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New compact model for gene regulation in higher organisms

Genes can be turned on and off as needed to adapt to environmental changes. But how do the different molecules involved interact with each other? Scientists from the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) present a candidate mathematical model for gene regulation in eukaryotic cells. The study was published in PNAS.
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Spurs, Rangers look to clinch Europa League knockout spots

Paris (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur head to Austria looking for the point that would take them through to the Europa League last 32 on Thursday, but the Premier League leaders will have one eye on... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Austria, Soccer, Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur, Paris, Europa League, Afp


Residents of a small Austrian town are being promised work for 3 years in the world's first universal jobs guarantee experiment

An elderly woman solicits money at in Vienna, Austria, on October 23, 2020. Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images Austria unveiled the world's first universal jobs guarantee experiment in October. The first wave of participants just signed their work contracts. They've been guaranteed a job for at least three years. The program aims to reduce unemployment in the small town of Marienthal, which never fully recovered from massive layoffs almost a century ago.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for mor...
Tags: Science, News, US, Employment, Trends, Austria, Unemployment, Social Security, Kirsten Gillibrand, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr, Vienna Austria, Jennifer, Lehner, Marienthal, Lower Austria


France will carry out border checks to stop skiers from spreading Covid

Coronavirus clusters in Alpine resorts played key role in early spread of virus in EuropeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFrance will carry out random border checks over the holiday season targeting French skiers on their way to and from foreign resorts – particularly Switzerland and Spain – where slopes stay open, the prime minister, Jean Castex, has said.“The goal is to avoid French citizens getting contaminated. That will be done by performing random checks at the b...
Tags: Europe, Science, Biology, France, Germany, Spain, World news, Medical Research, Austria, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Switzerland, Skiing Holidays, Alpine, Coronavirus


Porsche extends sponsorship European Open to 2023

Paul Casey. Picture: Getty Images Porsche has reaffirmed its commitment to world-class golf with a three-year extension of the title sponsorship of the Porsche European Open, with Paul Casey set to defend his title next year at Green Eagle Golf Courses from June 3-6, 2021.Porsche became title sponsors of the European Open in 2015 when it returned to t...
Tags: Scotland, Germany, Sport, Austria, Porsche, Golf, European Tour, Paul Casey, Hamburg, Casey, Executive Board, Porsche AG, Detlev von Platen, Robert MacIntyre, Walton Heath, Green Eagle


Austria: Special Pre-Emptive Rights In Insolvency Are Admissible - Schoenherr Attorneys at Law

The admissibility of special pre-emptive rights in the event that a creditor compulsorily executes (seizes) a share of a shareholder or a shareholder becomes insolvent has long been...
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Austria: A Victory For Innovation In Austrian Passenger Transportation? - Schoenherr Attorneys at Law

Austria's Occasional Traffic Act, which governs the taxi transport business, is bound to be changed (see here)...
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Austria: Digitalisation vs Antitrust – Round 2 (editorial Preface) - Schoenherr Attorneys at Law

How quickly times are changing! Some six months ago I mentioned in the TTP editorial that "there was growing belief amongst regulators that competition may ...
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Austria set to bow to pressure on Covid risk with ski holiday ban

Country has faced calls from European neighbours over spread of virus at its resortsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAustria’s government appears to have bowed to pressure from Germany, France and Italy and will ban skiing holidays over the Christmas break in an attempt to control the pandemic, Austrian media is reporting.The decision, expected to be officially announced on Wednesday, follows heated disagreements between Berlin and Vienna. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Germany, Berlin, World news, Austria, Vienna, Italy, Ski Resorts, Skiing Holidays, Germany France


UK ski holiday firms in limbo as Covid restrictions and Brexit bite

British tourists, chalet owners and resort staff wait for winter season decisions across EuropeBritish holidaymakers, chalet owners and resort staff are in limbo as countries across Europe decide whether or not this winter’s ski season will go ahead.This week, Britain’s biggest ski operator Crystal Ski Holidays was forced to cancel all its French ski trips in December after President Macron ordered the nation’s resorts to stay shut until the new year. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Business, UK, France, Scotland, Germany, European Union, Travel & leisure, UK News, Austria, Britain, Italy, Switzerland, Ski Resorts, Brexit, Working Holidays


Alexis Pinturault Wins Parallel Race On Lech Zürs

Alexis Pinturault wins today in Lech Zürs his 30th World Cup Race after defeating Henrik Kristoffersen in the Big Final.Alex Schmid beat Adrian Pertl from Austria in the Small Final. It's his second podium in the World Cup after his third position in Chamonix in the Parallel Gian Slalom last season. [Author: Ski Paradise]
Tags: Sport, Austria, Skiing, Chamonix, Henrik Kristoffersen, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Alpine Skiing, Alexis Pinturault, Arlberg, Lech Zürs, Parallel Giant Slalom, Adrian Pertl, Alexander Schmid, 2020-2021 Winter Season, Parallel Race


Fucking, Austria will become Fugging, Austria in 2021 after years of ridicule and tourists stealing sign posts

