Posts filtered by tags: Eastern Europe[x]


Top 5 sailing destinations for 2019

Thinking about a sailing holiday this year? With data collected over the last five years, leading boat holiday platform Zizoo has released its predicted sailing trends for 2019. Whether you’re an experienced sailor looking to navigate a more adventurous route, or a complete beginner embracing your sea legs for the first time, here are the […] The post Top 5 sailing destinations for 2019 appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Greece, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Caribbean, British Virgin Islands, Eastern Europe, Regions, Speciality Travel, Western Europe, Cruises & Boat Travel, Zizoo

Places to Visit in Europe – Underrated Cities In Europe Worth Visiting

When people think about their European vacations , they often picture Paris or London as the backdrop to their overseas adventures. While Paris and London are amazing cities in their own right, they are far from the only incredible places to visit on your next trip to Europe. Take a gamble on one of these underrated cities, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised! Places to Visit in Europe – 10 Underrated Cities Salzburg, Austria Salzburg is one of the most beautiful cities in Austria. I...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Europe, London, Spain, Barcelona, Unesco, Austria, Budapest, Grenada, Paris, Northern Ireland, Croatia, Alps, Belfast, Salzburg

Who Spawned the Christchurch Killer?

Opinion Who Spawned the Christchurch Killer? USA – -( Last Friday, in Christchurch, New Zealand, one of the more civilized places on earth, a 28-year-old Australian, turned on his cellphone camera and set out to livestream his massacre of as many innocent Muslim worshippers as he could kill. Using a semi-automatic rifle, he murdered more than 40 men, women and children at one mosque, drove three miles to another, and there killed seven more. Dozens are still wounded, suffering ...
Tags: New York, Guns, America, Chicago, United States, Kansas City, Donald Trump, Charlottesville, Christchurch, Nz, Pittsburgh, Eastern Europe, Forbes, Trump, Charleston, San Bernardino

Beta Film Boards ‘The Pleasure Principle’ (EXCLUSIVE)

MADRID — Strengthening its activities in Eastern Europe as the region makes ever more ambitiously financed shows, Munich’s Beta Film has boarded crime thriller “The Pleasure Principle,” the first ever international TV production between three Eastern Europe countries. Written by Maciej Maciejewski, a scribe on TVP’s Polish crime TV series “The Cop,” “The Pleasure Principle” […]
Tags: News, Global, Munich, Eastern Europe, TVP, Beta Film, The Pleasure Principle, Maciej Maciejewski

Why altos are often timid and nervous

Over the years I have noticed that the least confident part of my community choirs is often the alto section. photo by simpleinsomnia I can only speak from my own experience, but I’ve heard others tell similar stories. Why might this be?I have been lucky in the past to have really strong tops in my choirs. I’ve also been blessed with loud and confident female tenor sections.But the altos are often lacking in confidence, sing quietly and hesitantly, and seem nervous all the time.I’m sure you have...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Women, Confidence, Anxiety, Fear, Eastern Europe, Choir, Community Choirs, Singers, Vocal Range, Choir Members, Song Arrangements, Alto, Sopranos, Chris Rowbury

All that glitters is gold: some of the world’s most spectacular gold landmarks

Visit some of the world’s most impressive gold-themed attractions, from temples and museums that preside over the skylines of iconic cities to a lavish hotel made of gold which takes luxury to whole new heights, and a famous stretch of golden coastline which is a magnet for the A-list. After you’ve had your gold fix, […] The post All that glitters is gold: some of the world’s most spectacular gold landmarks appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Australia, Hotels, Russia, Colombia, Thailand, Accommodation, Attractions, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Myanmar, South America, Eastern Europe, Oceania

The Fantastical World of Damian Jacob Markiewicz Sendler

Meet Damian Jacob Markiewicz Sendler aka Dr. Damian Jacob Sendler aka Damian Dariusz Markiewicz. According to him, he’s “an award-winning Polish-American clinician sexologist, the scholar of forensic and legal medicine, the scientist trained in digital epidemiology, and the media health expert personality.” He’s been quoted by more than a dozen online publications internationally about his unique research examining human sexual behavior. However, according to Gizmodo journalist Jennings Brown, m...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Europe, Usa, New York, General, Boston, US, America, Harvard, Poland, Gizmodo, New York State, Special Report, Warsaw, Eastern Europe

