semFYC group in patient safety, he publishes two blogs ( “El gerente de Mediado” and "La cara Ve”).
    @sminue
     
     Ernesto Mola (Italy)

    Ernesto Mola is a family doctor in Lecce (South of Italy), representative of ASSIMEFAC and President Elect of the network of Italian Associations members of WONCA. He is involved in research and in the vocational training for family doctors as coordinator. He collaborated for the Leonardo Project, designed to involve patients in the management of their chronic conditions.

    Agostinho Moreira de Sousa

    (Portugal)

    Agostinho Sousa is a sixth year medical student at the Abel Salazar Biomedical Sciences Institute (ICBAS) of the University of Porto, Portugal. He is now in his second term as Liaison Officer for Medical Education issues. He also serves as the student representative in the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) and in the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE). His main responsibility is to work with all the external partners that are related to Medical Education.

    Marco Noventa

    (Italy)

    Marco Noventa got his education at University of Padova where in 2002 he got graduated in Science and Agrarian Technologies and attended PhD courses in Michigan State University “management and improvement of animal genetic resources”.  He is responsible beef cattle nutritionist for one of the biggest Italian farmers association (AZOVE)  with more than 50000 heads. He follows all the phases of meat chain production, from selection and purchasing of animals, nutrition, formulation and production of feedstuffs and supplements, premixes and control of meat quality at slaughter houses.

     

    Marie Ennis O'Connor

     

    Nikos Papachristou

     

    Tanja Pekez-Pavlisko

    (Croatia)

    Luisa Pettigrew

    (UK)

    Dr Luisa Pettigrew is a young family doctor in London. Whilst in VdGM (2008-2011) she coordinated the ‘Hippokrates’ international exchange programme, helping secure its first European Union funding grant. In parallel in the UK she helped establish the Royal College of General Practitioners' Junior International Committee to enable the future generation of family doctors in the UK to also further in international activities. In 2013 she was elected as a member at large to WONCA's executive board. Luisa has undertaken a Diploma in International Health (2003) and Master in Health Policy (2011). When possible Luisa has taken time to undertake voluntary work for various NGOs and health organisations in Argentina, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico and Mozambique. In addition she has undertaken work for the World Health Organization and Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. 

    Alba Riesgo

    (Spain)

    Alba Riesgo, MD, PhD, is a family physician who works in the emergency department of the University Hospital in Oviedo, a medium city in the North of Spain. She is working in research projects in emergency medicine, specially in cardiac acute care and acute stroke. She has participated in different multicentric studies about cardiac acute care in Spain and she has also published several papers about this topic in Spanish medical journals. She also has a lot of experience learning basic/advanced live support, she makes with her ESVAP program group (Enseñanza de Soporte Vital en Atención Primaria) many courses all over Spain. She is coordinator of the semFYC Working Group in emergency medicine (Spanish Society of Family Medicine).

    Marta Sastre

    (Spain)

    Marta Sastre Paz is a young family and community doctor. She was traineed in Vallecas, a district in the south of Madrid. For the last two years, she’s been working in a Health Promotion Centre in Villaverde, also in the south of Madrid; nowadays, her work is more community work than individual consultations, working in Health Promotion Centre, CMS Villaverde - Madrid Salud - Ayuntamiento de Madrid. She’s member of PACAP (Community Activities in Primary Care Programm of semFYC) since 2008. “I believe in the need of engaging with the community, and try to be part of it, to promote health and reduce health inequalities.”

    Martin Sattler

    (Luxembourg)

    Martin Sattler is a family physician working since 2010 in Luxemburg. He completed the GP training in Luxemburg and started the national VdGM group in Luxemburg in 2009. The medical studies he completed in various european countries as Germany, France, Sweden and Italy where her get in contact with the different health care systems and where started his special interest for primary care in europe and worldwide. Personal interests are beside promotion of primary care, alternative medicine and health politics, travelling, languages, sports, music and nature.

