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Bernard Seating by Nina Mair for La Cividina

Named for the lovely city of Bern in Switzerland, Nina Mair’s Bernard Seating Collection for LaCividina is compact and clever, not unlike its municipal namesake. The singular innovation is the L-shaped backrest, which allows users to determine the direction they’re sitting—“freely choosing whether to put themselves in communicative situations or approach a more private resting place.” Bernard thus becomes a private and public space in one, a very versatile approach that’s right...
Tags: Books, Furniture, Switzerland, Lounge, Chair, Seating, Ottoman, Side Table, Bern, Bernard, Lounge Chair, Italian Design, La Cividina, Nina Mair, Upholstered Chair, LaCividina


City of London must face Brexit hit, Barnier tells finance chiefs

British trade negotiators will fail in their efforts to insulate the City of London from the worst consequences of Brexit, Michel Barnier warned a meeting of finance chiefs on Tuesday. The EU’s chief negotiator said that British demands in the ongoing trade talks in Brussels were unacceptable and that UK plans to ditch EU financial regulation risked another crisis that could hurt the bloc. UK proposals would make it easy to continue to run EU businesses from London after the end of the transitio...
Tags: Europe, Japan, UK, London, News, Eu, Best, Frankfurt, Britain, European Commission, Brussels, Brexit, Bern, Paris Amsterdam, Barnier, Naomi Smith


The Latest: Greece hotels to open in June, flights in July

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.TOP OF THE HOUR:— Greece hotels to open June 15, international flights in July.— Milan study shows virus circulating in February.— ‘New normal’ anything but as countries continue to reopen.___ATHENS, Greece — Greece’s long-awaited tourist season will begin on June 15 with...
Tags: Asia, UK, Milan, London, News, Greece, France, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin, India, Eu, Spain, European Union, Ukraine, Ap


Swiss seek to secure COVID-19 vaccine amid hoarding fears

Switzerland has tasked its defense ministry with securing enough COVID-19 vaccine, the government said on Wednesday, amid growing fears that some countries could be left short of supplies when the medicine is eventually produced. The government in Bern also allocated an extra 14.2 billion Swiss francs ($14.70 billion) to help pay for programs for workers who have lost their jobs or are working shorter hours during the growing economic crisis caused by the pandemic.
Tags: News, Switzerland, Bern


Coronavirus Antibody Tests Have ‘Really Terrible’ Accuracy, Researcher Says

(CNN) — Some antibody tests, which check for prior coronavirus infections, had high rates of false positives in screenings performed by a consortium of California laboratories, according to a recently released report. A false positive means someone would be told they’d already had coronavirus when they had not — a potential danger as people could then think they were immune to the virus when they’re actually still vulnerable. Of the 12 antibody tests that were studied by the COVID-19 Testing Pro...
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Coronavirus Antibody Tests Have “Really Terrible” Accuracy, Researcher Says

(CNN) — Some antibody tests, which check for prior Covid-19 infection, had high rates of false positives in screenings performed by a consortium of California laboratories, according to a recently released report. A false positive means someone would be told they’d already had coronavirus when they had not — a potential danger as people could then think they were immune to the virus when they’re actually still vulnerable. Of the 12 antibody tests that were studied by the COVID-19 Testing Project...
Tags: News, California, New York City, US, Cnn, Fda, Abbott, Bern, Roche, US Food and Drug Administration, Hahn, UCSF School of Medicine, Marson, Innovative Genomics Institute, Cable News Network Inc, WarnerMedia Company


Coronavirus Antibody Tests Have ‘Terrible’ Accuracy, Researcher Says

(CNN) — Some antibody tests, which check for prior Covid-19 infection, had high rates of false positives in screenings performed by a consortium of California laboratories, according to a recently released report. A false positive means someone would be told they’d already had coronavirus when they had not — a potential danger as people could then think they were immune to the virus when they’re actually still vulnerable. Of the 12 antibody tests that were studied by the COVID-19 Testing Project...
Tags: News, California, New York City, US, Cnn, Fda, Abbott, Bern, Roche, US Food and Drug Administration, Hahn, UCSF School of Medicine, Marson, Innovative Genomics Institute, Cable News Network Inc, WarnerMedia Company


SC Bern: From Swiss Champs to Chumps and Back Again?