The ultimate Baltic road trip guide

The three countries that make up the Baltics — Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania — all gained their independence in 1991. Since then, they’ve pretty much been an uninterrupted Eastern European success story. The region’s newfound status as an economic and cultural hub — combined with the appeal of its expansive forests, sandy beaches, and medieval town squares — have attracted visitors from all over the world. Add in hospitable locals and a strong commitment to traditional cultures, and you have...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Russia, Eu, Finland, Silicon Valley, Latvia, Ussr, Estonia, Lithuania, Frank Zappa, Baltic Sea, Road Trip, Riga, Helsinki, Eastern Europe

Highlights of the Greek Islands

There’s something undeniably romantic about hopping between the Greek islands. Marvelling at brilliant blue waters, relaxing on white-sand beaches and basking in the Mediterranean sun. But, this is also the land of the Greek gods. From the Olympic Stadium to Rhodes’ acropolis and the Minoan palace of Knossos, this is your chance to walk among […] The post Highlights of the Greek Islands appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Greece, Greek Islands, Mediterranean, Rhodes, Eastern Europe, Regions, Speciality Travel, Leisure Travel, Western Europe, Cruises & Boat Travel, Knossos

Gender equality in STEM is possible. These countries prove it

There should be no shortage of inspirational role models for young girls dreaming of a career in science. Women have been responsible for some of the most important scientific breakthroughs that shaped the modern world, from Marie Curie's discoveries about radiation, to Grace Hopper's groundbreaking work on computer programming, and Barbara McClintock's pioneering approach to genetics.But too often their stories aren't just about the difficulties they faced in cracking some of the toughest probl...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Gender, UK, Science, Germany, Angela Merkel, India, Women, Eu, Unesco, Engineering, Innovation, New Zealand, Argentina, Denmark

Weekend Cooking: Reading, Eating, Organzing

Is it spring yet? It's still snowing around here, so despite what the calendar says, I'll be wearing sweaters for at least a month. On the other hand, I had my first asparagus of the season this week, and I'll soon break down and buy strawberries. Our local produce is 8-10 weeks away (unless you have a greenhouse). Today's post is all about some food-related books I've been reading. Although I didn't cook anything new and exciting for dinner this week, we discovered a pretty yummy (and easy) ch...
Tags: Europe, Books, United States, Jordan, Clarkson, Smith, Eastern Europe, Bon Appetit, Kay, Brooklyn New York, Vicki, Linky, Clarissa, Beth F, Deb Nance, Readerbuzz

Doors opening for ministry in Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe (MNN) – In recent years, it’s become more difficult for World Missionary Press (WMP) to send scripture booklets into Eastern Europe through shipping containers, distributors, and organizations. Deviations in Europe “Although we’ve had established contact particularly in Romania and Ukraine, due to internal difficulties... those two relationships have kind of disappeared on us and we mailed boxes into Ukraine and into Romania, but we’ve not been able to establish a way to get l...
Tags: Europe, Ukraine, United States, Williams, Finland, Romania, Eastern Europe, Helen Williams, World Missionary Press, Facebook WMP

Mission Network News (Fri, 08 Mar 2019 - 4.5 min)

Today's Headlines Algeria: protesters eager for change Doors opening for ministry in Eastern Europe International Women’s Day intersects with the Gospel
Tags: Algeria, Eastern Europe, Mission Network News Fri

Hear Patti Smith’s New Work With The Soundwalk Collective, a Tribute to the Avant-Garde Poet Antonin Artaud

The Soundwalk Collective has made music art out of found sounds since 2004. They recorded 2012’s Medea while traversing the Black Sea and fishing for sounds using a scanner and high powered aerial antennas; 2014’s Last Beat used contact microphones on the architecture of a music club to collect vibrations instead of music; 2017’s Before Music There Is Blood collaged deep echoing recordings of classical music played in various halls. This time, in their upcoming The Peyote Dance, they hav...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Mexico, France, Russia, India, Paris, Ethiopia, Patti Smith, Smith, Black Sea, Ibiza, Eastern Europe, French Guiana, Nico

Fujitsu eyes sales decline, decides to yank teams from 19 countries

Around 1,100 local management and grunts to be axed, customers forced to buy kit via resellers Exclusive Fujitsu is axing the entire local workforce in a bunch of regions – including most of Eastern Europe and certain countries in the Middle East, Africa, and Western Europe – with the loss of 1,100 jobs.…
Tags: Software, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Fujitsu, Middle East Africa, Exclusive Fujitsu