    Martin Seifert

    (Czech Repubblic)

    Martin Seifert is a young GP in training from the Czech Republic, currently working in two general practices in Prague. He studied medicine in Prague and gathered his medical experience and skills mainly in the University Hospital in Prague, in Granada (Spain), Ufa (Russia), Jeruzalem (Israel), and Regensburg (Germany), where he worked more than two years in neurological rehabilitation. He has finished a 3-year course of study of traditional Chinese medicine and shiatsu, which he practices and continues to study. Dr. Seifert has additionally been studying and practicing therapeutic yoga in the Czech Republic, Spain, and Nepal for the last 12 years. He practices manual medicine of the famous „Prague school“ and he is in psychotherapeutic training focused on psychosomatics. He has volunteered in many foreign countries, such as Ghana, giving lessons about teenage pregnancy. He teaches as an external assistant at the Department of Family Medicine of Charles University in Prague.

    Jordi Serrano Pons

    (Spain)

    Jordi is a General Practitioner and the founder of the UniversalDoctor Project, the main objective of which is to improve multilingual communication between health professionals and patients.
    He is co-founder of Zero Mothers Die, a Global partnership Project using mobile health to improve maternal health.
    He recently started working as a consultant to the WHO and TicSalut Foundation and collaborates very frequently with the Geneva Health Forum as advisor on Innovation and Health cited Forum (Forum of Global Health).
         

     

     

    Preconference: #DesignThinking for Primary Care Workshop

    Design Thinking is about believing we can make a difference, and having an intentional process in order to get to new, relevant solutions that create positive impact.
     
    • It’s human-centred: it begins from deep empathy and understanding of needs and motivations of people
    • It’s collaborative: several great minds are always stronger when solving a challenge than just one.
    • It’s optimistic: Design Thinking is the fundamental belief that we all can create change.
    • It’s experimental: it gives you permission to fail and to learn from your mistakes, because you come up with new ideas, get feedback on them, then iterate.
     
    It has five phases that help navigate the development from identifying a design challenge to finding and building a solution.
     
    The Five Phases of the Design Thinking Process
     
    The Vasco da Gama Movement is developing a fantastic workshop that will enable you to learn firsthand how Design Thinking can be used to innovate in health and healthcare. During this workshop, teams will work together to explore and create solutions to real healthcare challenges.
     
    Design Thinking #1
     
    The participants will work on problems identified and will use the Design Thinking methods to gain a deep understanding of the problem and develop innovative ‘human-centred’ solutions (ie. solutions that truly meet the needs of users). Methods will include user-interviews, observation, brainstorming and rapid prototyping, with the aim of creating solutions that combine human desirability and usability with business viability and technological feasibility.
     
    The workshop will take place in Barcelona just before the 1st #VdGMForum, on 7th February from 9am to 2.30pm. There is only a limited number of places for this workshop. The participation in the workshop will be free of charge. Medical students, other healthcare professionals, people from other professional background and patients are welcome to apply for a place.
     
    The deadline for applications is Tuesday 7th January.
     
    Design Thinking #2
     

    Preconference: Satellite Meetup with the Health 2.0 Barcelona

    Are you a technology enthusiast? Do you believe in the potential of technology that will lead to the Creative Destruction of Medicine? We are delighted to invite you to the Preconference Satellite Meetup with the Health 2.0 Barcelona!

    Health2.0Bcn is an interdisciplinary group where professionals of the health sector join technology lovers with the aim to improve healthcare through the use of new technologies. Health2.0 wants to encourage projects related to health, developed by startups or individuals, offering them visibility, while inspiring others

    This Preconference Satellite Meetup will be held on Thursday 6th February 2014 at 7pm, just a day before the #VdGMForum. A map to the location is available here. The participation is completely free, but we kindly ask you to register here in order to manage the resources that we need for this meetup.

     

    The Programme includes:

     

    1. Presentation of the VdGM
    2. Introduction and overview of the latest trends in health2.0 by health2.0Bcn team
    3. Round table of local GPs who will tell us about the use of 2.0 technologies in their day to day, what's available out there and what's missing. 
     
