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Mars One is Dead (slashdot)

The company that aimed to put humanity on the red planet has met an unfortunate, but wholly-expected end. Engadget reports: Mars One Ventures, the for-profit arm of the Mars One mission was declared bankrupt back in January, but wasn't reported until a keen-eyed Redditor found the listing. It was the brainchild of Dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp, previously the founder of green energy company Ampyx Power. Lansdorp's aim was to start a company that could colonize one of our nearest neighbors. Mar...
Tags: UK, News, Basel, Engadget, Bas Lansdorp, Lansdorp, Msmash, Ampyx Power Lansdorp, Ventures AG, Ventures PLC, Mars One Foundation, Engadget Bas Lansdorp


Mars One is Dead

The company that aimed to put humanity on the red planet has met an unfortunate, but wholly-expected end. Engadget reports: Mars One Ventures, the for-profit arm of the Mars One mission was declared bankrupt back in January, but wasn't reported until a keen-eyed Redditor found the listing. It was the brainchild of Dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp, previously the founder of green energy company Ampyx Power. Lansdorp's aim was to start a company that could colonize one of our nearest neighbors. Mar...
Tags: UK, Tech, Basel, Engadget, Bas Lansdorp, Lansdorp, Ampyx Power Lansdorp, Ventures AG, Ventures PLC, Mars One Foundation, Engadget Bas Lansdorp


Roche, joining rivals, donates hemophilia drug to boost access

Switzerland's Roche will donate its new hemophilia A drug Hemlibra to a World Hemophilia Federation program, it said on Wednesday, joining rivals who also back the effort to help patients in developing countries who face treatment hurdles. Roche's donation will focus on patients who have developed resistance, or inhibitors, to current hemophilia A treatments as well as children, the Basel-based company said in a statement. Roche joins other companies including Sanofi's Bioverativ, Sobi, CSL Be...
Tags: Science, Switzerland, Basel, Roche, Sanofi, Grifols, World Hemophilia Federation, Bioverativ Sobi CSL Behring


Urban biodiversity: Remarkable diversity of small animals in Basel gardens

Gardens in urban areas can harbor a remarkable diversity of species. This has been found by researchers from the University of Basel in a field study carried out with the support of private garden owners from the Basel region. Furthermore, the research team shows that nature-friendly garden management and design can largely compensate for the negative effects of urbanization on biodiversity. The study will be presented at the public conference 'Nature conservation in and around Basel' on Feb. 1,...
Tags: Basel, University of Basel


Lord Muck in a Cable Car

We caught the train from Paris to Lucerne via Basel and then a ferry onto the small village of Vitznau on the shores of Lake Lucerne. We stayed for about a week at the Vitznauerhof Hotel on the waterfront. The hotel is still there and Issy and I visited
Tags: Travel, Paris, Basel, Lucerne, Issy, Lake Lucerne, Vitznau


Jose Mourinho claims he played no part in Chelsea selling Mohamed Salah

Mourinho deflects blame over Salah sale Former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has claimed that it was Chelsea who decided to sell Mohamed Salah to Roma, not him. Mourinho suffered a lot of the blame when Salah joined Liverpool and became one of the best players in world football. The Egyptian star broke many Premier League records during his first season at Anfield and guided his side all the way to the Champions League final. Despite a slow start to the current campaign, Salah is now bac...
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Manchester United, Liverpool, Italy, Champions League, Jose Mourinho, Derby, Anfield, Basel, Roma, Fiorentina, Mohamed Salah


Mourinho: I didn't sell Salah at Chelsea - I fell in love with him!

Jose Mourinho has rejected claims that he mismanaged the talents of a young Mohamed Salah at Chelsea, affirming that he is one of the Liverpool star's most ardent admirers. Salah was signed by Mourinho's Chelsea from Basel at the tender age of 21, after impressing as a youngster in the Swiss club. Salah has since gone on to establish himself as one of the world's premier strikers, leading Liverpool to the Champions League final in 2017-18 and earning himself sixth place in the Bal...
Tags: News, Chelsea, Liverpool, Jose Mourinho, Basel, Mohamed Salah, Mourinho, Ballon, Salah


Lime halts scooter service in Switzerland after possible software glitch throws users off mid-ride