Bern had a terrible season. The club with the biggest audience other than the NHL failed miserably and finished ninth in the Swiss National League. The list of failures is as long as your grocery shopping list will be after COVID-19 is over. I did a break down on the teams’ needs and how they need to be addressed. Average Age Too High Only Fribourg and Lugano have an average age higher than Bern. With 29.63 and 29.30 years old, respectively, Bern lands third with 29.20. That said, the mu...
Tags: Sport, Canada, Hockey, NHL, Lakers, Lausanne, Andersson, Don, Bern, Lugano, Fribourg, Expressen, Andrew Ebbett, Calle Andersson, Dustin Jeffrey, Vaxjo Lakers


Florence Schelling of SC Bern: World’s First Female General Manager

SC Bern just dropped a bomb. It was expected that Alex Chatelain would be replaced as general manager sooner or later. As of next Tuesday, it will be former goalkeeper Florence Schelling that will take over. It marks the first that a woman will be general manager of a top men’s league. Related: 10 Best Ice Hockey Leagues The highly-decorated Schelling is now in charge of the biggest teams outside the NHL. With more than 50 Million Swiss Francs in cashflow, and nearly half of that generate...
Tags: News, Sweden, Sport, Canada, Gm, Switzerland, Vancouver, Hockey, NHL, North America, Sochi, Florence, Zurich, Lausanne, Huskies, Bern


Bernie Sanders' campaign still 'assessing' but focusing on a more pressing issue: coronavirus

The Sanders campaign has repurposed its efforts to helping fight the pandemic – is it possible he’ll succeed in his decades-long battle to remake US society?Bernie Sanders is not done running for president and he’s tired of saying so.“For the fourth time,” Sanders said tartly in an interview on The View this week, “we are assessing the campaign.”It was a response – more diplomatic if no less irritated than previous versions – to a question he’s been getting for weeks: “Why are you still in the r...
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Suspended Swiss National League Had Many Storylines

This season will be forever remembered as the one that had to end without a new champion. That said, last season’s champion will still be SC Bern. But aside from the Covid-19 virus, what are the key facts of this shortened season? Imports Still Play a Huge Role Even if Switzerland won two silver medals in the past five years at the World Championships, the gap between the best teams and the bottom four is still huge. As a result, the league’s import players are more than just an extra p...
Tags: Sport, Switzerland, Geneva, AHL, Hockey, Lausanne, Eagles, Bern, Providence Bruins, Scotty Bowman, Tommy Wingels, Zug, Lugano, Fribourg, KHL, Daniel Winnik


Rats give more generously in response to the smell of hunger

How do animals that help their brethren manage to prioritize those most in need? A study publishing March 24 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Karin Schneeberger and colleagues of the universities of Bern in Switzerland and Potsdam in Germany, shows that rats can use odor cues alone to determine how urgently to provide food assistance to other rats in need.
Tags: Science, Germany, Switzerland, Bern, Potsdam, PLOS Biology, Karin Schneeberger


It’s Over. Bernie’s Push for a Trump-Like Takeover Is Done.

With Joe Biden taking Michigan (along with Mississippi and Missouri), Democrats can heave a gusty sigh of relief that they won’t be nominating a socialist as their party’s standard bearer.Michigan was Bernie Sanders’ lifeline in 2016; not this time. Things won’t get any easier for Sanders next Tuesday: Florida could very well be his Waterloo, and Ohio and Illinois aren’t looking likely to be feeling the Bern either.This is a moment to step back and appreciate the magnitude of what has transpired...
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Swiss Hockey on Hold – World Championship Still On

The three top Swiss hockey leagues have decided that they will postpone upcoming games. This is due to the coronavirus and creates a lot of questions Today the Swiss and National Leagues had a meeting near Berne. At this meeting, they decided to put all the games on hold until the national minister of health provides more information. At the moment there are more than 300 persons infected with the coronavirus. But this postponement of games does not resolve the immense pressure on the lea...
Tags: Sport, Switzerland, Keystone, Hockey, Zurich, Lausanne, Bern, HC Davos, SRF, IIHF, Fasel, Manuel Lopez, Berne, National Leagues, International Hockey, Swiss NLA


Silicon Valley could be Biden’s funding lifeline post South Carolina

Presidential candidate Joe Biden is likely to throw a fundraising lifeline to Silicon Valley donors after his commanding South Carolina victory and into the next wave of primaries. A pro-Biden super Pac, Unite the Country — whose past backers include senior tech figures — is picking up efforts to tap wealthy donors, Treasurer Larry Rasky told CNBC. The group made several ad-buys in Super-Tuesday states (per a February 28 Federal Election Committee filing). Past Unite the Country’s benefactors...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, New York, Microsoft, California, Milwaukee, Linkedin, Tech, Joe Biden, New Hampshire, Iowa, President, Reid Hoffman


'Unity, unity, unity': Pelosi insists Democrats will support nominee amid Sanders surge – live

