Dear, Canada, Britain, France, Mexico, Australia, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Nigeria, Argentina,Japan, New Zealand and the rest of the world.


Dear, Canada, Britain, France, Mexico, Australia, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Nigeria, Argentina,Japan, New Zealand and the rest of the world, Despite what you read and see on television. America and Americans haven’t lost our minds or our way.  We realize you are bombarded with negative sounds and images emanating from our great nation, leaving the impressionContinue reading “Dear, Canada, Britain, France, Mexico, Australia, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Nigeria, Argentina,Japan, New Zealand and the rest of the world.”

Austria has go ahead to seize Hitler’s birth house


The Austrian cabinet has given the go ahead to expropriate the house where Hitler was born in the latest in a long-running dispute over the controversial building. The government began leasing the house in Braunau am Inn, a town near the German border, from its owner in 1972 and turned it into a center forContinue reading “Austria has go ahead to seize Hitler’s birth house”

Austria:Homeless become city tour guides


A new startup in Vienna aims to help homeless people by creating guided tours of the city from their perspective. Shades Tours Vienna is the brainchild of 32-year-old businesswoman Perrine Schober, who wants to challenge people’s prejudices and help homeless people access the jobs market. Schober studied tourism management and has worked for various aidContinue reading “Austria:Homeless become city tour guides”

Poor: How Austria deals with begging


A woman begging. Photo: APA/BARBARA GINDL Begging is seen as an increasing problem in Austria’s cities, and some provinces are trying to tackle the issue with social measures. Some parts of the country, such as Tyrol and Salzburg, tried banning begging altogether, and Graz tried to restrict beggars from certain areas of the city. HoweverContinue reading “Poor: How Austria deals with begging”

Happiness ‘about making right choices’


Can happiness be learned? And can you measure how happy certain people are? An international conference in Innsbruck is looking at these questions.  From: The Local The Conference of the European Health Psychology Society is examining the emotional and social aspects of well-being and looking at the latest research into what makes people happy. The LocalContinue reading “Happiness ‘about making right choices’”

Vienna: Really the worst city in the world?


Two articles in the Austrian edition of internet magazine Vice – on why Vienna “is really the shittiest city in the world” have provoked a heated online debate and hundreds of emails from people defending their city. By:Rosie Waites/The Local Vienna regularly tops global consulting firm Mercer’s annual quality of living rankings. So, why has managingContinue reading “Vienna: Really the worst city in the world?”

How do you fit ten sheep in a car?


A 50-year-old Rumanian man was stopped by police when they noticed unusual passengers in his station wagon. During a routine border check of a station wagon towing a defective vehicle on a trailer, police in Nickelsdorf, Burgenland Austria  near the border with Hungary made an interesting discovery. The back of the car, from which theContinue reading “How do you fit ten sheep in a car?”