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A Ducati speedway motorcycle, imagined by Wreckless

If race bikes are motorcycling in its purest form, speedway machines must be akin to holy water. They have no brakes, just one gear, and drink neat methanol. They’re also rather squashed-looking machines, with stubby hardtails and forks raked steeper than the most extreme sportbike. But this creation from England’s Wreckless Motorcycles is a thing of strange beauty. The unusual story starts with Wreckless founder Rick Geall, who has a passion for oddball two-wheelers and is probably the o...
Tags: Facebook, England, Indianapolis, Czech Republic, Lewis Hamilton, Motorcycles, Ducati, Denmark, Yamaha, Ivan, Rick, Iain, EBC, Max Chilton, Dan Wheldon, Ivan Mauger

A tiny, 96-square-foot rustic pavilion brings the outdoors in

Small and portable, this tiny structure offers a versatile shelter for the artist, fisherman or weekend traveler. At only 96 square feet, it could make a micro home, but the space, now called a pavilion, is laid out for an effective work studio, storage shed or traveling gallery. When Danish architect Anders Hermansen designed the pavilion 10 years ago, he presented it as a movable art piece. Perhaps more widely known for his vast furniture line and work with audio-visual company Bang & Olufse...
Tags: Design, Office, Workspace, Denmark, Mother Nature, Kolkata, Recycled Materials, Tiny Homes, Tiny House, Tiny Home, Micro Home, Hermansen, Adam Schnack, Anders Hermansen Design, Rustic Pavilion, Anders Hermansen

Can we ever evaluate technical debt?

Every couple of months, I talk to an entrepreneur who is interested in building a marketplace for buying and selling app businesses (i.e. the actual IP and ownership of an app or other piece of software). These markets always seem to suffer from a lack of liquidity, and one reason why is that it’s really hard to know how much technical debt is latent in a codebase. First, the developer behind the codebase may not even be aware of the technical debt they have piled on. Second, until a software en...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Facebook, Japan, New York, California, Government, China, India, Tech, Policy, Infrastructure, Hawaii, Denmark, Pentagon, Greenland

Danish Gamblers Bet On Politics

Denmark's very short national campaign season, with an election this spring without a date set, is causing a gambling bonanza for those willing to bet on who will win.
Tags: News, Denmark

Celebrity daily edit: Princess Mary of Denmark's dog's starring role, Stacey Solomon's pregnancy and more

In today's Daily Edit we love the photo that Princess Mary of Denmark shared of Grace,...
Tags: Denmark, Mary, Stacey Solomon

2021 Tour de France race to start in Denmark

The Tour de France will start in Denmark in 2021, beginning with a ride in Copenhagen followed by two more stages around the country            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, France, Ap, Denmark, Copenhagen

Shares in world’s top shipping firm sink on US tariffs risk

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Shares in the world’s biggest shipping company, Denmark’s A.P. Moller-Maersk, plunged Thursday after it warned of the commercial damage it would suffer from a U.S. escalation in the trade war with China. The company reported a fourth quarter loss of $34 million, from a $32 million profit a year earlier. Revenue […]
Tags: Business, News, China, US, Denmark, Copenhagen Denmark

Best places for solo female travel

As much as we love travel, there’s no denying it can be tough. That goes double for solo travelers. And double that for solo female travelers. Going it alone can make a trip that much more enriching and empowering, encourage you to take risks and make new friends along the way, but choosing the right first adventure is crucial to ensure solo travel doesn’t leave a bitter taste in your mouth. For women, no matter how fearless, that probably means picking someplace safer than most, at least mod...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Singapore, Israel, Tel Aviv, Ireland, Santiago, Chile, New Zealand, Denmark, South America, Michelin, Dublin, Copenhagen, Kerry, Costa Rica