Residents of an Austrian village will ring in the new year under a new name -- Fugging -- after ridicule of their signposts, especially...
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'If the EU says we can’t open, they should pay': Italian ski resort awaits Covid ruling

Sestriere’s residents agree with Austria that EU should foot bill if Christmas skiing season cancelledCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePaolo Di Bendinoni’s grandmother Adelina began the family’s ski hire business in the winter of 1964, when she kept a few pairs of wooden skis and boots in her home that she would rent out to tourists as they got off the bus by the square in the alpine village of Sestriere.In the early days her trade came only at weekends, when a smatter...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Eu, European Union, World news, Austria, Italy, Turin, Skiing Holidays, Sestriere, Adelina, Coronavirus, Bendinoni


'A Christmas not like others': Europe wrestles with festive Covid rules

Shops due to reopen in France but Germany has tightened its restrictions on gatheringsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt will have to be, Emmanuel Macron said this week, “a Christmas not like others”. Across Europe, governments are grappling with the same question: how to allow a little much-needed seasonal celebration without further fuelling the pandemic?Some countries have yet to announce their plans, but several have already said tight restrictions can be eased fo...
Tags: Europe, France, Germany, Spain, World news, Austria, Italy, Belgium, Emmanuel Macron, Coronavirus


Fugging hell: tired of mockery, Austrian village changes name

Mayor says residents, known as Fuckingers, ‘have had enough of visitors and their bad jokes’Residents of an Austrian village will ring in the new year under a new name – Fugging – after ridicule of their signposts, especially on social media, became too much to bear.They finally grew weary of Fucking, its current name, which some experts say dates back to the 11th century. Continue reading...
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Europe at odds over plan to ban Christmas ski holidays amid pandemic

Germany, Italy and France in favour of resort closures but Austria and Switzerland fear economic damageCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGovernments are at odds over a Europe-wide plan to bar ski holidays over Christmas and new year, with Germany, Italy and France in favour but Austria and Switzerland reluctant to damage a sector worth billions to their economies.The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, on Thursday joined Italy’s prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, and the Fre...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Germany, Angela Merkel, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Ski Resorts, Skiing Holidays, Emmanuel Macron, Antonio Conte, Germany Italy, Giuseppe Conte, Coronavirus


Austrians and Swiss go off-piste in Christmas skiing Covid row

Germany, Italy and France in favour of resorts closures amid third-wave Covid fearsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGovernments are at odds over a Europe-wide plan to bar ski holidays over Christmas and new year, with Germany, Italy and France in favour but Austria and Switzerland reluctant to damage a sector worth billions to their economies.The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, on Thursday joined Italy’s prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, and the French president, Emman...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Germany, Angela Merkel, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Ski Resorts, Skiing Holidays, Emmanuel Macron, Antonio Conte, Germany Italy, Giuseppe Conte, Coronavirus


Austria: Austria's Draft Communication Platform Act – A Summary - OBLIN Attorneys at Law LLP

On 3 September 2020, the Austrian government introduced a draft of its long-anticipated Communication Platform Act (‘Kommunikationsplattformen-Gesetz', KoPI-G), ...
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OMV Owners Demand Change as Borealis Deal Brings Power Struggle - Bloomberg

OMV Owners Demand Change as Borealis Deal Brings Power Struggle - Bloomberg OMV AG anchor investors are seeking further changes to its supervisory board to strengthen oversight of Chief Executive Officer Rainer Seele’s transformation plan, people familiar with the matter said.A dispute about oversight and governance after OMV’s $4.7 billion purchase of chemicals producer Borealis AG has already triggered the ouster of the long-time Chairman Wolfgang Berndt. But the changes haven’t gone far enoug...
Tags: Travel, Austria, Abu Dhabi, OMV, Wolfgang Berndt, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Seele, Mubadala Investment Co, Borealis AG, Rainer Seele


Apple Maps Transit Directions Go Live in Vienna, Austria

Apple appears to have updated its Maps coverage to add transit directions in Austria, with a focus on public transportation routes in and around the capital, Vienna. Apple Maps users in the country can now select transit routes when getting directions between two locations, with U-Bahn and S-Bahn train routes included in the coverage. iPhone-ticker.de notes that map options for other Austrian cities have also been expanded, although some regions still lack full coverage. Maps has integrated ...
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World Cup Parallel Races in Lech Zürs am Arlberg

After Levi, The World Cup moves to Lech Zürs am Arlberg (Austria) for the Women's and Men's Parallel Races on Thursday and Friday. The Alpine Skiing World Cup will return to Lech Zürs after 26 years. The last race took place in December 1994 when Alberto Tomba emerged victoriously. Lech Zürs has been the venue for a total of eight World Cup races between 1988 and 1994. In 2020, the Audi FIS Ski World Cup with the Flexenrace Lech Zürs will take place from 26-27 November. The event will ...
Tags: Sport, Austria, Innsbruck, Skiing, Alps, St Anton, Alpine, Oslo, Lech, Warth, Albertville, Tyrol, St Moritz, Alta Badia, Vorarlberg, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup


