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. The art of quilling works on fine motor skills including coordination and strength. It is a great way to build hand-eye coordination. Quilling is incredibly relaxing and calming. Wonderful for helping build mindfulness and reduce anxiety. Today, quilling is seeing a resurgence in popularity. It is sometimes used for decorating wedding invitations, for Christmas, birth announcements, greeting cards, Scrapbook pages,and boxes. Quilling can be used to decorate greeting cards, frames, books etc. and one can also create beautiful jewellery sets, key chains, models, hanging decor, vase, embellishments, gift tags, wall art, candle holder, 3d quilled gift box and many more….. 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. Let’s now look at the History of quilling: In England, with the appearance of first paper mills around 1495, the establishment of paper manufacturing was significant factor in the development of quill work. Paper, elaborately constructed into design and then gilded, substituted more expensive metal. There are records of French and Italian nuns using the torn edges of gilt-edged Holy books from 1200s - 1600s. These pieces were wrapped around goose quills to create coiled shapes for decoration of reliquaries and holy pictures. They used paper and then gilded or painted the finished work replicating expensive intricacies of wrought iron or carved ivory. This practice of using quills resulted in the craft's name - quilling. Many sources claim that in Europe the ladies of affluence were taught quilling along with the needle work in Edwardian and Victorian times. Special reassesses were made in tea caddies, baskets, portraits, screens and even in furniture sides to allocate the surface for intricate paper coils and shapes. The instructions and templates were published in magazines of the time. The quality of quilling was at its highest standard. These were mostly genteel women in Europe, and particularly in England, where quilling was seen as a proper hobby for young ladies to take up along with needlework. It flourished among the ladies of upper classes who had no need for gainful work and were spared domestic chores. Quilling guild of England makes references to The New Lady's Magazine of 1786: "... it affords an amusement to the female mind capable of the most pleasing and extensive variety; and at the same time, it conduces to fill up a leisure hour with an innocent recreation ..:' Another source, an Edwardian book of household management entitled 'Floral Mosaicon,'provided a reference to Queen Mary and Queen Alexandra purchasing paper pieces. Only those with money could afford to purchase the supplies needed for quilling such as foil, mica or flaked shell, which were often used as backgrounds. Wooden frames were sold for the sole purpose of being decorated with pieces of paper rolled, shaped and glued into patterns.The projects were usually finished by painting or gilding. The ladies were touse quilling to while away their hours in the pursuit of becoming accomplished women, comfortable knowing that in time, an eligible bachelor would likely take them as a wife. Quilling thereby became a means of signalling wealth and leisure time to prospective husbands. Until then they decorated screens, cabinets, frames,tea caddies, cribbage boards, wine coasters, work baskets and work boxes, urns and over time, even furniture. Certainly the craft was popular in the early 1810s (the Regency period), but its popularity waned soon after. In 1875 quilling was reintroduced in Europe by William Bemrose, who produced a kit called 'Mosaicon' that included a handbook on quilling. But by the beginning of 20th century it was only introduced as part of a school craft education. Many European museums hold examples of quilled work, and two major exhibitions of quilling have been held in 1927 in London, one reportedly displaying items quilled presumably by Charles I. The exhibition of 1988 in New York at the Florian-Papp Gallery presented for exhibition and sale some exquisite examples,mostly of European origin. Patricia Caputo also writes extensively on the revival of quilling in America. She has mentioned the American Quilling Guild, surviving suppliers, exhibitions, and overall growing popularity of the craft in 1970s-1980s. The Quilling guild of England is a very popular organisation across Europe and Australia, staging exhibitions and providing classes extensively in both modern and classic styles of quilling. British quilling guild staged festivals of the craft across the country since the 1990s, and hopes to have a permanent display of its archives. The best literary example of quilling as a ladies' pastime was given in Jane Austin's novel Sense and Sensibility. Lucy Steele, attempting to curry favour with the Middletons, in particular with Lady Middleton, creates a filigree work basket for the Middleton's spoilt daughter, Anna-Maria: "Perhaps," continued Elinor, "if I should happen to cut out, I may be of some use to Miss Lucy Steele, in rolling her papers for her; and there is so much still to be done to the basket, that it must be impossible, I think, for her labour singly, to finish it this evening. I should like the work exceedingly, if she would allow me a share in it." But later Austin depicts the filigree basket as a waste of time and money because of its useless