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    ROYAL PRIVILEGES AND PREROGATIVES

    London, United Kingdom Cultural 31 Dec 2019

    Britain and London, in particular, is riddled with some of the most peculiar rules and privileges. These are manifested in the many royal prerogatives as well as parliamentary and legal statutes. For example: under a decree of Charles 2nd six ravens must be kept in the Tower at all times (for... Read more

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    OXBRIDGE PECULARITIES

    London, United Kingdom Cultural 31 Dec 2019

    Oxford and Cambridge, along with Sandhurst, the MCC, Eton College, the Garter Ceremony etc., represent a rare zenith of British institutions and elitism. I am fascinated by all the peculiarities of language and unique characteristics of custom that exist at both these pre-eminent Universities. Sub... Read more

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    SAVILE ROW’S FIRST FEMALE TAILOR

    London, United Kingdom Cultural 31 Dec 2019

    Kathryn Sargent has entered one of the last male bastions namely Savile Row, the tailoring street in Mayfair. Formerly the location for the filming of the Beatles ‘Let it be’ it has recently been modernised by the arrival of Abercrombie and Fitch’s destination store, complete with model assistants.... Read more

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    CUBAN CIGARS

    London, United Kingdom Cultural 31 Dec 2019

    Having visited Cuba recently I am now well acquainted with the great Cuban tradition of cigar making. Cohiba is probably the most well known of cigar brands in history. Much of this cigar brands name recognition however is due to its founders’ cleverness. Romeo y Julieta has a similar history.... Read more

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    LONDON'S GUILDS AND LIVERIES

    London, United Kingdom Cultural 31 Dec 2019

    Scattered around the heart of the City of London and dating back to Tudor times, there are as many as 108 livery companies ... London's ancient and modern trade associations and guilds. Most Livery Companies continue to be involved with their respective trade, craft or profession. Several companies... Read more

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    THE WORLD OF COLLECTIBLES

    London, United Kingdom Arts & Books 31 Dec 2019

    “Hard nose investors and passionate collectors make strange bedfellows. True collectors are not investment driven.” Telling words indeed. I am keen to examine this alternative world of investment, the state of the respective markets and the advice given by experts to temper the collectors’ passion... Read more

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    LONDON'S ICE CREAM PARLOURS

    London, United Kingdom Cultural 31 Dec 2019

    Records suggest that the ‘iced cream’ or ‘creamed ice’ was adopted in Europe in medieval times. Such had been the demand for ice that wealthy people built icehouses on their estates. Then, along came Carlo Gatti, a Swiss émigré, settling in Holborn’s Italian neighbourhood, to open a café... Read more

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    LONDON'S CHELSEA PENSIONERS

    London, United Kingdom Cultural 31 Dec 2019

    Just south of London’s Kings Road and just north of the Thames is the impressive Royal Hospital, home for over 300 years to the Chelsea Pensioners. Charles II founded it for "the relief and succour" of his veteran soldiers and Sir Christopher Wren designed it. There are two categories of Chelsea... Read more

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    WHO IS A NATIONAL TREASURE AND WHY

    London, United Kingdom Cultural 31 Dec 2019

    The Queen and Sir David Attenborough have both been part of our lives as a constant for decades and a reassuringly familiar presence. And they are two of a kind, two of a club if you like, in that they represent, as much as anyone our archetypal “National Treasures”. Of course the notion of a... Read more

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    BREAKING NEWS IN CATALONIA

    Barcelona, Spain Breaking News 31 Dec 2019

    I am available to radio and TV stations to report about the latest breaking news about Catalan affairs. English and Spanish. I am also available for scouting if you send a reporter. Read more

  • Stories from Venice, Italy: cruise ships, over-tourism, the difficulty of living in the city

    Venice, Italy Travel 31 Dec 2019

    I am available as a journalist and as a fixer for stories about the city of Venice, Italy. I recently worked as a fixer for the Daily Mail, the second best-selling newspaper in UK, for a feature article about cruise ships and over-tourism by David Jones. In the last weeks I also realized an... Read more

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    Lions, Tigers, and Bears - Oh My! 100 Hundred Years of Munich's Circus Krone

    Munich, Germany Cultural 31 Dec 2019

    In 1919, after the end of World War I, the Krone family of Munich, which had had a traveling animal show since 1870, opened Circus Krone in Munich. In 2019 Circus Krone will celebrate 100 years of great traditional and innovative circus entertainment as the world’s circus that has performed for the... Read more

  • Set Up, Revamp and Training for TV News Network

    New Delhi, India Business, Technology, Media Training, Training 31 Dec 2019

    We help set-up and launch of new TV stations as well as revamping of existing players by providing expertise in business model, technology, training, branding, manpower structuring, recruitment, content strategy, distribution strategy, launch and post launch handholding. Our clients are prominent... Read more

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    European citizens facing the grim prospect of Brexit

    London, United Kingdom Politics 31 Dec 2019

    Hello there, since the "Brexit" referendum in 2016, I've collected interviews and testimonies of European citizens from all over the UK on their future prospects and the hardship of recent negative changes. I've worked on many angles and with people from the health sector, the music industry, in... Read more

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    BREAKING NEWS IN RWANDA

    Kigali, Rwanda Current Affairs 31 Dec 2019

    Am available to Radio and Television organisations in need of content in Rwanda, if you send a reporter am also available to help in scouting.. Read more

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    Filmmaker, 360 Filmmaker and Breaking News

    Lisbon, Portugal Natural Disasters, Film & Theatre, Sports, Investigative Reporting, Research, Social, Training, Breaking News 31 Mar 2020

    I am a freelance Filmmaker and 360 Filmmaker based in German andPortugal. I am available to cover breaking news and to produce theme based short documentaries and news package and 360 production. Read more

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    UK's first spaceport planned in sleepy north coast of Scotland village

    Tongue, United Kingdom Business, Current Affairs, Technology, Science & Environment 31 May 2020

    In August 2018, the UK government announced that they had selected a site near Tongue, Sutherland, Scotland, UK to be the site of the UK's first spaceport. For the crofters (farmers) of nearby Melness, who jointly own the site, it's 'Rockets Galore' - as the spaceport will turn a sleepy north coast... Read more

  • A Billion Reasons To Believe In Pan Africanism .