Just as on-demand electric scooters are trying to pick up speed in Europe, one of the scooter market’s most ambitious startups has halted operations in one country after its e-scooters started halting mid-ride, throwing off and injuring passengers. Lime, the Uber-backed bike and scooter rental company that is reportedly raising money at between a $2 billion and $3 billion valuation, has pulled its full fleet of scooters in Switzerland, in the cities of Basel and Zurich, for safety checks after m...
Tags: TC, Europe, UK, London, US, Tech, Vw, Paris, Switzerland, Bird, Madrid, Basel, Zurich, Lime, VOI, Switzerland Lime


Basel researchers identify drug against the formation of metastasis

The most deadly aspect of breast cancer is metastasis. It spreads cancer cells throughout the body. Researchers at the University and the University Hospital of Basel have now discovered a substance that suppresses the formation of metastases. In the journal Cell, the team of molecular biologists, computational biologists, and clinicians reports on their interdisciplinary approach.
Tags: Science, University, Basel, University Hospital of Basel


European Union: Central Bank Of Cyprus Countercyclical Capital Buffer For The First Quarter Of 2019 - Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

The countercyclical capital buffer (CCB) was introduced as part of the Basel III regime to help counter cyclicality in the financial system.
Tags: News, European Union, Basel, Co LLC, CCB, Elias Neocleous


Noteworthy in 2018: Schell’s picks

Unlike those big-media favorites lists that appear in mid-December to grease the skids of the Great Shopping Season, my year-end reckonings dawdle until the last moment and don’t claim to define the best of anything. But with audio streaming, social media and other factors pushing the contemporary music landscape into an increasingly variegated but fragmented state, some measure of thoughtful inventorying seems both prudent and practical. In that spirit, here’s a biased and opinionated survey of...
Tags: UK, California, France, Scotland, Religion, US, America, Fox, Munich, United States, Musgrave, Opera, Johnson, North America, Hamlet, Seattle


Guillotine Watch: weighing the pros and cons of keeping your art collection on your super-yacht

Writing in The Art Newspaper, Andrea Marechal Watson enumerates the up- and down-sides of keeping your millions in art treasures aboard your super-yacht: on the one hand, the full-time crew of up to 50 will certainly ensure that the art is well looked-after and kept in climate controlled stasis; but then there's the problem that international looters like Jho Low have had their collections seized after their complicity in multi-billion-dollar frauds were discovered. Super-yachts with many milli...
Tags: Art, Post, Happy Mutants, News, Basel, Jho Low, Late Stage Capitalism, Guillotine Watch, Arrrrgh, Andrea Marechal Watson


Rumour: Mohamed Salah’s Liverpool quit threat if Israeli Moanes Dabour moves to Anfield

Liverpool & Moanes Dabour Days before the January transfer window opens, rumours are getting louder that Liverpool could make a move for Israeli international striker Moanes Dabour. Moanes Dabour, 26, plies his trade for Salzburg in Austria. Dabour is have a terrific season. He’s already scored 20 goals in 30 matches in all competitions for Salzburg. That’s included four goals in Champions League qualifiers, plus six goals in six Europa League outings. If there one spot in the Liverpool squad w...
Tags: Israel, Sport, Austria, Soccer, Premier League, Liverpool, Newcastle, Jordan Henderson, Anfield, Europa League, Salzburg, Basel, Red Bull Salzburg, Reds, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino


Basel Braille Connects Blind Performers with Regular People Through Facts 'You Can Only See When You Cannot See'

BASEL BRAILLE was a room full of fun facts and two performers. The catch? All fun facts were written on the wall in the tactile writing system Braille that could only be read out loud by the blind performers from the National Federation of the Blind.As a result, visitors of BASEL BRAILLE were tricked into interacting with a blind person for the first time in their lives. Once the ice was broken with a fun fact, visitors engaged in genuine conversations that broke down the barriers between the si...
Tags: Advertising, Art and design, Miami, Basel, Takeout, Braille, National Federation of the Blind, Gloria J, Basel Braille Connects Blind Performers, Cris Cordero Elisa SainArt, Cris Cordero Elisa SainCopywriter, Cris Cordero Elisa SainIllustrator, Cris Cordero Elisa SainPhotographer, Arne Engelen, Arne Engelen Giano Currie


TBI first Iraqi Bank to get B- from Fitch

Fitch Ratings has assigned Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) a Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) of ‘B-‘ with Stable Outlook. According to Saudi Gazette, this makes TBI the first bank in Iraq to get B- from Fitch. IDRS AND VIABILITY RATING TBI’s IDRs are driven by the bank’s Viability Rating (VR) and underpinned by potential sovereign support. TBI’s VR of ‘b-‘ is constrained by the operating environment in Iraq, which can be volatile and challenging, and where TBI generates 85% of its business volume...
Tags: Isis, News, Iraq, Abu Dhabi, Iraq Business News, Basel, TBI, Fitch, SRF, Basel III, Trade Bank of Iraq TBI, Coalition Provisional Authority, Saudi Arabia Asset, Fitch Core Capital, Trade Bank of Iraq Long Term IDR


A Reader’s Guide to Petersburg.