OEP-backed Orion Business combines with MERA

Orion Business Innovation, a portfolio company of One Equity Partners, said March 5 that it merged with MERA. Financial terms weren’t announced but One Equity is investing in MERA to support the deal. MERA, of Switzerland, is an outsourced product development business. PRESS RELEASE One Equity Partners Completes Investment in Strategic Combination of Orion and MERA Orion and MERA Join Forces to Create Global Leader in the Digital Transformation Space NEW YORK – March 5, 2019 – One Equity Partner...
Tags: New York, Trends, Tech, New Jersey, Switzerland, Orion, Zurich, Sap, Eastern Europe, PE Deals, OEP, Mera, Equity Partners, Raj Patil, One Equity Partners, One Equity

‘The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’ Cast: Frank Grillo Joins Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, and Salma Hayek

The Hitman’s Bodyguard was a nice little moneymaker for Lionsgate, pulling in over $175 million on a $30 million budget. A sequel was quickly given the go-ahead, and original cast members Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, and Salma Hayek are coming back for more. Now the follow-up – which has the truly awful title of The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard – has added another tough guy action star to its ranks: Frank Grillo, who’s appeared in films like The Purge: Anarchy, The Grey, and Warrior. The o...
Tags: England, Comedy, Movies, Salma Hayek, Lionsgate, Casting, Sequels, Italy, Jackson, Ryan Reynolds, Gary Oldman, Samuel L Jackson, Captain America, Interpol, Eastern Europe, Hague

Hiking near Eastern European cities

Castle ruins. Blooming wildflowers. Goulash. All three are common in Eastern Europe during spring, and trekking the high ranges that criss-cross many of the region’s 25 countries is the best way to experience at least two of the three. Mid-to-late spring is an optimal time to get over there because the tourist flocks that swarm Europe during the summer months are still bundled up around the fireplace back home. From cities in Poland to Montenegro, these urban destinations offer easy access to...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Grand Canyon, Montenegro, Eastern Europe, All, Kotor, Sofia, Sofia Bulgaria, Adriatic, Krakow Poland, Zakopane, Carpathian Mountains

Book Review: Leningrad: The Epic Siege of World War II, 1941-1944

This is a very readable book about the Siege of Leningrad, especially the brutal 1941-42 winter, by Anna Reid. Ms. Reid is an English journalist who spent most of her career working in Eastern Europe. The fact that it wasn’t written by an academic probably accounts for the book’s balanced treatment of the various actors and its neutral tone. I expected a fawning depiction of Stalin but that wasn’t the case at all. In fact, Soviet society was depicted in all its nastiness. While American pre...
Tags: Russia, Book Reviews, Moscow, Red Army, Weapon, Hitler, St Petersburg, Eastern Europe, Stalin, Communist Party, Leningrad, Stalingrad, Northwest Russia, Lake Ladoga, Anna Reid Ms Reid, Siege of Leningrad Leningrad

6 Reasons Why Sarajevo Should Be On Your Bucket List

Most people have heard of Sarajevo but don’t quite remember it the first time you mention it. Some know it as the host of the 1984 winter Olympics when Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean broke records with their Bolero performance. The more studious person will remember Sarajevo from history books as the place where all hell broke loose when Gavrilo Princip assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand – marking the beginning of World War I. But the city has changed a lot since those events, and its more...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Uncategorized, Barcelona, Guest Post, Switzerland, Anna, Sicily, Eastern Europe, Bosnia And Herzegovina, Franz Ferdinand, Old Town, Sarajevo, Bon Appetit, Herzegovina, Srebrenica

A map of Kim Jong-un’s slow train trip to Vietnam

Kim Jong-un is already travelling for his summit with Trump on WednesdayRather than flying, he's taking a 60-hour train trip through ChinaThe trip is a closely-guarded secret, but this map shows the most likely itinerary This Wednesday and Thursday, Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump will have their second summit in the Vietnam. But while the U.S. president is still in DC, North Korea's Great Leader is already en route. That's because Kim is covering the distance between Pyongyang and Hanoi by slow...
Tags: Transportation, North Korea, China, Beijing, United States, Foreign Policy, Innovation, Bangladesh, Un, Kim, Vietnam, Map, Donald Trump, Pyongyang, Dhaka, Hanoi

What Does Globalization Really Destroy?

