The Week Gone By from Luxembourg Expats

LuxembourgPosted on 20 February 2023 by Team@LuxExpats

Luxembourg based Iranian origin director's short film "The Red Suitcase" is nominated for an Oscar. Cyrus Neshvad is an Iranian film director based in Luxembourg. Cyrus was born in Tehran. His family fled the country when he was five years old. He completed his secondary school education at the Lycée Michel Rodange in Luxembourg and studied film in Montpellier and Paris."

https://www.luxembourgexpats.lu/stories/entertainment-and-arts/1100000791

Bitstamp, the Luxembourg-based company obtained licenses in other European nations over the past several months. It registered as a virtual asset service provider (VASP) in Italy in July 2022 and was authorized by the Spanish regulators in November & now it has registered with the Financial Markets Authority in France.

https://cryptopotato.com/bitstamp-secures-an-operational-license-in-france/

Students from humble backgrounds who have completed secondary school education have an opportunity to further their studies free of charge at a university in Luxembourg.

The European Business University (EBU) of Luxembourg is offering scholarships to students in Asia, Latin America and Africa, primarily to Kenyan learners.

https://www.tuko.co.ke/education/494208-little-university-europe-giving-kenyan-students-free-education/

If you live in the U.S., a Twitter account called World of Statistics reveals that it only requires Americans around 1.8 percent of their total annual salary to purchase an iPhone 14. These statistics also reveal that if you live in Luxembourg, you have to spend less than U.S. consumers to purchase an iPhone 14.

https://wccftech.com/percentage-of-salary-to-buy-one-iphone-14-in-different-countries/

The 73rd Berlin International Film Festival will open on February 16, 2023 with the world premiere of the US production ‘She Came to Me’.

Vicky Krieps, the acclaimed Luxembourg-born actor who made her breakthrough opposite Daniel Day-Lewis in 'Phantom Thread', will unveil her turn as renowned Austrian writer Ingeborg Bachmann in a biopic by veteran German director Margarethe von Trotta.

https://www.wionews.com/entertainment/berlin-film-festival-promises-starriest-line-up-since-pandemic-561408

The ability to perform multiple searches with Google Lens has been made available worldwide. The company has officially announced the rollout of multi-search features to Google Lens. The function enables simultaneous text and image searches using Lens. The “Search Screen” is an additional feature that has been added to Lens.

https://www.gadgetbridge.com/news/multi-search-features-to-google-lens-added-globally/

Globally, tourism is expected to continue on its strong-recovery path, both domestically and internationally. International travel is expected to surge by almost 40% in 2023, as compared to an 80% growth rate in 2022. However, a report by Euromonitor claims that the decline in growth pace doesn't necessarily signify a decline a trips but simply a difference in growth, owing to inflationary pressures. In this article, we shall take a look at the 25 Best Countries for Solo Female Travelers.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/25-best-countries-solo-female-001223084.html

A small nation with deep historical roots, Luxembourg offers rich cultural stories, beautiful landscapes, fairytale architecture and depth of character. It now also counts around 500 startups and has gained a global reputation as a reliable data hub with impressive connectivity, cybersecurity and data processing capacities – as well as being regarded as a launchpad for reaching the whole EU market.

https://www.eu-startups.com/2023/01/top-10-super-promising-startups-from-luxembourg-to-follow-in-2023/

The Luxembourg national statistical agency Statec published a report showing that in the summer of 2022, people made 916,000 leisure stays during the summer.

The most popular vacation destinations for Luxembourgers were Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

https://www.themayor.eu/en/a/view/everyone-in-luxembourg-went-on-vacation-1-7-times-in-summer-2022-11529

Retirement in the future may not be what it was. Retirement length has started to flatline — or even dwindle in some countries — as the pace of life expectancy increases slow and the effective age of retirement gradually increases.

https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2023-global-retirement-age/

If you’re struggling ideas, consider using tech to your advantage. From couple’s playlists to AI-generated Valentine’s Day messages, your fave apps and software can help embellish date night.

https://www.standard.co.uk/tech/love-tech-five-geeky-ways-spice-your-valentines-day-b1059450.html

As part of Samsung's partnership with Natural Cycles, the temperature sensor on the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro will be used to track users' menstrual cycle.

https://technave.com/gadget/The-Samsung-Galaxy-Watch5-series-can-also-track-menstrual-cycles-this-Q2-2023-33405.html

According to the latest data from the European Statistical Institute, the Grand Duchy had an average of 9 students per teacher in 2019 , just behind Greece (8.7 students), therefore one of the best results on the Old Continent. In the Greater Region, the neighbors do much less well with an average of one teacher for 12.7 pupils in Belgium, 15.1 in Germany and even 18.7 for French primary schools .

https://www.lesfrontaliers.lu/societe/16-enfants-maximum-par-classe-la-petition-sapproche-du-but/?