Leo Livak, one of the great scholars of Russian modernism, promised me he’d have University of Wisconsin Press send me a copy of the new book he’s edited, A Reader’s Guide to Andrei Bely’s Petersburg; it’s arrived, and it’s even better than I expected. Fortunately, Livak has posted a summary of the book’s contents, from which I will quote: The first part treats Petersburg’s rapports with Russian and European intellectual life in Bely’s day. Lynn Patyk elucidates the historical circumstances info...
Tags: Berlin, Uncategorized, Munich, Linguistics, Basel, Sigmund Freud, Stuttgart, Columbine, Wagner, Steiner, Dostoevsky, Friedrich Nietzsche, Nietzsche, Rudolf Steiner, Blok, Petersburg


How to plan a business jet mission to the World Economic Forum at Davos

Since 1971, the World Economic Forum has held its annual meeting, attended by the world’s most powerful and influential business leaders and heads of state, in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. This high-profile and high-traffic event draws significant business aviation traffic, creating congestion and service limitations, requiring pre-planning well in advance of the event. This year’s meeting will be held Jan. 22-25, 2019. Below is everything you need to know about attending the event. The followin...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Immigration, Events, Eu, Davos, Switzerland, Hotel, Aviation, Customs, Basel, Zurich, Schengen, Wef, World Economic Forum, Aoc


Flash Sale: Viking River Cruises

Viking River Cruises: Flash Sale Viking River Cruises is cleaning out the last of their river cruise inventory for 2019 with a Flash Sale. Please know that you will not see these prices on their website.  This is a special flash sale and is not widely advertised across their brand. This special flash sale is available through 12/31/18 on stateroom category E & F staterooms or until the ships are filled. The inventory is very limited and if you are interested, you must call us right away. Here a...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Blog, Budapest, Amsterdam, Viking River Cruises, Nuremberg, Basel, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, European River Cruise, Viking Flash Sale


Beta Version of LEI Search Tool 2.0 from GLEIF Provides Enhanced Options to Easily Access Open, Standardized and High Quality LEI Data

All stakeholders are invited to comment on the beta version of the new LEI search tool by June 30th 2019 December 2018 – Basel – The Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) has published the beta version of its new Legal Read more… The post Beta Version of LEI Search Tool 2.0 from GLEIF Provides Enhanced Options to Easily Access Open, Standardized and High Quality LEI Data appeared first on TechRecur: Latest Telecom Media & Technology News, Trends, Analysis, Press Releases.
Tags: Business, Legal, Seo, It, Basel, Financialservices, News Trends, LEI Search Tool, Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation GLEIF


The beautiful Christmas markets of Basel, Switzerland

Spread across two squares, Basel’s annual Christmas markets are among Switzerland’s largest and most picturesque.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Switzerland, Usa Today, Basel, Basel Switzerland


FC Zurich condemn racist behaviour after banana thrown at FC Basel player Aldo Kalulu

FC Basel player Aldo Kalulu had a banana thrown at him as he took a corner at FC Zurich. FC Zurich have condemned the fan who threw a banana at FC Basel's Aldo Kalulu as he took a corner in their match on Sunday. The Swiss club said the banana had been thrown from the part of the St Jakob Park stadium that was occupied by their supporters. "In the early stages against Basel, a banana was thrown out of FCZ's fan zone towards FCB player Aldo Kalulu when he went to take a corner," Zurich ...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Basel, Zurich, FC Basel, Swiss Super League, Fcb, FC Zurich, St Jakob Park, Aldo Kalulu, FC Zurich FC Zurich


Cardi B parties at Miami’s Art Basel after announcing split

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Less than 24 hours after announcing her split from her husband, Cardi B was spotted partying at a nightclub to kick off Miami’s Art Basel. The rapper sported long, rainbow streaked hair and a skin-tight black dress at 24/7 ultra-club E11EVEN MIAMI on Wednesday night. When the DJ played her […]
Tags: Music, News, Entertainment, Ap, Miami, Basel, MIAMI BEACH Fla, Cardi, Nation & World, E11EVEN Miami