fragility. (Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austin, Chapter 23) If you have ever wondered what the Bennet sisters were doing with a number of pieces of rolled paper spread over the table in one scene, fortunately, you will now be in the know! Many examples of quilled art can be found on cabinets and stands, cribbage boards, ladies' purses, a wide range of both pictures and frames, work baskets, tea caddies, coats of arms and wine coasters. Storage boxes, larger than most jewellery boxes with drawers and/or tops that opened, quilled lock boxes, are popular. In recent times, quilling jewellery has become a trend for fashion lovers, as it can be very light and easy to carry on them. Some items were specially designed for quilling, with recessed surfaces. Quilling was also combined or married with other techniques such as embroidery & painting. Quilling can be found in art galleries in Europe and in the United States, and is an art that is practiced around the world. Difficulty level of this art: Quilling is relatively easy to learn compared to most other crafts, and with the resources available today, it can be learned by almost everyone. Basic quilling techniques can be learned almost anywhere and there are several videos online that teach how to start quilling. There are more exotic styles of quilling that aren't commonly taught, but can be learned through books that teach the specific styles. Notable Paper Quilling Artists If you are looking for some inspirations to help you kick-start your paper quilling journey make sure to view some of the works of these artists. ParthKothekar: parthkothekar.com Ann Martin: https://www.allthingspaper.net/ Yulia Brodskaya: https://www.artyulia.co.uk/ Archana Kumar: https://www.tealcup.com/other-work Justine Kuran: https://www.allthingspaper.net/2022/02/commercial-quilling-artist.html To explore more: https://www.allthingspaper.net/2018/02/40-inspiring-examples-of-paper-quilling.html Some Quilling tools available in the market: Quilling paper strips Slotted quilling tool & quilling needle Electric quilling Craft Tweezers Quilling shape board Circle Sizer Curling coach Quilling comb Border Buddy Paper crimper Quilling Fringer DIY quilling kit for kids / Adults Paper quilling instructions and guides can be found in many book stores. Beginners of any age can start with books written for kids which have great instructions. Besides being very easy to understand, children’s paper quilling books come loaded with quick and easy do it yourself projects. Yes, the key to be successful in any art form is practice, practice & practice……..quilling requires plenty of practice to master the skill. So if you want to quill it like the pros, you need to practice as often as you can. Try more complex shapes, and creative patterns and have fun along the way. . Once you have mastered the skill, you could probably create your own tutorial! Getting started with quilling tutorials list: https://blog.feedspot.com/quilling_blogs/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2BSnkXuxlI https://www.craftsy.com/post/paper-quilling-tutorial/ We had a great time putting this piece together and hope you enjoyed reading it. Happy Quilling! Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Linkedin & also subscribe to our website LuxembourgExpats
Most newcomers and even for some of us living in Luxembourg for a while, the art of renting in Luxembourg is cumbersome and unclear. We thought it would be great to have a quick summary on how renting process works in Luxembourg. Basics to get started: Rental properties in Luxembourg are on high-demand. Luxembourg's resident population, primarily driven by expats, is increasing. The availability of rental properties is not increasing at the same level as the incoming demand. Hence, both the property prices are high and the rental prices are high. The rental pricing is on the same or similar range of renting in Paris or London. What does it mean to you? It means, you need to start early looking for a property to rent. It takes few months to finalise the rental process unless you get lucky. Where do people rent? Most people working in Luxembourg rent within the Luxembourg country. However, if you're an EU citizen, you also have the option of renting and living in border areas such as Trier (Germany), Arlon (Belgium), and Metz/Thionville (France). A number of people commute across the borders to work in Luxembourg and live in other countries. If you're a non-EU citizen, your Luxembourg visa does not permit you to live in other countries - you're required to live in Luxembourg country. What are the prices like? Prices depend obviously on the size of the property, location and type of apartment and facilities. So, make your own decision on what you're renting. In general, a ball-park figure in Luxembourg city: Single room - EUR 800 - EUR 1100 Studio - EUR 1000-EUR 1300 One bed room apartment - EUR 1500-EUR 1800 Two bed room apartment - EUR 1750 - EUR 2100 Three bed room apartment / Houses - above EUR 2500 What will you be paying for? The general rents and expenses on renting are the following: - Rental deposit (2-3 months is standard) - Basic Rent - Maintanence costs (this usually includes general cleaning and maintainence of common areas, and includes/excludes garbage maintenance) - Electricity costs (usually not included in the rent) - Water costs (on-top or included within the rental price. It depends) - Internet + telephone costs (not included in the rent) - You're required to take insurance for the apartment (few hundred EUR a year) - Agency fee. If the property is with an agency, then you also pay the agency fee (agency fee is bourne by the tenant. It is usually 1-full month of basic rent, not including maintenance and other costs, + VAT). In cases where the current tenant suggests someone to the rental agency, the agency fee is half-a-month rent + VAT. About agencies: Majority number of rental properties in Luxembourg is managed by agencies. Whilst there are house owners who are renting the properties without agencies, this tends to be rather a smaller offering. Most properties are managed by agencies and the agency fee is bourne by the tentant. As mentioned above, agency fee is typically one month basic rent + VAT. If you've been referred by the current tentant to the agent, then it is usually half-a-month rent + VAT. It is normal and common to take from agency managed rental properties in Luxembourg. Do follow the process of renting though. What's the renting process? 1. Find a property from online sites, your company housing forums, and friends' references. We recommend to start with our community and online platform facebook.com/groups/luxembourghousing (post what you're looking for and scan the current offers) luxexpats.lu/real-estate (scan the current offers) You can also look up in athome.lu and immotop.lu Luxembourg Expats Premium members (luxembourgexpats.lu/premium-subscription): If you're looking for help to put us with some agents who can look for a property for you, write to us here: facebook.com/luxembourgexpats or email on firstname.lastname@example.org (we will place you in touch with agents we refer). 2. Once you find the property, call-up and discuss, and organize a quick visit. Most good properties are rented within days, so you need to make a quick decision. It is not common to be able to rent a property if you've still not arrived in town. Some people who are coming from far away countries such as India, it can be helpful to have a trusted agent. Do check with your employer if they are providing relocation assistance and the agent can find a place for you. It is common to come and take-up a temporary Airbnb or hotel accomodation and look for a permanent rental property. 3. Once you decide on the rental property, following is the general process of renting: - you confirm that you're interested in taking the property - they will require your employment contract, passport copy and visa/work permit, and also three months of salary slips. - Most house-owners/agencies prefer CDI (unlimited) contract. CDD (Limited) from EU institutions are usually accepted. CDD from non-EU institutions might face challenges and hence might maker your search harder. - Once the agency/house owner confirms accepting you as a tenant, they will send you a rental contract. The rental contract will be in French (only French is legally valid). Agencies might provide you with an unofficial English translation but you can do this yourself with translate.google.com or deepl.com - The contract usually cannot be quit in the middle. Yearly or three year contracts are possible. If you need to quit the contract in between, it is generally not possible by both parties, unless mutually agreed. It is however common to have what is called as "Diplomat cluase". With a Diplomat Clause, in case, you're leaving the country, then you can provide a three months notice. It is however common that the house owner accepts a replacement if you need to change in-between. Note however that the house owner might not accept any replacement but someone who's equally as good as you and having a CDI. - Once you sign-the contract, the first month rent and 3 months of deposit (or an agreed deposit) is transferred to the given bank account. Rental deposits via bank transfer or bank deposit: Rental Deposit can be done via bank transfer to the owner's account or can be done via bank deposit (most banks offer housing deposits including BIL, BCEE, ING). The deposits are held on your name but will be released only after the agreement of the land-lord. There is not much of a difference whether you transfer or hold it in deposit except that the house-owner cannot use your deposit. Otherwise, when the house owner decides a certain amount to be deducted, holding a bank deposit is as good as a bank transfer. Don't dos in renting - Do not pay money without signing contract. If anyone asks to transfer money to reserve the property, this is not the norm and is likely to be a scam. - Behave as a good tenant. Keep the flat proper, do not make unncesssary troubles to neighbours including party noise. Word of mouth travels around the small country and might find it difficult renting properties in the future. - Remember you cannot quit in-between. Most landlords accept replacement if you find a satisfactory replacement that is acceptable to the landlord. So take your commitment seriously and do not act erratically. Renting a property in Luxembourg might take 2-3months and hence always good to start early. Living far away from your work place requires commuting and also lack of social life. So it's a compromise you've to make based on whether you're single or have a family and whether you can drive or will depend on public transport. This is a quick-guide and not an extensive guide. Message us if we are missing important points, we will add-up.
