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Punch Electric Motorcycle Is Weird and Oddly Cool

From Minsk The weird motorcycle you see here is from a company in Minsk, Belarus. It has a simplistic design with moderate power and is made by a company called Punch Moto. According to New Atlas, the motorcycle was designed and built by the Belarusian company to be a simple commuter electric motorcycle with a supermoto-like style.  It looks like nothing else on the road, and its fully electric powertrain is slim and fits in the frame well. There’s a unique, kind of abstract artfulness to the b...
Tags: Motorcycles, North America, Minsk, Minsk Belarus, Punch Electric Motorcycle


Coronavirus Overwhelms Ukraine’s Hospitals Even With Low Number Of Cases

CHERNIVTSI, Ukraine (AP) — Medical workers in homemade protective masks and suits, with plastic bags over their shoes. A hospital intended for 150 coronavirus patients now holding 250. A lack of filtration systems that forces autopsies to be done outside, under the trees, instead of in the hospital morgue. Ukraine’s troubled health care system has been overwhelmed by COVID-19, even though it has reported a relatively low number of cases — 15,648 infections and 408 deaths as of Monday. Nowhere...
Tags: Europe, News, Russia, Ukraine, Ap, International Monetary Fund, Ivano Frankivsk, Minsk Belarus, Chernivtsi, David Taintor, Karmanau, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Zelenskiy, COVID, CHERNIVTSI Ukraine, Mykola Sharakhlitsky


‘There Are No Viruses Here’: Leader of Belarus Scoffs at Lockdowns

Under the autocratic rule of President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko, Belarus has yet to impose any restrictions to slow the virus. No, everything is not fine.
Tags: News, Russia, Belarus, Lukashenko, Quarantines, Minsk (Belarus, Aleksandr G, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Aleksandr G Lukashenko Belarus


Coming to a Country Near You: A Russian Nuclear Power Plant

A Russian state company is financing and building reactors across the world, reaping for Moscow both profits and geopolitical influence.
Tags: News, Putin, Russia, Moscow, Belarus, Erdogan, Gazprom, Viktor, Westinghouse Electric Co, Orban, Nuclear Energy, Rosatom, Recep Tayyip, Vladimir V, Minsk (Belarus, Chernobyl (Ukraine


Anna Vainer knows what makes her remarkable

Even as a teenager, Anna Vainer knew what she wanted. “I remember, at 14, telling my sister ‘I’m going to be working in marketing,’” she says, smiling. “I don’t know how I knew that.” She was right: Anna is the head of B2B Growth Marketing for Google in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and runs the regional team for Think with Google, a destination for marketing trends and insights. Anna says she’s truly driven by working with people, and it’s her other role as the co-founder of #IamRe...
Tags: Google, Europe, Molly, Israel, Middle East, Anna, Lisbon, Minsk Belarus, Africa EMEA, Diversity and Inclusion, Yonca Dervisoglu, The She Word, Anna Vainer, B2B Growth Marketing for Google, Anna Zapesochini, Riki Drori


Coronavirus deepens financial pain as nearly 60 countries report virus

By FOSTER KLUG and MATT SEDENSKY TOKYO — A deepening health crisis became an economic one too Friday, with the coronavirus outbreak sapping financial markets, emptying shops and businesses, and putting major sites and events off limits. As the list of countries hit by the illness edged toward 60 with Mexico, Belarus, Lithuania, New Zealand, Nigeria, Azerbaijan and the Netherlands reporting their first cases, the threats to livelihoods were increasingly eyed as warily as the threats to lives. ...
Tags: Health, Asia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, Texas, Milan, News, France, Saudi Arabia, China, Germany, Nigeria, US, Sport


Putin Squeezes Belarus Strongman in Bid to Skirt Term Limits

(Bloomberg) -- Vladimir Putin’s surprise firing of Russia’s government and unveiling of constitutional changes that would weaken the presidency may only be Plan B for retaining power after his final term ends in 2024.In the month before Putin’s Jan. 15 announcement, he’d pushed hard to convince his longer-serving counterpart in Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, to revive a moribund agreement to create a superstate between the neighboring former Soviet republics, two Kremlin officials said.So far, P...
Tags: Europe, News, Putin, Obama, Russia, Bloomberg, Ukraine, West, Middle East, Crimea, Moscow, Belarus, Norway, Gazprom, Kremlin, Lithuania