Denmark’s Inger Andersen elected UN environment chief

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly has elected Inger Andersen of Denmark as the new executive director of the United Nations Environment Program, which is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Andersen’s nomination by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was approved Wednesday by acclamation for a four-year term. She succeeds Erik Solheim of Norway, who resigned in […]
Tags: News, Nation, Un, Denmark, Norway, Nairobi Kenya, UNITED NATIONS AP, U N General Assembly, Andersen, Erik Solheim, Antonio Guterres, United Nations Environment Program, Inger Andersen

Before The Puck Drops Tonight

from Dana Wakiji of the Wings website, The Chicago Blackhawks come to town as one of the hottest teams in the league, having won nine of their last 11 games. One of the main drivers of their run is Patrick Kane, who is in the midst of an 18-game point streak, the longest by any player this season. Kane, 30, has 14 goals and 26 assists in that span. "He's a dynamic player," Wings center Dylan Larkin said. "If he's not the best, he's top-two ever American-born player...
Tags: Sport, Wings, Denmark, Chicago Blackhawks, Kane, Patrick Kane, Dylan Larkin, Team USA, Larkin, Evgeny Svechnikov, Dana Wakiji

Combination of common antibiotics can eliminate multi-drug resistant E. coli

A group of scientists in Denmark is trying to get one step ahead in the battle against antibiotic resistance.
Tags: Health, Denmark

Breakthrough in the search for graphene-based electronics

A team of researchers from Denmark has solved one of the biggest challenges in making effective nanoelectronics based on graphene. The new results have just been published in Nature Nanotechnology.
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Denmark is 0.07 seconds behind the world

Every country once ran on its own time. This wasn't much of a problem until the era of global telecommunications began. That's when Denmark decided to use the line that's 15 degrees east of Greenwich, England as the spot to set Central European Time (one hour difference from Greenwich Mean Time). Clocks in Europe were all set so that when the sun was at its zenith 15 degrees east of Greenwich, it was noon. But because the Earth wobbles and its rotation is slowing down, "noon drifts by a fract...
Tags: Europe, Video, News, Earth, Denmark, Greenwich, Tom Scott, Greenwich England, Coordinated Universal Time, Perfect Timing

Berlin Awarded ‘Tess’ Sells to Multiple Territories (EXCLUSIVE)

Berlin-based sales agent Picture Tree Intl. has sold Steven Wouterlood’s coming-of-age film “My Extraordinary Summer with Tess,” which received a Special Mention from the jury of Berlin Film Festival’s Generation KPlus section, to distributors in several territories. Among the buyers are Les Films Du Preau in France, Proview Entertainment in Taiwan, Angel Films in Denmark, […]
Tags: News, France, Berlin, Denmark, Berlin Film Festival, Tess, Picture Tree Intl, Picture Tree International, Steven Wouterlood, Les Films Du Preau, Proview Entertainment in Taiwan Angel Films

Mad Men’s’ Andre, Maria Jacquemetton Set for Series Mania’s UGC Writers Campus

MADRID — André and Maria Jacquemetton, the Emmy and WGA Award-winning writer-producers of AMC’s “Mad Men” and consulting producers on Amazon Studios’ “The Romanoffs,” will serve as Guests of Honor at Series Mania’s UGC Writers Campus, a workshop whose participants include Denmark’s Christina Miller-Harris and Israel’s Noy Carmel. The Jacquemettons will deliver a masterclass and […]
Tags: News, Amc, Israel, Global, Markets & Festivals, Denmark, Amazon Studios, Series Mania, Maria Jacquemetton, Andre Jacquemetton, Andre Maria Jacquemetton Set, UGC Writers Campus, MADRID André, Christina Miller Harris, Noy Carmel The Jacquemettons

Gill Goes.... Trekking the Bibbulmun Track... Walpole To Denmark

Day 46 52Walpole to Denmark Semiamusing cut and paste from my Facebook page version long winded daybyday version follows below plus lots and lots of photosWalpole to Denmark via Peaceful Bay aka Section 7 and a bit of
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Danish woman nominated to head UN Environment Program

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he intends to appoint Inger Andersen of Denmark as the new Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program, which is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Guterres made the announcement in a statement issued by his office. Ms. Andersen is currently serving as Director General of the International […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Denmark, Johannesburg, Nairobi Kenya, Andersen, Antonio Guterres, Guterres, United Nations Environment Program, UN Environment Program, Inger Andersen

YD JOB ALERT: LEGO is looking to hire a Senior Designer!

