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How the Bicycle Helped Usher in the Women’s Rights Movement (Circa 1890)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPLJgkVsXpE The early history of the bicycle did not promise great things—or anything, really—for women at the dawn of the 19th century. A two-wheeled bicycle-like invention, for example, built in 1820, “was more like an agricultural implement in construction than a bicycle,” one bicycle history notes. Made of wood, the “hobby horses” and velocipedes of cycling’s first decades rolled on iron wheels. Their near-total lack of suspension led to the epithet “b...
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How the Bicycle Accelerated the Women’s Rights Movement (Circa 1890)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPLJgkVsXpE The early history of the bicycle did not promise great things—or anything, really—for women at the dawn of the 19th century. A two-wheeled bicycle-like invention, for example, built in 1820, “was more like an agricultural implement in construction than a bicycle,” one bicycle history notes. Made of wood, the “hobby horses” and velocipedes of cycling’s first decades rolled on iron wheels. Their near-total lack of suspension led to the epithet “b...
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Review: French bistro from the ‘00s comes back to life as delivery service

When I pull the cassoulet from the oven, my kitchen fills with the warm, heady aroma of white beans and duck fat. I know this is going to be good — better than good — even before I poke a spoon into the crisp, crackling skin of the duck confit nestled on top. This going to be extraordinary, I think.   Cassoulet is not something I have ever described as extraordinary, even when I enjoyed a particularly memorable cassoulet one chilly winter afternoon at a cafe overlooking the village of Tourettes...
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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Master of Arts in Performing Arts Administration at NYU Steinhardt

Bring your love of dance, theatre, music, or opera to leadership roles in national and international performing arts organizations through NYU Steinhardt’s MA in Performing Arts Administration, located in the heart of New York City. Our master’s degree provides unparalleled training within a university acclaimed for its preparation of global leaders in business, management, and the arts. Join peers from around the world to study with business faculty and top arts professionals, and prepare f...
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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Master of Arts in Visual Arts Administration at NYU Steinhardt

Bring your love of the arts to leadership positions with arts institutions through NYU Steinhardt’s MA in Visual Arts Administration. Prepare for a dynamic career in the commercial or non-profit art sectors. Our master’s degree was the first in the United States to focus on visual arts management careers in both traditional and alternative contexts. The curriculum prepares you for leadership roles in a broad range of arts organizations. We consider the cultural and economic impact of the vis...
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How oysters went from cheap snack to luxury dish

Oysters are a marker of decedence and luxury, but this wasn't always the case. Just 200 years ago the shellfish was handed out as a free bar snack, or used to bulk out pies. At the height of its popularity New Yorkers were eating 1 million oysters every day. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  Following is a transcript of the video.Narrator: Oysters are a sure sign of high-end decadence, but look back 200 years and they were handed out as free bar snacks. So what made them the ...
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59. The Pepski Generation

Crystal Cox/Business Insider In 1990, PepsiCo made a deal with the Soviet Union for submarines, a cruiser, a frigate, and a destroyer. It was the largest agreement ever made between an American company and the USSR. But it wasn't Pepsi's first deal with the Soviets. For decades, one executive had been flying to the Soviet Union to meet foreign trade ministers, politicians, and regular Russians. At the height of the Cold War, he was determined to make a deal and bring two countries locked i...
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Sofia’s startup ecosystem is one to watch — just give it time

Bulgaria is yet to produce a tech unicorn, but that doesn’t mean its startup ecosystem should be overlooked. Over the past decade, Sofia’s startup scene has flourished — even if it’s noticeably absent from the top positions in most tech rankings. “Sofia is not London, Paris, or Berlin — but it has an excellent shot of coming right after them,” says Svilen Rangelov, the co-founder and CEO of Dronamics, a Sofia-based startup seeking to democratize airfreight. “Just thinking about how much has been...
Tags: Startups, Berlin, Bulgaria, Sofia, London Paris, Growth Quarters, Svilen Rangelov, Dronamics


How Did Lisbon Become a World-leading Startup Hub?

