Posts published in Day: November 9, 2019

One Man’s Motiviation

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Interviewer: What drives you? Candidate: The bus mostly. Interviewer: I mean what motivates you to get out of bed in the morning? Candidate: Missing the bus!  

Why hidden ingredients mean your wine might not be vegan

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Throughout 2019 we have been bombarded with all kinds of researchcalling on us all to save the planet by adopting a vegan diet. As November is World Vegan Month, there’s no better time to get informed about what sticking to a plant-based diet really means. Aside from just avoiding dairy and eggs, there’s a potential minefield of areas in your daily life where you might run into unexpected animal ingredients. Wine, for…

Estonian Finance ministry received substantial pension reform feedback

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Feedback and comments on the draft bill to remove the mandatory membership of the so-called second pillar of the Estonian pension scheme has been coming in thick and fast from the banking sector and also the tax authority, according to ERR’s online Estonian news. The draft was issued only last Wednesday, by the finance ministry, with just a week’s turnaround time (i.e. by midnight on Wednesday, Nov. 6) for feedback.…

What was the Berlin Wall?

Saturday, November 9, 2019

On 9 November, 2019, the world marked 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, which was widely seen as marking the end of the Cold War and paved the way for a united Germany and, ultimately, a united Europe after decades of division. But why was the Berlin Wall built and what led to its fall? Euronews has the lowdown. What was the Berlin Wall? After defeating the…

Splendour, music and uproar at Vilnius’ historic Bristol Hotel

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Before being turned into communal apartments, a building on Gedimino Avenue used to house the grandest hotel in Vilnius. The story of Bristol Hotel is one of splendour, music and uproar.  As Lithuania gears up to mark 2020 as the year of the Vilna Gaon and the History of the Jews of Lithuania, LRT English together with Vilnius University and Jewish Heritage Lithuania bring you a series of stories exploring…