Not just a toy company anymore, Lego has expanded way beyond making plug-together blocks. Aside from their flourishing movie business (Guys go see The Lego Movie 2, it’s amazing), Lego has also worked to create blocks that support entire franchises and even themes like the Technic and Architecture series that demonstrate a ‘serious’ playfulness by not just being about the toy aspect of the Lego block, but also of technicality, aesthetics, and a good bit of engineering. Lego is truly the building...
Tags: Design, Singapore, Los Angeles, Designer, Lego, Denmark, Job Board, Product Design, Senior, SINGAPORE LONDON, CPL, Billund Denmark, Babies/Childcare/Toys, Lego HQ, Leg Godt, YD Job Alert

Verizon pledges $1 billion for programs that help the environment

Verizon is fulfilling its promise to better the environment. Keeping true to its commitment to corporate responsibility, the telecommunications company has allocated $1 billion to spend on programs that have a positive impact on the environment. Last year, Verizon committed to convert 50 percent of its energy consumption to renewable sources over the next six years. To that end, Verizon borrowed $1 billion worth of funds from green bonds to pay for projects that invest in renewable energy sourc...
Tags: Apple, Verizon, Design, Spain, Denmark, Miami, Telefonica, Puerto Rico, Jim Gown, Copenhagen Verizon

What socialism is — according to Bernie Sanders

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders has been calling himself a democratic socialist since the 1960s.Bernie's use of the word "socialist" has attracted both love and ire from the left.His definition of socialism is vague, but is the basis for many peoples' understanding of the concept. The unexpected level of serious consideration that many Americans are giving to socialism is due, in large part, to the popularity of Bernie Sanders during the 2016 Democratic primaries. The U.S. senator's support for "soc...
Tags: Politics, Democracy, Government, America, Economics, United States, New York Times, Innovation, Denmark, Venezuela, Associated Press, Norway, Vox, Vermont, Paul Krugman, Bernie Sanders

Best books to inspire travel

Traveling can be a life-changing experience. When we are exposed to different cultures, our perceptions of ourselves and the world changes, and we become better citizens. Overcoming the challenges we face on the road can make us more resilient and adaptable. The list of amazing byproducts could go on. Luckily, for those of us who aren’t currently out on an adventure, reading about travel can be as transformative as travel itself. Books help articulate for us how traveling instills a sense of ...
Tags: Travel, Silk Road, Books, London, Jerusalem, Denmark, Canterbury, All, HARRIS, Kigali, Russell, Annie Dillard, Courtemanche, Motorcycle Maintenance, Helen Russell, Books To Read

A $115 million short trade on Dutch tech unicorn Adyen is the latest hedge-fund bet against Europe's IPO darlings

Maplelane Capital is making a $115 million bearish bet on one of Europe's newest tech darlings — Dutch payment company Adyen. It's part of a trend where more hedge funds have been heaping skepticism on recently IPO'd European companies, including UK-based luxury carmaker Aston Martin.  Adyen's shares have almost tripled since its June 2018 IPO, sending its market cap to almost €20 billion. A little-known hedge fund called Maplelane Capital is making a $115 million bearish bet on one of Europe...
Tags: Europe, UK, New York, US, Trends, Eu, Deutsche Bank, Denmark, Aston Martin, Adyen, Casino, Carson Block, Soros Fund Management, Galleon Group, Pieter van der Does, Aston Martin Adyen

Here are the 5 hottest startups in Denmark

What more could you want from a country where fairy tales, Lego, and the idea of the chill ‘hygge’ vibe originate? Now Denmark is also one of the most exciting startup scenes in Europe and is home to more than 400 tech companies that do everything from analytics and big data to gaming, cloud, fintech, and apps. In fact, this year Denmark reached 6th place on the 2018 Global Entrepreneurship Index, beating out its Nordic neighbors. Startups and companies see the country as a haven for its low cor...
Tags: Startups, Europe, Business, Lego, Denmark, Tech5

