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Play Mystic for Me: A BMW R80R scrambler from Warsaw

BMW Motorrad has a few quirky gems in the back catalog—like the early-90s R80R Mystic. As one of the last two-valve boxers before the four-valve ‘1100’ took over, the Mystic bundled some of BMW’s newer tech into a ‘factory custom’ aesthetic that didn’t quite gel. Released as both R80 and R100 versions (depending on your country), the Mystic was sort of a road-going version of the adventure travel R100GS. It borrowed the GS’s tank, seat and burly Paralever swingarm, and it came with 18F/17R tu...
Tags: Facebook, Motorcycles, Bmw, Warsaw, Warsaw Poland, Brembo, BMW Motorrad, Monza, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, BMW R80, BMW scrambler, Highsider, Scramblers, Christian Boosen, Bartek Zaranek

Some Europeans get choosy about which vaccines they want

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Many Europeans are desperate for a coronavirus vaccine. But not just any vaccine. As AstraZeneca shots are rolling...
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Cloud automation startup Spacelift raises $6M Series A led by Blossom Capital

Spacelift, a startup that automates the management of cloud infrastructure, has raised $6 million in a Series A funding round led by London’s Blossom Capital. Polish fund Inovo Venture Partners and Hoxton Ventures are also investing. The Polish and US-based startup is taking advantage of the opportunity presented by the increasingly complex cloud world, with what it dubs as an ‘infrastructure-as-code (IaC)’ and a ‘policy-as-code’ platform. This allows teams to automate processes, it says, in a m...
Tags: TC, Europe, UK, London, Berlin, US, Tech, Deliveroo, Warsaw Poland, Hoxton Ventures, Wyszynski, Blossom Capital, Scalr, Imran Ghory, Inovo Venture Partners, Marcin Wyszynski

Speed Read, 24 January 2021

It’s a newsier mix than usual this week, with the Yamaha SR400 finally down for the count, and a top European motorcycle museum gone up in smoke. On the custom bike front, we’ve got two very sporty builds—one an XT600 supermoto, and the other a radically restyled BMW R nineT. Yamaha XT600 supermoto by 86 Gear Motorcycles Christian Boosen runs 86 Gear Motorcycles in Warsaw, Poland, a city where the custom scene is starting to boom nicely. He’s just finished building this XT600 for a local ...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Austria, Britain, Motorcycles, Warsaw, Yamaha, Scott, Warsaw Poland, CNC, National Motorcycle Museum, Custom Motorcycles, Yamaha motorcycles, BMW R nineT, Ortolani, Bill Phelps

European Union nations kick off mass COVID-19 vaccinations

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — European Union nations officially kicked off a coordinated effort Sunday to give COVID-19 vaccinations to some of...
Tags: European Union, Warsaw Poland, COVID

COVID-19 vaccine shipments arrive across EU before rollout

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The first shipments of coronavirus vaccines have arrived across the European Union as authorities prepared to...
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My 3 favorite Polish quotes describing Christmas!

Christmas is definitely one of my favorite holidays! It doesn’t matter where in the world you are, there is just something special about this time of the year. Polish Christmas (Święta Bożego Narodzenia) is one of the most festive holiday celebrations in Poland and it plays a major part in Polish culture, tradition and heritage. Christmas decor in Warsaw, Poland. Image by Natalia K from Pixabay I have 3 absolute favorite Polish quotes that describe Christmas in a perfect way! ★   „Jest taki dz...
Tags: Holidays, Culture, Linguistics, Poland, Countries, Bethlehem, Warsaw Poland, Natalia K, Krzysztof Dzikowski

News from Poland you might have missed recently.

While our attention has been gripped by the US Presidential Election, the world is still going forward. With that here are couple biggest stories in Poland which may have missed your attention during coverage of the race for the White House. Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay 1. Since October 22nd, hundreds of thousands across Poland have been protesting—in over five hundred cities and towns! The term for the protests is “Women’s Strike” (Strajk Kobiet), although it’s not just women participat...
Tags: Politics, Government, White House, Women, US, Regulations, Eu, Culture, United States, Linguistics, Poland, Rudy, Bahamas, Warsaw, Countries, Constitutional Court

Poland’s President Duda tests positive for coronavirus

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's President Andrzej Duda has tested positive for coronavirus but is feeling well, his spokesman said...
Tags: Poland, Andrzej Duda, Warsaw Poland, Duda

Poland's top court rules out abortions due to fetal defects

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s top court ruled Thursday that a law allowing abortion of fetuses with congenital defects is...
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Poland's top court rules out abortions for birth defects

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s top court ruled Thursday that a law allowing abortion of fetuses with congenital defects is...
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Tech Army Set Up by Europe’s Last Dictator Turns on its Creator