The hottest new Miami restaurants to try during Art Basel

Lee Brian Schrager, founder and director of the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival, dishes on the best new spots to dine during Art Basel. Chotto Matte 1664 Lenox Ave. This Miami Beach newcomer is a not-to-be-missed spot for Basel attendees, with its Japanese-Peruvian cuisine served up just steps from...
Tags: Fashion, Miami, Basel, Art Basel, Lee Brian Schrager, Lenox Ave This Miami Beach


Spin Analytics automates credit risk modeling for banks

Meet Spin Analytics, a startup that wants to leverage artificial intelligence to automatically write credit risk modeling regulation reports. The company is participating in Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin. If you work for a big bank, you know how painful it can be to launch a new product. Every time you start selling a new asset, you need to comply with regulations around the world. It can take months and a lot of money to write detailed documents about your asset. This isn’t l...
Tags: Startups, Europe, Finance, Berlin, Tech, Analytics, Basel, Battlefield, Bbva, Startup Battlefield, Disrupt Berlin 2018, TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2018, Startup Battlefield Disrupt Berlin 2018, Spin Analytics, Meet Spin Analytics, Panos Skliamis


Area Attractions: Art Basel Breakfast in the Park

The 15th Annual Art Basel Breakfast in the Park American Sculptor Elizabeth Turk at the Frost Art Museum FIU Free and open to the public: RSVP required at this link For Art Basel's 15th annual Breakfast in the Park (an official Art Basel event on Sunday, Dec.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
Tags: Basel, Frugality, Elizabeth Turk, Basel Breakfast, Frost Art Museum FIU Free


Jean Tinguely’s Extravagantly Odd Music Machine Is Back In Action

“A year after it was silenced [from decades of wear and tear], Jean Tinguely’s beloved clanging, banging, creaking, groaning music machine Méta-Harmonie II is ready to go back into action at the Museum Tinguely in Basel following a laborious year-long restoration of many of its parts.”
Tags: Art, Music, Basel, Visual, Jean Tinguely, 11.15.18


Arsenal want to sell Mohamed Elneny to fund move for Pablo Fornals

Mohamed Elneny struggles at Arsenal Mohamed Elneny made the switch to Arsenal in January of 2016 from FC Basel for a fee of around £11.25 million. Elneny was superb for Swiss outfit Basel playing 144 games, scoring 10 and assisting eight. Since joining Arsenal, however, Elneny has never really recaptured the form he once exhibited in Switzerland. Elneny played just 13 Premier League games for Arsenal last season, several of those games were as a sub. Now, under Unai Emery, it is clear the Egypt...
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Arsenal, Leicester City, Europa League, Basel, Roma, Arsenal Fc, Villarreal, Málaga, FC Basel, Emery, Mohamed Elneny, London England


RBI decision to ease capital norms credit negative for banks: Moody's

The Reserve Bank of India's decision to allow lenders more time to adhere to additional capital buffer norms under Basel 3 is credit negative for the country's state-run banks, Moody's Investors Service said in a release on Tuesday.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Basel, Reserve Bank of India, Moody, Moody s Investors Service


7 of the Best Things to do in Basel, Switzerland

After living in Basel for 2 years, travel writer Ben Kepka shares his picks for 7 of the best things to do in Switzerland.  Switzerland should be on every traveller's bucket list. If you find yourself in Switzerland and enjoy mixing history with contemporary culture, fun and entertainment, you should visit Basel. Its history dates […] Read the original post 7 of the Best Things to do in Basel, Switzerland on The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Guest Posts, Switzerland, Basel, Basel Switzerland, Switzerland Switzerland, Ben Kepka


How did the first mother in space become godmother to a cruise ship?

What’s the most surreal experience you have ever had? Curiously, for Anna Fisher – one of NASA’s first six female astronauts and famously the first mother to go into space – becoming godmother to the cruise ship Viking Orion sails away with the title. Fisher is not what you may expect from a legendary, space-travelling trailblazer. She may have rocketed above the earth but her feet are firmly on the ground. “It’s so unexpected,” she told me on the ship’s maiden voyage this summer from Rome to Ba...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Rome, International Space Station, Amsterdam, Orion, Basel, Caribbean, Viking, Kristin, Fisher, Alan Shepard, Kara, Shepard, North Star, Fort Campbell Kentucky