Guest Post: Lieselotte Maria Fritsch

  Hello Everyone, My name is Lieselotte, I live in a valley right in the center of Austria, surrounded by mountains and forests. My husband Dieter and I were lucky to get to know Corey and Yann a couple of years ago when they were on a motorbike tour through Austria. We found them “très sympathique“; but anyone who has had the chance to know them personally will know what I mean.   Corey was fascinated by what she called “coffee hopping in the alps“...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Spain, Austria, Luna, Provence, George, Corey, Dieter, Yann, Secondary School, Lieselotte, French la Vie, Lieselotte Maria Fritsch, Entrecasteaux


Streb wins RSM Classic with playoff stunner

ST SIMONS ISLAND, GEORGIA - NOVEMBER 22: Robert Streb of the United States celebrates with the trophy after winning in a sudden-death playoff against Kevin Kisner (not pictured) during the final round of The RSM Classic at the Seaside Course at Sea Island Golf Club on November 22, 2020 in St Simons Island, Georgia. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) ...
Tags: Georgia, Sport, Austria, United States, Graeme Mcdowell, Golf, Pga Tour, Shane Lowry, Daniel Berger, HARRIS, 288, CIMB, Kevin Kisner, Kisner, Bernd Wiesberger, Villegas


New study provides deep insights into transmission and mutation properties of SARS-CoV-2

In the COVID-19 pandemic, 57 million people have already been infected worldwide. In the search for vaccines and therapies, a precise understanding of the virus is crucial. A recent study by CeMM Principal Investigator Andreas Bergthaler's research group makes an important contribution to this. The high quality of epidemiological data in Austria, together with state-of-the-art virus genome sequencing, has supported unprecedented insights of the mutation behaviour and transmission of the SARS-CoV...
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Andreas Rieck - the man behind FAI CIVL World Online XC Contest

https://www.fai.org/news/andreas-rieck-man-behind-fai-civl-world-online-xc-contest With 16,000 pilots from 73 nations scored in 2020 despite the pandemic, the CIVL World Online XC Contest (WXC) is an amazing success. Meet Andreas Rieck, the man behind the scenes who, for many years, has been running the WXC. You are the key person to run the CIVL WXC and IGC validation server. We are very grateful for your work and thank you for the time you have dedicated to the development of our sports. ...
Tags: Germany, Austria, FAI, Sun Microsystems, IGC, OLC, CIVL, Hans Trautenberg, Andreas Rieck, Manilla Australia, Reiner Rose, FAI International Gliding Commission IGC, WXC


Irish Legends confirmed for Rosapenna from 20-22 August

Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort in Donegal The Legends Tour has confirmed the first part of the 2021 schedule with the Irish Legends Presented by The McGinley Foundation set for the Old Tom Morris Links at Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort in Donegal from August 20-22.The new Irish event — the first professional seniors event staged in Ireland since Marc Fa...
Tags: Europe, Sport, Austria, Britain, Ireland, Golf, Paul Mcginley, Jersey, TBC, Donegal, Tom Morris, Paul Lawrie, Craigielaw, Carton House, Sunningdale, Rosapenna


Amazon is reportedly laying off dozens of employees working on its long-awaited drone project

CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos. Amazon; Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters; Samantha Lee/Business Insider Amazon is reportedly laying off dozens of R&D and manufacturing staff working on its delivery drone service Amazon Prime Air, according to a Financial Times report. The company is turning to two external manufacturers to build components for the drones, with additional deals potentially in the pipeline, a person familiar with Amazon's plans told the paper. Amazon's drone deliveries are still "years a...
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NBCUniversal’s On-Demand Reality Service Hayu Bows in Germany, Austria

NBCUniversal International’s all-reality, on-demand subscription video-on-demand service Hayu has launched in Germany and Austria. The service is available on Amazon Prime Video Channels via the Prime Video app on mobiles, tablets, living room and web platforms. It is currently priced at €4.86 ($5.76) monthly, with a 14-day free trial, with a slight increase to €4.99 […]
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Coronavirus live news: Pfizer vaccine 'has 95% efficacy and passed safety checks'

New data better than first reported; Swiss intensive care beds at full capacity; thousands protest without masks in BerlinPfizer Covid-19 vaccine 95% effective and safe, further tests showRepublican senator Chuck Grassley tests positiveTrump administration has ‘checked out’ as Covid-19 surges, experts sayUK urged to open up transatlantic corridors as ‘Covid-free’ flight arrivesPhilippine tradition of ‘long Christmas’ survives Covid and typhoons 12.08pm GMT Doctors in Switzerland warn intensi...
Tags: Science, European Union, World news, US news, PA, Austria, US politics, Infectious Diseases, Chuck Grassley, Switzerland, Pfizer, Alpine, Ueli Maurer, BioNtech, Coronavirus, Swiss Society for Intensive Medicine


Potential therapeutic strategy for obesity

Together with researchers from Poland, Germany, Australia and Austria, a team of MedUni Vienna scientists has now discovered the signalling pathways responsible for the development of a valuable type of adipose tissue macrophage (ATM) in obesity, which prevents lipotoxicity.
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