WARSAW, Poland—One of the rare successes chalked up by the regime of Europe’s last dictator has been the establishment of a kind of East European Silicon Valley, which spawned a booming industry of Belarusian programmers and tech start-ups.The autocratic president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, now fears he has created a monster.An army of 30,000 tech-savvy professionals is turning against its creator. Coders and software engineers, many of whom are linked to the state-sponsored Hi-Tech Park ...
Tags: Europe, News, Putin, United States, Belarus, Warsaw, Minsk, Warsaw Poland, Alexander Lukashenko, Lukashenko, Yan, Ministry of Internal Affairs, OMON, Verbitsky, Tech Park, Yura

Belarus activist resists effort to deport her to Ukraine

By YURAS KARMANAU | Associated Press KYIV, Ukraine — A leading opposition activist in Belarus was held on the border with Ukraine on Tuesday after she resisted an attempt by authorities to deport her as part of government efforts to end a month of protests against authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko. Maria Kolesnikova, a member of the Coordination Council created by the opposition to facilitate talks with the longtime leader on a transition of power, was detained Monday in the capital o...
Tags: Politics, News, Protest, Vladimir Putin, France, Russia, Sport, European Union, World news, Ukraine, Ap, Soccer, United States, Paris, United Nations, Portland

As Belarus protests ramp up, Putin offers security help to authoritarian president

By YURAS KARMANAU and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Associated Press MINSK, Belarus — Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that he stands ready to send police to Belarus if protests there turn violent but sees no such need now, while Belarusian police dispersed a protest in the capital and detained scores Thursday, raising pressure on the opposition. Belarus’ authoritarian president of 26 years, Alexander Lukashenko, is facing weeks of protests against his reelection to a sixth term in the Aug. 9 vot...
Tags: Europe, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Berlin, Eu, Sport, European Union, World news, Ap, West, Soccer, United States, Sputnik, Moscow

Converse is sponsoring giant murals in 13 cities around the world that break down air pollutants

Two murals made of photocatalytic, smog-eating paint have gone up in Bangkok, Thailand, and Warsaw, Poland, as part of a project dubbed Converse City Forests.
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These murals use a special kind of paint that eats smog

Two murals made of photocatalytic, smog-eating paint have gone up in Bangkok, Thailand, and Warsaw, Poland, as part of a project dubbed Converse City Forests.
Tags: News, Stories, Warsaw Poland, Bangkok Thailand

In Poland, the Rainbow Flag Is Wrapped Up in a Broader Culture War

Three activists were arrested and charged after hanging banners on Warsaw monuments, while opposition lawmakers wore multicolor clothing and masks in a protest in Parliament.
Tags: News, European Union, Poland, Discrimination, Demonstrations, Warsaw, Duda, Mateusz, Protests and Riots, Homosexuality and Bisexuality, Warsaw (Poland, Law and Justice (Poland, Andrzej (1972-, Morawiecki

Poland’s Supreme Court Declares Presidential Election Valid

The decision comes after supporters of the opposition candidate filed protests questioning the narrow victory for the incumbent, Andrzej Duda.
Tags: News, Poland, Duda, Politics And Government, Rafal, Courts and the Judiciary, Warsaw (Poland, Voting and Voters, Law and Justice (Poland, Andrzej (1972-, Trzaskowski, Supreme Court Declares Presidential Election Valid

Poland’s Presidential Election Was Close but Voters Remain Far Apart

President Andrzej Duda won a narrow victory after a bitter, polarizing campaign that tore at the social fabric of the country. The results are likely to be challenged in the Supreme Court.
Tags: Elections, News, Poland, Andrzej Duda, Duda, Rafal, Homosexuality and Bisexuality, Warsaw (Poland, Law and Justice (Poland, Andrzej (1972-, Trzaskowski

Experts rank ChargePoint and 14 other major players in the world of electric-vehicle charging

The research firm Guidehouse Insights ranked 15 companies that make hardware for electric-vehicle chargers. The list excludes companies that make charging stations to help sell electric vehicles (like Tesla and Nio Power) or charging services (like Electrify America and Ionity). Companies were evaluated on a variety of criteria related to their strategy and execution, including differentiation, partners, geographic reach, and portfolio. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. SEE A...
Tags: Europe, London, Australia, China, Russia, Berlin, India, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Tesla, Canada, Brazil, Romania, FLO, South America

Sweden Keeps Up ‘Low-Scale’ Lockdown Even As Coronavirus Deaths Rise

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Crowds swarm Stockholm’s waterfront, with some people sipping cocktails in the sun. In much of the world, this sort of gathering would be frowned upon or even banned. Not in Sweden. It doesn’t worry Anders Tegnell, the country’s chief epidemiologist and top strategist in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The 63-year-old has become a household name in Sweden, appearing across the media and holding daily briefings outlining the progression of the outbreak with a preci...
Tags: Europe, News, Sweden, Spain, Ap, Italy, Denmark, Associated Press, Norway, Donald Trump, Stockholm, Warsaw Poland, Stefan Lofven, Johns Hopkins University, Denmark Sweden, Aarhus University Hospital

Why Do The Good Die Young?