Lisbon is fast being considered the California of Europe. And that’s not just because of its west coast setting and balmy climate — the city is getting increasingly competitive with Silicon Valley. International investors have been flocking to Portugal in their droves, with the number of foreign residents growing for four straight years, culminating in around 90,000 new residents in 2019. Many are heading to the Portuguese capital, with the 2018 Immigration, Frontiers and Asylum Report finding t...
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Unicorn delivery app Glovo has raised more than $500 million to beat major rivals like Uber and Deliveroo for years, now it wants to focus on social good projects as coronavirus rages on

Spanish delivery company Glovo has seen a boom in its services during the coronavirus pandemic and wants to use the momentum to continue into more social good projects.  The startup has a unicorn valuation having raised more than $500 million since 2015 but wants to become self-funded going forward.  "Things like delivering groceries, getting medication to the elderly and those who weren't able to go out has shown we have become essential to society," Sacha Michaud, Glovo's cofounder, told Bus...
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‘Everybody Is Very Scared’: Inside NYC’s Crowded Subways Amid Coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — They let trains that look too crowded pass by. If they decide to board, they search for emptier cars to ride in. Then they size up fellow passengers before picking the safest spot they can find to sit or stand for commutes sometimes lasting an hour or more. This quiet calculus is being performed daily by people who must keep working during the coronavirus pandemic and say the social distancing required is nearly impossible to practice in the enclosed spaces of New York City’s ...
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Sony Shutters Three European Offices Amid Coronavirus Scare

Sony Pictures Entertainment has shuttered three European offices after a London-based staff member returned from a coronavirus-affected area, Variety has confirmed. Offices in London, Paris and Gdynia, Poland, have been closed for the remainder of the week, with all staff working from home. The directive was communicated to staff via an internal memo circulated this […]
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An early backer of $7 billion UiPath explains why the number of European tech entrepreneurs from lesser-known cities will boom

An early investor into software automation startup UiPath says the number of tech entrepreneurs emerging from lesser-known European cities is set to boom. Accel investor Andrei Brasoveanu said the emergence of successful companies out of Europe was leading to a kind of trickle-down effect. European tech startups raised $34 billion in the first 11 months of 2019, almost $10 billion more than the amount invested across the whole of 2018. 29 cities across Europe attracted $100 million or more of ...
Tags: Europe, Elon Musk, UK, Berlin, US, Trends, Portugal, Romania, Ussr, Accel, Lisbon, Atomico, Jos, Farfetch, Bucharest, Neves


Venezuela's Guaidó visits a politically agitated Spain

Juan Guaidó, the man who one year ago launched a bid to oust Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, on Saturday paid a visit to Spain, where a thriving community of Venezuelans and a storm among Spanish political parties awaited him. Venezuela's main opposition leader is on an international tour to bolster support for his U.S.-backed effort to remove Maduro and lead the country until a presidential election deemed to be transparent can be held. After stops in London, Paris and the Davos Economic...
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24 Things to See and Do in Budapest

Posted: 1/13/2020 | January 13th, 2020 I’ve always had a love affair Budapest (though the city may not know it). Growing up, Budapest seemed like this historic yet mysterious place closed off by the Soviets but filled with historic grandeur. When I first visited, the gritty, rundown streets charmed me. Budapest felt edgy in sharp contrast to, say, Prague’s more sanitized history. IT was a city of underground bars in abandoned buildings, hearty food, and serious people. Over the years, I’ve seen...
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Shipfix raises $4.5M seed for its dry cargo shipping platform

Shipfix, a relatively new startup aiming to drag the dry cargo shipping industry into the digital age, has raised $4.5 million in seed funding. Leading the round is Idinvest Partners, with participation from Kima Ventures, The Family, Bpifrance and strategic business angels. The company was founded in December 2018 by Serge Alleyne (CEO) and Antoine Grisay (COO), and launched just two months ago. “We’re trying to fix the email overload for everybody involved in the process of fixing a dry cargo ...
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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Master of Arts in Performing Arts Administration at NYU Steinhardt

Our master’s degree provides unparalleled training within a university acclaimed for its preparation of global leaders in business, management, and the arts. Join peers from around the world to study with business faculty and top arts professionals, and prepare for a successful career in a broad range of arts organizations including presenters, cultural agencies, concert halls, and theatres. The curriculum empowers you to imagine creative solutions to emergent problems, think critically, co...
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Italy’s Sardines Rally in Backlash Against League’s Salvini

(Bloomberg) -- Italy’s maverick Sardines movement, a silent rebellion against rightist League leader Matteo Salvini, packed a historic square in Rome on Saturday with its first national rally in a backlash against populism.Several tens of thousands of protesters, many waving fish placards, crowded the piazza outside the San Giovanni Basilica in the capital, the latest in a series of demonstrations that squeezes people into historic squares like cans of fish. Organizers estimated more than 100,00...
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Weird and Wonderful Milan

The Milan metropolitan region has a total population of around 7.5 million, which more than doubles every year with the influx of an estimated eight million overseas visitors. Transport access is convenient, with the city being served by three international passenger airports: Malpensa, Linate and Bergamo. If you’re flying into the region to visit destinations like Verona or Lake Como, you should really plan to stay in Milan for a bit. There are plenty of things to do in Milan, but here are just...
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British Airways owner has big plans for Madrid airport