Luxembourg Parliament passed a the new budget law on 23 Luxembourg 2022, which is applcable from 1 Jan 2023. Important key measures have been taken that affects both individuals and tax-transparent entities (partnerships), and more. Individual key measures include up to 50% tax exemption on bonuses, impatriate regime threshold reduced from EUR 100k to EUR 75k, individual tax incentives and more. Real estate taxation depreciation for buildings is also updated. For businesses, VAT rate has been adjusted, and defacto tax filing dates, tax on transparent entites are also updated. Dentons has a good summary of the Key Tax Measures 2023 dentons.com/en/insights/articles/2023/january/9/luxembourg-key-tax-measures-2023
Luxembourg Expats Network is the go-to network for expats and locals in Luxembourg for socializing, and finding everything for your life in Luxembourg. We particularly partner with local businesses in bringing great deals to the community and highlight the entrepreneurial stories of our community in our Featured Story Series (FSS). Today, we are speaking to Andrea and Luca, two Italian brothers who have founded Bivius (www.bivius.lu) Hotel and Restaurant in Luxembourg. Without further ado, let’s dig right in: As its customary, let’s start with who you are and your Luxembourg story: We are two italian brothers, Andrea and Luca We grew up in Luxembourg. Andrea always lived here, whilst Luca has been working across different continents for over 10 years since he was 20. The opportunity for us, 2 brothers, to work together reunited them again in Luxembourg. What's your entrepreneurial journey? How did you get started with Bivius? We started in 2016 by taking over the management of the former “Dany Hotel”. Over the years we have been developing our services with a major focus on quality, loyal to the values we were acquainted to throughout our various experiences in luxury hotels. Yet we kept the concept, peace and ambience rather casual and more accessible. What services does Bivius offer? Who are your target? Bivius is mainly divided in 2 parts: Hotel and Restaurant. Recently we developed our wine-shop, as we offer wine that we import directly. The online version of the shop is about to get launched soon. What are you most proud of in developing Bivius? Whilst the building is not owned and thus we are limited in certain areas, we have given the establishment an international posture, and since our beginnings we have embraced a process of continuous improvement throughout all areas of the company. Shifting gears, what are your hobbies and interests? Hobbies may vary, interests are multiple, continuously developing our knowledge is the driver. Well put. What's your favourite spot in Luxembourg? The heart of the City Center and Mullerthal. What's your favorite quote? It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that things are difficult. – Seneca Brilliant line, applicable for all entrepreneurs. Anything else interesting we should've asked? Curious? Visit bivius.lu … oh yes, we do also host some small corporate and private events… What would you say would be the recommendations of people who want to start their own business today? Luxembourg has its very own specificities, it’s cosmopolitan but not an international city… the House of Entrepreneurship can also be of great help! It’s great to connect with you Andrea and Luca. As rightly said, starting on your own can be daunting but when done, it's one of the most satisfying endeavours of our life. It’s always inspiring to learn such successful stories with Bivius. Thank you for sharing your story with us Andrea and Luca. Cheers to more success! www.Bivius.lu luxembourgexpats.lu/local-business/eatouts-and-cafe/1100001014
We at Partage.lu have recently started our annual Christmas campaign offering you the chance to make a difference. At Partage.lu we work with capacity building and helping the most vulnerable in Africa, South America and India. We all know that heroes need help sometimes, and this season we are one of them. With each donation given in your name or someone else, you will receive a giftcard which you can plant in a flowerpot or your garden. Come spring time and you will see flowers sprouting as a reminder of your help securing better conditions for the vulnerable during this holiday season. Your support can be contributed to one of the following initatives: 100€ To support the construction of wells and fountains in Kenya (Mention: Don wells Kenya) 50€ Contribution to the health campaign in Cameroon (Mention: Cameroon health campaign) 50€ To support the indigenous people of Brazil (Mention: Donation indigenous Brazil) 125€ Contribution to a 6 month lunch mealplan for the youth in Guatemala (Mention: Don Guatemala) 75€ Contribution to allocating seeds for the families in Congo (Mention: Donation Semences Congo) ...€ Contribute to either or all initiative with your own amount of donation The how to: Choose a solidarity gift from the list above Transfer the amount of the selected solidarity gift to the Fondation Partage Luxembourg account: CCPL IBAN LU74 1111 1261 0097 0000. Do not forget to write which cause you wish to donate the solidarity gift gift to on the transfer. We will send you a “donation card” by mail. On this "donation card", you can insert the name of the person who will receive your solidarity gift and place it under the Christmas tree. The “donation card” is made up of seeded paper, that is, two thin layers of paper between which there are seeds. This "donation card" is made to be planted. If you make your transfer before December 17th, we guarantee that you will receive the "donation card" before Christmas. You will automatically receive a donation certificate (approximately 5 to 6 weeks after receipt of the donation). Your donation is tax deductible . For more information, feel free to browse our website and to reach out on socials. Quick access to website: bit.ly/3r91z2Y
Luxembourg now allows downloading your Covid vaccination certificate from MyGuichet. Requirements are simple: a) You're vaccinated b) You've a private space in MyGuichet. You can login and download directly from the website. guichet.public.lu/en/citoyens/sante-social/coronavirus/vaccination/demande-covidcheck-certificat-myguichet.html You've to still respect the barrier gestures and its recommended to continue to wear masks.
