Beautiful video captures bratislava in spring
BRATISLAVA - The country that provides the best opportunity for a healthy, safe and prosperous life, is now Switzerland. According to a ranking Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), a sister company of The Economist.
Australia and Norway take second and third place. The top ten also includes Sweden, Denmark, Singapore, New Zealand, Netherlands, Canada and Hong Kong. Slovakia is ranked 35th. From neighboring countries are better off Austria (13th), Czech Republic (28) and Poland (33). The surprise was Hungary with a pretty poor showing at (46th). The worst are Kenya (79th) and Nigeria (80).
USA in this year's ranking was placed at 16th place along with Germany and Italy at 21. Japan is at 25th place France at 26th and the United Kingdom to 27 th place. Even 25 years ago, in 1988, was the U.S. in the first place. Followed by France. West Germany, Italy, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Sweden, the Netherlands. Things are changing...
Ranking is calculated on the basis of criteria such as gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, life expectancy, quality of life in terms of divorce, the state of political freedom and the unemployment rate. Additional criteria include climate, personal safety, and quality of community life, managing the company in terms of corruption and gender equality.
The Holy Roman Empire: European disunion done right, http://www.economist.com/news/christmas/21568659-old-empire-offers-surprising-lessons-european-union-today-european-disunion-done?fsrc=rss (via EasyRSS)
If you have the WD (Western Digital) My Book Live NAS and it is very slow there is a way to make it fast again
in the pursuit of sales WD has overburdened this device that runs on a basic processor.
How to make it fast again
- disable twonky service
- disable remote access (are you really going to use that?)
- do not update to the latest firmware it makes things much worse.
Nokia Hired A 55-Piece Orchestra To Compose Ringtones, And Other ... - Huffington Post, http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg=AFQjCNGLZ79vQPdhdLYkrYq69mDwvN2lFg&url=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/03/nokia-hired-orchestra-ringtone_n_2232214.html (via EasyRSS)
|Mitt Romney with Slovak/German beauty|
Republican candidate who lost the presidential elections, the car rides produced in Bratislava, Slovakia.
He was so sure victory that he had not prepared a speech after the defeat. Republican Mitt Romney struggled for many years to become the U.S. president, is now trying to cope with the fact that his dream is over.
After the election, the 65-year old politician withdrew from public life. Last week it he visited president obama in his new black Audi Q7. It is not clear whether he bought it after the election.
It seems that now the Audis are made here and exported everywhere, and that seems to surprise most people. This was confirmed by a spokesman for Volkswagen Slovakia Vladimír Machalík (Audi really belongs to Volkswagen).
"Model Audi Q7 is produced only in Slovakia and exported to all over the world. The United States is our third largest market, where is between nine and 10 percent of our production. "I did not know about our famous customer.
Vienna as a business hub: Baroque ain't everything
Published on Bratislava
WHO would swap the baroque splendour of Vienna, its Spanish riding school and Hofburg palace, for bourgeois Geneva or even post-Communist Prague? Alas, more and more companies locating a regional headquarters for central and eastern Europe (CEE) tend to now put good communications and an internationally-minded labour force ahead of grand opera and Sachertorte. That includes The Economist, which moved its regional office from Vienna to Geneva in 2008.To be sure, Vienna is still the regional hub. At the last count, 303 companies have their CEE headquarters in Vienna, 14 more than two years ago. But during that period eight companies pulled out, or were lost through mergers. And firms no longer just look to Vienna's west, where Munich, London and Amsterdam loom large, but east—to Bratislava, Budapest, Prague and Warsaw. Between them, these four cities now boast 80 regional headquarters, according to a study by Wolf Theiss, a consultancy.Vienna has not played its cards well recently, says Leo Hauska, whose public relations firms fronts for Headquarters Austria, a local initiative. Take infrastructure. The expansion of Vienna airport has been dragging on since 2004 and may not even be completed by mid-2012, the latest new target date. Worse, Austrian Airlines, the national carrier, has been bought by Lufthansa and is likely to see its hub shifted to Munich—a heavy blow ...
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The 25 original pieces, called ‘miniatures’ were composed by five Nokia Design in-house sound designers. We started exploring the idea through contemporary classical and film music, However, the final result was original pieces that are distinctively ring tones: they are short, and they all have a functional sounds element.