House speaker says: ‘We know how to win. We are all unified’Vice-president Pence to take charge of US response to coronavirusSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 6.06pm GMT It’s been a whirlwind of a morning as Democrats head into South Carolina primary. Black voters may be ‘Feeling the Bern’ more than many analysts thought and the Trump campaign is even taking notice. Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the party will support whoever wins. More on South ...
Tags: Senate, White House, US, Barack Obama, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, House, Guardian, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, South Carolina, Bernie Sanders, Trump


Corden: Nevada is 'finally feeling the Bern' in a good way

What's happening in the Democratic primary? The comics take a look in Best of Late Night.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Nevada, Usa Today, Bern, Corden


Big Mike, The Bern, and eWarren Emerge As Primary Contenders

Is Michael Bloomberg An Ad Professional’s Dream Client? Seattle-based copywriter, advertising educator and columnist, dog person, a longtime contributor to Adpulp.com, and personal friend, Dan Goldgeier, explores: The Bloomberg campaign is pumping out a massive and continuous stream of videos, messages, memes, and other bits of content. And they’re placing them everywhere. Is the Bloomberg […] The post Big Mike, The Bern, and eWarren Emerge As Primary Contenders appeared first on Adpulp.
Tags: Advertising, Bloomberg, Seattle, Michael Bloomberg, Bern, Political advertising, Mike The Bern, Dan Goldgeier


What happens if a pandemic hits?

What happens if a Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic hits? It’s time to at least start asking that question. What will the repercussions be, if the virus spreads worldwide? How will it change how we live, work, socialize, and travel? Don’t get all disaster-movie here. Some people seem to have the notion that a pandemic will mean shutting down borders, building walls, canceling all air travel, and quarantining entire nations, indefinitely. That is entirely incorrect. Containment attempts can slow down...
Tags: TC, Opinion, Tech, Harvard, Bill, Basel, Don, Bern, Kai Kupferschmidt, Marc Lipsitch, Helen Branswell, Peter Sandman, Jody Lanard, Josh Michaud, Bill Hanage, Harvard Johns Hopkins


A Theory of Everything (That Matters): A Brief Guide to Einstein, Relativity, and His Surprising Thoughts on God by Alister McGrath- Part 4, Chapter 3- A Scientific Revolutionary: Einstein’s Four Papers of 1905

A Theory of Everything (That Matters): A Brief Guide to Einstein, Relativity, and His Surprising Thoughts on God by Alister McGrath- Part 4, Chapter 3- A Scientific Revolutionary: Einstein’s Four Papers of 1905 We are reviewing Alister McGrath’s new book, “A Theory of Everything (That Matters): A Brief Guide to Einstein, Relativity, and His Surprising Thoughts on God”.  Chapter 3 is entitled- “A Scientific Revolutionary: Einstein’s Four Papers of 1905”.  In 1905, Albert Einstein was working as ...
Tags: Germany, Religion, Munich, Switzerland, Albert Einstein, Hertz, Einstein, Zurich, Mcgrath, Mach, Bern, Ludwig Boltzmann, Alister McGrath, Max Planck, Eduard, Planck


7 philosophers who were exiled from their societies

Many thinkers have been killed for their ideas. Some got away with exile.Most of the ones we'll look at here were driven out by the government, but others fled for their own safety.The fact that some of these thinkers are still famous centuries after their exile suggests they might have been on to something, even if their countrymen disagreed. It's no secret that people often have a difficult time allowing radical thinkers to live in peace. History is full of examples of philosophers who died fo...
Tags: Europe, London, Crime, Greece, France, Government, China, Germany, Nazis, America, Turkey, Cologne, Paris, Moon, Innovation, Portugal


A Theory of Everything (That Matters): A Brief Guide to Einstein, Relativity, and His Surprising Thoughts on God by Alister McGrath- Part 3 and Chapter 2- The Old World: Newton’s Clockwork Universe

A Theory of Everything (That Matters): A Brief Guide to Einstein, Relativity, and His Surprising Thoughts on God by Alister McGrath- Part 3 and Chapter 2- The Old World: Newton’s Clockwork Universe We are reviewing Alister McGrath’s new book, “A Theory of Everything (That Matters): A Brief Guide to Einstein, Relativity, and His Surprising Thoughts on God”.  Chapter 2 is entitled: “The Old World: Newton’s Clockwork Universe”.  McGrath starts the chapter by pointing out how even though science is...
Tags: Religion, Uncategorized, Earth, Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Mars, Einstein, Kepler, Neptune, Mercury, Newton, Mcgrath, Alexandria, Bern, Copernicus, Urbain Le Verrier


