Monday, 7 April 2014

Foreign driving licence in Austria / EU

Here are some of the relevant information for foreign drivers in certain countries of the EU.

Austria: International driving licence required if the foreign licence is not in German. According to Verkehrsamt, a licence in compliance with the Convention on Road Traffic is also valid.
  • Driving Licence, (link)
  • Conversion of foreign licences, Verkehrsamt (link). List of authorized doctors (link).
Czech Republic: Foreign licence accepted if satisfies the Convention on Road Traffic.
  • Is my license valid in the CR? Ministry of Interior (link)

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Beer as health benefit

To reduce the health risk of barbecuing meat, simply add beer!
And, since beer is an antioxidant, it is recommended for health purposes.

Friday, 4 April 2014

Should the United Nations Wage War to Keep Peace?

A colorful story of Congo.

Should the United Nations Wage War to Keep Peace?

The story of Congo is related to mysterious death of Dag Hammarskjöld, the Swedish Secretary-General of the United Nations. (link)
More on The Hammarskjöld Commission web site (link). The Commission has recently reopened the investigation into Hammarskjöld's death. See Report from September 2013 (link).

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

How to write clearly

Just came across a nice set of hints on how to write clearly, published by the European Commission.

See link

The reason Internet gets banned

Ah, finally I found the stuff that caused the Turkish Prime Minister to ban two of the probably most popular Internet sites - Twitter and YouTube.

Here Is The YouTube "Start A False Flag War With Syria" Leaked Recording That Erdogan Wanted Banned | Zero Hedge

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

You can now read 75.4% of all real German articles

Progress with Duolingo seems dramatic.
"You can now read 75.4% of all real German articles"