Putin Squeezes Belarus Strongman in Drive to Skirt Term Limits

(Bloomberg) -- Vladimir Putin’s surprise firing of Russia’s government and unveiling of constitutional changes that would weaken the presidency may only be Plan B for retaining power after his final term ends in 2024.In the month before Putin’s Jan. 15 announcement, he’d pushed hard to convince his longer-serving counterpart in Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, to revive a moribund agreement to create a superstate between the neighboring former Soviet republics, two Kremlin officials said.So far, P...
Tags: Europe, News, Putin, Obama, Russia, Bloomberg, Ukraine, West, Middle East, Crimea, Moscow, Belarus, Norway, Gazprom, Kremlin, Lithuania


Secretary of State Pompeo Says U.S. Can Supply Belarus With Oil and Gas After Russia Cut Off Supplies

(MINSK, Belarus) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Saturday that the United States is willing and able to provide Belarus with 100% of its oil and gas, taking a slap at Russia which recently cut off supplies. Pompeo is the first secretary of state to visit Belarus in 26 years and arrived in Minsk amid new tensions between Minsk and Moscow over energy. In a meeting with authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko, Pompeo said he hoped to help provide an opportunity for Belarus to a...
Tags: Europe, News, Vladimir Putin, White House, China, Russia, Uncategorized, United States, United Arab Emirates, Moscow, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Norway, Kazakhstan, Kremlin, Trump


Lisbon 2049 series by Max Bedulenko

Lisbon 2049 series by Max Bedulenko AoiroStudioJan 13, 2020 As currently living in Europe, it totally brings some sense of quirkiness when you start envisioning 'cinematic scenes' from popular cult movies like 1982's Blade Runner movie for example. It's hard not good and it's at the same time a fun photo challenge. This is the feeling I get when I am looking at the 'Lisbon' series by Max Bedulenko. Seriously there is some resemblance shown in both worlds so t...
Tags: Europe, Design, Lisbon, Minsk Belarus, Max Bedulenko, Max Bedulenko AoiroStudioJan, Max Bedulenko Max


Ukraine Swaps Prisoners With Russia-Backed Rebels in Move to End War

(MAIORSK CHECKPOINT, Ukraine) — Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine on Sunday exchanged 200 prisoners in a move aimed at ending their five-year war. The swap at a checkpoint near the rebel-held city of Horlivka was part of an agreement brokered this month at a summit of the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France. According to figures from officials of the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s republics — the two separatist governments in the rebel area — Ukraine turn...
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, France, Angela Merkel, Russia, Uncategorized, Ukraine, Moscow, Brazil, Merkel, Kremlin, Emmanuel Macron, Security Service, FRANKFURT Germany, Donetsk, Minsk Belarus


Quebec teen beat her mom at chess at age 5 and hasn't looked back

A 17-year-old from Saint-Lambert, Que., is heading to Belarus in 2020 to compete for the Women's World Chess Cup, after winning an international chess competition in Mexico earlier this year.Maili-Jade Ouellet is a CEGEP student at Champlain College.In November, she travelled to the Women's North American Continental Championship, an invitation-only tournament in Aguascalientes, Mexico — and one of only two qualifying championships for the Women's World Cup in chess.Ouellet won it...
Tags: News, Mexico, Belarus, Quebec, Continental, Chess, Minsk Belarus, Champlain College, Aguascalientes Mexico, Ouellet, CEGEP, Saint Lambert Que, Maili Jade Ouellet, Quebec Chess Federation


Ivanie Blondin, Laurent Dubreuil add to speed skating medal haul in Poland

Ivanie Blondin and Laurent Dubreuil added to their speed skating medal haul in Poland on Sunday.Blondin earned silver in women's mass start with a time of nine minutes 3.410 seconds, trailing only Irene Schouten of the Netherlands while Nana Takagi of Japan was third."It's always really good to fight for the 1-2 positions with Irene Schouten; we've been doing it as long as I can remember," said Blondin. "My strategy today was to go out, feel the field and not let anyone create gap...
Tags: Japan, News, Canada, Netherlands, Poland, Belarus, Calgary, Ottawa, Quebec City, Minsk Belarus, Gilmore Junio, Junio, Blondin, Alex Boisvert Lacroix, Ivanie Blondin, Schouten


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. A security flaw in Google's Android lets malicious apps access users' camera and microphone to secretly record them and upload the videos to an external server. The flaw, uncovered by Checkmarx, also allowed hackers to track metadata like the GPS location where videos were recorded. WeWork's layoffs officially began on Monday, sources say, and hit the corporate technology, HR and security departments. The bulk of the layoffs ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Cook, Israel, Trends, Canada, Tim Cook, Peru, Ibm Watson, Bird, Salesforce, Alexa, Dreamforce, Gett, Juno, Minsk Belarus