    Primary care represents a big market segment with special needs, that are not necessarily covered yet by the new technologies. Let's try to fill that gap. 
     
    The confirmed family doctor panelists are:
    • Dra Mireia Sans 
    • Dra Dolors Ruiz  
    • Dra Adriana Bataller 
    • Dr Miguel Angel Mayer 
    • Dr Monica Moro 
    • Dr Jordi Serrano
     
    We hope that this session will be a good occasion for startups to size the opportunities and needs of the primary care, and for primary care doctors to share their experience and best practices in order to spread the benefits of those technologies amongst their GP colleagues.

     

    We would like to thank the organizers Aline Noizet, Frederic Llordachs, Jordi Serrano Pons and Sophie Park for their enthusiastic support and for making this meeting happen.

     

     

    Exchange Programme

    It is our pleasure to offer to all European GP trainees/junior GP visitors the opportunity to discover how GPs in and around Barcelona practice medicine, in the Conference Exchange in Barcelona, just before the first Pan European meeting for trainees and junior Family Doctors, the Vasco da Gama Movement Forum! Between 5-6th February, during the Conference Exchange, we will try to show you our art and science to be a doctor. Therefore, we offer 30 places for European visitors in primary health care urban or rural centres.
     
    You will enjoy 2 days of rotation before the Vasco da Gama Movement Forum begins, which will be held in the city of Barcelona on 7th-8th February 2014. You can join us and be part of the social program we have prepared just to show the skills, knowledge, technology, art, languages, and awesome Barcelona which is always waiting for you. 
     
    We have limited places (12) for those who want to stay in the home of one of our tutors/GP trainers colaborators. Some of them live in rural areas within 2 hours of Barcelona, others in the city of Barcelona.
     
    Also, if you want to stay by your own in the city, we can help you to find cheap accomodation in a nice hostel with good transport communication and location.
     
    We are working with great enthusiasm so that you can enjoy an unforgettable experience that will not disappoint you ! Please take a look also at the detailed schedule of the Exchange, by clicking here.
     
    If you wish to participate in the exchange, please contact your VdGM National Representative.
     
    The selection has finished ! Thank you to everyone who applied !
     

    You can download the final social programme for the exchange by clicking here.

     
     
     

    Place and Time

    The Forum venue is the Collegi Oficial de Metges de Barcelona (www.comb.cat). Here is the venue on Google Maps: Map
    The Forum will take place on 7th and 8th February 2014.
     

     

    Facebook

    Join the Facebook Event to be up to date on news - https://www.facebook.com/events/119640248206586

     

    Twitter

    Join the conversation! We will be tweeting with the #vdgmForum hashtag: http://www.symplur.com/healthcare-hashtags/vdgmforum/
     

    Newsletter

    You can download the Forum Newsletter here: Announcement Issue

     

     

    Scientific Committee

     

    Confirmed sessions - I VdGM Forum

    With the Community,  Against the Grain:  Experiences of community health in Spain
    Frederick Miller, Angelina González Viana, Marta Sastre
    [abstract]
    Panel: Too Much Medicine
    Juan Gérvas, Mercedes Pérez Fernández, Sergio Minué, Berta García
    A Collaborative Care Model to Improve Depression Management in Primary Care: The Indi Project
    Enric Aragonés, Juan A López-Rodríguez
    Alternative Medicine
    Martin Sattler, Martin Seifert
    • The NADA Protocol - Martin Sattler [abstract]
    • Alternative Medicine in Family Medicine and General Practice - Martin Seifert [abstract]
    World Café on Global Health
    Per Kallestrup, Luisa Pettigrew, Laminu Kaumi
    [abstract]
    We Are on Duty
    Alba Riesgo Garcia, Magdalena Canals
    [abstract]
    Panel: Disruptive Innovation - How technology can Help to Reinvent Healthcare
    • Innovation: Connecting the Dots - Ángel González [abstract]
    • Mobile Health - Jordi Serrano Pons