Lebanon’s Abbout Productions Teams With 4 European Co-Producers on ‘Costa Brava’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Georges Schoucair’s Beirut-based Abbout Productions has teamed up at the EFM with 4 European producers on “Costa Brava Lebanon,” a first feature set amid Lebanon’s never-ending garbage crisis to be directed by Mounia Akl who studied film at Columbia University. Abbout has finalized its coproduction pacts on this pic with France’s Cinéma Defacto; Denmark’s Snowglobe Films; […]
Tags: News, France, Global, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Denmark, Beirut, Lebanon, Efm, Georges Schoucair, Abbout Productions, Abbout Productions Teams With, European Co Producers, Costa Brava Lebanon, Mounia Akl, Columbia University Abbout

Last Tango in Copenhagen

Back in Copenhagen and with just one full day left in Denmark's capital city it was time to give a onceover cleanup to our Frederiksberg apartment before we headed into the city centre to meet up with our darling daughter Katherine. All three of us walk
Tags: Travel, Denmark, Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, Katherine All

Weirdest Valentine’s Day traditions

Valentine’s Day conjures a very specific image in the United States — namely, all things red and pink and heart-shaped. But Valentine’s Day is not an exclusively American celebration, and cultures around the world have many different ways to observe the holiday. Here are 11 different Valentine’s Day traditions from around the globe — maybe try one of these out on your sweetheart this year and do something different from the standard roses and boxes of heart-shaped chocolates. 1. Argentina ...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Wales, France, China, Taiwan, Valentine's Day, United States, South Africa, New York Times, Brazil, Argentina, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Valentine

Boulez, Twyla Tharp and the Creed of Curiosity

In the first chapter of Twyla Tharp’s instructional bible for creativity The Creative Habit, the iconic American choreographer identifies a contradiction. “There’s a paradox in the notion that creativity should be a habit. We think of creativity as a way of keeping everything fresh and new, while habit implies routine and repetition. That paradox intrigues me because it occupies the place where creativity and skill rub against each other.” Musical artists—instrumentalists, composers, and singers...
Tags: Europe, Australia, France, New York City, Religion, Canada, Career Development, Denmark, Joan Didion, Singing, Banff, Commentary, Workshops, Plato, Boulez, Jan

Michael Jackson is back: Danish mall reverses removal

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s oldest shopping mall has reversed its decision not to exhibit a statue of Michael Jackson. Jesper Andreasen, manager of the Roedovre Centrum mall in suburban Copenhagen, says on Facebook it was “an overreaction” to remove the statue, adding the late singer “has never been found guilty of any of the […]
Tags: Facebook, News, Entertainment, Nation, Denmark, Copenhagen, Michael Jackson, Copenhagen Denmark, Roedovre Centrum, Michael Jackson Jesper Andreasen

Commerce Commission clears PGG Wrightson to sell seeds business

PGG Wrightson has been cleared to sell its seeds business to Denmark's DLF Seeds.The Commerce Commission said the $434 million transaction, announced in August, was unlikely to substantially reduce competition in any of the markets... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Denmark, DLF, Commerce Commission, PGG Wrightson

How to make a waste incinerator popular? Put a ski slope on it

Idea of topping municipal plant in Copenhagen with urban ski resort won accolades for Danish architecture firmIt might be the first waste incinerator the neighbours actually want next door. The shop at the foot of the Amager Bakke waste-to-energy project in Copenhagen is packed with families desperate to be among the first to try its unique selling point: the ski slope on the roof.“I live so close by that I could follow the development,” says Ole Fredslund, who lives in neighbouring Amager, as h...
Tags: Europe, Environment, World news, Cities, Denmark, Waste, Copenhagen, Victor, FELIX, Amager