Political theatre gains importance

Culture By 16 September, 2020 No Comments

by Dr. Stefanie Claudia Müller

Els Joglars has become throughout its existence a political theatre group somehow criticizing especially the situation in Catalonia where an increasing number of people wish to separate from the rest of the country and create their own Republic. This has caused former director and founder Albert Boadella a lot of headaches as well in his position as a manager of the Teatros del Canal in Madrid years ago where nearly all political forces want to stop separatism and abuse groups like this for their own interests. In the cultural world, his political positions also provoked very different reactions. 

Now in pandemic times, the group returned to the place where Boadella gained experience in cultural management and its complicated political implications with a two-year-old piece criticizing again Catalan nationalism and its intention to falsify history and facts. Like always the international renown artists combine different disciplines and offer a very amusing, but also intellectual demanding show. After such a long period without cultural life, Madrid’s public is more than happy to enjoy again theatre of all kinds, to leave home every now and the, and to have a good time forgetting about Covid-19 during a play like the one of Els Joglars. #spaincomesback

Good sleep garantuees success

Living By 3 September, 2020 No Comments

We all have our preferred sleeping habits and without them, it can make a good night’s sleep near impossible, but we often disregard its importance in our daily lives. It is well known that a good night’s sleep results in increased productivity the following day, but does our sleeping position affect our working output? OnBuy’s Furniture Department discovered that the most common sleeping position is the fetal position, with a whopping 29% admitting that this is their preferred way to sleep. The second most popular position is the pillow hugger (24%). The freefall, the thinker and the soldier follow in third, fourth, and fifth with 14%, 13% and 10% choosing these positions as their favourite.

Colours and success

Jobs By 1 September, 2020 No Comments

A large numbers of applicants are hustling for very limited job openings, every small detail counts to stand out in the crowd when being selected for a job interview. In this high-pressure situation, first impressions count, but can colour affect the interviewer’s perceptions and help you get a job? Resume.io surveyed 2,786 employees and asked them what colour they wore in their interviews when they got offered a position within the company, to find out what colours are more likely to get you a job – and the ones that can destroy your chances of being hired!

Europeans forget the Sahel

Europe bad and good By 30 August, 2020 No Comments

The activities of the Sahel Alliance since its formation demonstrate some of the wide-ranging ambitions for European and international policy in the region. But the Alliance has also revealed the difficulties facing efforts to coordinate ongoing work and make existing and future policies more effective. Confusion surrounding European programmes and international strategies in the Sahel has been made all the more serious by the worsening security situation there.

Healthier sex life helps women

Living By 28 August, 2020 No Comments

Guttmacher Institute finds that 218 million women in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) have an unmet need for modern contraception. In the 132 countries studied, the need is disproportionately high among adolescents aged 15–19 who want to avoid a pregnancy (43%, compared with 24% among all women aged 15–49). Fully meeting the needs for sexual and reproductive health care would result in immense health gains, including a reduction of about two-thirds in unintended pregnancies, unsafe abortions and maternal deaths. Commitment to providing this essential care for all women is critical to upholding sexual and reproductive rights during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Challenge your destiny

Study By 26 August, 2020 No Comments

The Hospitality Challenge in collaboration with Sommet Education  is a global call aiming to receive projects that can help hospitality sector reboot. This competition is designed to identify ideas and individuals capable of accelerating recovery while promoting inclusivity and sustainability in the sector to invent the hospitality of tomorrow. The 30 finalists will be eligible for full scholarships in 15 different programmes in Hospitality, Culinary and Pastry Arts Management, (Bachelors, Masters, MBAs) offered in the world-class academic institutions of Sommet Education: Glion Institute of Higher Education in Switzerland and London, Les Roches Crans-Montana in Switzerland, Les Roches Marbella in Spain and École Ducasse in France. Among the 30 winners, the top three most innovative entrepreneurial projects will be granted funding to support their initial development by Eurazeo, leading global investment group from which Sommet Education is a portfolio Company.