Inside Lyft's deal with Gett, which will see 99 engineers in Belarus move to Lyft and triggered roughly 100 layoffs in the US and Israel (LYFT)

Lyft on Monday announced a deal with Europe's Gett. At the same time, Gett announced the shuttering of its ride-hailing business Juno, a small but fiercely loved competitor in New York.  Ninety-nine members of the engineering and tech team in Belarus will join Lyft as part of the agreement, but another roughly 100 support and operations staff have been laid off in New York, Portland, and Israel.  Former employees said they were disappointed to see things end this way, but are proud of the work...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Europe, New York, London, Israel, US, Trends, Munich, United States, Portland, Belarus, Louisiana, North America, Business Insider, Gett


Inside Lyft's deal with Gett, which will see 99 engineers in Belarus move to Lyft and roughly 100 US employees laid off (LYFT)

Lyft on Monday announced a deal with Europe's Gett. At the same time, Gett announced the shuttering of its ride-hailing business Juno, a small but fiercely loved competitor in New York.  Ninety-nine members of the engineering and tech team in Belarus will join Lyft as part of the agreement, but another roughly 100 support and operations staff have been laid off in New York, Portland, and Israel.  Former employees said they were disappointed to see things end this way, but are proud of the work...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Europe, New York, London, Israel, US, Trends, Munich, United States, Portland, Belarus, North America, Business Insider, Gett, Juno


Lyft hired 99 engineers from the embattled startup Juno as part of its deal with Gett. They're all in Belarus. (LYFT)

Lyft on Monday announced a deal with Europe's Gett that involved the shuttering of its ride-hailing business Juno, a small but fiercely loved competitor in New York.  Ninety-nine members of the engineering team in Belarus will join Lyft as part of the agreement, but another roughly 100 support and operations staff have been laid off in New York, Portland, and Israel.  Former employees said they were disappointed to see things end this way, but are proud of the work they did with a small team a...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Europe, Elon Musk, New York, Israel, Trends, Munich, United States, Portland, Belarus, North America, Click, Business Insider, Gett, Juno


Ottawa's Blondin wins mass start gold at speedskating World Cup in Belarus

MINSK, Belarus — Canada's Ivanie Blondin won gold in the mass start race on Sunday, the final day of action at the speedskating World Cup.The Ottawa native finished in eight minutes 22.630 seconds to earn 60 sprint points.Blondin raced past Irene Schouten (8:22.710, 40 sprint points), the defending world champion from the Netherlands, in the final straight to take the top spot on the podium. Italy's Francesca Lollobrigida (8:23.570, 20 sprint points) took bronze."I was very patient thr...
Tags: News, Canada, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Belarus, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Minsk Belarus, Blondin, Ivanie Blondin, Valerie Maltais, Francesca Lollobrigida, Laurent Dubreuil, Irene Schouten, Tyson Langelaar


Canada's Ivanie Blondin rules women's mass start at speed skating World Cup

Ivanie Blondin rebounded in a big way with a first-place finish in Sunday's mass start, just 24 hours after a 12th-place performance in the women's 1,500 metres at a speed skating event in Minsk, Belarus.The Ottawa native sprinted past arch rival and reigning world champion Irene Schouten of the Netherlands in the final straight, posting a time of eight minutes 22.63 seconds."Into the final turn, I pulled a short track move on her," Blondin told Speed Skating Canada. "I went wide going...
Tags: News, Canada, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Calgary, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Minsk Belarus, Blondin, Ivanie Blondin, Schouten, Valerie Maltais, Tomaszów Mazowiecki Poland, Dubreuil, Francesca Lollobrigida


Belarusian BSVT Starts Assembling VEPR Rifles and Shotguns

According to TASS Russian News Agency, the Belarusian State-owned Foreign Trade Unitary Enterprise “BELSPETSVNESHTECHNIKA” (BSVT) has started assembling Vepr rifles and shotguns from Russian-made Molot parts. TASS was informed about this cooperation by a “Belarusian defense industry contact” during the MILEX 2019 arms exhibition recently held in Minsk, Belarus. If you visit the small arms section of […] Read More … The post Belarusian BSVT Starts Assembling VEPR Rifles and Shotguns appeared fir...
Tags: News, Guns, Belarus, Daily News, TASS, Minsk Belarus, MOLOT, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, 12 Gauge, Vepr, 7.62x39mm, VEPR 12, 7.62x54mm, Vepr-1V, TASS Russian News Agency the Belarusian State