The owner of British Airways is buying a private Spanish airline for €1 billion ($1.1 billion) in a push to turn Madrid's airport into a global aviation hub that rivals London, Paris and Frankfurt.
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Kamet Ventures adds partner to healthcare team

Kamet Ventures has appointed Ravit Warsha Dor as a partner in its healthcare team. She is the former head of innovation for national digital health at the Israeli Ministry of Health. PRESS RELEASE London, 31 October 2019 London: Kamet Ventures has appointed Ravit Warsha Dor, the former head of Innovation for National Digital Health at the Israeli Ministry of Health, as partner in its Healthcare team. The hire is part of Kamet’s accelerated drive to create and build disruptive health tech startup...
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EU mulls delay as Britain says Johnson's deal is the Brexit endgame

LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - The United Kingdom will ultimately leave the European Union on the terms of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's deal, a senior Downing Street source said on Thursday, as EU leaders mulled offering London a three-month flexible Brexit delay. More than three years after voting 52%-48% to be the first sovereign country to leave the European project, the United Kingdom is waiting for the EU to decide how long the latest delay to Brexit should be. "This ends with us leaving with...
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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Master of Arts in Visual Arts Administration at NYU Steinhardt

Bring your love of the arts to leadership positions with arts institutions through NYU Steinhardt’s MA in Visual Arts Administration. Prepare for a dynamic career in the commercial or non-profit art sectors. Our master’s degree was the first in the United States to focus on visual arts management careers in both traditional and alternative contexts. The curriculum prepares you for leadership roles in a broad range of arts organizations. We consider the cultural and economic impact of the v...
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Flexible apartment rental company Blueground just raised $50 million from investors including the former CFO of Blackstone and Airbnb as it looks to take on Zeus, Sonder and Lyric

Blueground, an extended-stay apartment rental company, announced on Tuesday that it has closed a $50 million Series B funding round led by Prime Ventures and WestCap Investment Partners.  WestCap was founded by Laurence Tosi, the ex-CFO of Blackstone and Airbnb. Blueground is the latest in a line of flexible-stay and short-term rental companies that have raised big funding from venture capital. and Sonder raised $210 million in July at a valuation over $1 billion.  Click here for more BI Pri...
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Mayor Pete’s Husband to Embark on European Fundraising Tour Hosted by Elite Allies

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s husband will head out on a three-day European tour to raise money for the campaign next week, according to NBC.Under U.S. campaign finance law, campaigns cannot raise money from foreign nationals, but can accept donations from American citizens or green-card holders abroad. Invitations reviewed by NBC are requiring potential donors to bring a copy of their passport or green card in order to be admitted.Chasten Buttigieg plans to make stops in Lo...
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27 Golden Rules For Becoming a Master Traveler

Updated: 9/2/2019 | September 2nd, 2019 Every industry has its own “best practices” — proven rules and standards that guide the industry and the people in it. Travel is no different. There are many “rules to live by” that can help us navigate the unknown world with fewer mistakes. I have my own golden travel rules. Over the past ten years, I’ve learned a lot of tips and tricks that have helped me thrive when I travel. When I first set out in 2006, I made a lot of mistakes. (Ok, I still make so...
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Jet Airways cancels flights to London, Amsterdam and Paris

Continuing from yesterday, when the airline cancelled its international flights from Bangalore and Chennai. Jet Airways now appears to have cancelled all its flights to London, Paris and Amsterdam. All flights to the above cities have been cancelled for today, they are currently showing as scheduled for tomorrow. However, it is uncertain that Jet will … The post Jet Airways cancels flights to London, Amsterdam and Paris appeared first on... >>> To read the full story click on the headline above...
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London, Paris.. and Merthyr

The young people helping "subvert stereotypes" of working class towns with fashion and photo shoots.
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Talent Garden raises €44M to expand in cities ignored by the WeWork-style spaces

Finding myself talking at a startup conference in Kosovo three years ago (as one does), I realized how close I was to Albania, a place which held some fascination for me. I managed to grab a lift with a friendly techie to Tirana, where they arranged for me to speak to the local tech community. That meetup was held in a small co-working space called Talent Garden. It gradually transpired that, while WeWork and other such coworking/offices spaces were concentrating on New York and London, Talent G...
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Eurostar runs revised London-Paris timetableEurostar runs revised London-Paris timetable

Operator cancels up to three trains a day until March 6
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