Of a total of 10,499 people who acquired Luxembourgish nationality last year, 40 per cent of them have obtained nationality by recovery, meaning that they have national roots in Luxembourg, that date back to January 1, 1900.

https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/40-of-new-luxembourgs-citizens-in-2022-have-ancestral-roots-in-the-country/

Three new images have been released by the Grand Ducal Court of Luxembourg to mark the 42nd wedding anniversary of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa. The photos were taken by court photographer, Sophie Margue.

https://royalcentral.co.uk/europe/luxembourg/new-photos-released-to-mark-grand-duke-and-grand-duchess-of-luxembourgs-42nd-wedding-anniversary-186469/

WAIFC announces the launch of the Young Academic Award 2023.

WAIFC invites young academics to submit papers or essays on the future of a sustainable and inclusive financial sector.Application deadline: 15 May 2023

https://waifc.finance/news/waifc-young-academic-award-2023/

A report published by the Idea Foundation on 9 February found that Luxembourg’s financial sector has indirectly generated 70,000 jobs. Added to the 64,600 jobs directly generated by the sector, the report found that the sector is linked to a total of 135,000 positions.

https://delano.lu/article/financial-sector-indirectly-ge

The business of Sports, "When Federer left Nike in the summer of 2018 after 24 years, moving to Japanese clothing retail chain Uniqlo on a 10-year, $300 million contract, that came as a shock to Nakajima."

https://edition.cnn.com/2023/02/14/tennis/roger-federer-nike-mike-nakajima-tennis-spt-intl/index.html

2023 is already setting out to be record year for women in leadership roles. For the first time since the Fortune 500 list began 68 years ago, more than 10% of CEOs leading Fortune 500 Companies were women.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/women-ceos-lead-more-10-164203847.html

Artec 3D, a developer and manufacturer of 3D hardware and software technology including 3D scanning solutions, opened an optoelectronics production facility in Luxembourg. The facility includes a 300-sq-m clean zone with ISO 7 cleanliness classification and customized temperature, pressure, and humidity control.

https://metrology.news/artec-3d-opens-cutting-edge-production-facility-in-luxembourg/

Nine in ten adults reported knowing at least one foreign language in Sweden (96.6 %), Latvia (95.7 %), Denmark (95.7 %), Lithuania (95.6 %), Luxembourg (94.5 %), Finland (92.1 %), Malta (91.8 %) and Estonia (91.2 %).

https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=561870712647688&set=a.545825337585559

Sony's horde of valuable IP, thoughtful design, and new eye tracking tech make the PlayStation VR2 a tempting purchase.

https://www.androidcentral.com/gaming/virtual-reality/sony-ps-vr2-review

The delegation of the Egyptian artistic gymnastics team for men and women will participate in the Luxembourg Open Championship from 16 to 19 February.

https://see.news/gymnastics?fbclid=IwAR0-GFi_zsx3Gm4rqb9BlvT31hps-vDgEf_uGkyjugaxYKZRNLMn_6gQ0ns

Known for high-income levels and a low unemployment rate, Luxembourg is the richest country in the world.

Ireland, on the rise thanks to favorable corporate tax policies, is projected to hit #1 by 2027.

The resource-rich land with the world's biggest economy, the United States, ranks 9th on the list.

https://www.worldatlas.com/gdp/the-richest-countries-in-the-world.html

Quilling is an art form that has been around for centuries. Its the art of rolling narrow strips of paper into coils or scrolls, and arranging them to form elegant filigree.

Who can learn this art form? Anyone who has the passion to learn any new art form and for kids -  6 years is the best age at which a child can quill. With an adult present to guidethem / a child at the age of 4+ can create all the basic Quilling shapes. It’s an extraordinary activity for kids because it intrigues their creativity and develops their perception of geometric shapes.

https://www.luxembourgexpats.lu/stories/entertainment-and-arts/1100000793

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