European Games: Jason Kenny named in 101-strong GB squad

Jason Kenny heads a 101-strong GB squad for the second edition of the European Games in Minsk, Belarus which will be held in June.
Tags: News, Jason Kenny, Minsk Belarus


Capital.com powers Currency.com’s ‘world first’ in tokenising government bonds

With the SEC recently releasing its long-awaited guidance on Crypto token issuers, it’s becoming clear that the crypto world is edging closer to the traditional financial world. New players are joining the sector who hail from traditional finance and trading backgrounds. Until this year, crypto exchanges focused on providing access to ICOs instead of providing access to traditional capital markets with real value and revenues. When Currency.com launched its beta in January among influencers in t...
Tags: Startups, TC, Europe, Usa, London, Fca, Belarus, SEC, IG Group, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Minsk Belarus, FATF, Viktor Prokopenya, Swiss Stock Exchange, Ivan Gowan


Gracefully Nostalgic: A Contemporary Apartment in Minsk Reminisce About its Past

Located in a historic building in the heart of Minsk, Belarus, this one bedroom apartment has been thoughtfully renovated by Third Wave Architects, a team of three young Belarusian architects, who drew from its history as revealed in old photographs to create a modern home that nevertheless recalls the timeless elegance of its past.
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Gracefully Nostalgic: An Contemporary Apartment in Minsk Reminisce About its Past

Located in a historic building in the heart of Minsk, Belarus, this one bedroom apartment has been thoughtfully renovated by Third Wave Architects, a team of three young Belarusian architects, who drew from its history as revealed in old photographs to create a modern home that nevertheless recalls the timeless elegance of its past.
Tags: Art, Minsk, Minsk Belarus


The most Soviet-looking cities

Almost three decades have passed since the day the Soviet flag was lowered for the last time over the Kremlin in Moscow, but the shadow of the Union still looms in many remote corners of former socialist states. Following the resignation of President Mikhail Gorbachev on December 25, 1991, the transcontinental superstate that extended from the Black Sea to the Far East broke up into 15 new countries ready to reestablish their identity as independent nations. But even today, there are areas of...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Putin, White House, Nazis, Russia, Georgia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Moscow, Un, Belarus, Red Army, Ussr, Kremlin, Joseph Stalin


Revisiting David Poile’s Drafts – 1998

The Nashville Predators have been an NHL franchise since the 1998-99 season after the city was granted an expansion team in June 1997. In their 20 seasons of existence, there has been one constant: general manager David Poile, who’s served that role since the franchise’s inception. Therefore, he’s been the architect of every team that’s suited up, from the inaugural roster through the 2018-19 rendition. That means he’s been the decision-maker in a lot of drafts and has made a lot of picks, 178 t...
Tags: Europe, Usa, Sweden, Russia, Milwaukee, Sport, Finland, Newfoundland, Dallas, Nashville, Latvia, Detroit Red Wings, Ussr, Slovakia, AHL, Hockey


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


Working with security researchers to make the web safer for everyone

What do a 19-year-old researcher from Uruguay, a restaurant owner from Cluj, Romania and a Cambridge professor have in common? They’re all security researchers—a global community of professionals, academics, students and hobbyists who are essential to the safety of our products and the web as a whole. We’re grateful to be a part of this community and support their work in a bunch of ways, including the Vulnerability Rewards Program and our 2018 Privacy and Security academic research awards. Vuln...
Tags: Google, Security, Cambridge, Poland, Uruguay, Safety And Security, Michigan State University, Minsk Belarus, Tomasz, Google Today, CLUJ Romania, Ezequiel Pereira, Tomasz Bojarski, Dzmitry Lukyanenka, Privacy Research, Alina Oprea Northeastern University


Currency.com grabs $8 mln Series A

Currency.com, a next-generation blockchain technology company, has secured $8 million in Series A funding. The investors were Larnabel Ventures and VP Capital. PRESS RELEASE Minsk, Belarus – January 15th – Currency.com, a next-generation blockchain technology company, today announced the launch of the world’s first fully-functional trading platform for tokenised securities, which allows investors to trade, invest in, and benefit from exposure to, real-world financial instruments by directly usin...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Fca, Belarus, Btc, Gdpr, Digital Economy, ETH, AML, Minsk Belarus, HTP, KYC, VC Deals, Belarus Belarus, Larnabel Ventures, VP Capital


Christmas Truck

Sculpture of a giant MAZ truck made out of thousands of Christmas lights. Holiday themed Christmas MAZ Truck sculpture located in Minsk, Belarus. Also check out: Godzilla Christmas Tree
Tags: Design, Tech, Minsk Belarus