How to ship anything to or from Luxembourg From entire households to smaller boxes and parcels, find out how to move your stuff overseas or across Europe SPONSORED Whether you're planning a move to Luxembourg from overseas or need to move your stuff across Europe, unraveling the ins and outs of international shipping can be tricky, not to mention costly if you don't do it right.Logistics company Eurosender has successfully helped people ship everything from entire households to beloved musical instruments by land and sea, from door to door. Here they outline how to ship anything to or from Luxembourg while offering up some important tips on how to make your move as smooth as possible. Decide which items will come with you First things first: Nail down dimensions. If you're moving take stock of all of your personal belongings and household items to determine what is essential and what is replaceable then get out your tape measure!As you're deciding what stays and goes, factor in the cost of buying certain items in Luxembourg, where electronics and clothes tend to be on the pricier side, versus the cost of shipping them. Shipping, freight, or ground transport: choose the right service for you Once you know what you want to ship abroad and how much space you need -- maybe you canâ€™t part with your beloved bedroom set, or on the contrary, want to send just a few boxes of clothes or books -- it'll be easier to choose the right shipping service. The most important things is to ensure that your package does not exceed the weight and dimension restrictions for your type of shipment. If you exceed the weight limit, there's a chance your package may not reach its final destination. Standard shippingIf you're traveling light and just want to send a few boxes or suitcases, standard shipping (roughly 10 boxes max) is the way to go. You should get your things in 5-7 working days or if you opt for express shipping 24 hours (in Europe) or 48 hours (global).Standard shipping dimensions are as follows:Weight up to 30 kgMaximum length of 175 cmLength (in cm) + 2x width (in cm) + 2x height (in cm) < 300 cm (length plus two times width plus two times height should be less than 300 cm or 3 m altogether)Freight shipping If youâ€™ll be moving bulkier household items such as furniture or oversized oddly shaped items, youâ€™ll need to send your belongings via freight transport on palettes.When choosing this option you'll need to be able to provide the exact dimensions length, width, and height (in cm) and weight (in kg) to your carrier.Larger items can be sent individually but if items weigh more than 50 kilograms, they'll need to be placed on a non-skid, sturdy pallet for easier handling (see packing tips below). Ground transport Anyone who plans to move the majority of their home or belongings from within Europe to the Luxemburg can do so via van delivery service in Europe, which can be used for moving any type of large shipment from a motorcycle to a few boxes.If you need to transport a lot of boxes or larger items, this can be the most cost-effective option, because you don't pay for each package individually (and you do not necessarily need to follow the packing guidelines, as you would with individual shipments sent through standard or any other type of service).Delivery time for dedicated vehicles throughout Europe is an estimated 24-48 hours. Van sizes are:Box van: 465 x 165 x 180 cm or 13 cubic meters and 800 kg capacityCurtain-side van: 410 x 210x 230cm or 19 cubic meters and 1100 kg capacity Pack it up like a pro Proper packing helps to better ensure that your shipment arrives safe and sound without any issues along the way: Standard shipment (overseas move) Make sure to protect the wheels and handles on the suitcase, as these are the most sensitive parts. Write your contact details on the box or suitcase as well, to be on the safe side.Wrapping suitcases is highly suggested When you wrap your suitcase, couriers will stick a label to the suitcase onto the suitcase. With fabric suitcases, it can easily fall off.All items other need to be packed into a cardboard box that is free of holes, tears or dents; something moisture-resistant with double cardboard walls is the best choice.When packing, fill the box with internal cushioning; make sure the items inside the box do not directly touch the box. When sealing the box, wrap it with duct tape and ensure it is sealed on all sides.You should evenly apply at least three strips of packing tape, at least 5 cm wide, across all flaps and seams, top and bottom.Freight or container shipment (overseas move) If your items are too bulky for standard shipping, you'll need to send them via freight. Larger items can be sent individually in a box (apply the same rules for packing) but items weighing more than 50 kilograms should be placed on a non-skid, sturdy pallet for easier handling. Your pallet may be handled multiple times. To prevent damage, make sure to: Use cushioning material and rigid carton material.Secure and block with braces larger items. Items with uncommon shapes that cannot be boxed or items that are prone to slide.Use load-protector trays, bands and stretch wrap film to protect the shipment. An additional â€˜tamper-tapeâ€™ can be wrapped around the load to ensure nobody interferes with the parcel.If you notice a certain box is heavy, be sure to put on a warning label so the person lifting it is aware.Dedicated vehicle transport across Europe When using a van, make sure to prepare all your packages