Monthly Archives: May 2013

Oradea On A Sunny Day

Because this week we’re experiencing quite an awful weather over here, just have a glimpse of what my hometown, Oradea (Romania) looks like on a sunny day down from the City Hall’s Tower. Other posts, more down to earth and … Continue reading

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The Press Release as Discovery Tool

Originally posted on Beyond PR:
Today’s noisy media environment poses challenge for brands:  how to get for important messages when there is so much fragmentation of the audience — and competition for their attention.  People share and consume incredibly granular…

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Mario Vargas Llosa, Doctor Honoris Causa in Cluj-Napoca. On Storytelling

Mario Vargas Llosa, recipient of the 2010 Nobel Award for Literature, is on a three-day official visit in Cluj-Napoca, Romania following the invitation of Babes-Bolyai University (UBB). Vargas Llosa has been awarded today the Doctor Honoris Causa of UBB Cluj-Napoca … Continue reading

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Pirates of the Caribbean: North Korea Kidnaps Chinese Fishing Boat… And Crew, Again!

On my series of North Korea posts: from nuclear world war to sushi pirates. Apparently, North Korea has had enough of China’s fish market so they decided to kidnap a whole fishing boat, crew inside of course, alleging that the … Continue reading

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An Apple a Day Keeps the Romanian Education System at Bay

There was this custom in primary school to bring an apple to your teacher once in a while. You would sneak during breaks and leave on her (it was a she) desk the most beautiful, big and of course red … Continue reading

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Daisy Time

Buttercups have honeyed hearts, Bees they love the clover, But I love the daisies’ dance All the meadow over. Marjorie Pickthall, Daisy Time

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Iran Makes Sure Women Are Out of Presidential Elections

If you’re an active and determined female citizen that wants to become head of state, make sure first that you’re actually allowed to run for President. Thirty women that had registered as candidates in the Iran presidential elections were delisted … Continue reading

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What Makes Switzerland’s Relationship to the EU Unthinkable?

Let’s talk money today… I’ve started my morning coffee with Clive Crook’s article on Bloomberg who predicts that UK’s exit from the EU might happen sooner than expected unless the Union finds a solution to the gripping Eurozone crisis fathoming … Continue reading

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Gatsby Meets the Great Catsby

On getting rich and getting children: “One thing’s sure and nothing’s surer/ The rich get richer and the poor get – children./ In the meantime,/ In between time–” F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Ch. 5

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Report: There are 3000 Child Soldiers in India

A report released by last week by the Delhi-based Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) found that there are currently as many as 3000 child soldiers in India. The report has been brought to the attention of the UN Committee … Continue reading

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