Posted: 2/25/2019 | February 25th, 2019 While walking down the streets of Medellín, I came across a Dunkin’ Donuts, a donut chain from my hometown of Boston. (It’s the best. Locals are quite attached to Dunkin. Don’t mess with a Massachusetts resident and Dunkin.) As I looked at the store, a pit formed in my stomach and I got quiet and melancholy. For days, I had been coming across Starbucks, McDonald’s, KFC, Papa John’s, and now, Dunkin’ Donuts! Medellín had been overrun by the chains. Anot...
Tags: Travel, Taylor Swift, Boston, Massachusetts, Colombia, West, Egypt, Globalization, Starbucks, Morgan Freeman, Michelin, John, Scandinavia, Disneyland, Medellin, Kfc

Luxury yacht charter: a culinary adventure in Croatia

Or… of wine, oysters, truffles, Dalmatian peka bell cookery, and even song. A luxury yacht charter along the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia is a combination of this and so much more, including Klapa singing, all of which is the real Croatian experience when cruising through these beautiful blue green waters. It is along the coast […] The post Luxury yacht charter: a culinary adventure in Croatia appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Attractions, Croatia, Food And Drink, Eastern Europe, Regions, Going Out, Speciality Travel, Leisure Travel, Travel Miscellany, Cruises & Boat Travel, Dalmatian Coast of Croatia, Klapa

Judge Rules Trump Labor Secretary Broke Law With 2008 Epstein Plea Deal

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Florida violated the rights of victims by secretly reaching a non-prosecution agreement with a wealthy financier accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls, a federal judge ruled Thursday. U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra said in a 33-page decision that victims of financier Jeffrey Epstein should have been consulted under federal law about the deal. Marra stopped short of invalidating the non-prosecution agreement but asked prosecu...
Tags: Florida, News, New York City, Ap, Bill Clinton, Miami, New Mexico, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Clinton, Eastern Europe, Trump, Edwards, Fort Lauderdale Fla, Palm Beach Florida, Labor Department

Morgan Stanley U-Turns on #UAE Equity Call, Cuts #Qatar - Bloomberg

Morgan Stanley U-Turns on U.A.E. Equity Call, Cuts Qatar - Bloomberg:It’s time to double-upgrade United Arab Emirates stocks amid early signs of a bottoming out in the property sector, Morgan Stanley analysts say, adding that investors should cut their exposure to Qatar.U.A.E. shares are the most oversold of any markets in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, “led particularly by real estate,” according to analysts Marina Zavolock, Regiane Yamanari and Katherine Carpenter. After 17 months...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Africa, Qatar, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Morgan Stanley, Eastern Europe, Mena, Emaar Properties, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, MSCI Inc, Morgan Stanley U Turns, UAE Equity Call Cuts Qatar Bloomberg, Marina Zavolock Regiane Yamanari

Are Trump and Putin Opening Pandora’s Box?

Contention over the I.N.F. missile control treaty is complicated by suspicions on both sides that the other has broken its rules.
Tags: News, Putin, Obama, Iran, Pandora, Poland, Nuclear Weapons, Romania, State Department, Defense Department, Treaties, Barack, Eastern Europe, Trump, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, United States Navy

Are America and Russia Going to Open Pandora’s Box?

Contention over the I.N.F. missile control treaty is complicated by suspicions on both sides that the other has broken its rules.
Tags: News, Obama, Russia, America, Iran, Poland, Nuclear Weapons, Romania, State Department, Defense Department, Treaties, Barack, Eastern Europe, Trump, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, United States Navy

America and Russia Could Be About to Open Pandora’s Box

Contention over the I.N.F. missile control treaty is complicated by suspicions on both sides that the other has broken its rules.
Tags: News, Obama, Russia, America, Iran, Poland, Nuclear Weapons, Romania, State Department, Defense Department, Treaties, Barack, Eastern Europe, Trump, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, United States Navy

Solo Female Travel in Europe: Complete Travel and Safety Guide

Kate in Copenhagen Looking to travel solo in Europe? You’ve come to the right place! My name is Kate and I teach women how to travel the world safely on their own. While I’m American and I travel all over the world, I’ve spent the most time in Europe. Several years, when you add it all up. I have traveled to every single country in Europe and have lived in two of them (Italy and the UK). This continent has given me so many happy travel memories and I want you to have them, too. And yet…you have...
Tags: Asia, Europe, UK, London, Featured, Sweden, Instagram, Greece, Australia, France, Scotland, China, Germany, Berlin Wall, Russia, Berlin

Russia Has a Case. As Does America. So Save the Nuclear Treaty.

Contention over the I.N.F. missile control treaty is complicated by suspicions on both sides that the other has broken its rules.
Tags: News, Obama, Russia, Iran, Poland, Nuclear Weapons, Romania, State Department, Defense Department, Treaties, Barack, Eastern Europe, Trump, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, United States Navy, Donald J