on the ground floor when the van arrives. Extra assistance may cost an added fee though the driver typically comes with the price. Not all your items need to be packed for van services. However, fragile items should be packed. Make sure to pack your items following best packing practices laid out above, using sturdy boxes that are well labeled, and padding your shipments. Insuring your items No matter what you plan to ship, getting insurance is a must for financial protection in the unlikely event of loss or damage to your shipment. Many logistics companies will insure all items and additional insurance can be bought via their services.If you end up filing a claim, itâ€™s important to note that the declared value of the package, or the shipping insurance value, is the maximum coverage. You will only be reimbursed when the provider or carrier conducts an investigation and sets the value of the losses. Which kind of insurance will depend on which shipping service you use:Standard shipping: if you plan to ship your items, you will need to buy insurance for each package. You can normally purchase the insurance through your logistics provider or the shipment company. Freight shipping: Freight shipments are insured according to the provisions of the Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR Convention). Your insurance will apply to the entire package, and you can purchase it through a third-party company, a logistics provider or the carrier. Get a price calculation Shipping costs will vary depending on a variety of factors, from package measurements, shipment type, weight, location, and more. Once you've determined these variables, then a carrier can calculate a price on your shipment. Do you need to ship something to or from Luxembourg from overseas or across Europe? Eurosender offers customized services and individual logistics solutions help you find the most cost-effective way to move any parcel or shipment. To calculate the cost of your move visit their convenient online price calculator.Grab 6% off on Eurosender https://luxembourgexpats.lu/offers/discounts/1100001354/
Considering that climate is changing, itâ€™s important to keep your pets and other animals under your care and cool in this heat.Provide lots of fresh water Your pets will become dehydrated quickly in hot weather. Therefore, it is critically important to provide them with lots of fresh clean water from two or more bowls in different locations.ShadeNever leave any animal confined outdoors without access to shade. In addition to shade, dogs that are confined outdoors might enjoy a shallow childrenâ€™s swimming pool filled with water so they can soak in it and cool off.Keep small caged animals indoorsCaged animals like rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and birds can be kept cooler by placing their cages on the tile floor of a bathroom or in an empty bathtub.NEVER leave any animal in a car, even â€œfor just a few minutesâ€Never ever ever leave any living creature in your vehicle for any length of time, even if the windows are open.Donâ€™t walk your dog on hot surfacesWalking your dog during the heat of the day or in the evening before the pavement (or sandy beach) has cooled can result in serious burns to their foot pads, even if they are on pavement for only a few minutes. Click the link to read more:https://buff.ly/2SQH6Nc
Luxembourg, with a population less than 600,000 people, has 670 cars per 1,000 inhabitants top the list of countries with more cars per capita in the EU. Luxembourg was followed by Italy with 625 cars per 1,000 inhabitants. Finland and Malta came after them. The small countries of the European Union seem to have a greater propensity to motorization. The numbers released by Eurostat show that in 2017 Luxembourg was the Member State with the highest 'motorization rate'.
Largest world stock of animal-killing virus destroyed by UK lab which caused devastating cattle losses. These animal-killing stocks accounted for most of the world's lab samples of rinderpest, which was held at The Pirbright Institute in Surrey. Rinderpest and the deadly smallpox virus are the only diseases to have been eradicated from the face of the Earth. Dr Carrie Batten, of The Pirbright Institute, described the moment as "the end of an era". Read more
According to the reports on the DownDetector website indicate that subscribers in the UK, Ireland, Greece, Italy, Portugal and Germany are among those affected. The problem appears to have begun after 14:00BST. Engineers for the telecommunications company identified the issue late on Thursday afternoon, while problems are believed to have started at around 3pm. Some affected users have, however, reported that issues with email and other internet-based activities have been resolved. Continue to read
New study suggests that having a dog can strongly influence how much people exercise. Most people who live with dogs, are familiar with their joy at ambling along paths, trails and sidewalks. A study found that dog owners had a lower risk of death due to cardiovascular disease than people who did not report owning a dog, as well as a lower risk of death from other causes. Researchers at Michigan State University found that dog owners are 34 percent more likely to fit in 150 minutes of walking per week than non-dog owners. Petting and playing with puppies has shown to increase levels of "feel-good" hormones serotonin and dopamine, which can help reduce stress levels and help improve memory and concentration.