    Panel: Shifting Perspectives: Putting the Patient at the Centre of Healtchare
    Lorraine Cleaver, Joanna Lane, Marie Ennis O’Connor, Odile Fernández, Sebastian Huter , Ernesto Mola

    • e-Patients and GPs, a Joint Venture - Lorraine Cleaver [abstract]
    • Harnessing the e-patient's power - Joanna Lane
    • How e-patients are leading the way in healthcare - Marie Ennis O'Connor
    • When a Doctor Becomes a Patient - Odile Fernández
    • From "Helping a Person" to "Treating a Patient" - How We Lose Patient-Centeredness During Medical Training and How We Get It Back - Sebastian Huter
    • Patient Empowerment - From Pedagogy to Practice - Ernesto Mola [abstract]

    Panel: Emergencies & Out-Of-Hour Service: What Is the Role of GPs in Europe?

    • Out-Of-Hours and Emergency Care - Oleg V. Kravtchenko [abstract]
    How to Identify and Manage Intimate Partner Violence Cases

    Aurora Fontanals, Tanja Pavlisko, Raquel Gomez-Bravo
    [abstract]

     

     

    Abstracts available

    With the Community, Against the Grain:  Experiences of community health in Spain

    Frederick Miller, Angelina González Viana, Marta Sastre

     

    For many health practitioners, even if they appreciate the value of working with their local populations to address important social determinants of health in their communities, they often find that they are working at odds with many issues, from time constraints, to resisant adminstrators, to demands of individual patient care -- that they are working "against the grain".  In the session, we will present community health experiences in Spain at different levels, from the perspective of a center for health promotion, to an public agency for public health, to a description of networks of community health projects in Spain and how in each level these organizations  support community work despite the many challenges.  We will leave ample time for participants to share their experiences in community health in their settings and try to gather some conclusions about how progress can be made in this important aspect of our work.

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    Panel: Too Much Medicine

    Juan Gérvas, Mercedes Pérez Fernández, Sergio Minué, Berta García

     

    Less Is More

    Juan Gérvas

     

    Too much of a good thing is bad. Too much of a good thing may not be wonderful. Tetanus vaccination, every ten years or just a shot at 65? Densitometry, yes or no? Pre-surgery diagnosis test, how much if any? Annual health check-up, no one? Iodine supplement in pregnant women, always? Vitamin D for elderly, why and how much? Statins in primary prevention, needed? Too complex patients and polypharmacy or too simple health system? Cancer screening in the old? Monitoring performance for glucose in patients with diabetes type II? What is the right amount of Pap smear? Medical radiation with no limit? In general the motto should be: "maximum quality, less quantity". In general, "less is more". You can have too much of a good thing. The most obvious things are food and alcohol, an excess of either can make us fat or drunk. What about iron fortification?. We are sorcerer's apprentices. Again, probably, too much of a good thing. Mothers who produced milk with less iron and infants who had decreased iron stores at the time of weaning may have been more likely to survive the transition to solid foods by having limited iron available for pathogens. Contemporary fortification practices may undermine these adaptive mechanisms and increase infant illness risk. As physicians we need to thing and re-exam our daily practice. "When sick I want to be cared for by doctors who doubt every day the value and wisdom of what they do" [Richard Smith].

     

     

     Students and Medicalization

    Berta García

     

    University is the starting point of all that we learn and practice in medicine. It should be a perfect balance between a scientific view, in which evidence is needed in order to support our ideas and practices; and a humanistic principle, in which we are aware of the fact we are treating another human being who deserves respect, and so ethics should be present in all our decisions.
     
    In order to reach this perfect balance several issues are decisive: What and how things are taught, the congruency between theory and practice, and a healthy skepticism regarding what we read. This is crucial as, once we finish university, we are alone in the process of filtering information and making decisions.
     