Why Do The Good Die Young? Why ask why?  WHY DO THE GOOD DIE YOUNG? Chapter 3 The phone rang at 11:00 PM. I was on the phone with a friend telling her how horrible it was to walk into my bedroom the night before last where for some reason my father chose to lay down to take a nap, only to find him gasping for air, clutching his heart, pleading for help. My mother, who was finishing a Columbia University teaching program, was doing homework in the kitchen and I didn’t want to alarm her. So, I ...
Tags: Germany, Earth, Breaking Newzzz, Last Five Minutes of Fame, Siberia, Columbia University, Swan Lake, Mindy, Warsaw Poland, George Washington Bridge, Golden Eagle, Weehawken New Jersey, Goldstein, Lincoln Tunnel, Englewood Hospital, Death Bed

Seven women who changed social work forever

We celebrate National Professional Social Work Month each March. The theme for Social Work Month in 2020 is Generations Strong. This is a great opportunity to look at the lives of pivotal figures in the history of social work and social welfare. The seven women discussed below made important contributions to people’s lives and to social work as a profession. Their lives also reflect environmental assaults, such as socioeconomic disenfranchisement, racism, sexism, classism, and other toxic issues...
Tags: Books, Featured, Minneapolis, Germany, US, House Of Representatives, Richmond, Warsaw, Soviet Union, Brown, Warsaw Poland, Coyle, Wikimedia Commons, Chisholm, Cherokee Nation, Wilma Mankiller

Google's Silicon Valley HQ has a new 31,000-square-foot amenity-packed floor with looks inspired by salt mining — see inside (GOOG)

Google's Mountain View, California headquarters opened a more than 31,000-square-foot area inspired by the area's history of salt mining in 2019. The floor is a place for Googlers to hang out, eat, or workout.  Google is known for its quirky offices, often inspired by the locations where they're built.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google is known for its fun and unusual offices, and its Mountain View, California headquarters is no exception. Also called the Googleplex,...
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Auschwitz Museum Criticizes Amazon’s Hunters for ‘Dangerous’ Depiction of False Events at Holocaust Death Camp

(WARSAW, Poland) — The museum of the Nazi German Auschwitz death camp is objecting to a scene in a new Amazon TV series that shows a murderous game of human chess being played there, insisting that no such thing took place at the camp. The museum that guards the Auschwitz-Birkenau site in southern Poland, its historic facts and the memory of the victims tweeted about the scene in Amazon’s series Hunters. It said inventing fake scenes is “dangerous foolishness and caricature,” encourages Hol...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, New York, Television, News, Uncategorized, Poland, Associated Press, Auschwitz, Auschwitz Birkenau, Warsaw Poland, Amazon TV, Oświęcim, Onetime, Auschwitz Memorial, Sawicki

Judges From Across Europe March to Defend Polish Peers Against Controversial Legislation

(WARSAW, Poland) — Judges from across Europe, many of them dressed in their judicial robes, marched silently in Warsaw on Saturday in a show of solidarity with Polish peers who are protesting a bill that would allow the government to fire judges who issue rulings officials don’t like. The judges visiting the Polish capital descended the steps of the Supreme Court to applause and chants of “Thank you!” from a large crowd. Their show of support came amid a four-year struggle to protect judici...
Tags: Europe, News, Justice, Supreme Court, Law, Senate, Uncategorized, Eu, European Union, Turkey, Hungary, Ireland, United Nations, Poland, Croatia, Associated Press

A Polish Museum Turns to the Right, and Artists Turn Away

A new director wants to reshape a leading Warsaw art space to show conservative works and challenge left-wing positions.
Tags: Art, News, Museums, Poland, Warsaw, Piotr, Warsaw (Poland, Law and Justice (Poland, Bernatowicz, Ujazdowski Castle Center for Contemporary Art

Hello from Warsaw

Hello from Warsaw Submitted by danalcantara on January 8, 2020 - 2:59am. Hi everyone,I'm a missionary serving in Warsaw, Poland for a year before heading back to the UK. I've been baking for a while now, and lurking around this site for years. Since discovering that fresh yeast is readily available from the shop across the street from my flat, I've been baking up a storm. This is one of two 23% rye loaves that I got from one batch recently.
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Google's Cambridge office has elevators that look like the subway and take workers to 'the beach' and faux Victorian houses (GOOG)

Google is known for its quirky offices and built-in unusual structures. The tech giant often incorporates nods to local culture into its offices, and the one in Cambridge, Massachusetts no exception. The Cambridge-based office is full of references to local icons. Take a look inside. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google may have started in garage, but it's offices are now some of the most interesting ones in tech.  The company is known for places offices in unexpected bu...
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Central Europe mayors against populism sign free cities pact

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The mayors of four Central European capitals signed a “free cities” pact Monday, pledging to cooperate on issues ranging from environmental protection to urban planning and public transportation. The mayors of Budapest, Hungary; Prague, the Czech Republic; Warsaw, Poland; and Bratislava, Slovakia, who are either independents or from parties in opposition […]
Tags: Europe, News, Czech Republic, Prague, Budapest, Nation, Warsaw Poland, Budapest Hungary, Bratislava Slovakia, Hungary AP