    Harare, Zimbabwe Business, Finance, Politics, Current Affairs, Arts & Books, Research, Social, Cultural, Breaking News 01 Jun 2020

    Pan-Africanism is a worldwide intellectual movement that aims to encourage and strengthen bonds of solidarity between all people of African descent. ... At its core Pan-Africanism is "a belief that African peoples, both on the continent and in the diaspora, share not merely a common history, but a... Read more

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    What the World Kneads Now: The International Diploma in German Bread Baking

    München, Germany Food & Drink 30 Jun 2020

    Imagine the springy warmth of a yeast dough, steaming-fresh from the oven, or the crunchy crust of a whole-wheat sour-dough bread bristling with toasted sunflower seeds, or the delicate, buttery flakes of a fine puff-pastry twist. Or an enormous pretzel worthy of the Oktoberfest, studded with salt... Read more

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    Scarified for the Kalash tribes, lost sons of Alexander the great.

    Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan Natural Disasters 01 Jul 2020

    Scarified for the Kalash tribes, lost sons of Alexander the great. Kalash tribes are known as lost sons of Alexander, famous for the unique culture and... Read more

  • Early marriages in western kenya

    Nairobi, Kenya Cultural 01 Sep 2020

    Early Marriages in Rural Kenya and Informal Settings For a long period in my life, I struggled to understand why my parents never wanted my family to stay in our ancestral home except on vacations. My six siblings and I felt overly important each fortnight of the family vacation. We were the... Read more

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    Munich Confronts its Nazi Past at the National Socialist Documentation Center

    München, Germany Cultural 30 Sep 2020

    The Braunes Haus, the building that housed Nazi party headquarters in Munich from 1930 to 1945, in fact no longer exists; it was destroyed by Allied forces after the war. But precisely at the site where it once stood, the National Socialist Documentation Center represents Munich's final coming to... Read more

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    Strolling Through History: A Walking Tour to Remember Munich's Nazi Past

    München, Germany Cultural 30 Sep 2020

    The name of Munich's most successful walking-tours company, "Stattreisen" is a play on German words that mean something most closely translatable as "alternative trips". The message is clear: on a "Stattreisen" walking tour you will experience the Bavarian capital in unusual ways, with... Read more

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    "Blindgänger" (Unexploded Bombs in Germany) - Blasts from the Past

    München, Germany Cultural 30 Sep 2020

    For countless reasons, World War II is present in the German psyche and memory for many people in the general population on almost a daily basis. Cities like Berlin and Dresden, for example, still have eerily empty spaces in the middle of town, where it is obvious that some edifice once stood there... Read more

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    Poor Infrastructures in Our Basic Schools

    Ayensuano,Ghana Social 30 Dec 2020

    The Yaw Donkor D/A Basic school in Yaw Donkokrom within bepoase, an electoral area in Ayensuano district has a population of 160 pupils with a three unit classroom block. The three unit classroom is shared among the primary and junior high level creating unconducive environment for teaching and... Read more

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    People and School children Get Stranded due to Absence of a Footbridge on the River

    Ayensuano,Ghana Social 30 Dec 2020

    People of Agyei Krom suffers to reach other communities as the log serving as a footbridge on the Ayensu River can cause a havoc if not rehabilitated.The only route to the communities educational facility hence when it rains,pupils have to either swim through the river or stays at home for... Read more

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    Germany's Stagecoach Inns

    Munich, Germany Food & Drink 31 Dec 2020

    The easiest way to find an excellent and atmospheric restaurant in Germany is to look for the main church in old town and village squares. Next to the church you will often find a large old building bearing the name "Gasthof zur Post." After the fifteenth-century founding of postal routes along the... Read more

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    Cloth fit for a King

    Bavaria, Germany Cultural 31 Dec 2020

    Volker Illimann was born into a family of textile manufacturers and is one of Europe's leading experts on historical fabrics. His expertise has made cloth reconstruction possible for exquisite furniture in many castles and palaces in Germany: in Potsdam, Würzburg, Munich... Not only does he know... Read more

  • world music, a vector of tolerance

    Olargues, France Music 31 Dec 2020

    The world music is a vector of encounter between the peoples. Many festivals in France and northern Africa present talented artists of the world. Music is a weapon against intolerance, racism and extremism. I present these artists in my video packages and extracts of their performance. Read more

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    All Around the Chiemsee: The Bavarian Sea (travel story, Germany)

    München, Germany Cultural 31 Dec 2020

    Article proposal: All Around the Chiemsee: the Bavarian Sea (An article could be about the Chiemsee (Chiem Lake) as a whole, or about only one aspect of it or particular site, as you prefer.) The Chiemsee is Germany’s third largest lake with over 60 kilometers of shoreline and is located less... Read more

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