Why Wall Street isn't freaking out about Bernie Sanders

If you're a fervent Bernie Sanders supporter who thinks America is finally ready for a political and economic revolution, take a breath and consider: Why isn't Bernie's steady rise totally freaking out Wall Street? Does Big Money know something you don't?Think about it: Voting starts in the New Hampshire primary today, and the self-described democratic socialist is arguably now in the best position to win the Democratic presidential nomination. Head-to-head polls consistently sho...
Tags: News, Congress, Wall Street, Senate, White House, America, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Hillary Clinton, New Hampshire, Manhattan, Medicare, Amy Klobuchar, Goldman Sachs, Upper East Side


In New Hampshire, Democratic Voters Are Paralyzed by Fear of Making the Wrong Choice

This is the room that scares the crap out of the Democratic establishment: a college gymnasium in Keene, N.H., packed to the rafters with nearly 2,000 Bernie Sanders fans joyfully noodle-dancing to a Vermont-based jam band playing a raucous cover of the Talking Heads song “Burning Down the House.” A little while later, Sanders takes the stage, accompanied by his wife, three children and two grandchildren. “Thank you, Twiddle!” he says. Then he stops to reflect on how far he’s come since his...
Tags: New York, News, Washington, Senate, Boston, Massachusetts, Uncategorized, Elizabeth Warren, America, Joe Biden, Iran, Nasa, United States, New Hampshire, House, Iowa


We need music to be political, not just entertaining

Music has long played an essential role in the political fabric of cultures. Some fans want musicians to "shut up and sing," as if artists were not also citizens. Protest songs have been an important aspect of the Arts for centuries. When the Dixie Chicks criticized the Bush administration for planning to launch a war in Iraq nine days before the president did so in 2003, the Dallas-based band was ostracized, forced to play for smaller audiences for years afterward. Of course, today those that...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Florida, Politics, Taylor Swift, Activism, Putin, Democracy, Iraq, India, Pete Seeger, America, Los Angeles, Iran, Kanye West, Innovation


What counts as a "massive" crowd for Bernie — in the opinion of the NBC headline writer?

The headline: "With live music and booze, Sanders draws massive crowd to party-like Iowa campaign rally/3,000 people turned out for his rally in Cedar Rapids on Saturday night, dwarfing attendance figures for events held by rival campaigns."If Trump did a rally and 3,000 people showed up it would be called abysmally small, wouldn't it? And it would be abysmally small for Trump.Bernie's crowd is "massive" only in relation to the crowds of other Democratic candidates — which are apparently so smal...
Tags: Nbc, Law, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Michael Moore, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Sanders, Bern, Bernie, Drake University, Des Moines, Cornel West, Cedar Rapids, Pennsylvania State University, Ezra Koenig


Swiss Want Better EU Trade Ties Despite Looming Immigration Vote

(Bloomberg) -- Terms of Trade is a daily newsletter that untangles a world embroiled in trade wars. Sign up here. Switzerland, which trades goods worth 1 billion francs ($1 billion) a day with the European Union, plans to deepen economic ties with the bloc despite an upcoming vote on immigration threatens to worsen an already tense political relationship. The country of 8.5 million wants better access to the bloc’s market and to secure that needs to agree to a bilateral contract with the EU. The...
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Built Under Pressure: HardNine’s Harley XLCR tracker

Building a custom bike is often beset with difficulties: there can be unreasonable client demands, unforeseen technical issues, cashflow problems, and in some countries, strict regulations to circumvent. We tend to dwell on these in our reports, but sometimes the build story is only half the real story. The other half is life outside the workshop, and on occasion, life ‘gets in the way.’ Swiss builder Danny Schneider of HardNine Choppers has had a lot on his plate recently. But that didn’t...
Tags: France, Motorcycles, Harley Davidson, Harley, Bern, Verona Italy, Danny, Custom Motorcycles, Danny Schneider, Keihin, Roland Sands Design, Christine Gabler, Street Tracker, Flat Track, Harley-Davidson Customs, HardNine


Bark beetles control pathogenic fungi

Pathogens can drive the evolution of social behaviour in insects. This is shown by researchers from Bern and Würzburg for ambrosia beetles.
Tags: Science, Bern, Wurzburg


Bern and Fribourg researchers identify neurons responsible for rapid eye movements/REM during sleep

Why do we move our eyes fast in the paradoxical sleep -- in that sleep phase, in which most dreams take place? The secret is not yet fully aired, but we are on his track: A team at the University of Bern, in collaboration with the University of Fribourg, has identified the nerve cells behind this curious phenomenon.
Tags: Science, Bern, Fribourg, University of Bern, University of Fribourg