    The pharmaceutical industry is frequently related, both in an indirect and direct way, to the information we receive. This might seem logical as it -as well as the technology industry-, provides the tools for our everyday practice and is virtually in charge of the continuing medical education. However, the information offered by the pharmaceutical industry is inevitably biased due to the conflict of interests.
     
    The direct contact with a wide range of health professionals throughout university is very educational in this sense, as students are able to see the different approaches in medicine.
     
    Malpractice is not always evident, and in fact most of the time it seems harmless. An example of this is the unnecessary use of diagnosis tests as a way of reassuring patients. Not only can this put the patients at risk but it is also unneeded, as what patients truly seek is information and attention towards their fears and doubts. Another example is what's known as defensive medicine: the excessive use of diagnosis tests as a way of avoiding potential lawsuits. Overdiagnosis is another form of malpractice that is increasingly common.
     
    Fortunately not all is bad news, as medicine students also experience good medical practice, like the rejection of prostatic cancer screenings, the encouragement of breastfeeding, and the education in the rational use of antibiotics. To promote this good clinical practice education schemes should be objective, critical and independent from industrial (commercial) interests.
     
    How common do you think medicalisation and overdiagnosis are? Do they benefit or damage the patients? And what about the healthcare system? What is the role of the pharmaceutical industry in this matter? What solutions can you think of that would guarantee an independent and high-quality education?

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    A Collaborative Care Model to Improve Depression Management in Primary Care: The Indi Project

    Enric Aragonés, Juan A López-Rodríguez

     

    Depression is one of the most important mental disorders and constitutes a public health problem of the first order. By its position in the health system and its accessibility, primary care has a central role in addressing depression and ​​the depressed patients are treated mainly on this level of care. However, there are significant shortcomings in the diagnosis, management and health outcomes in these patients. Previous studies in the U.S. have shown promising results in the treatment of depressive disorder in primary care based on a structured approach, derived from the management of chronic diseases model. Our research group has developed a model to improve the management of depression in primary care with measures applicable in the Spanish health system, and we evaluated this intervention through a randomized controlled trial. The results have verified the hypothesis that the implementation of the INDI programme leads to better outcomes in the management of depression in primary care with respect to the usual care.
    The Indi program for depression management:
    It is a multi component structured program for care of depression based on the model of care for chronic diseases. It includes clinical and organizational measures andtraining.
    It is designed considering its feasibility and the various components incorporated are according to current conditions in the Spanish health system. Particularly new is the empowerment of nursing care for depression. The programme includes structured training for professionals and the availability of clinical guidelines and treatment algorithms based on scientific evidence. Incorporates and promotes the role of the nurse in the care of depression: research on patient needs, design plans of care, psycho-education,  promoting  adherence  to treatment and active and systematic clinical monitoring of patients in collaboration with the physician. With the psychiatric level optimalliaison and support mechanisms were established.

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    World Café on Global Health

    Per Kallestrup, Luisa Pettigrew and Laminu Kaumi

     

    Come join us for a world café on global health!  This session offers a special opportunity for you to meet, explore, discuss and debate with participants the subject of global health. Not sure what global health means or what a world café is? Come and find out!  We will explore subjects such as the global burden of disease; health systems; global health governance; social, economic and environmental determinants of health; cultural diversity and health; human rights and ethics. There will be no café con leche, but there will be some very good global music!

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    We are on duty

    Alba Riesgo Garcia, Magdalena Canals

     

    We are on duty at the health centre or at the hospital. Two of the most common situation that we will see is coronary acute syndrome and stroke. Coronary Acute Syndrome includes ST elevation myocardial infarction, non ST elevation myocardial infarction and unstable angina. In all cases we need to act quickly but each of these have a specific performance. In this session we´ll review the initial assessment and treatment of each both the hospital and in the outpatient scope. Around 15 million people worldwide suffer from stroke every year. Stroke is the first cause of death in women in Spain and the first cause of dependence in Europe. Stroke in a medical emergency and the evolution of the disease will depend in great manner of a good first medical attention. We will see in this session how we have to act in this emergency situation.

