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Monday, October 22, 2018
Pursuing a career in acting, like most fields, requires perseverance and a strong belief in yourself Have you ever wondered what it takes to become an actor? As with other artistic pursuits, it is not just about talent; acting requires skill, and skill requires training – intensive training. Th at is what Vienna’s English Theatre, which has been giving English-speaking...
Community Supported Agriculture
As industrial farming comes under attack, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) hopes to change the game Revolution is the new black. Every pillar of our existence is under attack, from democracy to what we eat. For Ronald Jacobs and his wife Shelly, founders of Kurt Pure Frozen Yogurt, it’s become a call to action. With five like-minded families, he has taken...
How young, savvy art producers bring new talent directly to the public by exploiting new spaces, technology and social media, thereby sidestepping the art world’s gatekeepers Suddenly, a phalanx of silent, stony-faced soldiers in helmets and heavy boots, appears through an archway of the old Imperial Stables, a disturbing sight in the midst of a peaceful European city square. Lined...
Arriving in Austria as a refugee, Ali Mahlodji lived in 13 apartments before he was 10 years old, dropped out of school at 18 and worked over 40 jobs before founding Whatchado, a platform that helps people find their calling. Here’s how he found his. Back in 2009, 27-year-old Ali Mahlodji could be seen on any given workday in a...
bildungskarenz paid sick leave
Austrians enjoy generous worker benefits – hard to imagine for Americans, who remain ambitious and optimistic, a spirit that is harder to find in Vienna By Bettina Figl & Dardis McNamee A paid sabbatical? You can do this every three years?!” When I told my American friends that I was on a year-long Bildungskarenz, the educational leave approved and even encouraged...
The Danube powers many an industry on its way to the Black Sea, from hydropower to high-volume logistics Flowing through 10 countries – from the Black Forest to the Black Sea – the Danube River has unified a Central European population of some 83 million people of otherwise very different cultures and nationalities. Its waters are a direct source for...
Robotics for Children
Viennese startup Robo Technologies turns children, or anyone, into robotics engineers Imagine your child playing with blocks, snapping them together like Legos into different shapes and configurations. Then she grabs an iPad, and after a few simple swipes, bam! Her creation begins moving on its own. She has just programmed a robot. All she needs is Robo Wunderkind – a product...
pharmaceutical industry
Pharma's Market: The pharmaceutical industry has played an important role in Austria’s economic growth. But the challenge remains to find a balance between regulation and competitive pricing. Sluggish economic growth in Europe has governments on edge. In Austria, after four years below 1% and a modest rebound of 1.6% in 2016, one of the best prospects for continued recovery is...
Music Traveler
A new startup called Music Traveler – like an Airbnb for musicians – helps music professionals find space to practice while they’re on the road. It all began when everything went wrong: Vienna-based violinist Aleksey Igudesman was planning a badly needed holiday. But there was a complication. His then-partner, a professional pianist, would need somewhere to practice, and not just...
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