Maisy is about to read for the first time after several years. She lost most of her vision six years ago due to a brain tumour. Her vision is limited to a tiny blurry circle in her right eye. She is testing the new goggles in front of the audience. Watch the video
Pot yoga: Highly relaxing In Las Vegas, a yoga teacher is taking advantage of marijuana-friendly state laws to make yoga even more relaxing by bringing the calming effects of pot to yoga classes. Las Vegas resident created a new king of workout which is called Marijuasana Marijuasana : new kind of mind body experience It incorporates cannabis into yoga and more specifically into mindful movement. Marijuasana is meant to energize yoga and work out classes with the use of cannabis. Watch the Pot Yoga video
Initially, people didn’t know that cigarettes were bad for their health. Because people didn’t feel pain or sickness after smoking just a few cigarettes, no one suspected tobacco of inflicting any hazardous effects on the body and so it took years for doctors to associate cigarettes with bad lungs and cancer. People loved cigarettes because it made them calm and relieved stress, and many doctors promoted its use for these reasons. Years later cigarette smokers have faced the harmful truths of smoking, but many are unable to quit because of the addictive nature of nicotine. Sugars may come in the innocent form of Little Debby cakes and gummy bears, but this sweet substance can be every bit as poisonous as smoking cigarettes. Sugar is everywhere and is nearly impossible to avoid. Even if you try to avoid the obvious foods such as candy, chocolate, cake, and brownies, you will still find hidden sugars in our regular foods such as smoothies, yogurt, bread, and ketchup. According to a study abou 35 million deaths occur worldwide each year, from diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer, an even greater burden on public health than infectious diseases. Sugar can lead to obesity which causes 17 million deaths per year. Click here to read more about suagr and alternatives that can be used to avoid it. Today our society has realized the harmful effects of cigarettes, but we have yet to realize the harmful effects of sugar. We see ourselves making the same mistake with sugar as we did with cigarettes. Can we stop this killer before it’s too late?
French toast, that bit of gastronomical yumminess which is made by bread soaked in eggs and milk, then fried, is known by different names in different parts of the world. The origins of french toast are not entirely clear, but long before this sweet snack was called “french toast," similar recipes were being whipped up all around the world. One of the earliest versions of french toast has been traced back to the Roman Empire. The name “french toast" was first used in 17th-century England. The recipe and name were brought to America by early settlers. So, if the French did not invent the modern French toast, who did? According to legend, it was an Albany, New York, innkeeper named Joseph French. He created the dish in 1724, and advertised it as "French Toast" because he was grammatically inept and forgot the apostrophe. In France, the dish is called “pain perdu," meaning “lost bread." It was called lost bread as it was made from the stale bread so as to reuse it. Click here to know other names and forms of french toast.
Post-Brexit, the UK and South Korea have signed an in principle free trade agreement (FTA) that seeks to maintain existing trade arrangements. The preliminary agreement marks the first post-Brexit trade deal the UK has secured in Asia. The agreement is roughly in line with the terms of the existing Korea-EU FTA. It would cover South Korean exports including cars and auto parts. South Korea exports mostly cars and ships to Britain, while it imports crude oil and cars. Read more
Aviva, the UK’s biggest insurance firm, is cutting 1,800 jobs over the next 3 years in an effort so as to cut costs. Aviva's new CEO, Maurice Tulloch, who replaced Mark Wilson in March, said the company needed to be “ruthless” as it attempts to lower annual costs by £300m by 2022. The company has not yet decided exactly where the job cuts would fall, and that businesses around the world would be asked to reduce costs. The company employs 30,000 people worldwide. More than half the insurer’s total employees – 16,500 people – work in the UK. Click here to read more.
A single cup of coffee was sold for $75 at Klatch Coffee’s new San Francisco location, which hosted a tasting over the weekend. The single-source organic coffee bean at the heart of this exclusive brew is known as Elida Geisha Natural, which garnered a record $803 per pound at auction and cost nearly $1,200 a pound after roasting. Click here to read more.
An attentive dog in northeastern Thailand is being hailed as a hero after finding and saving an infant allegedly buried in a field by his teenage mother, police said Saturday. The teenage mother was charged with attempted murder and abandonment of children. The baby boy is healthy and is recovering at a hospital. The newborn was lying under a layer of dirt near a farm in the Chumpuang district of Nakhon Ratchasima province but was found the same day by a curious canine named Ping Pong. The dog dug around the area and began barking, alerting his owner a cattle herder, who went to the site. Continue to Read
The oceans contain almost 200,000 different viral populations, according to the latest count. Though most are harmless to humans, they can infect marine life, including whales and crustaceans. And scientists are only just starting to understand how these tiny organisms play a role in the life and chemistry of the seas. Recent Findings The viruses fall into just five groups based on their location and depth. "When we examined the genes of the viruses in each of those communities, we found evidence of genetic adaptation to the different zones of the ocean," said researcher Ann Gregory, now of KU Leuven in Belgium. The second surprise was that the Arctic Ocean had lots of different types of viruses. It had been thought that hotspots for microbial diversity would be at the equator. What do viruses do in the oceans? According to previous discoveries there are "giant" marine viruses, which can infect green algae. A litre of seawater typically contains billions of viruses - the vast majority of which remain unidentified. In the latest dataset, 90% of the populations could not be classified to a known group.