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    Alternative Medicine

     

    Martin Sattler, Martin Seifert

    Alternative Medicine in Family Medicine and General Practice

    Martin Seifert
     
     
    Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is often what your patients do to relieve their symptoms before consulting the doctor - or when evidence-based methods don´t show satisfying effect - often in parallel to conventional medical treatment. Some patients prefer to discuss their trials and experiments with you as their doctor, while others do not. If your patients find out that you are unfamiliar with the alternatives, or if you condemn alternative  treatments without knowing anything about them, you risk losing their trust in you as a guide through their health. The popularity of different alternative medicinal methods varies from country to country, among patients as well as doctors. 
    The aim of our interactive workshop is to share and compare internationally the experience with CAM and to learn about attitudes of GPs in different countries. Moderators will give a basic overview on CAM and will try to acquaint you with a number of non-conventional medicinal methods with an emphasis on traditional Chinese and Indian medicine. A practical demonstration will be included. We´ll find out together whether we share a common view of some controversial topics. We will search for positive and negative aspects of CAM from patient and GP perspective. 
    We hope that you choose to join us in our workshop. If you do so, please spend some time beforehand thinking about alternative medicine at your practice and in your country. Try to learn some facts. We are looking forward to seeing you in Barcelona!       
     
     

    The NADA Protocol

    Martin Sattler

     

    History: In the mid-1970s, Michael Smith, a medical doctor at Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx area of New York, modified an existing system of auricular acupuncture into a simple technique for the treatment of many common drug addictions as an alternative to methadone. This selection of ear points proved to be extremely effective in the treatment of addictions, and became what is now referred to as the “NADA protocol.”
    NADA protocol in GP practice: Martin Sattler is a GP working as a partner in a GP practice in Luxemburg since 2010 and using the NADA protocol regularly in the practice also for psychologic disorders like depressions, post traumatic syndrome with very good results. The simple and cost-effective use is making this treatment accessible in any GP practice.

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    Panel: Shifting Perspectives: Putting the Patient at the Centre of Healtchare

    Lorraine Cleaver, Joanna Lane, Odile Fernández, Sebastian Huter, Marie Ennis O’Connor, Ernesto Mola

     

    e-Patients and GPs, a Joint Venture

    Lorraine Cleaver

     

    As a patient with two chronic conditions, I have discovered first hand the benefits and limitations of the internet in managing my health. There is great knowledge to be discovered but great harms can lurk there too for the unwary. Understandably, doctors, and perhaps especially GPs, can be mistrustful of the breadth of knowledge patients bring to their consultations. But working together in a more meaningful way has helped many of us patients and GPs to better outcomes. It has thrown up issues both parties have had with, for example, guidelines, blood tests and the patients own participation in their care. I would like to talk about how my GP and I overcame these issues and successfully managed these complex conditions, reducing medications and illness in the process whilst participating fully as an e patient.

     
     
    Patient Empowerment - From Pedagogy to Practice

    Ernesto Mola

     
    Efforts to improve the quality of healthcare for patients with chronic conditions have resulted in growing evidence supporting the inclusion of patient empowerment as a key ingredient of care. An additional characteristic for the European definition of general practice / family medicine concerning patient empowerment has been approved in 2011 by the European Council of WONCA Europe. 
    The aim of the presentation is to illustrate the meaning of the term “empowerment”, as defined by literature, and the reasons why the European definitions of general practice/family medicine contain patient empowerment as a characteristic of the discipline.
     

     

    Panel: Disruptive Innovation - How technology can Help to Reinvent Healthcare

     

    Innovating by Connecting Dots

    Ángel González

     

    In the new Collaborative Economy we all are entering due to the power of the Social Web it is said that innovation, rather than being a solo one shot aha moment, is a never ending process of connecting dots. Those dots can come from unexpected ideas, thoughts, individuals, at glance perceptions, etc. Sometimes the dots are just over there; many times are hidden in plain sight. During the innovation process you have to hardly believe that, at some point, all those apparently unrelated dots will start to connect and bring into life to a unique concept: a new category of a disruptive product or service challenging the establishment and status quo. 
     
