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Covid-19 - your unique chance

[caption id="attachment_221800" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Covid-19 © Colin D. Funk, Craig Laferriere, and Ali Ardakani/cc-by-4.0[/caption]"If someone thinks that the corona vaccinations could alter his or her genes, then he/she/it should take advantage of this unique opportunity, because it will not repeat itself that quickly. This is their big chance, as things are looking pretty unpleasant for them so far." - Twitter Of course, it is important to get information from reliable sources in order to avoid fake news or to drive yourself nuts, because those who die of fear or panic ...

The Le Soléal

The Le Soléal

[caption id="attachment_191738" align="aligncenter" width="590"] in Ushuaia © Balou46/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Le Soleal is a cruise ship owned and operated by Compagnie du Ponant. The ship was built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Ancona, Italy, and was launched on the 6 December 2012, being christened by Kiki Tauck Mahar of U.S. travel company Tauck. The vessel started its maiden voyage on 1 July 2013. Le Soleal's homeport is Mata Utu, capital of the French overseas territory Wallis and Futuna. Le Soléal...

The Saint Catherine's Monastery at Mount Sinai

The Saint Catherine's Monastery at Mount Sinai

[caption id="attachment_170987" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Saint Catherine's Monastery in front of Mount Sinai © flickr.com - Joonas Plaan/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Saint Catherine's Monastery, officially "Sacred Monastery of the God-Trodden Mount Sinai", lies on the Sinai Peninsula, at the mouth of a gorge at the foot of Mount Sinai, in the city of Saint Catherine, Egypt in the South Sinai Governorate. The monastery is controlled by the autonomous Church of Sinai, part of the wider Eastern Orthodox Church, and ...

Theme Week Turkey

Theme Week Turkey

[caption id="attachment_213372" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Levent business district in Istanbul © Derrick Brutel/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Turkey is a transcontinental Eurasian country located mainly on the Anatolian peninsula in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeastern Europe. East Thrace, the part of Turkey in Europe, is separated from Anatolia by the Sea of Marmara, the Bosporus and the Dardanelles (collectively called the Turkish Straits). Istanbul, which straddles Euro...

The Navigator of the Seas

The Navigator of the Seas

[caption id="attachment_165271" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Leinad/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]MS Navigator of the Seas is the fourth Voyager-class cruise ship operated by Royal Caribbean International, and the first second-generation Voyager-class ship. She was once the largest ship in the fleet and still ranks among the largest passenger ships in the world. Her sister ships are Voyager of the Seas, Explorer of the Seas, Adventure of the Seas und Mariner of the Seas. Constructed at Kværner Masa-Yards Turku N...

German Marshall Fund in Washington, D.C.

German Marshall Fund in Washington, D.C.

[caption id="attachment_192414" align="aligncenter" width="590"]R Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW - The German Marshall Fund © AgnosticPreachersKid/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Marshall Plan (officially the European Recovery Program, ERP) was an American initiative to aid Western Europe, in which the United States gave over $12 billion (nearly $100 billion in 2016 US dollars) in economic assistance to help rebuild Western European economies after the end of World War II. The plan was in operation for four years...

Theme Week Balearic Islands - Cabrera

Theme Week Balearic Islands - Cabrera

[caption id="attachment_152422" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Castell de Cabrera © J. Gomà[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Cabrera is an uninhabited islet in the Balearic Islands. The highest point is Na Picamosques (172 m). Cabrera is the largest island of the small archipelago that includes (from south to north) the islands of Estells de Fora, L'Imperial, Illa de ses Bledes, Na Redona, Conillera, L'Esponja, Na Plana, Illot Pla, Na Pobra, and Na Foradada. Cabrera, which had been a former Santa Catalina, Palma de Mallorca distric...

The music city of Montreux

The music city of Montreux

[caption id="attachment_152738" align="aligncenter" width="590"] View on Lake Geneva and France © Christian Perez[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Montreux is a municipality in the district of Riviera-Pays-d'Enhaut in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland. It is located on Lake Geneva at the foot of the Alps and has a population of 23,800 and nearly 90,000 in the agglomeration. Montreux boasts one of the most beautiful walks along the lake, stretching from Villeneuve all the way towards Vevey. The main square of the town, Place du...

Recommended reading: "Managing Your Boss: Specifications"

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[responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]This book provides valuable insight and practical tips through case studies and examples based on real life experiences of middle and senior managers. While endless material (books, training workshops, seminars and studies) is churned out on leaderships skills, followership, the art of working effectively and harmoniously with superiors is underestimated. Valuable time and energy are spent (at the office water-cooler or family dinner-table) in crying, "Why can't my boss be like me/like my ex-boss - more apprecia...

The coastal town of Beer in Devon

The coastal town of Beer in Devon

[caption id="attachment_160847" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Fore Street looking towards Sea Hill © geograph.org.uk - Eugene Birchall[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The village of Beer is in south-east Devon on Lyme Bay. The village of Beer is situated on the 95-mile long Jurassic Coast, England's first natural World Heritage Site and its picturesque cliffs, including Beer Head, form part of the South West Coast Path, Britain's longest waymarked long-distance footpath (630 miles / 1,014 km). Beer lies about two kilometre...

The Lake Zurich

The Lake Zurich

[caption id="attachment_151631" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Roland zh/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Zürichsee is strictly the name of the part of the lake downstream of the dam at Rapperswil, mostly located within the canton of Zürich. The part upstream of the Rapperswil dam is called Obersee, and is shared between the cantons of St. Gallen and Schwyz. Besides Bürkliplatz in Zürich and the Seedamm, there are no bridges across the lake. The Zürichsee-Schifffahrtsgesellschaft – the Lake Zürich Navi...

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