Tens of thousands of breeding penguins abandon site as climate change impacts on ice. Scientists have raised concerns over Antarctica’s second biggest breeding ground for emperor penguins, where virtually nothing has hatched for the past three years. Usually 15,000 to 24,000 breeding pairs of emperor penguins flock yearly to a breeding site at Halley Bay, considered a safe place that should stay cold this century despite global warming. But almost none have been there since 2016, according to a study in Antarctic Science. Black-and-white with yellow ears, emperor penguins are the largest penguin species, weighing up to 40kg and living about 20 years. Pairs breed in the harshest winter conditions with the male incubating their egg. Scientists blame the sharp decline on climate and weather conditions that break apart the “fast ice” – sea ice that is connected to the land – where the emperor penguins stay to breed.
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New freight rail connection between Luxembourg and Chengdu launched on April 4th 2019. It is the first direct international freight rail connection. In the presence of Yin Li, Governor of the Sichuan Province, and FÃ©lix Braz, in replacement of the Minister for Mobility and Public Works of Luxembourg, FranÃ§ois Bausch, as well as shippers and logistics service providers, the train departs from Bettembourg-Dudelange Intermodal Terminal towards Chengdu Qingbaijiang International Railway Port. The train will cross Germany, Poland, Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan, entering the Chinese territory in Alashankou and will finally arrive at the Chengdu Qingbaijiang International Railway Port in only 15 days.
Princess Tessy and Prince Louis of Luxembourg finalise divorce. The couple were married since 2006. Tessy had filed for divorce the month before, citing Louis' "unreasonable behaviour" as grounds for their separation. https://buff.ly/2uP3hIu PPRO, a cross-border payment specialist, has officially been granted an e-money licence to operate in Luxembourg ahead of BREXIT from the European Union. https://buff.ly/2CW0vW6 Iran floods: death toll continues to rise. https://buff.ly/2UnVPmU Europe is a dysfunctional family, but divorce is not the answer. https://buff.ly/2WNWgDG Sports Griezmann reminded of Atletico by Luxembourg's 'beautiful' warriors. https://buff.ly/2uLTJh4 Netherlands 5 Luxembourg 0: Sneijder scores on record-breaking appearance. https://buff.ly/2WG0VaG Health Even one drink a day increases stroke risk, study finds. https://buff.ly/2UvdKHo
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France, Germany and Luxembourg test borderless, driverless tech. Autonomous cars were given an international road test on Wednesday at a new centre in the symbolically significant town of Schengen in Luxembourg. The joint venture sponsored by the French, German and Luxembourg governments means that driverless cars can be tested in real-life scenarios including motorways and urban spaces across borders. French Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne, who attended the launch along with her German and Luxembourg counterparts, said that testing was a key way to alleviate such concerns and that such smart vehicles had a key place in future mobility.
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Aloe vera is a spiny-leafed succulent plant that typically grows in dry, tropical climates. While it is usually referred to by its scientific name aloe vera, it occasionally goes by more exotic names like â€œlily of the desertâ€ and â€œelephantâ€™s gallâ€. Aloe vera have been used for several years now because of its medicinal benefits. Today, aloe vera is most notably known as a topical treatment for burns, but it is still used in a variety of different ways. 1. Aloe vera gel for skin: Commercial aloe vera gel is a filtered and processed version of the gooey stuff contained in the center of the plantâ€™s spiny leaves. Bottled aloe vera gels are very convenient for external applications, but you can also just cut open a leaf from an aloe vera plant and use that! 2. Treat minor burns, cuts, scrapes and insect bites. Generally women use aloe vera gel prior to applying make-up to keep skin moisturized while men often apply to skin after shaving to rehydrate and treat small cuts. Itâ€™s why many people choose to grow aloe as a houseplant. 3. Treat sunburns and reduce tan: Aloe vera gel can be applied directly to the sunburned area as its anti-inflammatory properties, reduces the redness brought on by exposure to UV rays and soothes the skin. It acts on the epithelial skin layer and provides a protective layer to the skin for retaining moisture. 4. Reduce acne and signs of skin inflammation like puffy eyes and redness : Aloe vera is an important natural remedy to fight against acne. Its anti-inflammatory properties reduce pimple size while its anti-microbial properties kill bacteria. Rich in vitamin C and E â€“ two of the most important vitamins for our skin. Aloe vera is one of the natureâ€™s miracles for achieving healthy, gorgeous skin. Aloe contains AUXINS and GIBERYLINS, hormones that act quickly to heal wounds and reduce inflammation in the skin of the face. 5. Treat scalp conditions like dryness and dandruff: Topical application of aloe vera can help promote hair growth. Aloe vera, when used along with castor oil and coconut oil can help with hair growth as it removes dead cells from the scalp. It is a widely used ingredient in many commercial shampoos and conditioners. This is because it works wonders for dandruff and dandruff-related problems such as an itchy scalp. 6. Reduce belly fat quickly: Aloe vera has Powerful antioxidant that helps burn the dangerous visceral fat (fat that wraps the internal organs).
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