    As the Austrian surgeon and economist J. Schumpeter stated on his theory of creative destruction: only those who innovate will survive (…). Now more than ever is time to foster innovation, to rethink and reinvent if we want to survive in this tough but exciting systemic and identity crisis. Seems that everything is converging and boundaries between traditional disciplines are being diluted, mashed up or even disappeared. It is time to find inspiration across other industries by making connections outside your field of expertise, attending conferences that you normally would not attend, travelling more often and learning from other cultures. Venture outside your comfort zone and do not be afraid of potential setbacks or failures because they are part of this journey.
     
    And most importantly: make the most of the social web. It will empower you to find, connect, relate, learn, share, acknowledge and be considered in a new horizontal scenario with no hierarchy but the one of the wisdom of the crowds.
     
     

    Panel: Emergencies & Out-Of-Hour Service: What Is the Role of GPs in Europe?

     

    Out-of-Hours and Emergency Care

    Oleg V. Kravtchenko

     

    Evaluation and country-to-country comparison of the role of out-of-hours and emergency care in different European locations as part of the educational strategy and workforce retention. 
    The main question is  whether there are significant differences in organizing and conducting out-of-hours/on-calls and emergency care practices in different European  locations.  The earlier data suggested that there were certain differences in the organization and practical application of such activities from country to country in Europe. 
    After the overview of the theoretical background the participants  will be divided into 2-3 different groups to discuss the above mentioned data, to share their personal experiences and understanding of the topic and to develop the mutual European strategy for the state-of-the-art performance during out-of-hours and emergency care in different European locations. 
    There are planned some hands-on activities re. emergency skills essential for medical practitioners. 
    Both experience and literature surveys intend to recognize the out-of-hours and emergency care as a critical point in everyday medical practice of GPs and in hospitals. It also seems to be one of the most vulnerable areas both for a medical practitioner and his/her patients. 
    The sharing of the expertise from different parts of Europe would be essential to create a mutual program which could be later utilized in any postgraduate educational system across Europe. The creating of practice proved standards in out-of-hours and emergency care also could play an important role in recruiting and retaining of the workforce. 
     
     
     
    How to Identify and Manage Intimate Partner Violence Cases

    Aurora Fontanals, Tanja Pavlisko, Raquel Gomez-Bravo

     

    How to deal with Intimate Partner Violence in our daily practice?
     
    Domestic Violence is a significant public health problem, statistics on its prevalence indicate that is a worldwide epidemic. Are we really aware of it as health care proffesional?
    The last report of WHO (World Health Organization) this year: “Global and Regional Estimates of Violence Against Women: Prevalence and Health Effects of Intimate Partner Violence and Non-Partner Sexual Violence,” found that intimate partner violence affects 30% of women worldwide and is the most prevalent type of violence against women, 38% of all women murdered are killed by their intimate partner and 42% of women who had been sexually or physically abused by their partner were injured. But it is estimated that only 3% of cases are presently being identified in primary care settings, and general practitioners (GPs) are uncertain of what to do if a case is discovered.
    GPs are the most likely first-line professionals to be contacted but low awareness amongst them concerning intimate partner violence (IPV) has been demonstrated repeatedly, and there is unanimity in calls for effective trainings of primary care physicians!
     
    How to deal with women which doesn't or can't leave violence relationship? What to do in the situation when women insist to don't call police, but we are obligatory by low?  Do we have good coordination with social welfare? 
    How to detect and how to approach it in your practice? What will you do in a case of long-lasting psychological abuse? 
    What are consequences for our mental health?
     
    We will split in groups to work on these questions and after discussing and analyzing in groups, we will  offer the participants of the workhop  evidence-based guidance on appropriate care and improve their approach. 
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    If you have any questions please contact the Host Organising Co